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Anybody own a breadmaker? Is it worth it? I dont bake. Dont blindly screech faggot without any experience
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what do the arrowheads do
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>>16696973
I remember my mother had one when I was a child and the bread it made was several levels above anything I’ve ever bought from the store. When used for toast I wanted to die it was so good.
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Good for gluten free bread
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>>16696973

I hate the weird shape of the loaves

also always seemed to me like if you gonna go the effort you might as well just go a step further and learn how to bake bread.
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>>16696988
Ive never had much luck with yeasts and different types of yeast. Curious if this might make it foolproof
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>>16696973
Do you have an oven ? Pic related is $5.
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>>16696997

you still have to measure and add the yeast yourself, they just do the kneading and baking.
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>>16697009
I have an oven. I dont get it. Is that zome magic box?
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>>16697037
All you have to do is measure it and throw it in though right?
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>>16696973
it's basically a combination of a dough mixer and an oven
if you already have an oven it's probably better to buy a stand mixer
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My mom and sister had one, they make good white bread. I don't know how easy they make the process, but there are simple homemade recipes that don't require a special oven that aren't hard if you have the time for it to proof and make it yourself. The bread machines might be nice to keep heat down in the summertime.
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>>16697043
Got a stand mixer. It looks like you can just toss all the ingredients in a breadmaker and wind up with a loaf of bread. Looks like you can put it together at night and set a timer to have fresh bread the next morning
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>>16697045
>I don't know how easy they make the process
They’re generally retard proof.
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>>16697104
Any experience? Retard proof is unfortunately my goal. I can cook but baking is a bit of a mystery
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>>16697104
Please note what site you are on. This is stronger than your average 'tard.
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>>16697107
Sorry about your brain OP.
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>>16697118
Me too.
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>>16696975
kill buffalo
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>>16697039
surely you have a finger box?
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>>16697146
I inherited one from my grandfather
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>>16697150
you lucky sumbitch. I traded 5 pogs for one on the playground in 4th grade, but it was some shitty chinesium reproduction
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>>16696973
>Anybody own a breadmaker?
Yeah
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OMG WHO THE FUCK IS SO LAZY THAT THEY CAN'T COOK THEIR OWN RICE

BREADMAKERS DON'T SAVE YOU ANY TIME, FAG. YOU JUST WASTED YOUR GODDAMN MONEY. NOBODY SHOULD NEED A MACHINE TO DO SOMETHING SO EASY.
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>>16697073
>put it together at night
You can't because the yeast is alive and will do its shit once you put it in there.
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>>16697168
I got lucky gramps gave exact coordinates. Only had to dig 20 feet
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>>16697182
Pipe down. Just asking for opinions
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>>16697208
your gramps was a fuckin' pimp, bro. I had to glue my finger box back together after setting my backpack on it, and it just was never the same, you know?
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>>16696973
my mom bought one five or so years ago. we still have it but she can't make bread so it ends up tasting like moisten panko flakes that rip the top of ur mouth up
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>>16697216
Thanks man. Grampy smiles upon us both. My dad told me it was a pipe dream but now the fingerbox is mine alone
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>>16697226
Think its your mom or are breadmakers junk in general?
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>be me
>Rugby game on Sunday night
>Hour before the game start to cook dinner and have a few drinks
>When it comes game time the only stream that's working is in Spanish
>Wait for the replay on TV in 2 hours
>Drink while I wait
>Next thing I know I wake up in darkness
>It's 8pm the next night
>Walk out into kitchen
>Bread maker is blinking
>I put bread on before I went to bed
>Mfw
I don't eat a lot of bread anymore, but I use the breadmaker once a month. Sometimes for pizza bases. But mostly bread.
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>>16697104
Retarding the dough and proofing are two separate steps, retard.
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>>16697248
Sounds magical
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Bread make comes with a measuring spoon, measuring cup, and recipe book. The only other thing you'll require is some scales because flour measurements are given in weight.
You add everything to the pan, selecr your settings/timer and push start. Then you wait for bread. They have varying bread recipes. There are some where you mix by hand and just use the breadmaker for the cooking process. Some you use the breadmaker for mixing, and the oven to cook. Some you don't even use the breadmaker at all.
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>>16697300
Mate, I was stoked. I made Caesar Salad sandwiches.
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>>16697309
Beautiful amigo
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you mean an oven?
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A stand mixer and an oven makes better quality bread. Takes longer, though.
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>>16696975
kill god
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>>16696988
the shape is fine, just cut the bottom off where the paddle is and cut it vertically after and you get square slices for sandwiches with the puffy top like from a bread bag, except they're larger slices.
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>>16697040
yup, just make sure you add the ingredients in the proper order because it is important for bread machines. I usually just put the bowl on a scale and weigh the ingredients I need to weigh and use a spoon for the yeast.

