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Choosing a Bread Machine

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Buying Your First Machine,
Things to Remember and Consider

Just a few years ago, you had to watch what bread machine you bought. Somewhere much better than others and there were brands you wanted to avoid. Today however, even the cheapest of bread machines will do a good job. What do you get with the more expensive machines? You get better warranties, a little better construction, and more bells and whistles.

How do you select a machine?

First, if you are unsure if you are going to use a bread machine much, get a cheap one. This does several things for you. First, it gets you started without spending a lot of money. It will give you a chance to see if you like bread machines, if you don’t then you haven’t wasted a lot of money and lastly it gives you some experience so if you decide you want a more expensive one you have an idea of what features you do and don’t want.

Second, I would not touch a bread machine that didn’t have at least a one-year warranty. Anything less and it tells me that the manufacturer doesn’t have much faith in the quality and longevity of their machines.

Third, don’t let the bells and whistles choose a machine for you. Remember, the only features a bread machine must have is a white bread or basic cycle, a manual or dough cycle, and a timer. Other items are more gadget that anything else.

I also strongly recommend that you look at the manual and the cycle times. Some machines have a preheat cycle. While this isn’t a bad thing if it is like 5 or 10 minutes but some machines like the Panasonic YD-205 can take 45 minutes or more. This is unacceptable to me. Also, look at the white bread cycle times, this should be a little over 3 hours. If it were longer, then I would look for another machine. For example, the Panasonic I mentioned before has a 4 plus hour white bread cycle. Way too long. If you can’t get your hands on the manual then buy from a place that has a good return policy.

One thing I consider more important than what cycles the machine has is the pan. What shape is it? Is it going to make an odd shaped loaf? Will a slice of bread fit in your toaster? Will it make a good sandwich? Myself, I like the traditional shaped pans that make a loaf shaped and sized like grandma used to make.

You also need to consider what type of crust you like. Machines with thin aluminum pans tend to make a lighter and thinner crust than machines with thick cast aluminum pans that tend to make darker and thicker crusts. This is not always the rule, but is usually the effect the pan has on the crust. If you don’t like dark thick crusts then you will probably want to stay away from the heavier pans.

Now I am not saying that you shouldn’t want a machine with other cycles and features. However, just be aware that a lot of them aren’t that great. Below is a list of cycles and features you will find on bread machines. You decide, it is your money and you have to use the machine.

Can You Recommend a Machine?

This is the second most asked question I get. Well, this is a completely subjective thing. However, my top choices are (in the order of preference)…

Zojirushi BBCC-X20. This is an excellent quality machine with a nice set of features, a very nice traditionally shaped pan, and dual kneading blades, which is best for thorough kneading of the dough. This is one of the few machines on the market that has a custom program cycle.

Breadman TR-810. This too is an excellent quality machine. It has a wonderful pan that is very horizontal in shape and has two kneading blades. It is a lot like the Zojirushi above but a little cheaper. However, it is missing the custom program cycle.

Breadman TR-2200. This is a good machine with many bells and whistles including an add-ins dispenser that automatically adds in things like raisins and nuts to the dough at the proper time; however I find it too small to hold the add-ins I want to put in. Another problem I have with this machine is the shape of the pan. In my opinion it is a very odd shape and makes a loaf that’s not very useful unless you make 1 pound loaves.

Breadman TR-3000. This is one of the most unique machines on the market. It is the only machine with a touch screen and built-in recipes. It too has many bells and whistles. Its one draw back is that it is a vertical machine. However, I prefer this vertical loaf to the odd shaped loaf that the TR-2200 makes. This is also an excellent machine for people that plan to make mostly dough and then shape and bake in the oven.

Another good thing to do before choosing a bread machine is to talk to people. Talk to the sales people ask them if they have had many returns, complaints, etc. Talk to other bread machine owners our world wide e-mail mailing list is a great place for this. With over 800 members worldwide, it is a brain trust of bread machine information. Read the reviews on this site. Nevertheless, in the end this information is only going to take you so far. You have to decide which machine is best for you.

Other Things to keep in mind…


To what extent does the company stand behind its product? Is there an adequate customer service team to answer your questions when problems arise while you are baking bread?

What kind of warranty does the machine have? Bread machine guarantees normally range anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. The best value is probably the one with a company behind it that believes their machine is durable enough to last for at least a year. On average you can expect your machine to last 3 years. That is doing three loaves a week during that time. Some machines go much longer, for example my Zojirushi BBCC-V20 is going on 5 years, but 3 years is average.


