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First bread machine

David Colker <colker@news.latimes.com>
Wed, 28 Jun 1995 05:56:04 -0700 (PDT)
Just bought my first bread making machine (I normally make bread by hand 
weekly during the winter months, but it just heats up the kitchen too 
much in the summer in L.A.), and I already have my first disaster.

Bought an Oster, which makes both 1.5 and 1 lb. loaves. For the first 
loaf, I used a Krusteaz sourdough bread machine mix just to give it a 
tryout. The loaf hardly rose - it's supposed to be 1.5 lb, but it's only 
about 4" high. Still cooling off a bit, but I assume that at this 
density, it is probably not done inside, or at the very least, probably 
not a good texture. 

I'm going to call the company later this morning, but in the meantime, 
anyone else have an Oster. Maybe I got the wrong machine...

(Got it at Price Club and could trade it in for a Hitachi, which is a bit 
more expensive and did not seem to have a French bread cycle, which the 
Oster does....)

David Colker