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If you have decided that you would like to try your hand at making your own home made bread but don't want the hassle of making it by hand. There are many Bread making machines on the market that can make superb bread very quickly and without a lot of fuss and bother, but do you know which unit to choose?
To find the one that is going to be best for you, you will need to compare the Breadmaking machines but first you must determine the maximum price you would be prepared to pay. This will at least allow you to narrow down the choices and then it's just a case of finding out what features the individual machines offer.
Some of the Breadmakers offer quite a lot of features including the option to make cakes and to automatically add nuts, raisins and even chocolate chips, to make your bread more interesting, and what about making the popular moist banana bread recipe You can almost smell the aroma! These additional ingredients are added automatically, so you do not have to hang around for ages waiting for the command bleep to tell you its ready and waiting. Also, imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of freshly baked bread because you used the timer feature the night before.
If you suffer from gluten intolerance, then you can easily make gluten-free bread. This can be a real boon because it can be difficult and very expensive buying specialist gluten free bread in the shops, and anyway home made bread is so much fresher and tastier. Its easy to get bread machine recipes specifically for people on a gluten free diet.
All Bread Makers can bake a standard loaf of bread but some can do a lot more so, below is a list of normal operational features offered with all the machines, plus the additional features offered by the others. There are many bread making machines to choose from and finding the right one for you seems confusing so for this exercise I am going to concentrate on the functions of the machines made by Panasonic Morphy Richards, Kenwood, Russell Hobbs and Breville because they are the main and best known manufacturers
Not all Bread Makers are the same but they will all .....
• Bake a standard white or brown loaf
• Loaf sizes from 11b
• Have timers
• Come in a choice of different colours and finishes
Depending on your budget and how much you are prepared to pay, some of the machines offer more additional features, but this does not always mean that the machines are in the higher price brackets. Make a list of the features you would really like and compare these with the prices. You may be surprised!
Some Bread Makers will have .....
• 3 different loaf sizes
• Different bread types
• Automatic additional ingredients dispenser
• Viewing windows
• Cool touch housing
• Rapid bake modes
• Programmable Timers
• Smart-bake - programmable memory settings
• Unique kneading blades
• Continental style crispy bread programs
• Light to dark crust settings
• Option to makes cakes and jam
If you have a tight budget, you will still be able to buy a very good bread maker at a very reasonable price and it will produce your fresh home made daily bread. This may be all you want and need and although the more sophisticated machines offer additional features for the people who love to experiment, ultimately it's probably just a quick fresh daily loaf of bread that you really want!. With the price of shop bread soaring ever upwards, it shouldn't take too long for it to have paid for itself.