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If you have a breadmaker that you love - tell me about it.

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IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Wed 26-Aug-09 23:56:24

Thanks.

milknosugarplease Thu 27-Aug-09 07:52:09

panasonic one-cant remember the name-its got a nuts and seeds dipenser...costs about £100...expensive but well worth it!

x

SoupDragon Thu 27-Aug-09 07:55:06

Yes, the Panasonic one with the nut/seed dispenser

tatt Thu 27-Aug-09 07:56:18

panasonic often recommended on mumsnet. I got a Morphy Richards Fastbake which is considerably cheaper. However the bit that is supposed to fall down after kneading leaves a large hole in the base of the bread and is difficult to remove. After about a year (could be longer) of hard use the tin is difficult to clean and when I open the lid it's moved around. So I feel I need to replace it soon. Thought you might find it useful to hear what not to get grin.

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 09:42:43

I saw the morphy richards one yesterday, thanks for the warning.

I has thought that the panasonic one was good, will have a look.

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 09:47:00

this one?

£83 on amazon.

Cluckadoodledoo Thu 27-Aug-09 09:47:23

Panasonic with nut and seed dispenser it is brill!

My dd's excema has improved so much since we stopped buying bread was all the cack that goes into it!

I mainly make dough now and shape and bake but when we are lazy it gets done overnight in the machine.

Best thing I ever bought for the kitchen. Have saved so much money and I think everyones health has improved plus it makes yummy pizza dough!

Ignore the recipes that say to add milk powder and sugar though totally not essential!

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 09:50:37

Do people find they end up eating loads of bread and butter and put on weight.

Cluckadoodledoo Thu 27-Aug-09 09:51:44

Only for the first month! We probably eat less bread overall now, it settles down.

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 13:53:06

Have ordered the panasonic one.

justwantedtoshare Thu 27-Aug-09 14:03:45

i'VE GOT THE PANASONIC TOO AND IT IS DEFINITELY THE MOST VERSATILE ONE i HAVE HAD, EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT BECAUSE THERE IS NO BETTER ONE AND I AM NOT TEMPTED TO BUY A NEW ONE NOW! Oops sorry for shouting blush

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Thu 27-Aug-09 14:35:44

grin

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Aug-09 14:43:11

tatt -interesting what you said about the Morphy Richards one.

We've got the older version that was given to us by some people who were updating it for the one you've got. They had been really happy with the old one so decided to stick to the same make. Anyway, they said that the old one that they gave us was actually much better than the newer one (but luckily didn't demand it back smile ).

When this one does go to breadmaker heaven we're going to get a Panasonic one as they do seem to be the best. I'm hoping that by then they'll do one with a brushed steel or chrome exterior though as the white plastic will look horrible in our kitchen ([shallow] emoticon grin)

milknosugarplease Thu 27-Aug-09 15:38:20

also the thing with the panasonic one is the amount of sugar used! our old one wanted 1 cup (yes 1 cup!!!!) of sugar this one uses like 1 tablespoon!

mmm now i want bread!

Cluckadoodledoo Thu 27-Aug-09 16:49:14

The sugar is to mimic the factory processed bread we are used to. All the recipes work without it and without the milk powder and the bread tastes nicer too!

katster37 Thu 27-Aug-09 16:57:45

Now I am embarrassed as I started a breadmaker thread a few minutes ago and seen this one blush Oh well!
I am going to get a breadmaker asap, although having originally set myself a budget of 50 pounds, now think I might be tempted to stretch to the 83 pound panasonic one... I do really like seeded bread the best, so am thinking the nut dispenser would be good for this? Presuming you can put seedy type things in?

katster37 Thu 27-Aug-09 16:58:17

Oh dear, sorry, 'seedy type things' might sound a bit odd blush

ClaireDeLoon Thu 27-Aug-09 17:01:28

I thought the sugar was too feed the yeast - do you not need that with dried yeast? I have the panasonic one that was linked too and love it too.

milknosugarplease Thu 27-Aug-09 17:05:00

katster ye you but the stuff in it then at the correct time it pops out-our old one used to beep then we'd have top get up and put it in ourselves....although allinson (i think) do a flour with seeds already in...is absolutly gorgeous!!!!

you will all be pleased to know i have just put a loaf on....well ok only i am pleased!!

milk x

Lilymaid Thu 27-Aug-09 17:05:41

I have a Panasonic - great - and can confirm that you don't need any sugar to make a loaf of bread - and you can cut the amount of salt down by at least half. You don't need to mess about with milk powder either.
Yeast, flour, a little salt, oil or butter, water - that's it.
Seeds can be used in the nut dispenser (it doesn't discriminate!)

Cluckadoodledoo Thu 27-Aug-09 17:07:42

It works without! Initially I used the French bread recipe as that has no sugar but then forgot and put in on normal bread and that worked too.

Yeast will feed on the flour that is refined startch too as is sugar.

It is best of all if you use the French dough or bread setting though as it gives a more traditional slow rise and therefore better flavour

katster37 Thu 27-Aug-09 17:33:42

Right- you have persuaded me, ladies - the panasonic sd255 will be arriving chez Katster on Saturday morning!! Hoorah!

ClaireDeLoon Thu 27-Aug-09 20:22:54

Cluck thanks - will try it on the french bread settings have never tried that. Although I normally do a granary loaf which is so yum.

Cluckadoodledoo Thu 27-Aug-09 20:35:28

Granary is fine on the French setting too, my two faves are granary and Allansons seeded flour yummy!

tatt Fri 28-Aug-09 08:19:17

NDA the Morphy Richards one does look good. I bought mine when it was half the price of the Panasonic and thought it couldn't be that much worse. You could always try the Cookworks or Russell Hobbs [[http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Russell-Hobbs-11132-Stainless-steelone. ]] I'm going to look a lot harder at the inside before I buy another breadmaker grin

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