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  • Morning Coffee: Do you love your bread machine?

    I’ve gotten away from making all of my own bread in the last year, and have been thinking about getting a bread machine. But they all have such mixed reviews that I just can’t pull the trigger. So if you have a bread machine that you love (or hate), would you please tell me which one? Thank you!

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    1. I got my bread machine at a garage sale! That might be an option- if you find yourself using it a lot, you can always upgrade. Otherwise, find a store with a liberal return policy and try one out for a month. If it’s not for you, return it! I know that HSN (and HSN.com) will let you try something for 30 days and send it back even if it’s been used. They do carry bread machines. Good luck!

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        Thanks, Jamie! You reminded me to look at Costco too, because they have a great return policy . . .

    2. I have a Cuisinart that i got at costco a few years ago. It has 8 different settings and i haven’t had a complaint yet. I used to make all our bread, then i stopped, and now i’m getting back on the kick. (packaged bread just has so much junk in it!)

      my first machine was a gift–used. I would really suggest scouring yard/estate sales/Craig’s list to find a nice inexpensive one to get a “feel” for. then you can get into the bread making habit while shopping around for your perfect machine.

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        Thanks, Dawn – I miss making my own sandwich bread but just don’t feel like dealing with the kneading and the rising when I’m in and out so much these days. Of course, like you, I just want to avoid all the stuff in commercial bread!