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Which Breadmaker to buy.

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CatsandOatcakes Sun 15-Oct-17 18:15:23

My old Morphy Richards breadmaker has given up the ghost. I'm quite pleased actually, as it was rubbish and it gives me an excuse to buy a new one.
Please can I have your recommendations. I mainly bake a standard wholemeal loaf.

Janek Sun 15-Oct-17 18:16:20

I think the standard mn answer is panasonic. We have had one. We've had a it for 9.5 years. It's really good.

Fekko Sun 15-Oct-17 18:18:00

Watching with interest. I went to the 'dark side' a couple of years ago when someone bought me a bread maker, and it's going a bit mad now (bread keeps trying to escape and the top isn't cooking properly).

I'm too lazy to go back to hand baking!

EskSmith Sun 15-Oct-17 18:20:33

My Panasonic is 10 years old and good as new. I'd definitely recommend

CatsandOatcakes Sun 15-Oct-17 18:23:22

Well, Panasonic is in the lead at the moment. Is it a particular model or are they all good?

Justtrying Sun 15-Oct-17 18:28:20

My Panasonic is also about 10 years old and still going strong, love it especially the timer function.

Fuckalella Sun 15-Oct-17 18:33:43

Definitely Panasonic. I have the SD-2511 model, it's a couple of years old and I love it!

CatsandOatcakes Sun 15-Oct-17 19:59:07

With the old breadmaker the paddle kept sticking in the bread and the top crust bowing no matter how you adjusted the recipe. Very frustrating angry

Janek Tue 17-Oct-17 17:57:59

We have the most basic one that was available at the time - there used to be a choice of two - the one with the seed dispencer and the one without. Ours is the one without. I notice now there are some fancypants versions that make gluten free bread and other such specialities, but if ours died tomorrow i'd replace it with the one that costs £99.99 on the panasonic website.

Fekko Tue 17-Oct-17 18:16:52

I've found that the paddle stays put if you let the bread sit in the machine a while before hauling it out. I still need to dig it out once in a while though.

SheffieldStealer Wed 18-Oct-17 14:37:37

Panasonic here too. Whichever one cost £119.99 on the John Lewis website at Christmas last year.

There's a great breadmaker tip from King Arthur Flour about timing when the final rise is going to be, and then carefully tipping out the bread just before it starts to bake and removing the paddle, so you don't get that indentation. I would totally try this out if I could only (a) time it, and (b) be bothered to get up an hour earlier.

ValarMorghulisss Wed 18-Oct-17 15:07:43

Panasonic. I’ve had one for about five years. Every loaf is perfect. I’ve got the more basic model without the raisin dispenser thingy.

CatsandOatcakes Wed 18-Oct-17 17:02:59

I have gone ahead and bought a Panasonic. I'm going to have a play and make a loaf tomorrow. The book that came with it has many interesting recipes to try. Thanks for the help.

Fekko Wed 18-Oct-17 17:22:22

We will need a photo of your bready loveliness.

WazFlimFlam Thu 19-Oct-17 07:40:27


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CountessofGrantham Thu 19-Oct-17 14:28:56

Yep Panasonic!

ASDismynormality Thu 19-Oct-17 14:33:11

I bought a Panasonic bread maker yesterday and have just finished making my third loaf!
Which way do you cut your bread as the slices are so large when cut the traditional way.

CatsandOatcakes Thu 19-Oct-17 17:50:36

Made my first loaf today and it has turned out beautifully. Very happy. Did a brown loaf as a tester.

Fekko Thu 19-Oct-17 19:20:32

Oooh loaf-ly!

ValarMorghulisss Sat 21-Oct-17 13:14:52

In lieu of bread icon...

Fekko Sat 21-Oct-17 13:52:07


wafflelady Mon 23-Oct-17 23:14:54

My Panasonic was amazing for 4 years then just didn't mix my pizza dough, said a sad farewell to her at the tip last week! confused

repetitionrepetition Mon 23-Oct-17 23:29:58

Panasonic ~110£ mine is 4 or 5 years old and it makes 90% of our bread (and pizza!) we love it!

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