)I'm new to the list so please forgive me if this topic has already been
)discussed. I'm getting ready to buy my first bread machine and would
)appreciate any advice. I can get a good deal on the Toastmaster model (the
)one that also makes butter) and wanted to talk with someone who actually
)owns one. Feel free to Email directly. Also, I was wondering about the
)economics of baking bread using a machine vs. buying bread at the store.
)Can you really save money by doing it at home after buying the machine, the
)ingredients, the electric useage, etc.?
I have a Toastmaster machine (the 1194 model, not the one that makes
butter) and I am happy with it. I did have some trouble with bread sticking
to the pan, I was told to send the machine to the ocmpany for inspection
and just a few days ago I got a new one.
As to saving - I didn't calculate this in a very accurate way but if you
consider that 1. bread in the US is extremely expensive 2. when you buy
yeast in bulk you can save a lot (from my experience, bulk yeast costs 1/10
of Fleischmans jars) you end up with low cost good quality bread.