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AKBread

Welbilt Convection Bread Machine

Hi, I am new here and hoping for some advice!  I recently found a Welbilt Convection Bread Machine ABM-7500 at a thrift store in like-new condition for really cheap.  But it didn't have the user manual.  Tons of web searching hasn't given any results, unfortunately.

Barring locating a copy of the manual online, does anyone have any advice or experience in using a convection bread maker?  I've never had one before (nor have I had a convection oven) so I don't even know where to start.  Does anyone have this machine or have any experience with it at all?

Thank you for your time! :)

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dulke

I have a Cuisinart convection bread machine, I have no clue of what makes it different from any other machine, other than I think it runs a bit hot, so I don't bake in it usually, unless I know I am around to watch the last 10-15 minutes or so.

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hilo_kawika

Here's a link to bread machine manuals.  The Welbilt ones are at the bottom of the listing.  Perhaps one of the manuals is close enough to what you have to be useful.


http://www.breadmachinedigest.com/beginners/archive-of-bread-machine-manuals.php


  aloha,


Dave Hurd, Hilo, Hawaii

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AKBread

Thank you so much for the replies!  Luckily someone uploaded the manual I needed, so I'm in business. 

I'm trying out my first loaf now.  Wow, the machine is really clunky sounding during the kneading process.  Are most bread machines kind of loud with the banging?  Or is it just because this is an old model?

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mrfrost

When you consider the job they have to do, it's understandable.


Kneading dough routinely kills $300 - $400 mixers, even if they don't "walk" off the kitchen counter. That these little boxes can go about their duties, kneading dough, like little soldiers, is somewhat amazing(especially considering the price you paid).


They will walk off the counter too, given the right opportunity, so be warned.

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wintr2long

  • Can you share this manual, is it a pdf or ??? I bought the same machine at a thrift store also. In need of some direction with this machine too. Anna
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HelenK350

I would highly recommend this  cookbook for your Welbilt 7500 Convection Breadmaker:  Bread Machine Baking--Perfect Every Time by Lora Brody & Millie Apter.  You will find Welbilt recipes for 1 (Small Welbilt)  to 1 1/2 lb. loaves of bread (Large Welbilt).

Examples:  Maple Buttermilk Bread, Pain de Champagne, Pita bread, Millie's Basic Whole Wheat, Hazelnet Buckwheat Bread, Russian Black Bread, Caraway Rye Bread, Simple Oatmeal Bread, Guinness Oatmeal Bread, Millie's Wholewheat Challah, Whole Wheat Cajun Spice Bread,  Mustard Wheat Rye Sandwich Bread, Cornmeal Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Potato Rolls,  Oat Bran Bread, Honey Whole Wheat Bread,  Smoked Tea Ginger Bread, Sweet Potato Rye Bread, Sourdough Starter Sourdough Chevre Bread, Lynne Bail's Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls, Sourdough Potato Dill Bread,  Sourdough Rye Bread,  Non-fat Potato Bread, Lemon Pepper Bread, Ranch Onion Bread, Fennel Pepperoni Bread, Alsatian Apricot Space Bread, Granola Cranberry Bread, Coconut Orange Bread, Focaccia Bread,  Pesto Bread, Chile Corn Bread, Brioche-sweet with dried cherries, Sherried Pecan Bread, Cheese Chili Corn Bread, Marsala Panettone, Curried Pistachio Bread,  etc., etc. 

This  book covers recipes for the:  Welbilt/Dak, Hitachi/Regal, Panasonic/National, Maxim/Sanyo ( 1-1/2 lb. loaves); the Small Welbilt & Small Panasonic/National (1 lb. loaves).  There are 75 recipes in this book, along with instructions/information in breadmaking.  I purchased my copy from Ebay (a nice, clean copy with a spiral binding on the inside, which makes page turning easy).  For the 1 lb. recipes, it makes it easy to convert for my West Bend 2 lb. Bread Machine.

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alfredoegypto

Hey there, since the company is out of business the welbilt manuals are hard to find.  I've actually haven't used a convection bread maker before but it's supposed to be a whole lot faster.  But, faster might not be better.  Think of bbq, some things just takes time for it to be good.  Sort of like fine wine, it takes time.  Anyways, I have a standard bread maker and found my manual at the a blog. The best thing about baking is that you can experiment.  So you can use a standard manual as your guide for recipes and then play around with the times.  Try baking it at 25% less time, and if it turns out badly, then the next time add a bit more time.  If its too well done then subtract some time.  Don't worry about messing up, that's the fun part.  And most of us learn a whole lot more from our mistake.