I was looking for a good-looking bread maker machine for quite a long. When I compared the features, price, and design of various bread makers, I finalized the Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker for my newly remodeled but compact kitchen. Already, I have used Hamilton Beach 29885 bread maker when I was standing with my friends during my college days and I know how Hamilton Beach is a trustworthy and quality brand for every penny we pay.

My teenage son uses it too. It’s quite easy to use and it makes fresh and delicious bread in less than an hour. We just need a few basic ingredients to get this one jamming! I personally love my machine and here is a detailed review from my perspective to help you make an informed buying decision as well.

About the Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker

Create bread from scratch and master it with little effort with the Hamilton Bread 29882 bread maker.  You can make freshly baked bread and dough using this machine without putting on your apron to mix and knead. Simply add the ingredients, choose the cycle, and hit start. Making your own bread gives you control over the ingredients and overall nutritional value, making it simpler to create wholesome loaves. You can make everything from whole grain, gluten-free loaves to the dough for sweet, gooey cinnamon-raisin buns using the 12 preprogrammed cycles. With two loaf sizes and three crust settings to choose from for a light, medium, or dark crust, you can make bread to your preferences.

Since Hamilton Beach 29882 is a budget bread maker, its control panel is neither unique nor eye-catching. The standard LCD and buttons are available for selecting a menu program, choosing a loaf size, selecting a crust color, setting the delay timer, and starting the bread-making process.

The 29882 bread maker made by Hamilton Beach appears to have a 15-hour delay timer. However, it is only offered for the Basic, French, Whole Grain, and Sweet menu programs. You cannot use the delay timer feature with bread recipes that call for perishable ingredients like cheese, cream, milk, or eggs.

Features of Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine

  • Fresh homemade bread in just 3 easy steps

Just add your ingredients to the bread maker, select the cycle, and press start.

  • You can control the nutritional content and the ingredients

Now it is easy to prepare healthy bread without adding any preservatives or trans-fat. This breadmaker makes your bread easily with fewer ingredients, ensuring you eat fresh and healthy food. The bread loaves available in the stores are often loaded with preservatives and trans-fat to help them stay fresh for longer.

  • Versatile with 12 cycles

The Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker comes with 12 programmable options to make dough, cake, quick bread recipes, whole wheat bread, gluten-free bread, jams, sauces, and more! You can choose from three crust options light, medium, and dark. You can also select the loaf size from 1, 1.5 to 2lb. 

  • Great for dough prep

The Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker is great for dough prep as you can use it for preparing dough for cinnamon buns, pizza crusts, dinner rolls, and more. You can then use the dough for baking in a conventional oven.

  • Monitor the digital display

You need to simply add the ingredients, select the baking cycle and then sit back and relax! You can easily monitor the rising of the bread through the large window provided at the top. The digital display alerts you on the baking cycle so that you know exactly what is going on inside the machine.

  • Modern Design

The machine sits securely on your countertop with its nonslip feet. It also has a sleek and stylish design that does not take up too much counter space. The machine will neatly tuck under a standard-height kitchen cabinet on your counter when it is closed.

  • Easy Cleanup

The bread maker comes with an easy clean-up feature. It is quite easy to clean and maintain your gadget.

  • Recipes Included

The Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker comes with a recipe book that enables you to experiment with different bread recipes. You can make traditional bread loaves, loaves with nuts and raisins, or even dough for pizzas, buns, or rolls.

  • Sturdy Body

It will handle some bumping just fine if you have a very chaotic kitchen or want to store the machine in a crowded area where it might be jostled.

  • Delay Timer

This machine comes with a delay timer wherein you can adjust the baking time and set it for a preferred time. This feature is very handy for those who desire to come home to freshly baked bread or want to wake up to the aroma of freshly baked bread in the morning.

Specifications of Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker

Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine Review

  • Voltage           – 120
  • Color               – Black
  • Item Weight   – 5.4 Kilograms
  • Material         – Plastic
  • Capacity         – 2 Pounds
  • Wattage         – 600 watts
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH – 10.43 x 14.13 x 12.2 inches
  • Brand               – Hamilton Beach
  • Product Care Instructions – Dishwasher safe
  • Number of Programs   – 12

Usage Tips for Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine

  • After the baking cycle, the Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker enters a keep-warm cycle. The bread will stay warm for an hour thanks to it. To stop the keep warm cycle, it is advised that you press and hold the STOP button until it beeps.
  • Once the bread has been taken out of the pan and has cooled for at least 30 minutes, slice the loaf and remove the kneading paddle using the hook tool. If you leave the bread loaf in the bread pan for the full 60 minutes of the keep warm cycle, it might get a little damp or its crust might get too dark.

Pros and Cons of Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine

Pros of Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine:

This bread maker model has a lot of great features, including:

  • Budget-Friendly: Of the bread makers we tested, this one is the least expensive.
  • No Wiggles: During operation, the machine remains firmly in its position; it doesn’t vibrate or wiggle on your counter.
  • Large Capacity: This baking vessel is ideal for larger recipes or those with very high rises.
  • Traditional Bread Shape: The pan creates a loaf in the traditional shape.
  • Excellent Dough Mixing: We prefer to use this machine’s dough program.
  • Memory Retain Function: It comes with a memory retain the function of 7 minutes, within which the machine resumes the baking cycle as soon as the power comes back.

Cons of Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker:

Each of the models we tested had flaws that I would love to see fixed. No bread maker is perfect. Consider these drawbacks of Hamilton Beach:

  • Bread Pan: After a few months of heavy use, the paddle coating on the nonstick surface of the pan started to erode.
  • Childcare Required: You’ll need to be a more active participant in the first 30 minutes to make sure the dough has been mixed and kneaded properly if you want your bread to turn out well.
  • Size: Due to the large shape, it is difficult to store in smaller kitchens or for occasional use.
  • Dry Flour Pockets in the Corners: Although the large bread pan has many advantages, the mixer occasionally has trouble properly combining the ingredients during the first stage. As the machine kneads the dough, dry pockets of flour that can collect in the corners should be mixed in with a spatula.
  • Most Bread Comes out Overbaked: Frequently, the crusts are too crispy and dark.
  • Noisy: Although not very loud, the Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker does make some loud whirring sounds as it mixes the ingredients at first. The machine goes silent after the initial 30 minutes when it goes into the kneading phase.
  • The machine churns out better dough than bread loaves. Most bread loaves come out overdone.
  • Moreover, there is no separate nuts dispenser that allows you to add the mix-ins. You will have to wait for the nuts alarm to add the nuts and dried fruits. This is a great disadvantage when using the delay timer.

Is it Worth Buying the Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker?

This machine is definitely worth buying if you love bread but dread the added fructose syrup or preservatives in store-bought bread. By keeping a few basics at home – bread flour, yeast, eggs, milk, sugar, and oil, you can get perfect bread loaves every day. This bread maker is the answer to all your baking problems as it concocts soft dough for your cinnamon buns and rolls. It can also be used to make jams and sauces. The Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker machine is quite easy to clean, use, and maintain. It comes with some amazing features that make it a delight to own.

Warranty

The brand offers a limited 1-year warranty on this product for the products purchased in the US and Canada only.

FAQs on Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine

Is the Hamilton Beach 29882 bread maker noisy?

I don’t believe it is noisy, no. While it is obvious that you can hear it combining the ingredients, it is not obtrusive, and the previous ones I had were much louder. Different stages have beeping signals, but I wish they had been louder so that they could be heard in other parts of the house. Even if you turn it on before going to bed, I don’t think there is enough noise to disturb anyone.

In comparison to any squishy, air-filled bread you can purchase from a store, it is more practical, less expensive, and tastes better. Store-bought bread has been years.

How much “waste” is in the loaf from the paddle? How big/deep is the cavity from the paddle?

Before the very last rise, you can take the paddle out. There are three stages of rises. You can take the paddle out before the third and final rise (rise #3), which comes after the second rise.

For the whole wheat cycle, for example, the second rise ends 85 minutes after the cycle began, or 90 minutes before the loaf is ready. To keep track of the passing of 85 minutes, I set a one-hour timer for 60 minutes and another for 25 minutes.

I close the lid after removing the pan from the machine with an oven mitt to seal the hole and prevent heat loss. I then dump the dough ball into a big bowl while holding the bottom of the pan, which locks into the machine, with a folded dish towel. If the paddle is still inside the dough ball, I use a pair of pliers to remove it (be careful, they will be hot! ), and if it is still inside the pan, I use a folded towel to do so.

I then reshape the dough ball by sealing the hole the paddle left behind, placing it back in the pan, centering it, opening the machine’s lid, and inserting the pan.

Can this Hamilton Beach 29882 Bread Maker Machine breadmaker make Banana bread or any bread with nuts in it?

Yes. I recently baked with walnuts and cranberries. Place it on the fifth setting. Then, when the timer beeps 10, you add the nuts, fruit, or whatever else your recipe specifies.

Is there an alarm to signal when to pull the paddle before the final rise and baking?

No, but if you have an external timer, you will be able to tell when the second kneading is finished because the manual specifies the exact times for each cycle. The dough should then be freed from the paddle, possibly shaped and smoothed, and placed back into the baking bucket. I haven’t tried it, but I imagine you couldn’t remove the bucket without breaking the cycle. To prevent the bread from collapsing, you should get the paddle out PRIOR to the second and third risings.

Therefore, it takes 9 minutes to knead a basic 1.5 lb loaf, 20 minutes to rise, and 14 more minutes to knead it (at which point you would get the paddle out). After the final 70 minutes of rising after you got the paddle out, there are 25 more minutes of rising, then another 45 minutes of rising (I don’t understand why rises 2 and 3 aren’t combined into one longer rise since nothing ever happens between those rises), and finally an hour of baking.

Conclusion

To conclude, the Hamilton Beach Bread Maker is an ideal machine to buy if you love baking your own bread loaves and are seeking a machine with less investment and basic features. There are other better ones available on the market at well with slightly higher prices. You can consider their features as well before you make your investment decision.