>What's surprising to me is that after making about 50 loaves, I don't
>use the machine much any more... Because it's a hassle to load it up
>(takes ten minutes) and clean up afterward (takes ten more minutes).
>Weird huh? All those great recipes and I just make an occasional basic
>loaf that *usually* rises OK.
I've had mine of over a year now and I haven't bought a loaf of bread since.
It takes me about 5 min max to load it up and cleaning consists of filling it
with water, letting it sit for a bit and giving it a quick wipe.
I bag lunches and nothing beats fresh, hot bread every morning. On weekends,
when I usually do something in the outdoors, everyone is alway trying to get me
to trade sandwhiches with them! :-)