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Emily Elizabeth

Bread Machine Experiences?

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Hi Everyone,

My mom is going to buy me a bread machine for my birthday (on Sunday) and wants to know which one to get me. Any advice or opinions on bread machines would be much appreciated!

We are currently trying to decide between the Zojinushi, Breadman (TR2700) and the Cuisinart (BNKR-200PC).

Thanks in advance for sharing your opinions and experiences!

Emily

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Can someone help please. I just got a Breadman Machine to make my own bread. I tried my first loaf this morning. Bob's Red Mill "Walrus Bread". The recipe on the back of the Rice Flour bag said to ADD the wet ingredients after (mixing all the dry ingredients together (including the yeast))/ After adding in the wet I stirred it up a little then spooned it into my new bread machine. I had it set on "White Bread" as instructed by the Walrus Bread recipe and for 1.5 loaf size and light crust. I didn't use the gluten free setting because it wasn't in the recipe. I turned it on and it shook and hummed. The rise setting came on after a while. I just kept checking on it. And when it signaled it was done. I removed it and flipped it onto a rack. I waited approx. 10 minutes and cut it. The end was delightful and I loved it. After further inspection I noticed that under the top crust it was gooey and not baked. There was a pocket that didn't cook. So now My bread looks like a bowl after scooping out the uncooked goop. The recipe said to set it to "White Bread" and "lite". But there was no "lite" setting on my machine. So I set the crust setting to "light". I noticed at the time that when I changed it from medium crust to light that the preparation time got shorter by about 10 minutes. If I would have left the crust setting on medium would that of solved my problem? Or should I always check and if the bread does this again, set my machine on bake only and turn it on for additional time. I need help :( Thanks any one that can help me:)

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My Christmas present to myself was the Zojirushi. I am finally using it for the first time tonight, (Bob's red mill hearty wheat mix, I was too lazy to do scratch)

I did lots of research and heard great things about it. I do remember reading about another that was not as expensive and still got good reviews though...can't remember what it was.

DanaPete, I would try changing the crust setting or anything that would make the cooking time longer. Do you have your manual?

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Hi, my DH bought me a Hamilton Beach bread maker for christmas. I love it. It has a gluten-free setting and my bread turns out wonderful. The only thing I do is follow the directions for the machine and add what the package states. I put liquids in at the beginning and make sure they are room temp or short cycle through the microwave. Then add the dry ingredients...then the yeast. Nothing to it...pretty much set it and forget it until the bread is done... Just my opinion. Good luck with which ever you choose.

Suzi

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I have an Oster bread machine and I love it. This is my second bread machine but my first since going gluten-free. I cant believe I waited this long to get a bread machine.

Anyway, it has a bunch of settings and even a gluten-free setting which I use. I follow the instructions that came with the bread machine which is liquid first, dry and make a little dent for the yeast. My recipe does not say to do this.

Anyway all the bread I have made so far has been perfect.

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Being a longtime gluten-free baker for my family I second the Zorjirushi--- it is a workhorse with a heavy duty motor...

Breadmakers : remember gluten-free dough only needs one rising so be sure to set your bread machine . Also if your bread collapses try using less liquid maybe by 2TBSP less. ANd baking time also needs to be adjusted. I bake Anna's bread mix in the Zo for2hrs 8min total time minus 2TBSP of liquid. Perfect every time.

Also remember toscrape down the sides of the machine when it is mixingto get all the loose ingrdients blended & smooth out the top...

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