Said to specialise in gluten free, and with sourdough and ferment settings, this bread maker gets top marks for variety. I like its utilitarian looks; it’s operated by a highly responsive touchscreen; and you can make different-sized loaves.
The loaves I made varied in quality, but overall I was impressed. A small, quick white loaf, just an hour and 38 minutes from start to finish, was misshapen and asymmetrical. It smelt a little sour (it wasn’t a sourdough). But it tasted really rather good; and was nicely soft with a crispy crust. A very acceptable white toasting bread, if a tad salty.
A brown loaf (two parts brown to one part white flour), looked wonderful: uniformly dark golden, a medium height with a nice domed top. It smelt really good, like I’d entered an old-school bakery. Flavour-wise, it was great, though a smidgen on the sweet side. The texture wasn’t at all stodgy, as is wont with bread makers. The crust, not too crunchy, was ideal for sandwiches.
I attempted a 'sourdough', too. I'm not quite sure how it qualifies as sourdough, but it was light and airy, and one of my favourite loaves overall.
The one problem was that I just couldn’t master gluten free. As someone unaccustomed to that area, perhaps I was using the wrong flour (though it did say gluten free); but the bread just didn’t work. The same, to be fair, can be said for gluten-free loaves I tried on other machines. Clearly, it takes a bit of mastering.