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Bread Machines for gluten-free breads?

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I was wondering if bread machines work for gluten free baking. I did google but didn't find a lot. I have read a LOT about baking but haven't been well enough to try it yet, but I'm getting close. Also we are getting a new oven at my house but not for maybe 6 weeks and I don't have anywhere else to bake except an outdoor grill right now. From what I understand gluten free dough is more delicate than flour based, well obviously because it doesn't have the gluten. So would it hold up in a bread machine? Because that would be ideal if I could chuck it in there and have some bread come out a few hours later. :P

  If anyone has one would you mind also sharing the brand? I get exhausted reading reviews so if anyone has one that they like I'd appreciate knowing which kind it is. And would you have to adjust the gluten free bread recipes? I don't mind experimenting but if a bread machine is a lost cause I'll use my energy on something else and wait for the real oven.

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I know I've read about people on here using a bread machine successfully.... but can't offer a brand name for you, sorry. You can also do a search of posts and see what that turns up :) 

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Shortly after my daughter was diagnosed with celiac, I researched and bought a Zojirushi bread machine.   It has a gluten free baking setting on it.   I have had great success with it, and made many, many loafs of fresh gluten-free bread.   Of course, we only use it to bake gluten-free bread.   Very easy to use, easy to clean.   We love it.

https://www.houzz.com/photos/53733964/Home-Bakery-Virtuoso®-Breadmaker-contemporary-bread-machines

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1 hour ago, Victoria1234 said:

I know I've read about people on here using a bread machine successfully.... but can't offer a brand name for you, sorry. You can also do a search of posts and see what that turns up :) 

Aw, thanks Victoria1234. That sounds very encouraging and I'll search on here to see!

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1 hour ago, gluten-free-Cheetah Cub said:

Shortly after my daughter was diagnosed with celiac, I researched and bought a Zojirushi bread machine.   It has a gluten free baking setting on it.   I have had great success with it, and made many, many loafs of fresh gluten-free bread.   Of course, we only use it to bake gluten-free bread.   Very easy to use, easy to clean.   We love it.

https://www.houzz.com/photos/53733964/Home-Bakery-Virtuoso®-Breadmaker-contemporary-bread-machines

Yay!! That is excellent! I've got a Zojirushi rice maker that I adore. Really I adore it. It plays music when the rice is done - cute little songs that even my cat looks happy when he hears it! So I am familiar with that brand but I didn't know they made bread machines.  I love that it actually has a gluten-free setting. And that you are so happy with it specifically for gluten-free baking is great news! Thanks for the link too. I will definitely look at that. Thank you gluten-free-Cheetah Cub. 

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My daughter has Celiac Disease and received a Sunbeam bread machine with the Gluten Free feature. She has used it many times over the past couple of years. The bread smells wonderful and it tastes amazing. No complaints here! ?

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8 hours ago, LexieA said:

Yay!! That is excellent! I've got a Zojirushi rice maker that I adore. Really I adore it. It plays music when the rice is done - cute little songs that even my cat looks happy when he hears it! So I am familiar with that brand but I didn't know they made bread machines.  I love that it actually has a gluten-free setting. And that you are so happy with it specifically for gluten-free baking is great news! Thanks for the link too. I will definitely look at that. Thank you gluten-free-Cheetah Cub. 

After we bought our Zojirushi breadmaker, we loved it so much, we bought their rice maker too.    So, I know the cute little songs the rice maker makes!   LOL.  

Their breadmaker is very easy to use.   After you put all the ingredient together, you push the gluten free setting, and wait a couple of hours, you will get a beautiful loaf of bread.   The whole house smells so good with that fresh bread scent.  

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On 9/16/2017 at 6:07 PM, Victoria1234 said:

I'm sorry I just got back here - I came down with the flu for the first time in 3 years so I've been delirious for a few days!  Thank you for this - it has excellent information and details about each of these bread machines & specifically for making gluten-free bread. I've saved that & I'll feel more sure when I order something for having read it. All of these have interesting features. I need to gain weight too so this may really help with that and I just find the idea of warm bread cooking so relaxing - especially now that it's Autumn. :P

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On 9/17/2017 at 1:05 AM, gluten-free-Cheetah Cub said:

After we bought our Zojirushi breadmaker, we loved it so much, we bought their rice maker too.    So, I know the cute little songs the rice maker makes!   LOL.  