Your machine’s design can make all the difference in the world. The proper design will allow you the freedom to make almost any type of bread you choose. Do you like the shape of the pan? Is the control panel easy to read? Is it easy to program, etc.


Some machines have a more difficult time handling 100% whole grain breads because such grains make heavier dough’s than refined flour. If you expect to bake mostly with whole grains, look for a machine with increased horsepower so it can easily handle the heavier, healthier, whole grain flour. Most new machines can handle heavy dough. Still, it’s a good idea to listen to your machine as it kneads the heavier dough. If it sounds as though it is straining add a little more liquid. If your machine has a whole grain or whole-wheat cycle, your machine should have no problems with the heavier dough. Dual paddle machines also have an easier time with whole grain dough’s and tend to do a better job of kneading to boot.

Bread Pans

Bread pans come in many different sizes and shapes. Machines produce oblong, round, rectangular and square loaves. If you want to make bread for one primary use, say sandwiches, the shape of the pan will make a difference. Make sure the machine you choose produces the right shape for your needs. Currently on the market, you can find both horizontal and vertical (harder to find now) pans. They range in capacity from 1 (hard to find), 1-1/2, 2 and 2-1/2 (hard to find) pounds. Personally, we like the horizontal pans best. They make a much more useful loaf of bread. If you’re going to make most of the stuff on the dough cycle, then pan shape doesn’t make much difference. If your plan is to make gluten-free breads then your best choice is a 1-1/2 pound vertical machine.

Another thing to consider is what the pan is made of. All bread machine pans are aluminum with a non-stick coating. However, some are thick cast aluminum, which will make thicker and darker crusts, while some are thin aluminum, which tends to make lighter thinner crusts. There are exceptions to this, but 9 times out 10, this rule holds true. In addition, the type of bread you make will affect the crust as well.

Domes or Windows

We prefer a machine with a window rather than a dome. There are a few machines out there with domes, but they are generally old and I don’t think you can buy them new any more. The problem with them is that the glass allows for a lot of heat loss. This can cause the bread to not be baked or browned on the top. While we like Windows better, they are not very useful. Most of the time you need to use a flashlight to see in there any way. It is just easier to open the lid and look. It also gives you a chance to feel the dough to make sure it is the right consistency. Just don’t open the lid during the bake part of the cycle.


Make sure the timer is easy to use. Test out different models and brands in the store. Avoid any timer that is the least bit confusing! Most machines require you to count the number of hours between the time you set the machine and the time you want the bread done. So, if you are setting the machine at 9pm and you want the bread done at 8am. You would set the timer for 11 hours. Some of the Breadman machines allow you to set the timer like a regular digital alarm clock. Except instead of the radio going on, the dough is made, and baked.


Cycles. This one area really seems to be a source of wrong reasoning. The only cycles a bread machine has to have is a basic or white cycle, and a manual or dough cycle. All breads and dough products can be made using just these two cycles. However, some of the extra cycles on some machines enable you to create jams and quick breads (baking powder/soda). These cycles are convenient features for specialty uses, and you should consider what types of breads you would be making when you select your machine. For example, if your family prefers sweet breads you may want to choose a machine with a sweet bread cycle. This is also true for whole wheat, French, etc. Once you know what you will want to bake, you can choose a machine with the cycles that best work for you.

Cycles available, include:

