Product Type: Breville bread makers
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Hot, Fresh, Easy Bread
Member Name: Idiotic_Table
Advantages: Great bread, so easy to use and clean.
Although itīs lovely to make fresh, homemade bread from scratch, the process can be a bit messy and tedious - the same goes for dough for pizza and the like. This breadmaker has made the process so much easier, and itīs the work of minutes really to put in the ingredients and set the machine to the correct functions, then sit back and wait for the bread to be ready (a couple of hours normally, although it can be less). You can also set it to a delay function, so it comes on at, say, six in the morning, and makes the bread while youīre sleeping, so you wake up to a batch of piping-hot, just-made bread.
At about fifty-sixty pounds, this isnīt the cheapest piece of kitchen equipment youīll buy, and in a way itīs a lot for whatīs just a labour-saving device, but if youīve got the spare money, or you like to make a lot of bread, itīs a worthwhile investment that weīve never had problems with. Also, you save money on shop-bought bread!
The machine is very easy to operate, and comes with a booklet that explains all the different settings and gives you some ideas for different recipes to try out. Although you can set it to make the dough and cook it, I like to just let it make the dough, then knock it into shape, add toppings like seeds etc. and put it on a baking tray in the oven, which I think gives a nicer finish. Obviously, as this is fresh bread, it doesnīt keep for long, and goes dry quite quickly, so itīs best to eat it on the day you make it, although you can freeze loaves if you make several at once.
There really arenīt any disadvantages to this product - itīs very easy to clean, as the "basket" that you put the ingredients in pops out easily, and the blades that stir the mixture are easy to remove and clean. Everything is very quick and easy, and it beeps to let you know when itīs done, so you can leave it to do its own thing.
Overall, I think this is an excellent purchase that makes cooking so much easier - itīs so much nicer to have your own homemade bread, and the ingredients are so cheap. For quality and ease of use, I would certainly recommend this product.
Summary: A great labour-saving buy.
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