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Hello all. I have read that most of you prefer the Zojirushi bread maker. My dad is willing to buy one for me but he is on a tighter budget so I don't want him to get me more than I need. However, we also want to be sure that we get something which I am happy with -- I don't want to wish I had done something different.

Can you please share your advice about what model to purchase? Is the mini bread maker sufficient or will I need one that is larger in order to make all the different breads I may want to bake? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Kelly

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I didn't like mine & sent it back. You still have to mess with it.

gluten-free bread is really easy to make but I'm not so gung-ho since I found

most bread has no nutrition! Oh, I added all kinds of protein seeds

but then I got wise when I started getting fatter.

To each his own but I lettuce wrap these days and my friends are so jealous!

Too funny, I thought I was being deprived!

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I can't remember the name but there is a bread machine discussed here frequently that gets great reviews and I think is about half the price (Breadman or Cuisinart?). I think it even has a gluten-free cycle. I have a Zojirushi and can't say I'm terribly impressed given the significant price difference. It's great but if you are on a budget I think you can get the same results from other brands. It's more about the bread mix for me.

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I do all my baking without any bread machine or even a stand mixer. It's not difficult, and I do get good results. But I understand that some folks just don't feel comfortable or confident about baking things.

Many gluten-free bread recipes produce a dough consistency more like a batter, so even a hand mixer will do as long as it has decent power. I often mix by hand, with a wooden spoon, though a large amount of dough/batter can make your arm tired. Then it's just a matter of letting it rise, and baking in the oven. There's no kneading involved with gluten-free breads.

If it is a matter of confidence, you might try a cake mix, or some other recipe in which the batter is not unlike the gluten-filled counterpart. Small items are often easier to get good results with, so cupcakes, pancakes, cookies, and so forth might be a good place to start.

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For me I love my Zo. It is the workhorse of breadmakers...I had mine for years & its still kicking out gluten-free bread.... I think if a person is not a baker or even has not enough time to bake then a bread machine is the answer to fresh bread... I also have a stand mixer but Love my Zo! With some machines that are lesser in price, they can burn out the motor with the gluten-free bread dough.. If you check around the Zo is on sale a lot of the time.. I got mine as a Christmas present years ago.

I know others like the breadman but I'm not sure there is a big price difference....

I guess one must decide to go with a lesser expensive model or go for a highly rated one & keep it forever...

The zo does have two sizes......again you must decide if the smaller size is right for your family. If its just you & no one else then the small one would be perfect... At our house there are four gluten-free so small doesn't work for us.....plus everyone loves fresh bread so I have gluten eaters who also eat my gluten-free bread!!!!!!

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I just bought a Breadman. It does have a gluten free cycle.

What the heck is a gluten free cycle? Does it mix differently than with regular gluten-y bread?

I was reading the recipe book that came with the machine though, and you have to be careful because smack dab in the middle of the gluten-free section was a recipe for spelt bread. It threw me for a minute because I thought spelt had gluten, and it does. Weird.

Anyway, I am going to use it for the first time as soon as I can get up to the store to get some bread machine yeast, and I will post back the results. If the bread is good, I will post the recipe. I am going to make plain white bread for my daughters' lunches.

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I just bought a Breadman. It does have a gluten free cycle.

What the heck is a gluten free cycle? Does it mix differently than with regular gluten-y bread?

I was reading the recipe book that came with the machine though, and you have to be careful because smack dab in the middle of the gluten-free section was a recipe for spelt bread. It threw me for a minute because I thought spelt had gluten, and it does. Weird.

Anyway, I am going to use it for the first time as soon as I can get up to the store to get some bread machine yeast, and I will post back the results. If the bread is good, I will post the recipe. I am going to make plain white bread for my daughters' lunches.

I believe the gluten-free cycle just eliminates the second rise as it's just not needed for gluten-free bread. That said, I don't have a bread machine although I debated getting one when I went gluten-free.

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I believe the gluten-free cycle just eliminates the second rise as it's just not needed for gluten-free bread. That said, I don't have a bread machine although I debated getting one when I went gluten-free.

Gotcha.

Just finished my first loaf. It takes 3 hours. It turned out really well. There are 391 carbs in the whole loaf for anyone who might be diabetic.

If anyone wants the recipe I used, just ask and I'll post it. But after thinking, I figured anyone who already has a bread machine probably already has a good bread recipe they like. And if you buy the Breadman machine, it comes with a recipe book.

My machine is the BK1060S. I don't know the difference offhand between that and BK1050S, but both have a gluten free cycle. I'm happy I bought it, and will be out shopping for my rice flour soon.

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Gotcha.

Just finished my first loaf. It takes 3 hours. It turned out really well. There are 391 carbs in the whole loaf for anyone who might be diabetic.

If anyone wants the recipe I used, just ask and I'll post it. But after thinking, I figured anyone who already has a bread machine probably already has a good bread recipe they like. And if you buy the Breadman machine, it comes with a recipe book.

My machine is the BK1060S. I don't know the difference offhand between that and BK1050S, but both have a gluten free cycle. I'm happy I bought it, and will be out shopping for my rice flour soon.

Can you post the recipe that worked? We just started trying to figure out gluten-free baking. I'm using my old breadmaker (Oster), with the Expressbake setting because it only has one knead cycle. I'm on the lookout for good recipes!

Thanks!

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Can you post the recipe that worked? We just started trying to figure out gluten-free baking. I'm using my old breadmaker (Oster), with the Expressbake setting because it only has one knead cycle. I'm on the lookout for good recipes!

Thanks!

Sure!

This makes a 2 lb. loaf.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water (80-90 degrees)

3 large eggs, room temp (I take them out in the morning)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

2 cups white rice flour

2/3 cup dry skim milk powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup tapioca starch or flour

1/2 cup potato starch

1/3 cup cornstarch

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon xanthan gum

2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Directions:

Measure ingredients into bread pan IN THE ORDER LISTED. It's important because the yeast needs to be separated from the water for as long as possible (in case anyone wanted to know)

After that, put the pan in the machine (although I put the pan in before I start measuring) and start the machine.

The loaf has roughly 391 carbs in it, in case anyone needs that. I didn't count anything else though, sorry.

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Hi Kelly! I bought the EMERIL LAGASSE bread machine and LOVE IT! It even has the ability to bake french baguettes. Highly recommend it. I bake a few loaves of Pamelas Bread Machine Mix a week and we all love it. A little tip - add some rosemary and use olive oil instead of the vegetable oil it calls for and enjoy!

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Hello all. I have read that most of you prefer the Zojirushi bread maker. My dad is willing to buy one for me but he is on a tighter budget so I don't want him to get me more than I need. However, we also want to be sure that we get something which I am happy with -- I don't want to wish I had done something different.

Can you please share your advice about what model to purchase? Is the mini bread maker sufficient or will I need one that is larger in order to make all the different breads I may want to bake? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Kelly

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Three hours??? I tried a bread machine and said the heck with it. I use Gluten Free Panty "My favorite sandwich bread". You add water, egg, and a bit of oil mix it up and put it in a bread pan in a warm oven for 40 min, bake for 30 and you are finished. What you get is a WHOLE loaf of bread, no pieces with a paddle in them, and it is delicious. skip the bread machine, spend the money on a bread pan at walmart and enjoy.

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