No such thing as easy bread making
I've had two different bread machines, one was a betty crocker and the other was a welbuilt. Both machines worked fine as for kneading and mixing, but if you want good I mean really tasty bread, don't leave it up to a machine. My dh bought me a Kitchen Aid mixer and I just use my dough hook for kneading and mixing, then I knead my bread just a little by hand and I always have great luck just doing it that way.
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