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Bread maker
« on: October 18, 2012, 15:18:36 PM »
I shall be picking up my (2nd hand) Panasonic SD-253 bread maker on Saturday.

Am looking forward to experimenting.

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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 21:09:36 PM »
Made my first loaf today - a 'basic white'.  Very pleased with the results and looking forward to experimenting more.
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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 23:48:10 PM »
How does the cost per loaf compare Reg or is it awkward to work out? I've thought about doing this but not sure if its worth the effort baring the cost of the machine in mind as well as the ingredirnts.

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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 16:50:56 PM »
I have one , use it from time to time. , i reckon the cost compared to buying a loaf is astronomical Bisto , for me its just the fun i guess
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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 19:51:50 PM »
Yeah figured as much. I can see it might be a fun, satisfying thing to do but Im going over to gluten free bread which is expensive to buy in the shops. We eat about three to four loaves every week so cost is a bit more of an issue. Ive not been diagnosed but Ive got a lot of fairly unpleasant gluten intolerance symptons. Im going to give it a few months trial and if I can cut the cost per loaf even a bit through home baking so much the better.

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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 21:42:48 PM »
We've had a bread maker for years, a Panasonic SD-253, it's absolutely fantastic. You can make the bread you desire; fruit, walnut, seeds, granary, brown, half-white etc etc.

You know exactly what's going into it, and can decide exactly what 'type' you want.

As for the cost, it's about 60p for a malted brown (half granary-half white) and 43p for a seeded white.

A bog-standard white would be less (c. 35p) - loaf size is as made with 400g flour - don't know final baked weight.

A piece of sh*t standard loaf is difficult to find even at those prices.

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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 15:20:02 PM »
Same machine as me Giles.  I've 'guestimated' that the 2 basic whites I've made so far at about 50p each.  Yes you can get sub-50p bland bread, but I like nice bread and that costs a lot more!  My SD-253 for £31 was a bit of a bargain I think.

Also - there is that fantastic smell of fresh bread baking.  And it is really really easy to do and the machine is simple to clean afterwards too.
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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 13:19:38 PM »
Latest loaf was a 400g Honey and Sunflower Seed Granary.

Smashing.
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Re: Bread maker
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 11:28:51 AM »
Have also done a sandwich loaf (very good indeed) and a Ciabatta.  The latter wasn't as good.  Probably won't do that one again.

But the honey and sunflower granary was very nice indeed.  Might do another one of them this coming weekend.
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