Ed Berlin asked:
"Is there any machine that permits programming a dough-cycle on
I got a Zojirushi (the big one with the Home Made Menu feature) for
Christmas and the instruction book says you cannot program Dough and
use the timer. I was wondering if anyone has accomplished that feat
using the Home Made Menu?
I have another question for anyone with a Zo. The pamphlet that came
with it from King Arthur Flour (I mail-ordered the machine since I
can't buy a Zo in Canada) said the most common complaint about the Zo
is the kneading blade being stuck in the pan after you bake your bread.
They suggest oiling the shaft before placing the blade on it. To
unstick the blade you need to soak the pan with warm water in it for 30
minutes. Well, oiling the inside of the blade hole and oiling the
shaft has not helped me. EVERY loaf (about 12 different recipes so far)
has had the blade stuck in the bread pan, resulting in a torn loaf
bottom (not too bad). The only thing the oiling seems to help is
freeing the stuck blade from the shaft after brief soaking in warm
water. The story I read about the blade remaining in a baked loaf seems
impossible for my machine. Is my experience with the *always* stuck
blade shared by others? Any ideas for remedying it? I follow the
manufacturers guidance of always putting in the yeast last. But I tried
yeast first, water last, and it made no difference for the blade
Anybody solved this problem?
Thanks. BTW, I *love* my bread machine, even with its quirk. :-)