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Jassie 2

Bread Machines

Hi,


I'm interested in purchasing a bread machine, prefably a ZO but I'm just wondering if anyone has a particualr model from that range that they can recommend. Also, if anyone enjoys using the Breville bread machines please also comment.



Thanks,


Jasmine

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Bella

I haven't used their bread machine but I am a big fan of their products. I have their espresso maker, burr mill coffee grinder, cast metal juicer and slow cooker. They have never let me down yet, I trust their products.

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Jassie 2

Thank you Bella, I'll take that into consideration.

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Edthebread

Hi Jasmine


I have an older version of the larger machine (BBCC-X20), and it is wonderful.  I am on my second machine from them, I use it about 3 times per week, and get great results whether I just prepare the dough using the machine or if I bake it in the machine too.  One of the motors went out on the first machine I had, but only after heavy use for about two and a half years.  Actually this was probably my fault as one of the paddles was getting stiff, probably as I didn't dry it well enough after washing.  The second machine is going strong at least 3 years in.


E

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SylviaH

I have had mine for years...still works great!  I think it's the best one on the market!  If you like using a bread machine it's the one to get!  Get the top of the line one.  You just missed King Arthur's free shipping...maybe they will have another soon...


 


Sylvia


 

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Jassie 2

Thanks Slyvia, I've read a lot of good comments on it too.

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wpringle

I have a large Zo which I bought about 1 year ago.  I have used it less than a dozen times.  I would consider selling it if you are interested.  I prefer to make bread by hand.


I would let you have it for $125 plus shipping.


Bill

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Jassie 2

Hi Bill,


That sounds like a really good deal! However, I live in Singapore not in the States so I believe you wouldhave to reconsider your offer.:) Is yours a 2 lb model though?

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jhutto

I just received a Breadman Ultimate Plus as a gift.  I have made 2 batches of bread, one delayed and the other immediate and neither one of them were done?? Help


Thanks, Judy

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SylviaH

first use your machine to just make the dough...dough only cycle..bake it in your oven..always best results this way...


Sylvia

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LLM777

I have the Breadman Ultimate and I would say check the settings on the machine.  It should have "loaf size" setting (1lb. - 2lb), see if you can go up in size.   There should also be a "crust" setting -Light to Dark- try one thing at a time until fixed. 


The only problem I've had with mine is the pan is now leaking from the bottom.  Try not to keep liquids in the pan too long.  I tend to use mine a lot and have had it for 3 years; still, you would think it would last longer than that.


Just keep trying, I know you'll find the solution!