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The Bready Machine-Thoughts?

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Hi! I'm Proud-armywife and I am a gluteholic!

So what do you think of this machine? Steep price, but maybe it will help me. My family is bread eating crazies! And I am considering this option. I know you are stuck buying their mixes frankly it looks so yummy I watched the demo and drooled!!! LOL I have not eaten any bread since being diagnosed... Any thoughts would be so helpful!!

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I'd be hesitant to buy any equipment that required me to use only that manufacturer's mixes. I have thought of buying a bread machine, too, but am holding back as I know they are expensive and they really only make one kind of bread (a loaf).

Or maybe I would be better off buying a really good KitchenAid stand mixer with a heavy duty motor although I'm holding back on that, too, considering I'd have to try to make space for it and since it's heavy, it really would need to occupy counter space to use it regularly (the out-of-sight, out-of-mind theory).

In Elizabeth Barbone's book, Easy Gluten-Free Baking, she highly recommends the Zojirushi bread machine because I think it has two paddles for mixing.

Interesting topic and I'm looking forward to reading what others have to say.

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I've been thinking about getting a bread machine, too. I looked at Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday and there were only two on the floor. One was pretty simple and only $70 and the other was a bit more involved and had a special "gluten free" setting and was something like $130. Anyone know if that's even necessary? I'm thinking a bread machine would be better than just oven baking since I moved from sea level to 7000' above sea level and still have no clue how to make things that don't deflate in the oven :lol:

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I LOVE my bread machine. It's a Cuisinart, and it rocks! It has a gluten free setting, but I've never used it. I use the regular setting to make Pamela's yummy bread. Otherwise, I purchase Udi's frozen loaves (they are AMAZING!) for sandwiches, and I love Brazilian cheese bread for dinner rolls. But if you do want bread, I'd recommend buying a machine that you can use different mixes in. I'd be VERY hesitant to get involved into something that only lets you buy their mixes...especially when it comes to food.

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It TOTALLY limits your ability to bake certain things. Also since you're a Mil. Wife too, remember that certain duty stations may not even be able to order the mixes so you'd be back at square 1 (no bread machine).

I have an older one my parents gave me years ago and I scoured out, and I use the wheat setting, it seems to work pretty well with Bob's Red Mill flour. Although that being said, I would like to get a new one so I can stop being paranoid about CC.

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