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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
The other half has decided she wants a breakmaker and had given me the job of pricing one up!! So, i turn to you HUKD'ers to get on the case for me please.

Ebay, Argos, Amazon.... Anywhere thats a good deal. She wants one that can do different kinds of bread (broiche, loafs etc)

Best deal shall receive 3 vouchers for a free pints of Coors in Varisty (the first voucher expiries this weeks, hence only 3)
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
Get the cheapest cos it costs more for the ingredients than to get freshly baked bread from the supermarket.

And after spending £115 on my professional Anthony Worrel Thompson Breadmaker its now a very expensive ornament in the corner of the kitchen cos she soon got bored :roll:

Argos, Asda, Tesco all do budget models for around £15
#2
have not done research on where the best deal is, but the best breadmaker is the panasonic. there are two models- the lower priced one is very good and works very well. If you want to make rye bread as well, then get the higher priced panasonic model. it also has an utility for adding things like nuts and other toppings after hte dough is made.

i got the lower priced panasonic when amazon was doing a deal for 40 quid. so i guess they might have the best deals.

I had another breadmaker from morphy richards and that did not work well. the panasonic is consistently good.i have made regular sandwich bread (plain and wholemeal) , dough, foccacia, pizza dough etc etc. the recipe book is excellent.

so whatever you do get a panasonic
#3
with regards to what foosball chum says, you are not making bread to save money. but if you like good bread, then it will be cheaper that the supermarket equivalent. no additives. you can add olive oil or butter instead of hydrogenated fat.

also you can set the timer so that the bread is baked at night and ready to be removed from the machine when you wake up. there is something magical about waking upto freshly baked bread.

i especially enjoy making rolls and using variety of toppings. you get such lovely quality bread (which i use for my lunch box) that i regret it whenever i forget to pack lunch and have to get supermarket stuff.

in terms of economics. i saw recently that asda were selling 1.5 kg strong bread flour for 48 p. with that you can make three big loaves of bread. add the cost of yeast, salt, sugar (2 tbsps per loaf), butter (15gms per loaf), then you can make 3 loaves for about a pound or more before you add the electricity costs. you cannot get a good loaf for less than a pound from the supermarkets.

i add linseed to mine and replicate the burgen bread (selling for around 1.20)

what i am trying to say in a rambling fashion is htat if you are interested in eating good bread, interested in working on variations like pumpkin seeds, sesame etc and want fresh bread, you cannot go wrong with the panasonic. it takes the inconsistency out of making good bread leaving you to focus on what you want in terms of taste and toppings
banned#4
Amazing the contrasting views you can get here

But here are the cheapest on the panasonics meerer recommended I could find

£98.99 for the expensive model http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD255-breadmaker-raisin-dispenser/dp/B000QUYW62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1217060235&sr=1-1
£79.95 for the cheaper one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD254-breadmaker/dp/B000QV07C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1217060321&sr=1-1
#5
Meerar!!

Thanks for that (and to everyone else)

If you can get me the Panny Models etc etc i'l take a closer look! Off to Tecsos tomorrow so will take a trip to Durham (EXTRA) and see what they have there! Cheers again. Sorry for the ingorance, but do you need to mix ingredients yourself, or does the machine do it for you

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#6
because they are something people only use about twice until most people get board, you can pick them up really cheep at car boot sales my mums got one like new for £5
#7
Post a wanted ad on your local Freecycle group
There are so many sat in the back of cupboards and I've seen loads offered on my local group
Mine was something I really wanted at the time but actually it was a complete waste of money.
Once you know you will really use it you can then upgrade (if necessary) and buy one!
#8
Disco


Sorry for the ingorance, but do you need to mix ingredients yourself, or does the machine do it for you

Disco

The panasonic is definitely the best. I use mine nearly every day and it makes the best bread out of all!! You just weigh the ingredients - flour, yeast, sugar, dried milk powder and salt into the pan, add a bit of marg and the right amount of water and switch on . I usually use the 2 hour 'rapid' prog - brill. :thumbsup:
#9
screwed if ur electricity got cut off while making the bread
#10
chesso
The panasonic is definitely the best. I use mine nearly every day and it makes the best bread out of all!! You just weigh the ingredients - flour, yeast, sugar, dried milk powder and salt into the pan, add a bit of marg and the right amount of water and switch on . I usually use the 2 hour 'rapid' prog - brill. :thumbsup:


fancy a try before you buy session
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fancy a try before you buy session

You want to mix my ingredients?? :w00t:
#12
I actually calculated that it'd cost my house 52p for the ingredients and electricity to produce a large loaf. Well worth the little bit of effort to save almost a pound a loaf compared to buying Warburtons etc. :)

Bought an unused Panasonic SD-252 on ebay for £30 delivered on Saturday :-D

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