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Old 09-06-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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Resurrecting this to see if anyone else has an opinion.

I'm considering getting a bread machine but don't know much about brands or what exactly I'll need; I've never made my own bread before, but I make pizza dough and tortillas, and I'm trying to move towards making most things from scratch. Are there any particular machines that are good for beginners, or that are good in general but not too expensive?
I'm wondering the same thing. I also am trying to make more things from scratch to cut down on money.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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My future DIL gave me a breadmaker and a basket of bread mixes. Here's the one she bought me. It's from QVC and I must say, I love it.
Cooks Essentials 2lb Capacity Bread Machine w/ 8 Settings
Customer Top Rated
QVC Price: $66.00
Introductory Price: $59.88
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I rarely use a bread machine to bake with, but I find it is excellent for mixing and kneading. I just prefer that final rise and baking in a more classical manner........I usually use bread as a side dish and so do long thin crusty loaves. It is also excellent that way to serve a baked brie, hard salami, prosciutto, shrimp or a varietal cheese tray. Consequently, over the past decade I have gone through three bread machines. All were purchased for less than $5 at garage sales. I don't have a clue as to brand names.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Default Which brand of bread machine is best? Which to avoid?

I'm planning to buy a bread machine--which brands/models are best? Any to avoid? Don't need a lot of bells and whistles--just a machine that's easy to use.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:54 PM
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We don't own a bread machine. Does anyone here know?
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:30 PM
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Here are some earlier threads onthe topic:

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//www.city-data.com/forum/food-...d-machine.html

//www.city-data.com/forum/food-...d-machine.html

//www.city-data.com/forum/food-...ing-bread.html

I hope these help.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Zojirushi is absolutely, hands down, the very best bread machine brand. The model that I own, BBCC-V20, is no longer made, but the newer BBCC-X20 appears to be just as highly regarded. I have had my machine for over 6 years, and I love it. It makes baking bread SO easy, and SO good!!

Here are a few links with reviews for you:


Bread Machine Reviews; Best Bread Machines, Breadmakers

Bread Machine Reviews

Bread Machines Bread Machines Small Appliances at Cooking.com
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Our cheapo Sunbeam works just fine. If you make only one or two loaves per week, a cheap one will get you by.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We've had a White-Westinghouse for several years. It makes 1 1/2 or 2 lb. loaves!! Been a very good machine. But, I'm sure there have been improvements since in was manufactured. We had one that made two small loaves but the boys took it when the moved off!
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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Have read that Zojirushi is best but have trouble justifying the price (for my budget at least). I know they make an excellent rice maker, too. Is this a Japanese company?

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Zojirushi is absolutely, hands down, the very best bread machine brand. The model that I own, BBCC-V20, is no longer made, but the newer BBCC-X20 appears to be just as highly regarded. I have had my machine for over 6 years, and I love it. It makes baking bread SO easy, and SO good!!

Here are a few links with reviews for you:


Bread Machine Reviews; Best Bread Machines, Breadmakers

Bread Machine Reviews

Bread Machines Bread Machines Small Appliances at Cooking.com
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