Sometimes, comparing models from the same manufacturer is an exercise in futility. They’re typically designed to appeal to different people, who usually balance price and features. But that’s exactly the point in a head to head comparison between the Cuisinart CBK-100 and the Cuisinart CBK-200. You want to know whether the extra features justify the extra expense. How do those two models compare? Is the CBK-200 worth more?
The Cuisinart CBK-200 bread maker is kind of an odd model. Retro looks, part convection oven, this product is definitely unusual. The majority probably won’t get too thrilled over the looks of this appliance. But, then, maybe the majority doesn’t weigh the value of kitchen products too much on appearance. And, since it’s always a personal matter, some may even think the retro, rectangular, stainless steel case is quite attractive. To each her own. More objective factors definitely deserve an extensive hearing here.
I’ve always loved a good looking appliance. So, I started off with a prejudice against the Cuisinart CBK-100 bread maker. That feeling is gone. The darn thing works so well I just had to change my mind. I’m not delighted with its appearance (a matter of personal taste, to be sure) but I am with its function. It’s reliable, easy to use, and makes very fine bread. That’s what counts, after all. So, I’m happy the CBK-100 conquered my initial prejudice.