I am not the email goddess that some of you are, but here's my 2 cents. I own
a Panasonic bread maker, which I have never seen anyone mention in this
mailing list! It's great. I have had very few problems with it, and I think
they were all my fault (old yeast, forgot the water, etc.). I think it may be
expensive (it was a gift), but it's worth it. I have had the machine for
almost 3 years, and nothing has ever broken.
I also don't measure too accurately which is how I can use the DAK 3 cup
recipes in my 2-cup machine. Everyting still comes out delicious. I highly
recommend it to anyone looking to buy a machine.
As far as cost goes, instead of thinking of the immediate cost of the machine,
think about the money you will save on bread! I estimate it costs me about 25
cents to make bread as opposed to $1.39 to buy it! If you have your machine
for 10 or 15 years, it's got to be worth spending more for a quality machine.
No cute sayings, just my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org