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Suzie_GFfamily

Want To Buy A Bread Machine

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I love my Zoji. I'd never tried to make bread before my daughter's diagnosis so I don't know how it compares but I do know that the machine makes it so easy - you program it one time and, from then on, I just dump in the ingredients and push one button and you have great bread every time. We've only ever used a mix - usually Pamela's - it's her favorite. We've experimented by adding various ingredients (the machine beeps when it's time to add extras) and her current favorite is cinnamon and raisins. The reason we got the machine in the first place is because all the bread that we had bought premade was terrible (granted, we probably only tried two kinds, but still...they were both terrible). With so many food restrictions for her, it's nice that she can have a delicious warm loaf of bread whenever she wants it. The only thing I've noticed is that the bread goes bad fairly quickly so the best thing to do is, after it cools, slice and freeze it. I can't say enough about it - the Zoji and my Kitchenaid stand mixer are my two favorite kitchen items!

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Thanks! Yes, with our newly diagnosed 5-year old, I desperately need a bread machine that can bake a decent loaf. I tried to do it with our current bread machine, and it came out awful. I'm ready to get the Zoji. I don't know what I'd do without Cealic.com and the forums!!!

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momandgirls-

Hello I just went thru the cost effieniecy of the Kinnikinnick breads myself. As in the premade and the mixes. I did the math for the two of them. If we ordered from the website, neither one made a difference. The cost for shipping would have made the difference up. Unless you bought at least 3-4 loaves of the premade loaf.

I. however, had the lady in my health food store, who carries the premade loaf, order the mixes for me.

Now she charges 6.19 for one frozen premade loaf. And when the mix came in, she charged me 6.79. and the mix makes 2 loaves.

The Kinnikinnick mix it not. however, for bread machines. The specific instructions on the side say to mix it with an electric beater and bake it in the oven. I did that and it came out fantastic. My first time the loaf was a bit lopsided, but it still tasted good.

I know this doesnt help anyone in the search of bread machines. But I hope it helps anyone for the Kinnikinnick bread mix! :)

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I've actually had very good luck with a model made by Sunbeam, it's sold at Wal-mart stores for about $40, and you can buy it through their online store if you want. I haven't tried any of the settings other than white bread(it has 12, 3 crust settings, and the option of making a 1 1/2 pound loaf or a 2 pound loaf), but it's always managed to turn out good gluten-free and regular loaves for me. And the price is right too. It never seems to get breads over or underdone for me, and I experiment with recipes and everything so that's always a plus. I've never tried the Zoji so I wouldn't know, but I don't plan on buying one because they're out of my price range.

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I've decided to go with the Zoji and have been comparing prices this week. I've created a separate post just for Canadians in the International Room on this forum with some price comparisons for companies that ship to Canada or ship within Canada.

For our American neighbours- there are some good prices out there for the ZOJIRUSHI BBCC-X20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker.

amazon .com has a good price.

Also, I found a good price at newegg.com:

Price $164.99 US + $14.79 Three Day Shipping (Not available in HI, AK and PR). NewEgg doesn't ship to Canada so I can't take advantage of their price myself.

I don't have any connection with these companies or any info about their reliability, but wanted to share the info I've found during my search.

Some other people may know of other places that offer good prices plus good shipping rates.

Suzie

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I've been making the bread mixes without a bread machine. I have just been using regular mixer settings. My mixer takes dough hooks as an accessory. Would there be any advantage to using dough hooks with the mixes (Pamela's, Gluten-free pantry)?

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