Guess What I Found!
While reading reviews on about 30 bread machines, trying to figure out which one to buy, I remembered I had a bread machine I bought off eBay about 10 years ago. It was purchased as used I only used it a handful of times myself.
Well, I sent DH into the storage room (sounds better than junk room) to dig it out. The users guide was surprisingly easy to find. Since I had not decided yet what new one to get, I thought I would see if it still made a decent loaf of bread. I ran the dough setting (it has all settings most of the new ones have except gluten which I wouldn't use and artisian) and baked it in the oven.
WELL, I must say that my Sunbeam 2lb Expressbake Breadmaker with the users guide dated 1999 made the yummiest loaf of Rosemary Bread I have ever tasted other than Macaroni Grill! The machine itself doesn't look shiny and sleek like the new ones but IT WORKS just fine and makes great bread!
Anyhow, my search for a bread machine has ended for now at least. Why fix it if it ain't broken as they say. I can always pick up a new one if this one eventually bites the dust but for now, I am happy with what I have and I have saved myself some money. Plus, they used to make stuff to last in "the olden days" and this one may just outlast me!
Off to hide my bread knife from DH or there will be nothing left for tomorrow.