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Old 10-08-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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My DW has become very interested in bread making. I'm just looking for some advice, comments, etc. on the various makes / models. I've sorta narrowed my choice down to one of the Zojirushi models or the Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Lb Convection Bread Maker, but would love to hear anything about any make.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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Had to go back and look in Amazon history to see when we bought our Zojirushi BBCCX20, and it was December 2008. Still works like a champ, outlasted previous big name machine we had by several years. With frequent pizza crusts and breadmaking, it has been a workhorse.
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Very happy with the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 model I bought nearly three years ago.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #4
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Not to discourage you from spending new money to support Chinese industry, but we get excellent French bread from a Breadman Ultimate we got at Goodwill for $5. We even bought a spare for $5 (though the first one is still working well). Usually a good selection there.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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If the Cuisinart makes a 2 lb. loaf, go with it. Most of the loaves coming out of bread makers are very small, and I like to have to make it less often. Those little loaves seldom last us but about 1/2 hour before it's eaten.

Only thing I like more than anything Cuisinart is my Kitchenaid mixer. It's hard to do without one after the initial large investment in one.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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If the Cuisinart makes a 2 lb. loaf, go with it. Most of the loaves coming out of bread makers are very small, and I like to have to make it less often. Those little loaves seldom last us but about 1/2 hour before it's eaten.

Only thing I like more than anything Cuisinart is my Kitchenaid mixer. It's hard to do without one after the initial large investment in one.
Yeah, the Cuisinart I was looking at does 2 lb loafs ... I knew anything 'smaller' would not last long ... not that a 2-lb loaf will last any length of time either
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:59 AM   #7
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Goodwill or other thrift stores are a good place to pick one up. They are probably the most donated unused wedding present. She can try out a bread maker to see if it gets the results she wants at little cost.

Or, you can do the artisan bread in 5 minutes a day, which is easy and requires no special tools. Scroll down the link for the master recipe.

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is Launched! Back to Basics updated, and a Great TV segment on KSTP… | Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:03 PM   #8
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Not to discourage you from spending new money to support Chinese industry, but we get excellent French bread from a Breadman Ultimate we got at Goodwill for $5. We even bought a spare for $5 (though the first one is still working well). Usually a good selection there.
Although I love garage sales, auctions, thrift stores, flea markets, etc. .... my wife shies away from anything 'used'. We do have a bit of disconnect sometimes when I want to acquire various things She'd not appreciate a gift (this is for her birthday) that doesn't come 'new'
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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Goodwill or other thrift stores are a good place to pick one up. They are probably the most donated unused wedding present. She can try out a bread maker to see if it gets the results she wants at little cost.

Or, you can do the artisan bread in 5 minutes a day, which is easy and requires no special tools. Scroll down the link for the master recipe.

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is Launched! Back to Basics updated, and a Great TV segment on KSTP… | Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Now THAT is way cool !!! Closer to the way I 'might' make bread if I were so inclined.
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