Can anyone recommend a decent bread machine?

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by saltysoup, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. saltysoup

    saltysoup

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    Hi folks,

    I would like to give a surprise gift for my lady for her birthday, and she's been complaining for weeks now she would like a bread machine :p I found literally hundreds of different makes and models - now I've just came to the point when I don't know what I want for dinner tonight, much less what machine to get :S I would like to ask you for your objective opinion on which one is better (as you can see, on that website they have really praised both of them, now I wold like to hear something honest and objective :))
     
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  2. nicko

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  3. harrisonh

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    I hate the taste of bread from bread machines, but I love to wake up to the smell.
    Of the brands, the only one to even consider is Zojirushi.
    Very thoughtful of you to get it for her.
     
  4. loomchick

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    Another thumbs up for Zojirushi.  My first bread machine was a Breadman and I was very happy with that.  

    One thing I find important is to get one that makes a regular-shaped loaf.  My friends that purchased the style where the bread looks like it was baked in a coffee can may have saved money, but they found using the loaves a little awkward when making sandwiches for other people . . . namely their children.  I use mine for making dough for lots of projects in addition to baking bread.  I love it best in the middle of winter when I can savor the smells of baking bread throughout my house.
     
  5. rueclerk

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    Unfortunately, one can't get my favorite bread machine, Just for Dinner.  It makes a 12 ounce loaf, just right for one meal or for a single person several.  It baked in 45 minutes.  The company no longer makes them.  I gave them as wedding presents to newly-weds. 
     
  6. catcat foodstar

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    I think a Oster Express Breadmaker is a good choice!!
     
  7. kokopuffs

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    ...your hands to feel the loaf's resistance.  Nothing like feel.
     
  8. ethalfrida

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    My machine is an older Breadman, around 2001. It still works beautifully but I advise getting a machine with a setting for baking non-gluten breads. Even if you do not do GF the setting will come in handy for other breads that can only have one rising.
     
  9. chef sherry v

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    I came to this thread just to extoll the virtues of the Zojirushi.

    I see that I am late to the party.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. teeinthekitchen

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    Also want to rave about the Zojirushi /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif