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Bread making machiney things.

AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
edited June 2011 in The bottom bracket
I fancy getting one of them. Who's got one and can give me their opinions/reviews on them?
Thanks.
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  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    Are those drop handlebaps?
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    edited May 2011
    The saddle looks a bit too loaf for me.


    Though maybe it's a self-raising saddle. It would knead to be.

    (I'll stop when the football starts, promise...)
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,576
    Just think, if you are out on a long ride and run out of energy and food you can break a bit off and have a nibble.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Is it Greggs Lemonds? The trick is don't ride it when you get it, much stiffer ride the next day.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    It's a new aerodynamic model. Slices through the air.
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    Is it Greggs Lemonds? The trick is don't ride it when you get it, much stiffer ride the next day.

    It could be a Breadboardman.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Aggieboy wrote:
    It's a new aerodynamic model. Slices through the air.

    Doh!!!!
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    I'm hoping it's a woman's bike. Just think what could be spread across the saddle!
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • deptfordmarmosetdeptfordmarmoset Posts: 3,118
    Aggieboy wrote:
    I'm hoping it's a woman's bike. Just think what could be spread across the saddle!

    Just don't forget to take her bloomers off first.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    No du pain ier rack? :oops:
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    edited May 2011
    DP.
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    Anyone got a bread making machine? I really do want one.
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,666
    I have

    You can't have it.

    (panasonics do good uns)
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    Scrumple wrote:
    I have

    You can't have it.

    (panasonics do good uns)

    Result!

    Do they do 'as it says on the tin'? I fancy waking up up to the smell of nice bread with my own ingredients in it. Socialists can make it by hand, I want a machine.
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Oh I just thought it was a cue for some really bad puns. That's puns! Never had a bread maker myself, but some very good friends swear by theirs. And when I go round to their place the bread is always lovely. Seems a simple enough procedure too, would get one myself but the bread is so nice I would end up eating loads and putting on untold weight. I can find out the name of their breadmaker if you want.
  • BearPearBearPear Posts: 8
    Another vote for Panasonic here.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    Oh I just thought it was a cue for some really bad puns. That's puns! Never had a bread maker myself, but some very good friends swear by theirs. And when I go round to their place the bread is always lovely. Seems a simple enough procedure too, would get one myself but the bread is so nice I would end up eating loads and putting on untold weight. I can find out the name of their breadmaker if you want.

    Any recommendations gratefully received. Are your friends fat?? :lol:

    BearPear wrote:
    Another vote for Panasonic here.

    Thanks. Are you fat?
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Saddle could be painful on a long ride. Is that flours I can see acting as QRs for the wheels?
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  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Aggieboy wrote:
    Oh I just thought it was a cue for some really bad puns. That's puns! Never had a bread maker myself, but some very good friends swear by theirs. And when I go round to their place the bread is always lovely. Seems a simple enough procedure too, would get one myself but the bread is so nice I would end up eating loads and putting on untold weight. I can find out the name of their breadmaker if you want.

    Any recommendations gratefully received. Are your friends fat?? :lol

    No they are a very healthy family, jammy b'stards. I only have to look at bread and it's weight on. Making your own has to be better than trusting the supermarkets and mass produced censored .

    BearPear wrote:
    Another vote for Panasonic here.

    Thanks. Are you fat?
  • chrishd883chrishd883 Posts: 159
    Aggieboy - for all your contributions to a certain long running cake stop thread.....!

    No particular machine to recommend but would say that these things are great.

    You'll play with it to start with - finding the right recipe for you or maybe changing the ingredients sligtly.

    After thatt, as long as you can correctly measure out the ingredients, you'll get good a good loaf everytime. Takes all of the manual labour out of bread making. Brilliant!

    With the timer you can program it to be ready when you get up.