  • Basic or White. This is the all-purpose cycle used for most bread. You can use it, adapting as directed by your owner’s manual, for almost any type of baking.
  • Quick or Rapid. This cycle cuts cooking time by about an hour. Some machines are programmed as rapid bake; their regular cycle is as short as 2-1/2 hours, making all of their breads rapid bake.
  • Whole Wheat or Whole Grain. This cycle provides the longer rising times needed for heavier breads. With some machines, you may need to make adjustments if you don’t have this cycle or have the option of programming longer kneading and baking times. You can stop and restart your machine after the first kneading cycle, if necessary.
  • French Bread. Lowers the amount of kneading time and increases the time for rising. For recipes that are low in fat and sugar. This cycle makes bread with a crisp crust.
  • Dough or Manual. Use this cycle to mix and knead the dough, and allow it to rise. You may then enjoy shaping the dough with your hands and baking it in a conventional oven.
  • Raisin or Nut. Really, this timer signals when to add the fruit or nuts so they are not smashed, or dried out, before the baking begins.
  • Bake-Only. This cycle is good for baking frozen dough’s, although most of what a bake-only cycle does can be done in a conventional oven.
  • Sweet Bread. Sugar affects the rising time and baking temperature, and this cycle compensates. Check your owner’s manual for when to use this cycle or for adapting a machine without this cycle when making sweet bread.
  • Sourdough. The Breadman Dream Machine is currently the only machine with a sourdough cycle. It has you put in the ingredients for the sourdough starter. It then mixes it and ferments it, then prompts you for the rest of the ingredients. It then kneads the dough, lets it rise, and then bakes it.
  • Jam. Allows you to make your own jam and jellies.
  • Rice. Cook rice in your bread machine.
  • Cake or Batter Bread. Make sweet breads and non-yeast breads such as banana-nut bread.
  • Pasta. Kneads the dough–you roll it out.
  • Pizza Dough. Makes dough you roll out, top, and bake for great homemade pizza.
  • Programmable. This allows you program in your own cycle. This gives you control over kneading time, how rises, rising times, etc.

The Manual

Read the instructional booklet that comes with the machine. What you want are educational materials that are clear and precise and enable you to bake breads that consistently rise to your expectations.

Look for… An instruction manual that thoroughly covers the use and care of the machine, including what to do when machine parts become clogged or dysfunctional and who to call for advice or repairs.

It is also handy to have program-timing charts that show you how each cycle is broken down. Like how long the first kneading is, how long the rest periods are, how long the rise portion runs, etc.

A video is a handy and effective way to learn how to use your new machine. However, do not buy a machine simply because it has a video. There are more important considerations.

A recipe book with recipes for your machine is pretty much a given. Good recipe books will include at least a dozen recipes for as many types of bread. The more recipes you’re comfortable with, the more flexibility you’ll have in creating consistently delicious and varied loaves for years to come.

In the end, especially these days the manuals are poor and I don’t recommend this be the deciding factor. This web site and the companion mailing list will provide you with more than enough information and we do offer a free basic manual online and other resources too. We probably provide more information on bread machine usage and baking then you will find in most bread machine books.

Size of Bread Pan

Bread pans range from 1 pound to 2-1/2 pounds. We recommend that you buy at least a 1-1/2 pound machine. In theory a one-pound loaf will make 8 slices, a 1-1/2 pound loaf will make 12 slices, a 2-pound loaf will make 16 slices, and a 2-1/2 pound slice will make 20 slices. However, this is not always the case. Some manufacturers label their machines as 2 or 2-1/2 pound, but the pan is the same size and shape as their 1-1/2 pound machine. Because of this, you may not get the expected number of slices. The other thing you need to keep in mind is that the dual kneading blade horizontal machines don’t do well with 1-pound recipes. There simply isn’t enough dough for it to work right. If 1-pound recipes are what you want, go for a vertical 1-1/2 pound machine.

Crust Color Selection

This feature allows you to control the brownness of the crust. Caution: With some machines, a lighter setting can result in breads that are gummy on top, especially sweet breads. We feel that crust control is a nice feature to have. Generally, you get three crust settings light, medium, and dark. Some machines have a sandwich setting that makes breads with lighter than light crusts, the Zojirushi BBCC-V20 is one such machine. I have found that most of the time the crust settings on the machine don’t do much. So don’t expect the world from this feature. However, it is still nice to have.

Power Saver

The power saver is a memory device that saves your bread in the event of power interruption, such as an inadvertent pulling of a plug or temporary loss of power. The power saver in some machines gives you just 10 seconds to restore power, in others it gives you up to 10 minutes. If power is restored within the set time, the cycle will continue where it left off. If the power should go off during the baking process, you are advised to discard the bread and start over.


Bread machines range in price for $40 to more than $200. For the most part more money doesn’t always get you a better machine, but more bells and whistles. Decide what you want to spend and decide what you want to do as well as what you might want to do with the machine and get one that will do it.

  • Thank you! This article hopefully will help me choose a great breadmaker!!

    Faigy Mayer
  • Hi,
    I would like to know if the Zojirushi you mentioned is better than the Cuisinart convection automatic. I cannot find info on comparing a traditional bread machine with the convection type. I am trying to decide between those and the Breadman TR875 Pro.

  • So much help! Thank you.