one of my dumbass friends made fun of me for buying a bread maker at goodwill but I own a stand mixer and a bread proofer too. I don't give a shit sometimes it's fun to use the bread machine. if I'm using my mixer I need to proof the dough in the fridge for a day at least anyways. the bread machine is quick and easy
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>>16696975
Those are mixing paddles.
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I've had one of these for a year and a half, I use it at least once a week. Loaves used to always come out fine, but in the last few months, they've been rising alot less, leading to edible-but-dense loaves, and fewer slices per loaf. Recommendations?
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>>16697182
>BREADMAKERS DON'T SAVE YOU ANY TIME, FAG.
yeah, they do. you don't have to spend any time kneading or shaping your dough.
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look up Autolysis rye bread
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>>16696973
Buy a stand mixer. It'll be 10x more versatile and you'll actually feel fulfilled when you make bread.
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>>16696973
My grandmother have one, is kinda cool, the only letdown for me, is the bread doesn't last too long. Unless you really want fresh bread is a good machine, but if you rarely consume it, i'm afraid your loafs wont last. Maybe if you're capable to get some kind of conservative, it would be for me a must in the kitchen.
Is easy to use and the machine do everything for you so, at least to my eyes, is foolproof to use.
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>>16700067
I want to point too, the machine is capable to do marmalade, and yoghurt too, if you are interested in those kinds of things.
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Get a bread maker.

I started baking bread by hand because I disliked every single store loaf I tried. Once I baked my own bread I was like "shit this shit is long and I have to baby sit the rise and I think it's too cold here so maybe it should rise there". yadda yadda yadda

Some years later I get handed down a bread maker from inlaws. I love that thing! It was about $80 msrp, so not cheap. But it makes a bangin loaf of bread. I love how easy it is. And no babysitting, I just have to come back to it 2 hrs and 45 mins later. Pop it out of the pan. Let it cool a bit. Slice. (get a bread slicing apparatus) Makes great sandwich bread.

If your loaves are getting denser and shittier over time that means you are either not weighing out the same amount of flour / water / etc every time or your kitchen's temperature changed.
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>>16696973
I got one from a thrift store for $20. Was with it.
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>>16698500
yup, hate that
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>>16699517
did you buy yeast in bulk? it might be dead
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I have a cheap bread maker and it's nice. It's really nice to throw the ingredients in and set it to finish at 7am and then wake up to warm bread and nice smells. The only problem is since it's a cheapo the kneeding paddle doesn't fold down or anything so you get this big shit area in the middle of the loaf and the dimensions of the loaf are sort of shitty. I'd imagine you can fix both of those problems by spending more money.
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>>16702114
just cut the bottom off and you have normal bread. ignore the part with the paddle in it. if you eat it or try to get other people to eat it you're an asshole. wasting a bit of bread is simply part of owning a bread machine, don't worry about it. it's like $0.10 worth of ingredients
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>>16702165
>just cut off like a third of the loaf
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They're definitely worth it.