    "Socialists can make it by hand, I want a machine." +1
    It's either the machine or I walk to the local shop!
  • AndsAnds Posts: 1,437
    Don't you remember the 'Brioches la Boulangere' team? Must be one of their bikes :D

    I also have a Panasonic machine. Not sure of the model but it was about £100. Well worth the money IMO. It was bought as it has a gluten free setting and after doing a lot of research, it was the one that came out tops in all the reviews/forums for making GF bread. However it makes fantastic normal bread as well. You can do all manner of bread and dough types in it (including brioches & pizza). It also has a delay timer and seed dispenser.

    Good quality flour is essential too - experiment with different flours/brands.
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,158
    get one theyre great. wake up to the smell of fresh bread yum. mines a morphy richards.
    dont think the brand makes much difference. the main difference is the size/shape of the bread tin, most are small square shape- which you may or may not like :?
    also ask at the bakery counter of your local supermarket for fresh yeast, some will charge you about 30p some give it you free, either way it works better than dried.
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  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Panasonic SD-253 with the raisin/nut dispenser... had it for 5 years I think, and it has made maybe 5 loaves a week throughout. Absolutely brilliant machines. I think this one is no longer on sale sadly, but luckily you can still get spares.
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  • skinnypunterskinnypunter Posts: 142
    Bartimaeus wrote:
    Panasonic SD-253 with the raisin/nut dispenser... had it for 5 years I think, and it has made maybe 5 loaves a week throughout. Absolutely brilliant machines. I think this one is no longer on sale sadly, but luckily you can still get spares.

    +1 , but get the SD-255 : more settings. We use ours all the time.

    Bought from Amazon, which was way cheaper than anywhere else.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Used a Panasonic SD253 every day for years now. Spares easy to come by - a new spindle/ paddle every now and then. Personal preference is to use a decent white bread flour (Carrs comes to mind) and then add a couple of tablespoons of bran to the mix.

    I tend to start it after getting home from work. It is a 4hr programme so its finished just before bedtime. Bread can then cool down and get a nice crust overnight on a rack and is perfect for making up sarnies in the morning for lunch.

    Good luck
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    How much dose it cost to make a loaf in a bread maker?

    Is it a good way to save money, or is it just nice to make your own bread?
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,576
    The biggest problem I found with a bread machine was the need for lots of self-control over how much you eat, it tastes so much better you can soon find yourself eating more than you should!
  • skinnypunterskinnypunter Posts: 142
    Good question... I've been meaning to do the maths for a while. My feeling is that if you use it a lot, you save money. BUT given that a good machine could cost £100, you need to make a LOT of bread to start saving real money.

    Ingredients are really cheap: Even a premium flour will only cost around £1 for 1.5kg, which will make 3 or 4 loaves (dependent on size/recipe). Yeast, sugar, salt and butter are the only other things, and you don't use much of that. Baking takes around 4 hours typically, and because the machines are small, the power to heat them up can't be as muvh as needed for a full size oven.

    Shop bought bread will contain preservatives, which home-made doesn't, so unless you eat the bread you make quickly, you'll waste it.

    Home-made can taste waaayyyyy better.

    Sorry, not a scientific answer!

    Best bit is taking a hot, fresh loaf out, cutting the crust off and slathering cold salty butter on it before the rest of the family realise what I'm doing!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Best bit is taking a hot, fresh loaf out, cutting the crust off and slathering cold salty butter on it before the rest of the family realise what I'm doing!

    I'm actually starting to dribble now. Really fancy one.

    Ummm. So if £1.50 worth of flour makes 4 loafs that's say approx 40p of flour, then add 30p of other ingredients that's 70p a loaf. A typical loaf is now about £1.30 (for cheap rubbish), so you save 60p a loaf (haven't included electricity, doubt it'll be much).

    So to pay for the machine you would have to bake approx 165 loafs of bread. If you make 5 a week it'll take 34 weeks or just over 8 months.

    After this you would be saving £3 a week/£12 a month/£144 a year.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    that saddle looks like a bit of un pain !

    ps. I don't have a bread maker, I used to, but like all of these things, the novelty wears off and they sit at the back of the cupboard with the juicer, and pasta maker !
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