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mugglelady Tue 26-Jul-11 11:01:41

Apart from having lovely fresh bread as and when you need it, cost wise how do they compare to bread purchased from the supermarket (not initial outlay appx cost per loaf)?


MoaningMcMyrtlepants Tue 26-Jul-11 11:16:38

I have a Panasonic SD255 and love it. A bag of flour costs me a £1. I then there is yeast, 99p for 125g, use 1-2 teaspoon. A teaspoon of sugar and a sprinkle of salt and then some water. Much cheaper than a loaf I would say.

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Tue 26-Jul-11 11:17:12

Oh! and tastes twice as good a shop bought one.

4merlyknownasSHD Tue 26-Jul-11 11:46:15

A 2lb loaf costs me about 90p in ingredients (flour, yeast, olive oil or butter, and either sugar or malt extract0. I also throw a handful of seeds (pumpkin, sunflour, linseed or poppy - or a mix of some or all of them) which probably takes it up to £1.20. It is a really healthy loaf. I have not worked out the cost of the gas involved in cooking it, but I generally do two at once. A similar loaf would probably cost around £1.50 in the Supermarket, but not as healthy. Also, it keeps for longer and fills up the rugby players in our house better than shop-bought.

Furthermore, baking your own dissipates your stress (with some purposeful kneading) and burnishes your halo.

mangomousse Tue 26-Jul-11 11:54:48

I'm not sure how much cheaper each loaf is but the bread is so much nicer and has none of the added bits that shop bread has. As 4merly said it certainly fills them up and stays fresh for longer (if it lasts that is!)

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Tue 26-Jul-11 12:52:50

Allison do a really nice seeded flour. It is the smaller packet so only 2 loaves generally, depending on what size I cook.


mugglelady Tue 26-Jul-11 13:16:49

Many thanks for all of your comments, much appreciated. You've sold it to me ladies will be purchasing one soon and burnishing my halo 4merly!!

Thanks again smile

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Tue 26-Jul-11 13:41:48

What BM are you thinking of getting?

mugglelady Wed 27-Jul-11 08:02:31

Still looking at the moment, maybe pana SD25 or Kenwood bm450. I'm not sure though and may to for a cheaper model initially to make sure I definitely use it and it doesn't gather dust on the worktop!

Itsjustafleshwound Wed 27-Jul-11 08:14:57

Can I recommend the Panasonic one (read the MN review!!) and is fab.

I thought it would just be another gadget sitting unused on my worktop, but without a doubt it is great!

mugglelady Wed 27-Jul-11 12:56:04

Will definately have a look at that one. Thanks all.

mangomousse Wed 27-Jul-11 13:50:32

also recommend panasonic though mine is an older model.

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Thu 28-Jul-11 12:57:38

Definatly get the Panny, fantastic machines, even came top of the Gadget Show reviews.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 28-Jul-11 14:13:51

Another Panasonic fan having traded up from a cheaper machine. The old machine worked fine but I replaced three tins in five years because they had a tedency to buckle. The Panasonic was much more expensive but, 2 years on, the loaf tin is still in excellent shape!!

On cost... I can get three good-sized loaves out of one 1.5kg bag strong white flour. (Hovis super strong £1.29) The yeast is about 15p per sachet. The rest is mostly water, knob of butter, pinch of salt and sugar etc. So I estimate a loaf costs me about 70p tops once the electricity is factored in.

Final tip... keep bread machine out on a worktop and then you'll remember to use it. smile

mugglelady Sat 30-Jul-11 21:05:12

Many thanks smile

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