Cheryl Backes found that the Fruit and Nut cycle gave the most consistent
bread in her Breadman Plus. I had the exact same bread problems with my
Chefmate, until I started baking everything on the Sweet cycle (this
model does not have a Fruit and Nut setting.) "Basic" setting caused
fallen bread, mushrooming, overcooked doorstops, etc.
Then I looked it up, and found that Seiko makes both the Breadman and the
Chefmate! It's probably the same machinery with different labeling and
So the lower-temperature long cycle in the Seiko machines (whatever the
label) appears to work most consistently.