Nov. 12, 2011 3:59 am
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 7:11 am
I am in the market for a new breadmaker. I am looking for suggestions for features, brands, etc. My old one was at least 10 yrs. old and pretty basic. It did not have a rapid cycle, took a min. of 4.5 hours to bake a loaf so I would like a rapid bake
feature. It was working perfectly however the day it met it's demise. Sad story, here it is.
I was making an AllRecipies buttermilk bread I. Followed the instructions to a T. Put the breadmaker on the same counter I always place it. Loaded it up and hit start. Soon I heard a lot of moaning and groaning and clanking. Checked the dough and it was
much too dry. Added some water and it seemed to smooth out fine and resumed it's cycle sounding as usual. I went on with my activities in another room. Shortly I heard a tremendous crash and I saw stuff flying through the air, dough, plastic, metal, circuit
boards, etc. The darned thing had vibrated itself off the counter and smashed to smithereens on my tile floor (Mexican tile -- not damaged thank goodness).
So the moral of this story I guess is don't make Buttermilk Bread I unless you plan to watch it carefully and place your bread machine way back off the edge of the surface......a very expensive recipe in my case.
Love to hear suggestions for replacement.