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Bread Machines...who has one?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by ExxoticOne, Nov 27, 2003.


  1. ExxoticOne

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    I gave mine away 2 years ago because I was consuming a 1 1/2 pound loaf everyday...chocolate chip bread one day, pumpernickel the next, asiago cheese bread on Wednesdays, garlic bread on Thursdays, etc. etc. For me, the more bread I ate...the more bread (carbs) I craved. I miss my bread machine but I love not having that "dough bloat". Yeah, the Pillsbury dough boy is cute...but not in a swimsuit.

    I miss making pizza dough, bagels, honey-wheat bread...ugh;Q
     

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  2. MGomez81

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    I love bread... and boy I'd love to have a bread machine, but you're right, i'd probably dough myself to death. ;f
     

  3. MrsKitty

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    I have one but I rarely use it.

    I find it to be too much trouble to plan that far ahead and actually get the thing going;g

    There is a place I cannot pass a few towns over without stopping in for a loaf of sourdough bread though...
     
  4. ExxoticOne

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    I would dump all the ingredients in at bedtime...chocolate chips, pecans, flour, yeast, water...and when I would wake in the morning the whole kitchen would smell like fresh baked bread...I'd eat a big chunk standing at the counter and eat the rest during my commute...by the time I'd get to work I was practically in a dough-coma.

    MGomez...is that you in your avatar? I likey:)
     
  5. gibbons025

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    I got one, its nice to have for the 3 times I use it a year.
     
  6. allanc

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    I'm glad you have self-control. I'm with Exxotic on this one, I would start looking like the Pillsbury Doughboy and then move up to looking like the Michellin Man. ;P
     
  7. Ned Ludd

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    Evil. Evil. I have one. Used it at least once a week. Worked well. Too well. I'm on Atkins now and the machine is in the garage.

    -NL
     
  8. Nestor

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    Maybe stupid question, but how much you have to pay for new one?
     
  9. MrsKitty

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    Not stupid at all!

    Depending on the make, model & features, I have saw machines as cheap as $40 at Wal-Mart up to $250 at high-end kitchen stores recently. Some even make jams and apple butter! You can get a good one for less than $100, I'm sure. Mine was a gift several years ago so I am not too sure about specifics on today's makes, models and pricing.
     
  10. Nestor

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    Thank you for information misskitty5077, I see it's something for me.
     
  11. MrsKitty

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    Nestor,

    One more thing, always make sure your yeast is FRESH or your bread won't rise!!!

    Forget this a couple times, and you won't ever again:(
     
  12. Shoeless

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    I got a nice one for a wedding gift from my sister and in the year that I've had it, I've used it exactly twice. It sits on my counter and it's out of the way, so I don't mind, but I really don't use it much.

    I love good bread, too, so I'm not sure why I never use it. I guess I'm just not in the habit.

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  13. Dragline

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    My wife and I were considering getting one of these.

    How much do the ingredients cost to make a fairly standard loaf of bread in one of these machines?

    Considering I could buy a fresh bread at a bakery for $2-3, would it be worth it to spend $100 on a machine, then have to purchase the stuff to make it each time?

    I also wonder if it will suffer the same fate as our juicer.
    It went from being used continuously, to sitting on the counter unused, to being shoved in some cabinet, to I have no idea where it even is now.^8
     
  14. Shoeless

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    A bread machine is one of those pieces of equipment that I bet you could get cheap on Ebay because it is a novelty for a while, then for a lot of people (like Dragline) it just never gets used again. I'd check first for a used one rather than springing for a new one.

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  15. f1b32oPTic

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    ive got a great bread machine..

    its a

    girlfriend Version 2.1
     
  16. pizzaaguy

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    Mine is called PUBLIX supermarket! ;f
     
  17. Cali-Glock

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    We have two (my wife already had one & we received one as a wedding gift), but so far I am not impressed. My wife has only made bread a few times, and while the bread was very good, it did not knock my socks off. I love to cook, but have not tried making bread yet.
     
  18. ExxoticOne

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    OH MAN...Publix makes this bread "CHICAGO BREAD"...when I do my grocery shopping I usually devour a whole loaf dipped in Nutella...so I usually DON'T go there.
     
  19. Shoeless

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    Hmmm Chicago Bread? Never heard of it, but we shop Publix so I'll look next time. Our Publix (and Kroger) make this round loaf called "White Mountain Bread". YUM-O-RAMA. It's white bread with the tiniest hit of sweetness to it. Hooooo-weeeee it's delish!

    Shoeless
     
  20. Wulfenite

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    I love mine and fortunately I'm such a piss poor planner that I forget to load it to have bread ready when I would want it.

    Nothing like cutting a big fat slice off the top of a hot loaf and drowning it in butter.