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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:19 am

I am considering buying a bread machine.

Those of you that have them, what are the plusses or minuses of various brands?
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby fingerboy » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:32 am

My mom has one. She bought it in let's say 1999? We made lots of loaves and cinnamon buns. They were delicious.

The machine has just been sitting there since 2000 at least. :shifty:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:02 am

I have 2. I love them.
They are Panasonic Brand' SD-BT56P

I use them weekly. Simple and easy, great recipes for bread, buns, sweet dough., pizza dough. The best thing about this bread machine is that it only makes one size loaf, 1 lb, most machines make a huge loaf, or two sizes with the smallest size being 1.5 lbs. It is the perfect size for a family of 3. The slices fit into a regular toaster.
The only flop I've ever had is when I didn't put the paddle in right, so not the machines fault, but my own.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:08 am

I doubt you can even buy this model anymore, but I was just on eBay and saw some (used).

I've had bread from other machines, and maybe I'm biased, but I think this one make the best bread.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:42 pm

I'll figure out if it is similiar to one of these on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... read+maker
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:28 pm

I used both bread makers today.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby QuickChick » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:30 pm

I love mine so much!! It literally takes 5 min or less to put all the stuff in, and you press two buttons, and that's it. I tried so many times to make bread on my own and it always failed. The bread machine has saved us tons of money and the bread is delicious! You need to follow the recipe to the letter and put the ingredients in the machine in order.
Mine is a black and decker- I got it from my local frugal mommy group for free. I found the manual online. Check kijiji or a similar local free cycle group, as there are MANY people who get the machines and don't use them!


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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:45 pm

It is possible I could find a person who wants to do a long term loan. Great idea.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:54 am

After discussion with Habs, a Panasonic was ordered.
It is sitting on my door step.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:28 pm

Spirit wrote:It is sitting on my door step.

The bread won't make itself, Spirit! :roll:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:43 pm

Spirit wrote:After discussion with Habs, a Panasonic was ordered.
It is sitting on my door step.

Great, pressure is on. If it doesn't live up to expectations it will be my fault.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:10 pm

La wrote:
Spirit wrote:It is sitting on my door step.

The bread won't make itself, Spirit! :roll:

:lol:

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:11 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
Spirit wrote:After discussion with Habs, a Panasonic was ordered.
It is sitting on my door step.

Great, pressure is on. If it doesn't live up to expectations it will be my fault.

:lol:
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby deerdree » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:16 pm

when you use a bread machine, is it like, you dump in the ingredients and eventually out pops a loaf of bread, or are you using it for mixing and such and then baking in the oven? i'm assuming when you mention things like pizza dough, it's the latter. what about buns?

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Postby La » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:37 pm

deerdree wrote:when you use a bread machine, is it like, you dump in the ingredients and eventually out pops a loaf of bread, or are you using it for mixing and such and then baking in the oven? i'm assuming when you mention things like pizza dough, it's the latter. what about buns?

It can be used either way. For a regular loaf of bread, you just dump it all in and turn it on. For pizza dough and other things, you'd just use it to mix and proof the dough, then take it out for some other use (though I suspect some might be to return it to the bread maker for baking). It's been years since I used one, so I'm sure the functionality is different with newer models.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:28 pm

I am dumping and out pops a loaf situation.
I'm doing this to get bread made of only what I put in it.
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Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:26 pm

I use it for both. Right now it's baking bread. I came in from my run and my houses smells wonderful!
When using it for pizza, buns, cinnamon buns, bagels, it just does the mixing and proofing. The rest is up to me.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Joe Dwarf » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:57 pm

The only complaints I have about ours is that the loaves are pretty small and they always have a hole in the bottom from the dough hook. But they turn out really well.

Anyone have a recommendation for a toaster to use on the bread? We replaced a broken toaster with one from KitchenAid and it sucks, it has no power. The old toaster I used to be able to toast a frozen bagel on the medium setting, the new one I have to thaw it out and use the maximum setting and even then it takes forever.

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:54 pm

4h50 min...... fingers crossed
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:53 pm

Spirit wrote:4h50 min...... fingers crossed

If you followed a recipe from the book, it should be fine.
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:56 pm

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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:28 pm

Looks yummy!
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby La » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:54 pm

Photo of the inside!
What ingredients did you use?
How did it taste?
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:52 pm

La wrote:Photo of the inside!
What ingredients did you use?
How did it taste?

Inside is ok. Taste is a bit low on salt at first; then I got used to it and it didn't matter. I accidentally bought unsalted butter. Recipe is standard bread machine recipe from book that came with machine for whole wheat (with about 1/5 white).
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Re: Bread Machines

Postby QuickChick » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:28 pm

Awesome! Can you see yourself using it a lot?


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