Jeff and I met you in Boston at a meeting that you were at. I wanted to
tell you why I primarily use a bread machine. I am disabled and in a
wheelchair. I do not have the physical strength any longer to do a whole
loaf by hand as I used to. I have a food processor but have not made any
using it as yet. I have used the bread machine on the dough cycle so it is
kneaded and goes thru the rises for me. Then I can take it out and form it
into what I want and bake it on a stone in the oven. I know of may other
people also who are in similar situations and can no longer make it by hand.
Another great feature of a bread machine (imho) is that I can set it up at
night and have a fresh loaf waiting for Jeff and I in the morning. It is a
wonderful thing to wake up to the smell of fresh baked bread...really can
start the day off right!!
This is just my reason for why I primarily use a bread machine...I am sure
that there are others out there who have other reasons also. I used to love
to knead the dough and do all the process by hand when I was able to do so.
I feel I am really lucky that I can still have fresh bread whenever I want
it with the use of a machine.