  • Where can I find the Breadman TR-810?
    I have searched the internet, but unable to locate.
    Thanks for your help.

    Theresa Swint
  • Hello can somebody help me? I’m looking for the wingnut for an Homebakery MK SEIKO,model HB-10W/HB-10P 220V AC 5OHz serial no.FJ09 MK Seiko Co., Ltd.
    I bought the machine on a demonstration in Belgium, thank you.

  • Thanks for the info on Vertical Bread pans. I know what to look for now.

  • I purchased a used (2005) Zojurushi BCC-V20 machine. I am having a problem with the crust. It is uneven in color. Is there something that I can do so the top crust browns evenly or is the machine defective. Is there a part in the machine that I should be replacing?

    Thank you for your help.


  • Hey great blog. I was just given an old Pillsbury 1016 Bread Maker with no mnaual. Do you know where I can find one?

    Virginia BreadMaking Dad
  • Need help with a receipe & bread machine. Have a oyster model 5838. Have tried several recipes. Always fall in center during baking cycle. Used to have a red star & never had problems. Help please.

  • thank you for the great information on bread machines! i want one that makes whole wheat bread for sandwiches (i’m on a low sodium diet). i want the bread shape to be “traditional.” my question is: can i make any recipe i like (i have some great bread book recipes), or do i have to make recipes strictly from the manual? i used to make my own bread every sunday when i was in college. now a bread machine would be great!

  • i love this site! i have another question: can i eliminate the salt from a recipe?

  • @robota: yes, you can eliminate the salt with no worries. the bread will bake just as well.

  • I want to get started baking bread, but have only used frozen dough. I think a machine would be helpful. I want long (horizontal) loaves, and the ability to make cinnamon rolls and whole wheat as well as pizza dough. Any suggestions? I can’t find the models you suggest above.

  • Virginia BreadMaking Dad; You can google any appliance and somewhere in there it will almost always have a PDF file of the manual. You can just print it out,staple the pages together and Voila! A manual.

    Billy Whiskers
  • Nice article, but I think you were a little harsh in your criticism of the Panasonic YD205 and it’s start delay. I picked one up in like-new condition at a thrift store ($8.49) and all of my bread has been terrific so far. I’ve never baked bread before in my life.

    After reading your article, I decided to make a basic white loaf and started the menu/timer just before I measured the ingredients. Know what? It took me 20 min to measure & put the ingredients into the pan (I weigh/measure meticulously), and 5 or 10 minutes after that the machine started and made another perfect loaf.

    Jim Davis
  • i recently thought id try and make bread. my grandmother made bread when i was growing up and now that i live on my own with my husband i thought what better thing to do, then to make some bread! however, ive done many many recipes with the packets of yeast you buy in the store.but my results were.. very flat bread thats rock hard. im wondering what im doing wrong? and so i was thinking about buying a bread machine, i dont really care the cost but im just wondering. what exactly does a bread machine do? mix, knead and rise my dough? . if u could help me out id really appreciate it! thank you.

    melissa g
  • am a young guy trying to engage myself on baking bread for commercial purposes(selling) and i really need one that can produces more that 5,000 pieces.Can you please advice me on that.

    Jingwa Daniel
  • Is there a special machine for gluten free??

    Elaine gray
  • I bought a Black and Decker B6000C on sale for $50.00 . 2 year warranty, dual paddles, horizontal pan, 1 1/2, 2, and 3 lb sizes , 3 crust settings, 11 useful programs etc.
    I have used it several times already( carrot bread on the go as we speak} and it works fabulous!
    Let’s see how well it stands up but right now I am extremely happy with this machine.
    The 3 pound loaf is HUGE. I prefer the 1 1/2 pounder as it doesn’t have time to go stale.
    The white bread is great so is the French loaf and the date loaf recipes that are included in the operator’s manual that came with it. The manual is full of useful information about basic ingredients and which cycle to use.
    I recommend this inexpensive machine to anybody.

    Laurence R
  • Hated that machine!!!! Left huge holes in bottom, weird shape, yuk !! My old BandD machine lasted8 years and had great book. Just bought another BandD all in one machine but size of loaf is not good for sandwiches or toaster !! Hey, is there a machine out there that makes normal loaves ??? I am tired of returning !!!!

