Bread Machine for Wheat or Rye Flour
I am an experienced home bread baker who routinely bakes artisan breads, whole wheat, multi-grain, and SD rye breads. I have successfully used my KA, Bosch Universal, or even my Cuisinart for all types of dough.
After reading King Arthur's Whole Grain cookbook, I was struck by their assertion that when they field-tested three methods for kneading: bread machine, electric, and hand, the bread machine consistently demonstrated superior results.
When I bake bread, I incorporate a preferment, autolyse and, depending on the dough, fold and stretch. I wonder if anyone has had successful experience with a particular type of bread machine. Having read Amazon bread machine reviews (I always read 5 and 1 star reviews), I am more confused than ever. I do not necessarily want to bake my bread in a bread machine, but I would enjoy the luxury of being able to program a series of good kneading times.