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cigarslist's picture

Where to get Bread Machine Mixes? (LA)

December 18, 2008 - 10:42pm -- cigarslist

Hey everyone, 

First time in this forum...pretty excited :) 

I got my boyfriend the a breadmaker (Sunbeam 5891, 2-pound capacity) for Christmas as well as a recipe book, but I'm thinking of including a couple bags of bread mixes so he can make them right away. 

Does anyone know where I can buy some good bread mixes in the Los Angeles area? Any recommendations on which kind to get? 

Thanks for all your suggestions and help!

dragon49's picture

Bread Machine Blade gets stuck in the Bread

December 18, 2008 - 6:51pm -- dragon49

This is not a big deal, but it is mildly annoying.


When I finish making a bread, I hold the Bread Pan upside down and shake the Bread out.  99% of the time,  the Blade is embedded in the bottom of the bread.  I have to wait a minute for the Bread to cool down, then cut it out with a knife.

Is this common?


Is there some way to avoid this?




gprice157's picture

Not Sourdough

November 25, 2008 - 1:09pm -- gprice157

Been playing at baking for eons; some successes, mostly less than spectacular results. Got into trying sourdough with sourdough starters after picking up a book in San Francisco airport featuring sour dough tales from the goldrush days, along with a packet of "starter." Sounded like such a great idea to try and take a stand for living free of commercial products including "expensive" yeasts. Only down side besides the frequent disasters, was handling the "gloppy" dough, so invested in a "bread machine." Less sticky hands, but little improvement in the end product.

cecile's picture

Help using a Breadman TR555 Deluxe bread machine

August 20, 2008 - 10:47am -- cecile

I bought a Breadman TR555 bread machine and, in the instruction manual, there is no mention to the different cycles for each program (how many cycles of kneading/rising, how long is each step, etc). I sent 2 emails to the company (Salton), but I had no response after 6 months (I received a confirmation email each time, saying they would get back to me in 2-3 business days...). The reviews for this bread machine were mixed and a lot of them were warning about the poor customer service, but I ignored them. I should not have to!

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turn off baking cycle / programming custom cycles

April 10, 2008 - 5:57pm -- brickc

Hi all!

I have a Zojirushi and it kneads and rises well but the baking results are not as good as in my oven. So, I want to use it for kneading and rising. Is the easiest way to do that to use it on the custom setting and specify each step (e.g. Bake: OFF)? I would do that, but I have no idea what the appropriate lengths are for each stage. I have searched this and other forums before posting. Can I just use the dough setting instead?


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