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Old 03-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by gale1965 View Post
what I don't get is that if you use the delay timer, water sits in the bottom of the pan for hours. So I can't imagine letting it soak longer than 20 minutes would matter.
Now that's a very good point. That really has me wondering why the twenty minute limit.....
The last couple of loaves I tried to pry it loose after just 4-5 minutes and it came loose just fine. I was trying so soak it as little as possible. Just the inside of the pan.
I don't use the delay cycle (and have no common sense) so that never occurred to me. It almost has me making a phone call to them to ask them why.

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Katie E View Post
Probably no problem, gale, with the inside of the container. The real area that shouldn't get/stay wet is the mechanism on the outside bottom. Moisture could definitely cause rust to form and seize the moving parts. I would imagine there are replacement containers available...but, most likely, at a price. Best to take care of our tools so they take care of us.
Yeah $40 for my old breadman and wouldn't you know-it died a couple months later and I couldn't find the same model. The current model at the time had a different pan. I wasn't really careful with that old machine about getting water on the outside of the pan. I didn't soak the entire pan (just put water in it) but I didn't worry about drying it thoroughly when it did get wet. I'm a little more careful now.

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