I used to have wholemeal bread ready every morning, shit was cash.
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>>16697197
Yes, you can? It's a simple matter of setting a timer and the machine won't start mixing the ingredients until it's time for it.
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>>16702176
it is like $0.10 worth of bread. it's just part of owning a bread machine. if you're angry about waste then sure go ahead with your dutch oven making artisan bread. I already said I do that and I have to proof dough for it. challah is annoying because there are 3 proof stages, one for the sponge, one for the dough, and once final once it is braided. bread machines exist to produce one kind of product, otherwise dough that you're going to process further.
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>>16702213
I don't know why you're sperging out about braided bread or money. I don't give a fuck about either of those things. Fact: bread makers that don't fold the paddle away make shitty loaves that are a bad experience to eat. How you cope with that is up to you but cutting a huge fucking chunk out of it is just as bad as leaving the hard crusty bit in.
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>>16702873
just cut the bottom off are you a fucking moron? don't answer that question
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I tried out a cheap one for a while. Maybe if you want to get fancy with it they're worth it, but personally I just wanted some basic white bread without having to go to the store every few days.

In terms of cost, buying bread flour is only a very small saving over buying the bread outright. In terms of taste, it's noticeably better, especially fresh out of the pan, but not enough to be more than a passing fad. Cleaning the pan in the sink was also a big hassle, getting the mixer off the bottom was always a minor struggle and it was hard to clean the motor shaft of all debris. In terms of shelf life, the bread was already starting to get a bit too stale after 2 days, so you needed to use the bread maker multiple times a week, while if you went to the shop you could get a loaf that was twice as big and lasted more than a week. It also didn't mix properly every time, I'd often find little clumps of half-mixed flour that had been stuck to the side of the bread after the mixing that I had to scrap off the crust, because they just tasted like burnt flour.

I've got a stand mixer too I use for pizzas occasionally, and that's much nicer. Easy to clean, you can do your dough in a big batch then just keep it in the fridge for a cold proof, that can last a week, and it's cheaper than buying frozen pizzas while tasting far better.
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>>16696973
Isn't that just what an oven does
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>>16696973
theyre fun but once you get bored youll only whip it out once a year. the novelty factor isnt enough to bother desu
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>>16699464
Just like the natives used
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>>16701087
I've been using the same measurements every time, and I'm pretty anal about being precise with them. Kitchen temp could be a factor though, I suppose.

>>16702085
I don't buy yeast in bulk, no. I buy small jars of bread machine yeast. However, I always have a backup jar. When I've used up the current jar, I move onto the backup jar, then get a new backup jar the next time I go shopping. So the jar is sealed, but sits in the cupboard for a few months before being opened and used. Is this a mistake?

>>16702114
>>16702165
>>16703906
I make croutons with that last slice or two that have the hole from the paddle. Noone gives a shit that some of the croutons in the scratch-made caesar salad I'm serving them aren't perfect cubes.
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>>16696973

My only experience was with a tiny bread machine in my old work lunchroom. Nothing special but kind of neat, people would throw in ingredients when they got in in the morning, then around lunchtime the breakroom would smell like fresh baked bread and they'd share it with anyone else eating there.

Pretty cool imo
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Can I autolyse my dough with the starter mixed in if I put it in the fridge immediately after mixing? I know it's supposed to only be flour and water but I'm thinking the cold temp would stop the proofing hard enough to not matter when doing hour(s) long autolyse. I don't always have time as my starter sometimes peaks before I autolyse.
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Can you set the proof time on a Bread Machine?
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Seeing the seethe about machines inspired me. Rate my brioche I made literally just now.
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>>16696977
do you have any good recipes?
I just recently go the news that I will have to spend my life glutenfree and really only getting into it
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>>16696977
>Gluten free
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>>16696997
If you can't get yeasts to rise you are most likely not using warm enough water to activate it. You need a thermometer, 42 degrees celcius, add the yeast and some sugar to the water and WAIT FOR ACTIVITY before using it.
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>>16696973
>Is it worth it?
It could be if you b-
>I dont bake.
No.



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