Tefal Pain & Delices PF240E40 breadmaker summary
Tefal’s Pain & Delices is not just a breadmaker, it’s so much more. It’s equipped with 20 functions, so as well as settings for classic loaves it can also make pasta and pizza dough, plus it comes with a pot to make a variety of dairy products such as yogurt and cottage cheese.
This model can make three different sized loaves: 500g, 750g and 1kg. There are three browning levels to choose from. Wake up to fresh bread by using the handy 15-hour delay timer.
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How easy is the Tefal Pan & Delices PF240E40 breadmaker to use?
This small and compact bread maker sits neatly on the kitchen counter, taking up very little space. But don’t let its diminutive stature fool you, this model can do a lot. With 20 functions available this model can make a wide variety of dishes. We were particularly impressed by the wealth of gluten-free settings on offer.
This simple model doesn’t come with a viewing window or automatic dispenser, but the manual is through and explains every step of the process, including how to bake in the breadmaker using your own recipes.
The control panel is intuitive and responsive. There’s a large timer that lets you know how long you’ve got to wait before you can tuck into your bread, and once it’s past the 10-minute mark, a countdown timer begins.
Following our easy white bread recipe, we made a 750g loaf with medium browning using the basic bread setting. Our baked loaf had a tall rise and had a nicely domed, smooth top. The sides were ever so slightly darker than the top, but there wasn’t the significant contrast we’ve seen on other loaves baked by other breadmakers. Both the top and sides were the exact rich, nutty brown we were looking for. The crust, both on the top and sides, was crisp.
Inside, the loaf was light and airy. It had an open texture but remained soft. The loaf itself was easy to remove from the pan; it slid out when inverted and the paddle came out just as easily without tearing the bread.
If you’re after a breadmaker that can do a lot, this Tefal model is a great choice. It’s the only model we’ve tested that can make dairy products; perfect for if you find yourself with a surplus of milk. You can make jams and preserves too, so you can truly impress with your homemade creations.
There are plenty of other bread settings that are worth checking out, and the wealth of gluten-free settings on offer means that those who are coeliac or those who don’t eat gluten don’t feel left out. This is a bread maker, and then some. A great all rounder!
Machine size: 31.7 x 29 x 29.8 cm
Programmes: 20 pre-programmed
Delay function: yes
Viewing window: yes
Crust colour adjustment: yes
Loaf size (s): 500g, 750g, 1kg
Guarantee: two years
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