I want a bread machine, and need advice on which one to buy

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ponderchick, May 12, 2008.

  1. ponderchick

    ponderchick In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    east texas
    I want to get a bread machine, but i'm not sure which one to get. I've never had one so I'm new at this. Ive read a few post here on making bread with the machines and thought maybe some of y'all could help me out. my family really loves fresh bread, and i dont have time to make it by hand anymore..
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Get one that has a dough feature and a timer. You can get one off craiglist for a song. I love my bread machine, and so does my family.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    We make home made bread every day and we use our Kitchen aid mixer! It's awesome at bread making...just pour it in and let it do all the work. ALL you have to do is (on the second rise smash it out with your hand and roll it up and tuck it under and stick it in your bread pan to raise for another hour) then throw it in the oven [​IMG] It's SOO good...much better then the bread maker makes it! Here's a link to our directions if you would like it.

  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I do believe you have inspired me to try bread in my kitchenaid again. [​IMG]

    I was a baker for 17 years and while I could make 100 loaves of bread at a time at work, I could never make just one or two at home. LOL
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Just last month I bought a Sunbeam at Walmart on sale, I think it was $39.00. Ive been having a blast with it. Havent brought a loaf of bread since. First several loaves I used the bread machine start to finish, but I really didnt like the size or shape of the loaves. Now I use it until the last raise cycle, take the dough out and put it in a bread pan for the last rise, and bake it in the oven. Awesome stuff. And easy as can be. And has to be cheaper than buying store bread.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I have bread in for the final rise made with Hangin Wit My Peeps' instructions and recipe.
    I have NEVER gotten bread to get this far and I am very excited! I have always wanted to make my own bread all the time! If htis comes out as good as it is looking, I will need an extra day in the week for bread baking!
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I am so pleased with those directions!

    I just took my second run of bread out of the oven.
    Last night's loaves didn't last long. I gave one to the neighbor and we demolished much of the other for dinner.

    Can the bread flour be traded for other flours, like wheat or rye?
  8. NoelTate

    NoelTate Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    Ok, since this thread is about bread, maybe someone can help me out with a project I have been wanting to do. I take a pottery class and would love to make bread bakers. I want to make a bread baker, bake bread in it, then give it as a present along with the bread recipe. The problem is, I do not know what size baker to make for a recipe. Anyone know a fairly easy recipe along with the dimensions I would need for the baker? Definitely NOT a chef here, so I need help! lol
  9. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've been thinking about a bread maker too, but now I'm considering just buying the big kitchen aide mixer. I love multi-purpose tools and a mixer would go far around here.

    So far, my favorite bread recipe is on the back of the King Arthur Organic Wheat Flour bag. It's honey wheat and MAN is it tasty. I make it in bulk and freeze it. Sadly, I can't make enough to keep up with dh and the kids, they could finish 2 loaves a day if there's lunch meat or tuna in the house... hence wanting a bread machine/mixer. LOL

    Whatever you decide, good luck! [​IMG]

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