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Offline dekardy

Bread Makers
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:45:13 AM »
I'm keen in getting one of these bread makers,

  • Are they worth the effort?
  • Any must have features to look out for?
  • Specific brands that stand above the rest with regard to duribility?

If you have any experience please share.

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:15:49 AM »
Are you not married?
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Offline zer0

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:42:40 AM »
I'm not really a fan. I've used it more times to make dough than I did to make bread. Digging the mixing paddles out of a baked bread is the biggest negative.

Rather get yourself a stand mixer and loaf pans. You'll end up with better, and whole, loafs of bread.

Offline dekardy

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 10:44:44 AM »
Are you not married?

 :thinking: I have a bread maker already. :angrywife:

Offline deonk2000

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 10:54:13 AM »
For me yes, but since I started dropping my carb intake the little marvel is standing in the garage.

I have the Russel Hobbs, it looks like the machines in this price category are all the same; minor rebranding of the enclosure, similar GUI.
When I done my research prior to purchase, the Panasonic was the favourite in terms of quality and durability. But availability and cost in SA forced me toward the RH.

The results were always exceptional, never had a flop. My family always insisted on me making them "speciality bread" for the special occasions. And there are tons of recipes that you can try out. So I was very happy with my purchase.

Now that I'm writing this and the fact that its close to the holiday period I think I'm going to haul out the RH again.


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Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 11:02:59 AM »
We have had 3 here.  A Panasonic has been the best.  You can get some marvellous recipies off the net, they make all sorts of bread.  Note its best to make a small loaf, since you are not adding any preservatives and the bread will go mouldy within 2 days unless consumed

Rubbish ones were from Yuppie Chef (think it was Mellerware) and Russell Hobbs.  The Mellerware always took too long over the initial mixing and the Russell Hobbs stopped working after a few months.
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Offline FranZAR

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 11:25:46 AM »
...the Russell Hobbs stopped working after a few months.

Yep, our's element died after a few months
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Offline bbe22

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 11:30:18 AM »
have to agree that the Panasonic is by far the best ...........

Offline Dubya Jay Dee

Re: Bread Makers
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
+1 for Panasonic - used one for a couple of years but moved it on to a family member after I went low carb.

Worked perfectly every time.. nothing quite like that fresh baked bread smell!