Can I Make Bread Without the Paddle Hole from the Machine?

I am using a breadmaker to make bread. However, I want to know how to get rid of the paddle hole at the end of each loaf when I take it out of the machine. Does anyone know how I can get a perfect loaf? I would appreciate some help please. Thanks.


By dawndee from London, England

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May 2, 20100 found this helpful

I've used bread machines since 1992 and I don't believe there is any way to cook a loaf in a machine without the holes. I don't like them either so I finish the loaf in a regular loaf pan. Perfect bread, no holes and it rises more for me.

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December 1, 20181 found this helpful

If you take it out after it mixed and remove the paddle just before baking then there is just a pin prick instead of a chunk missing

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May 3, 20101 found this helpful

You could use the machine to mix the dough, do the first rising, and then switch to greased bread pans, punch down and form the loaves and let rise in draft free area or slightly warm area if you have it. Oil top of loaf with butter (soft) and cover with saran wrap or plastic of some kind until ready to bake.

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May 3, 20102 found this helpful

Make the dough in the machine, then remove paddle and cook bread in the machine on the cook cycle. My daughter and I find this works very well and you only get a very small hole.

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August 11, 20190 found this helpful

That's a great idea seeing its next cycle is only rising cycles, I will try this on my next bread....Thank You

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May 4, 20100 found this helpful

Even taking the paddle off the hub just prior to the last rise cycle, will still leave the hole from the hub. If you transfer the dough to bread pans, you will not have the holes.


I put the bread in the microwave along with cups of hot water. It's draft-free and a good place for the bread to rise. And you can control the temperature by controlling the heat of the water in the cups.

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May 4, 20100 found this helpful

As suggested by others, remove to a greased bread pan after first rising. I have a bread machine and don't like the hole either. After learning to use the "micro-rise" method from the book "Bread in Half the Time," I can double the dough in 15 minutes and do it faster than the bread machine. Here's a link from a news article about the book that gives a brief explanation. Just remember, "3-3-6-3" for your warming and resting adds up to 15 minutes.


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July 14, 20190 found this helpful

It is easy ...Time your knead cycles ..after the second knead, when the dough is in a soft ball ...remove it with one hand.. lift the paddles away with the free hand and lower the dough back in ...shape it properly and let the machine do the rest ....Voila !! ...No Holes :) :)

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June 16, 20190 found this helpful

It is quite easy to remove the paddle at the end of the second rising stage. The paddle will revolve for the second knockdown. Without pressing any buttons open the lid. You remove the paddle here. It will occur at 1.50 to 1.40 on the display. This is the secret of using a bread machine. Good luck !

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May 20, 20200 found this helpful

I have an older Welbilt that I bought from a thrift store for $10. I never knew when to remove the dough to remove the paddle.


I'm going to have to experiment with this. I also don't know what the bake cycle does exactly and when to use that. Thanks for your comments.

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June 26, 20200 found this helpful

Hi: I have a hitachi bread machine, total time for a loaf of bread is 4hrs,10 minutes, so are sugesting when the machine starts the second raising to remove the bread from the machine, take out the paddle & return dough to the machine & continue cooking.,

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