> I know many of you use and love bread machines. I'm beginning to like
> the idea of making my own bread since it is one of my favorite things to
Bread machines can work well or poorly for you depending on your
usage requirements. For us a bread machine turned out to be a waste
of money but it lead to one of the best purchases we ever made.
For us, a familly of 2 adults and 3 children the bread machine was
way too slow. We would wait 2.5 to 3 hrs for a loaf of bread that
would then be gone in 5 minutes. Also we like whole grain, fairly
heavy bread that was beyond the capacities of the bread machine.
So, after burning up the motor on the bread machine, we went out and
bought a Kitchen-Aide mixer. It was twice the cost of the bread
machine but it can knead 2 loaves at a time of whole grain bread that
we then put into bread pans, let raise and cook in the oven.