The Regal Kitchen Pro 2 pound horizontal machine has simple controls and a sleek streamlined look. All of the most popular bread settings, including Super Rapid, Basic, Whole Wheat, French, Sweet, Quick Bread, Dough, Whole Wheat Dough, French bread Dough, Jam, and Bake Only. The most extraordinary feature of this machine is the Super Rapid mode. This mode will make a loaf of bread from start to finish in 69 minutes. Without a doubt, this is the fastest machine on the market. It is able to do this in part because you use 3-1/4 Tsp. of Bread Machine Yeast with 3 Cups of flour. This gives the recipe the boost that it needs to rise to the right height in the time allotted.
This machine has 6 buttons; these are used for timer setup, menu selection, stop, and start. To select the menu option you want you use the select up and down buttons to cycle through the options. When you get to the selection number, you want (1 to 11), you can, then select recipe size (1-1/2 or 2 pound) and crust color (light, medium, dark).
Setting the timer is easy. Using the timer up and down buttons you just select the time you want the bread finished. For example say it is 10 pm and you want the bread to be done at 7 am, it is 9 hours from 10 pm to 7am so you would set the timer for 9 hours and then press start.
As for the noise this machine makes, it isn’t too bad. It makes the most noise while kneading. The single paddle in the pan does a great job of kneading the dough. I have yet to find any unmixed ingredients in the corner of the pan.
I don’t like a few things about this machine. The pan is awkward to lock in to the machine. It goes in at a turned angle and then it is twisted in to place. I like the snap in pans better. In addition, it is an odd shaped horizontal pan. If your bread rises, too high you will have a tall somewhat odd shaped loaf of bread.
This machine comes with a full 1-year warranty. It also has a great manual and cookbook, with lots of recipes from breads to dough’s to jams and more. Overall, this is a nice machine. We made 40 loaves of bread using the various settings and some from the recipes included with the machine as well as from other cookbooks. They all turned out great. If you are looking for a bread machine that does a good job and you don’t mind having the option of 69-minute bread (and who wouldn’t), then the Regal Kitchen Pro (Model # K6745S) maybe just the machine you are looking for.
Purchase: The Regal Kitchen Pro (K6745S) has been discontinued.