Hi. I have a Westbend breadmaker. Love it. Had a few problems which the
1. The whole wheat setting quit after about 10 months. Westbend replaced
the whole machine.
2. The new machine had a defective teflon coating on the pan. Westbend
replaced the pan.
A bit of a hassle, but it's now worked fine, and regularly for several
A friend has a Black and Decker - also about 5 years old and loves it.
We recently bought both our daughters Breadmakers for Christmas, and they
are quite please with them....Phillips, I think.
I think the main thing is to look for a fairly heavy pan. some of them
seem quite light weight and I think the bread might not cook quite as
evenly. The one with the double paddles that make a more traditional
sized loaf look interesting, but at least here in Canada they are about
1/3 more expensive...doesn't seem worth the extra for us right now.