  • I have wheat intolerance and have trouble getting non-wheat bread in Spain. I have discovered spelt and used it for cakes successfully so am looking into getting a bread maker to try making my own bread. Problem is there’s not a lot of choice of available bread makers in the shops. My nearest electrical store only has 1 brand – Taurus. Have any of you heard of it and would it do for making spelt breads?!!

    Comments/advise very welcome, please!


  • I need to puchase a BM for my daughter & her family (husband & 2 small kids)who are on a sailboat for the next 2 years. Power is a big concern to them so an efficiency model is key. As they will be at sea for 60+ days & be relying on the BM for long perods of time, which model would you recommend?

  • Can anyone tell me where I can find a kneading blade for a MK Sieko bread maker model HB-210-215?

  • Great article, so confusing which bread machine! This article helps a lot, thanks. I have been looking for Zojirushi BB PAC20. Can’t find one in Australia! We have 240 Volts, not 110. Any ideas? Same with the Moulinex baguette, 1600Watts, makes great french bread.
    Both of those machines are fantastic with horizontal loaf. I have to have either one, ……please help me, hehe.

    Bea Brinkley
  • hey,Jingwa Daniel
    How is your bakery ?your production 5000 piece per week ,quarter or year ? saw your question dated on june 18 th 2011
    take follow factor into consideration
    1 pre-heat time so as to lower electricity consumption
    2 baking period each time,general 4-5 hours is the best
    3 heat loss while openig the door to take our bread from deck oven .the best range is 2-3 .this kind of oven is best oven and price is relatively high
    4 see if attachment come along with machine so as to reduce times in speding money
    5 baking consequence ,sofr,breautiful
    6 machines appearance .your customer is easy to be impressed by the machine
    7 how is the whole hear storage deck oven inside
    8 after service
    9 see if send the man to fix promptly if there is problem with your machine bought

    Hope above is useful for you
    Any question email me
    Email address :jane@bread-machinery.com

    Jane ren
  • I recently bought the Black & Decker B2500C breadmaker.

    At first I was really happy with it but the last couple of times I have noticed that it is starting to make knocking and squeaking sounds as it is kneading.
    Also when the paddle is turning in the counter clock-wise direction the dough tends to “stick” to the paddle and spin around rapidly until it is thrown off the paddle. This is also noisy and causes the entire machine to shift on the counter

    This isn’t normal is it? Am I doing something wrong or is it the machine?

  • I was given a Hitachi bread machine as a marriage gift 1992 and it has been wonderful, but now is making some really loud noises, still works but we need to put it outside to use.. I am spoiled on this machine, it has been perfect for 20 years,, now I am wanting to know which directions to go

  • Our second machine is a WestBend Horizontal 2 blade machine. It must be more than 20 years old. The coating is comming off and the paddles are badly worn. Other than that it works fine. I plan in the future only to make whole grain breads. I am looking at a Zojirushi, Breadman, and another WestBend machine. Any suggestions? I don’t want another machine that the coating starts comming off.

  • If you’ve had 20 years out of your WestBend, then that’s all you can ask of it. You’ve been more than lucky.

    I owned a Black&Decker years ago – wasn’t impressed with it but recently, I bought a Zojirushi Virtuoso machine. It’s the difference between night and day. The machine is well built, quality and it turns out a 2-lb or a 1-1/2 lb. loaf which is second to none.

    The Zojirushi has a coated pan which you must handle with care, but I’m confident that I’ll get 20 years out of this machine with no problems.

  • Well I bought the Mini Zojirushi (they have space storage issues)for my daughter & her family on the sailboat & it has been fantastic! While visiting them for 2 weeks, we made a cake, jam, pizza dough & lots of breads. All their boating pals are envious.

    The machine is so good that we purchased another for our other daughter.

  • Where can I find a manual for a Breadman Plus machine?

  • I would like to buy a bread machine that will make bread with thick crust. Most important for me is the size of the bread pan, So far I see only huge square pans – I would like to make a little longer and slimmer bread. Not baguette but regular french or italian size. Does any of the machines make smaller sizes. Thank you.

  • Thank you for this website. I am in the market for buying a bread maker to make healthy bread for my family and this information is a great study aid to know what to look for! This information is an answer to prayer. I ask many of my friends who already make bread about bread makers and they could not really help me because they have time to bake bread the old fashion way. Thank you again for this site! A real blessing and wealth of information! Now time to shop!

