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    Bread Machine?

    I have been thinking of buying a bread machine....do any of you all use one? Which one and why??
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    I had one that made a round loaf.... that was difficult to utilize for a sandwich. So, I bought a new one that makes a square loaf.... still don't really use it. I thought I'd make more healthy bread, but nope. I really liked the white bread straight out of the machine with lots of butter. MMMMM But after gaining 20 pounds..... So, there it sits in my attic next to the ice cream machine and a few others machines I can't remember at the moment
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    I have a West Bend that my son bought for me and it's ok for bought mixes. I love the royal hawaiian mix, it is a sweet bread. Other than that I don't care for it. If I'm making dough from scratch, I would rather go ahead and mix it and then knead on a board and let rise according to directions. I don't really make bread that much and it's just something else to have to drag out and clean before putting away again. I really like yeast rolls and have been made them several times this winter, come summer I won't do that. Unless you make a lot of bread, I wouldn't recommend it. So many gadgets and I love to have my part of them. I run out of room to store them.


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    I have had several machines and I loved them. I am not currently using one as its just he/I now as kids are gone and its a 2lb one which makes too much for us. I guess I could make a loaf and freeze the other half, or just make a 1 lb loaf. I have had an Oster, a couple of Breadman's, whatever was on sale!
    The brand names are all the same. This last one I got makes the crust a little tough but its fine. Love smelling it when it bakes. It does use alot of counter space.
    You will get a free little cookbook with the instruction booklet. I did buy several bread machine cookbooks that I used but for convience I just buy the box mix off the shelf at grocery.

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    I have a new Hamilton Beach it makes a Square loaf and you can make different sizes with it and different brownness selections for the kind of crust you want , I personally love mine and the family prefers this bread to store bought
    any day, and if I don't use the whole loaf I just wrap it in tinfoil and put inside a zip-lock bag and freezer. Hope this helps you I got mine at Sears.

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    Panasonic 1 1/2 lb rectangular loaf. We have two and run them one to two times a day. We have had a bread machine for over 20 years and tried different brands but brought all of the others back.

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    Maybe this is of help. I did not read it as I am set with bread machines.



    http://www.bestbreadmachinereviews.com/
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    I have started using my bread machine again lately. It seems like I go in spurts. I don't use it to bake the bread, just to mix the dough and raise it. It is so easy. I just put everything in and walk away. It raises really nicely. I don't like the way it cooks the bread at all so I put it in a loaf pan after the first raising, let it raise again and bake it in my oven. Peggy
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    Oh my goodness! I would be so lost without my bread maker. Several years ago, my mom just had to have one for Christmas. So, dad got her one. It was a West Bend, and makes up to a 2lb loaf. She used it maybe 6 times in all the years she had it. (Guess she didn't really have to have it that bad, huh?)
    Anyways, I finally talked her out of it last fall. Brought it home, cleaned it up and then.... sat it in the bottom cupboard for a little over a month. I was absolutely terrified to use it, what if I did something wrong and broke it, or what if it was so old it caught fire or something else totally ridiculous is all that kept running thru my mind each time I thought about using it. Finally decided, what have I got to lose by trying it. Afterall, the house is insured and enough people live here to help carry out the sewing machines. I used it, nothing bad happened, and the bread was incredible! I now use it several times a week, mainly for garlic bread and super buttery, flaky, cresent roll dough. I am now in the market for a bigger one, if they make 'em any bigger that is, and thinking about buying bread flour in bulk at Sams Club!

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    I bought my Sunbeam breadmaker through Amazon.com about 2 years ago. I use it in spurts but I am so glad I have it. My main use of it is for mixing the dough and letting it go through its first rising. Then, I take it out, shape it into loaves and let it rise before baking it. It cost me about $29. Well, worth. Sometimes, when I am on a roll, I will make three batches in a row (if I start in the early morning) and then freeze most of the loaves. Money well spent.

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