Their breadmaker is very easy to use.   After you put all the ingredient together, you push the gluten free setting, and wait a couple of hours, you will get a beautiful loaf of bread.   The whole house smells so good with that fresh bread scent.  

Haha, yeah it's a nice Japanese cultural thing maybe to feel extra happy when the rice is cooked!  Also it has "fuzzy logic" which strangely makes me feel I can relate to it. Like it was going to take 60 minutes but at the last minute it decided to add on 5 minutes, lol. Pretty much how I operate. :D

That sounds SO nice about the house smelling good. Luckily I love cooking but I'm quite happy to let a bread maker do most of the work and figuring it all out. You've definitely convinced me to give it a go. I really can't wait now!! :)

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On 9/16/2017 at 11:49 PM, Zodi1993 said:

My daughter has Celiac Disease and received a Sunbeam bread machine with the Gluten Free feature. She has used it many times over the past couple of years. The bread smells wonderful and it tastes amazing. No complaints here! ?

That sounds great @Zodi1993! I'll look at that brand too. It's really reassuring to read about it working so successfully.  This thread is making me so hungry! I think I'll order one this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing that. :)

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I am responding to this post (even though it's old) as I couldn't find much information when I was looking to purchase a bread machine to cook gluten free bread.  This may help someone who is now looking:

I thought about getting the Zojirushi but it was so expensive and I wasn't sure if I would actually use the machine so instead I went with the Cuisinart CBK-200C Convection Bread Maker which has a gluten free setting and retails for about $180 cdn retail.  I lucked out and got a brand new on on kijiji for only $45 (again I was hesitant as I wasn't sure it would work) but I am so glad I bought it.  One weird thing was in the cookbook that came with the machine there was no plain gluten free white bread recipe but a quick search online and I found one for a cuisinart bread machine.  I followed the directions perfectly and made two loafs with two different gluten free flours.  The first I didn't know what the beeps meant so there was a giant hole in my bread.  Unlike regular flour gluten free doesn't move once mixed so I think the hole is bigger for a gluten free loaf.  Both turned out not bad and very very similar to what I had made from scratch.  I wasn't totally satisfied and wanted something more similar to the bun recipe I have and love.  It makes soft inside but chewy outside and tastes amazing.  I tried another recipe and found a WINNER.   First the bread looks like regular bread and is much softer than the other recipes I had tried.  I am not celiac but family member is so perhaps I forgot what gluten bread tastes like but i swear this is super close and when we toasted it 100% it was the same!  I should mention that with this batch I didn't wait for milk or eggs to be room temperature or did I measure things exactly (as that is just how I cook) and it worked perfectly which I was so happy about as the recipe book that came with it said you need to be precise etc.  The Cuisinart is much less "work" than making it from scratch.  I found making from scratch was an afternoon process.  With this machine you just add everything at once and then wait for the paddle to start turning and about half way through that time you have to go in and make sure you give it a  good mix yourself as the gluten free flour has a harder time getting incorporated (maybe normal flour does too?) and lastly you wait for the beeps about 20 minutes in to remove the paddle and that is it.  A couple hours later fresh bread with no additives etc.  The second recipe dough was super wet and sticky (similar texture to my bun recipe) so maybe leaving the paddle in isn't as big of a deal but I just fished it out .  When it's done you take it out and remove from pan easy peasy.  I would totally recommend this machine and the gluten free setting just knowing you have to incorporate the ingredients at the start and then remove the paddle.  Also because the recipe has egg and milk you cannot set the timer as you can with regular bread.  I can't wait to try gluten free cheese bread next!  We don't eat a lot of bread so I make a loaf, let it cool and then freeze.  I hope this helps future buyers in their search!  

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