  • I’m presently researching my options for a breadmaker and honestly don’t even know where to begin. My main goal is to find a machine that can handle the challenge of gluten free only, add ins, thin pan, a faster bake time and at a price I can work into my already strained budget. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Thanks for the reviews. They were very helpful and without it I would have bought something I wasn’t happy with. I didn’t really know what to look for.

    Tina Williams
  • This didn’t help at all…I want to know is there ANY bread machine out there that is made in the USA? I don’t want one made in China.

  • I’m looking for a manual or instructions for a Mister Loaf Bread & dough Maker HB 420 Serial # LS26.Please if anyone know’s where to get one please send me a e-mail.Thanks.

  • I have a trift store breadmaker my daughter gave to me when she bought two at a thrift store she frequented. I am very satisfied with the product produced especially since I mostly use it in the dough setting. The problem I am experiencing is that the loaf pan dislodges when the kneading is going on. I’ve made it a point to remain in the kitchen during the process so I can push the pan back down. Is this a problem often experienced or are there machines built with a mechanism to prevent this. I’ve never seen anything describing this convenience. I’ve read as many reviews and descriptions I can find but nothing is mentioned about the pan locking down.

    Jo Ann
  • I’ve had my Westbend 41300 with horizontal 2 paddle 2.5# pan about a year. Since household is small (2 bread eaters) I use the double 1# vertical pan (separate purchase but well worth it). I can make nice 1# loaves 2 different kinds at a time or use one and freeze one.

  • Years after my first bread machine broke, and after shopping forever, I finally picked up a Zojirushi Virtuoso at an outlet store (for only $70!!). The performance difference between this machine and my old one is night and day. Even difficult whole grain recipes work like a dream. Three weeks and 8 loaves in, I am extraordinarily pleased.

  • Has anyone released a bread-making machine using nano-ceramic as the non-stick lining?

    As stated on this website, all of the home-use bread making machines have bread pans (bake pans) with non-stick linings — which is exactly why I have been unable to use any of the machines in my home. I have pet birds who might not survive heated non-stick linings. The nearly universal non-stick lining material contains the compound PTFE: polytetrafluoroethylene, brand names: Teflon, Silverstone, Fluron, Supra, Excalibur, Greblon, Xylon, Duracote, Resistal, Autograph T-Fal, and several others. When PTFE is heated, it emits many types of gases and fumes extremely dangerous to a bird’s respiratory system. While gases and fumes from heated PTFE products may or may not do any harm to humans or other animals, it can easily kill every pet bird in a house quickly. However, nano-ceramic non-stick surfaces do not have PTFE, so if a bread maker has a bread pan with a nano-ceramic lining — I could use that in my home.

  • I believe this article was written in 2008. Do you have any recommendations for purchase of a machine reflecting what is currently on the market? My daughter works and is gone 12 hrs a day so needs a machine with an extended timer, a fruit and nut dispenser would be nice and automatic shut off. She likes whole grain breads, so more powerful motor and double paddles (retractable would be nice). I see that Zo has an element for browning the top and Breadman one that can bake two 1 lb loaves at the same time!…Are they mixed in two pans at the same time or in a larger pan then need to be separated? This is for a gift and I have been researching for hours and getting more confused! It is difficult to find one that has everything.

    Darla DeLaney
  • Help! I am looking for a bread machine to make gluten free bread, can’t eat anything else. Any suggestions?

    Margie Ferrara
  • The Zojirushi Virtuoso is the one I would suggest, it is the most expensive but will do the best job with gluten-free breads.

  • I am looking for a bread maker with very basic functions but that can handle making at least 1 pound whole wheat bread primarily and that has 240 voltage because it will only be used in Nigeria. Which bread maker would you suggest?

    Thank you very kindly.

  • I bought a new-looking Magic Chef breadmaker at Goodwill for $10. It makes 1lb, 1 1/2lb, and 2 lb loaves. I had never owned a bread machine before and Magic Chef is perhaps low on the scale of bread makers, but it works wonderfully! i just follow manufacture’s instructions and there is never a failure. I haven’t tried all the different breads, but the basic, whole wheat, banana nut came out great. It is a good machine. I got the manual online.

    Bob Go4th
  • I bought a Moulinex Bread Maker. I needed an adapter plug, got that. Plugged it in and it won’t heat and paddles won’t turn. My partner says the problems extend from the electrical conversion from 220 in Europe to 110 in USA. The suggestion is to combine the electric to get 220 to 240 volts. Is anyone out here that can give me the answer or is my partner correct?


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