How to slice and store your homemade bread

how to slice breadAfter the bread has finished baking in the Welbilt bread machine, do not immediately slice the bread after it has finished baking.  Instead, you will get the best results by allowing the bread to cool 15 to 30 minutes.  Place the bread on a wire rack and allow it to rest.  If you want even slices use an electric knife.  If you don’t have an electric knife, use a serrated knife.  For square slices, slice the loaf of bread while it is laid on its side.  Then slice across.

Allowing the bread to cool makes it easier to handle with your hands as well.  Use slow, smooth, and long stokes.  Make sure your knife is sharp; otherwise you may squish the bread while slicing.  Don’t squeeze the bread too tightly while holding it.  Use a firm, but gentle grip.

This is very important.  For the leftover bread that is unused, make sure to store it in a tightly covered container and as air tight as possible at room temperature for up to three days.  To store the bread for a longer amount of time, like say up to one month, you may put the bread in a freezer after you’ve put it in a tightly covered container.  Because using the Welbilt bread machine to make homemade bread contains no preservatives, they don’t last very long.  The bread tends to dry out and becomes stale faster versus commercially-made bread.

A good idea if you have some leftover slightly hardened bread would to used it to make croutons, bread pudding, or stuffing by cutting it into ½ inch or 1 inch cubes.  The Welbilt bread machine makes terrific bread.  By following these simple steps to slice and store your homemade bread you’ll get great results every time.


Safety Instructions for your Welbilt Bread Machine

Upon using the Welbilt Bread Machine, essential safety precautions should always be observed, including the following:

Welbilt bread machine safety picture

1. Follow all steps attentively.
2. Do not grasp heated surfaces. Use handles or knobs and a potholder. Do not close down or block the hot air hole openings under any condition.
3. To insulate against electrical shock, do not immerse wire, plug, or any different piece of this Welbilt bread machine, in water or other fluids.
4. Do not use the Welbilt bread machine with a scorched line, or after the bread maker malfunctions or has been damaged in any kind. Return the Welbilt bread machine to the closest authorised service store for troubleshooting, fixing or fitting.
5. Do not put the Welbilt bread machine on or next to hot gas or non-gas stovetop, or in a warm oven.
6. Very great attention needs to be utilized when shifting the Welbilt bread machine holding hot contents or liquids.
7. To unplug, press down on STOP, then pull the plug from wall. Hold plug and pull from outlet. Never jerk on the cable portion.
8. Do not use the Welbilt bread machine for different use than what is intended.
9. Do not put any ingredients straight into the Welbilt bread machine — put it only into the baking pan. The baking pan need then be settled in the bread maker.
10. Do not scrub with scouring pads. Pieces can bust off the pad and touch electrical parts, creating a chance of electronic shock.

Welbilt Bread Machine – Hello bread lovers!

Welcome to the Welbilt Bread Machine blog.  There’s something about baking bread that I love, especially with my Welbilt bread machine.  It makes the entire process fun and easy, but yet still totally satisfying.  Fresh baked bread is one of the best foods on earth.  I started this blog in the beginning because there’s not a lot of information out there about the Welbilt bread machine and I wanted a way to help me keep track of it all.  I hope you find the information here useful and remember to keep on baking!

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