Afternoon all. I am currently using a breadmaker that a friend has lent me, from Asda I think, and I really want to get one of my own.
I am getting a bit bogged down trying to work out which is best on t'internet, so I wondered if anyone out there knows of a really good one they can recommend?
I would like one that has a retractable paddle as I don't like fishing it out from the bottom of the loaf, and then having loads of slices with holes in. It would also need to do 1.5lb loaves. Nothing fancy, don't need lots of other features.
I've got one from a few years ago but am thinking of ditching it in the loft, as it takes up too much room, and just use the bread mixes from Asda (Hovis ones £1 for 2 at the mo) in the oven, don't have to measure out stuff and work a treat each time. Try them first.
Ahnother vote for the Panasonic 255 here. I've had mine for a couple of months and use it 3 or 4 times a week for bread, plus doughs for rolls, pizza, foccaccia, brioche... the paddle is thin and has only stuck once when I made rye bread (different paddle). I probably get two slices that have a split in them, that's all.
I have a Morphy Richards, not sure which number and its great. No retractable paddle though, no seed/nut dispenser but I find if I add ALL ingredients from the start it all works out fine. And I vote for Lidl's bread mixes, they are fab
Thanks guys, so it seems to be a vote for Panasonic then, with Morphy Richards a possible. One I liked the look of on t'interweb was a Morphy Richards one 'cos it had a retractable paddle and was half price in July! (And free delivery - I love a bargain, me!).
With the Panasonic, I suppose if the paddle bit doesn't cause too many slices with holes then this might be OK - the one I have at the moment is leaving holes in 4-5 pieces. Not helped by the fact we haven't got the tool for removing it so I have to wedge a bent skewer in to pull it out !
I have narrowed it down then to the Panasonic or Morphy Richards.