greetings from a long-time lurker!
well, i give myself the nuggethead of the week award. my chocolate chip
bread loaf came out a little smaller than usual, so i figured the crust
was harder because of that. i didn't even check to see if the blade was
still in the machine. so there i was, slicing away in my bread slicer,
when i realized i sliced the kneading blade in half. i called zojirushi
and explained my story, and they said they would send me a new blade. 8
weeks is a long time to go without making bread! so i'll do it the other
way. moral of the story - check pan before slicing bread! i hope others
learn from my stupid mistake.