Perfect Bread Machine Wishlist
My oldest daughter, the non-baker, has decided that she wants to bake bread in a bread machine for her family. Forget the fact that she lives around the corner from us and I could teach her how to bake bread from scratch, forget that I have a 5 year old sourdough starter to share, forget that I could show her how to make designs with a sharp razor, etc. etc. I am just happy she shows an interest.
I've spent hours reading about bread machines. I called Breville USA, waited on the phone line for 45 minutes and hung up. I called Zo, and based on what I learned, I was discouraged.
So, I wonder if I share my wishlist, someone might suggest a model:
1. low 80's dough rise temperature
2. pause button (to take dough out, shape if desired) (Zo customer care said I could lift the lid to take out the dough, but the paddle would still be spinning)
3. bake only button
4. no oil capability (Zo customer care said I HAD to use oil/butter/ or apple sauce)
5. 2.5 lb capacity
6. great for whole grain breads