Note: This topic is for discussing household goods. If you want to buy or sell household goods, please use our For Sale/Wanted boards. Please feel free to report buying and selling in this topic. Thanks, MNHQ.
They almost all come with timers. The one issue I have with timers is I that I can't set a timer on the dough programme, so I can't go out for the day and have pizza dough ready when I come back.
The make has to be Panasonic. I've had Prima, Breville and Panasonic breadmakers. The Prima was rubbish. The Breville was pretty good, but the non-stick wore out and I had to replace the mixing paddles and tins several times. Eventually I couldn't get a replacement tin.
So far, touch wood, the Panasonic is just going on and on. Although I've had it a long time, I haven't needed to replace any bits.
I have a Panasonic SD-206 and it keeps producing under-sized, very dense loaves. We have tried using more yeast and different flours, but no success. The spindle moves ok and likewise the paddle. It is about 15 years old, I think. Is dying on me from old age or is there some solution I could try.
Another vote for Panasonic. I've had mine for 5 years and have only had to replace the paddle because the non-stick was coming off. Still worked, just took more washing up! Makes at least 5 loaves a week.