Product Type: Morphy Richards bread makers
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Mmmmmm, Fresh Bread
Morphy Richards 48280 Fast Bake
Member Name: andyoz
Morphy Richards 48280 Fast Bake
Advantages: Easy To Use, Good Value
Disadvantages: None Really
This is a wonderful addition to any kitchen and it has been used on a regular basis for a few years now. I love coming in from work and smelling fresh bread and the bread that this creates really is tasty and also quite healthy which is an added bonus. We do still buy bread in as I'm not overly keen on home made bread for sandwiches, but I do love using home made bread for toast.
So first of all what exactly does a bread maker do? Well quite simply it makes bread! To do this, all you need to do is put all the correct measures of ingredients into the machine, switch it on and then leave it to make the bread. Then when it is finished you simply take the bread out and leave it to cool, walla, home made bread ready for eating.
This particular bread maker is pretty simple. You flip open the lid and there is a large metal case inside the machine. You twist this and it pops out, you then add your ingredients to this large tin. This will also be the shape of your bread if you are making a loaf. There is a small metal handle on the tin and putting the tin back in is easy enough as you simply twist it to lock in in place. Then you close the lid and tap the correct buttons. There are a few different settings you can use on this one, usually we just make a standard loaf, but you can also make rolls, fruit bread and a few other things. Once the machine is working you hear it whirring as it start to mix the ingredients.
The length of time that this takes varies depending on which settings you are using. But a standard loaf takes around two hours to make. When the bread is ready you open the lid up, twist out the tin and then tap the bottom of it so your loaf slide out. One thing to be aware of is that it will be very hot so you need to wear over gloves to do this. The bread usually comes out with no problems. Now you can simply clean the tin and then place it back into the machine for the next use.
Design wise this is also a nice bread maker. It is a little larger than some I have seen but that does not really bother me. It has a nice shape to it and the buttons are easy to press. The lead could maybe be a little bit longer but it is fine if you are near a plug. There is a little window in the lid of the bread maker so you can peer in and watch your bread being made, this can get dirty so give it a clean every now and again.
Price wise I think we paid around £50 for this. This was a few years back so you may be able to pick it up cheaper now. I'm not sure they still make this model so if you want this specific one you may have to pick up a second hand one. We have been using this a few years now and have never had any problems with it so obviously this is quite a reliable machine and it is good value as it last well. So overall then I would have to say this is a very good machine and one that we will no doubt be using for many more years. I often wonder how much we have saved making our own bread over the years, or if in fact we have saved anything at all. But even if not, you still can't beat that wonderful fresh bread smell.
Summary: A Good Little Bread Maker
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