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cede



Joined: 25 Mar 2005
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Location: surrey
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 12:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

daydreaming i borrowed a friends breadmaker for 3 weeks while she was away and found that i used it for the first week but that after that it was just left out on the side - and it does take up quite alot of worktop space. so i decided not to invest in one. i find doing it by hand so easy that i stick to that - a wholemeal loaf and some rolls have just come out of the oven and are waiting for the kids to come home from school

Daydreaming



Joined: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now that's interesting cede, I have been wondering about the worktop issue - we don't have much space either, with the kettle, toaster, slow cooker, and home brew ( ), taking up alot of space right now. Bit like Russian roulette!!
Problem is I don't have much time to do it.

Errm and before you say it, I am working on the computer It just so happens I am logged on here too!!

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Brevilles seem to have the advantage of breaking within the warranty, so you have the joy of going to replace it at least once every six months


Ours waited until the warranty had expired before the bearing went.

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ours is a white one.
(With Morphy richards written on it.)
Does take up a bit of space on the work top, but its only on there when its being used, rest of the time its it a cupboard.
Dave

trigfa



Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 189
Location: Llangernyw, North Wales
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
Ours is a white one.
(With Morphy richards written on it.)


We've had a Morphy Richards one for about two years and have been really happy with it. Gets used at least five times a week and seems to be holding up well.

cede



Joined: 25 Mar 2005
Posts: 62
Location: surrey
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it really doesn't take long to make bread by hand, perhaps a bit of preplanning and you could always batch and freeze

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19007
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Agree with you but the timings don't always fit in with other activities/priorities/pressure/sleep patterns and we don't have a very large freezer. I'm attracted to the idea of loading the machine and setting it off, or even setting the timer and having fress warm bread in morning. However I do enjoy a good knead when I can!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44094
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is wife powered, can be a bit tempremental but hasn't blown any fuses yet

trigfa



Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 189
Location: Llangernyw, North Wales
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cede wrote:
it really doesn't take long to make bread by hand, perhaps a bit of preplanning and you could always batch and freeze


I prefer making it by hand, mainly because I found the whole process really therapeutic, particularly after a day at work.

However the big advantage of the breadmaker is you can set the timer so the bread is ready just as the alarm clock goes off.

Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Posts: 250
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 05 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Mine is wife powered, can be a bit tempremental but hasn't blown any fuses yet

Mine is a morphy richards too,used it so much the first couple of years I had it (it actually makes a large 2.5 lb loaf they don't make this model any more sadly) I wore the paddle out!I make all my jam in it as well as sweet dough's,dough for rolls with flavourings noone else likes to freeze just for me, and of course bread.I borrowed my friends smaller one while I waited for a replacement tin for mine (you have to buy the whole bit BUT was very good value I think at 17 inc postage and the staff were so helpful)but didn't like it half as much and my jam didn't set!!! Her's was a prima one.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19007
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 05 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Mine is wife powered, can be a bit tempremental but hasn't blown any fuses yet


Mine has a fault with the linear time management processor.

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 05 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Mine is wife powered


Unfortunately, I can't get a licence for one of those

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14947
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 05 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Mine is wife powered, can be a bit tempremental but hasn't blown any fuses yet


Married to you? I'm amazed!

I would never make bread if we didn't have a machine. I could make time, but I wouldn't! It beats buying bread, every day of the week!

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