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Old 01-15-2009, 02:09 PM   #21
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If you put your bread machine away in a cabinet you will never use it and when you do you will probably not appreciate the results. Like many things, "love" and emotions go in to the regular use for the rewards to occur.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #22
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I agree with McNerd........rise and shine with your bread machine on the counter......use it or lose it.......:) stupid remark.......right?
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:07 AM   #23
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If you put your bread machine away in a cabinet you will never use it and when you do you will probably not appreciate the results. Like many things, "love" and emotions go in to the regular use for the rewards to occur.
That's not necessarily true. Perhaps YOU forget/ignore what's in your cupboards, and fall out of love with the unseen, or have tons of counter and cabinet space to keep your gadgets and appliances at your fingertips, but that's not the case with everyone. Some people just do not have any available space on their counters or in their cabinets to house a behemoth like a bread machine without sacrificing valuable working/storage space. Just think of those who live in small apartments. They have the least space of anyone.

I am replacing kitchen cabinets and counter tops for a client, and the counter is 7'-6" long with a 33" sink in it. That leaves a total of 57" for workspace and storage space in her entire kitchen. Not everyone lives in big houses with lots of space, so lets be sensitive when someone says that they just don't have the space, because they probably don't. There's no need to heap unnecessary guilt on them.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:21 AM   #24
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I kneaded by had for a LONG time. I used a bread machine but I found that really made me lazy because I didn't do anyting but put the ingredients in and press start.

NOw I can't knead by hand but I have a mixer that kneads for me. For me that is the perfect combination. I still do the acutual shaping and baking, but the hard part - the kneading - is done for me.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #25
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I have never used a B M but i did use my mothers mixer to make bread, after that I never went back to using the kitchenaid mixer. I prefer to make my bread by hand.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #26
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Enter the DAK into our lives, and while it was very convenient, we never really loved the taste of the bread it mixed and kneaded
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Has anyone had this experience ?

You know how first impressions go.

Mom got one of the first breadmakers, she loved the taste, I thought the bread tasted like a mix of cardboard and plastic.

I know in the last two decades or so things have gotten better .... First impressions ... Breadmakers .... BAH!

I'll stick to the mixer as the Kneader and the oven to bake it in.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #27
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Incidently. I use a KA to knead the dough, and no matter the amount I knead with the machine I finish by kneading into a ball for raising by hand.

In my mind the strands of gluten need aligned, something I'm not sure can be done with a dough hook, for proper raising.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #28
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kneading by hand is best, tastes great too with room temp butter. usually homemade mac n cheese follows.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #29
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I have a bred machine, but I can't remember the last time I used it. I would love to freecycle it, but I think DH would be offended as he got it for me.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:06 PM   #30
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I think I'd like a breadmachine - but wonder if that might take all the fun out of breadmaking for me.

I have a KA mixer with a dough hook - but don't feel it does as good of a job as I do by hand.

What do you guys think? Buy a breadmaker?
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