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bread makers
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:01:14 AM »
i like making my own bread. But due to time involved in doing it properly i don't do it very often. Are bread making machines any good?
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 10:43:39 AM »
I've tried 2, with their own dedicated packet mixes, and with my own recipes. I didn't think they kneaded the dough properly for our taste.

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Re: bread makers
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 10:55:04 AM »
We've had various ones and used them alot at first but did find bread didnt last long enough for us lol
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 12:34:57 PM »
?Which best buys are Panasonic SD-2501 £115, Panasonic SD-2500 £100, Morphy Richards 48322  £70,  Kenwood BM260 £68

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Re: bread makers
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 12:54:21 PM »
are they quick? Do nice bread?
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 15:08:00 PM »
The ones we tried left a big hole in the bread where the blade of the machine does its stuff.To be honest I am not well impressed.I used to love making my own bread before we moved to this cold kitchened house.
Mind you, we now have a smashing airing cupboard I could prove my dough in...if I get the urge to make my own again.I used to leave the next days bread proving overnight before cooking it in the morning.Yum
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 21:09:16 PM »

 I like mine, it's only makes a 1lb loaf (Lakeland) as I thought that would be enough for me, should have bought a bigger one ::)
 You always get a hole in the middle with them from the paddle but it really doesn't spoil the loaf.
 You can also make cakes in them ;)
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 19:56:50 PM »
I'm currently eyeing up
Kenwood Silver Breadmaker BM366

But it could be an expensive waste of money.
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 20:58:39 PM »
I'm currently eyeing up
Kenwood Silver Breadmaker BM366

But it could be an expensive waste of money.

 Only if you don't use it surely
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 21:03:45 PM »
Lisa speed isn't everything, in fact the longer it takes the better the bread, the reason most commercial bread is crap is it's done to quickly

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Re: bread makers
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 21:06:57 PM »
i wasn't looking at that one for speed, just general all round functions, whats the usual speed these things do out of curiosity?
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 21:10:19 PM »
i wasn't looking at that one for speed, just general all round functions, whats the usual speed these things do out of curiosity?

 For a Basic Loaf, mine takes 2 1/2 hours
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Re: bread makers
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 08:02:16 AM »
My basic is about 2 hours with 4 hours for the best quality, most of which is the kneading and resting periods