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I want to make a simple white sandwich loaf, good for toast. What bread maker should I get?

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TheKitchenWitch Fri 08-Apr-16 19:43:23

I don't want seeds or nuts or raisins. I don't need it to make any other dough (I have a kenwood chef), or jam.
I don't need gluten free program or crusty rustic or cake etc.
I just want a bog standard white loaf that I can slice thickly for sandwiches and make toast with.
Oh and I want no holes in the bread, and a timer please wink

I've looked at the Panasonics but can't see what the differed between them all is, and if I'm not interested in fancy bits then do I need to pay that much?
I'm a bit lost really. Any help would be much appreciated!

TheKitchenWitch Sat 09-Apr-16 13:48:12

Hopeful bump

JassyRadlett Sat 09-Apr-16 13:50:48

My experience is only with the Panasonic - it does make a very good white loaf.

ouryve Sat 09-Apr-16 13:51:20

Thank vpanasonics do make a nicer loaf than others I've had or sampled. Some of the cheaper ones end up a bit cakey.

andadietcoke Sat 09-Apr-16 13:54:26

Panasonic and then the cutting contraption from Lakeland for even width and straight slices!

TheKitchenWitch Sat 09-Apr-16 14:25:28

What recipe for a white sandwich loaf? I've never managed a good one in the oven.

2016namechangecomingalong Sun 10-Apr-16 09:15:58

I'd also agree that panasonics make far superior bread to other breadmakers.

I had two that I hardly used and gave away before finally buying my Panasonic second hand from eBay for about £40. I bought second hand as I didn't want to risk paying the high price in case it ended up hardly used like the previous ones. It was definitely worth it and I have decided I'd buy a brand new replacement if it breaks but it is still going strong.

TheKitchenWitch Sun 10-Apr-16 11:36:13

Which Panasonic do you all recommend? Or what's the difference between them all!

Costacoffeeplease Sun 10-Apr-16 11:43:25

I would do it by hand - dead simple

500g bread flour
300 ml water
7g dried fast acting yeast
7g salt

Mix, knead for 4 mins, leave for 10 mins, knead another 4 mins, leave to prove for an hour, knock back, shape, leave to prove for 45 mins, bake. You can freeze it after the 1st prove, or leave it in the fridge overnight, or just pull bits off to bake as required

Janek Sun 10-Apr-16 11:49:15

I have had my panasonic since 2008, used regularly and still going strong. When we bought ours, there were two models for sale concurrently - a basic model and the automatically-adds-the-seeds model. We went for the basic one. I think i can set it to beep at the appropriate moment if i want to add seeds manually, but i have never done this.

In summary, based on your op, the cheapest panasonic you can find would be your best bet, imo.

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