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How grand-son has very severe allergy to egg and nuts, and we cannot buy bread from the baker's in case of cross contamination. Last Christmas we made bread by hand every day - and so enjoyed it. But as he is now old enough to come for longer periods - it may be a good idea to buy a bread machine.

Would love any recommendations from you all on EF. Thanks.
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Old 05.12.2012, 13:22
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Re: Bread making machine

Landi



Spitzenmodell für 750-g bis 1250-g-Brote, div. Backprogramme und Konfitürenprogramm.
nur 59.00 SFr. TIEFPREIS


Can personally recommend it ...... and bakes a proper size loaf.


20 chufs cheaper than I paid several years ago.


They also have fix-fertig mehl mischung - including gluten free.

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Re: Bread making machine

We have a similar model from Fust, the basic one Primoteq which we paid about 55 CHF for it.

Earlier we had a very expensive model but when it broke we just went for cheaper and honestly cannot see the difference

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Re: Bread making machine

Thanks, we have a Landi just down the road - and great price! Will wait till January when the law changes re guarantees, eg from 1 year to 2 years.
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You don't need to wait. The bread machine from Landi has a 5 year guarantee.
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Re: Bread making machine

I'm using a FUNIX XBM 838 for a good 1 year, baking bread 2x a week. Coop and Migros sells a ready to bake flour with or without nuts.
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How grand-son has very severe allergy to egg and nuts, and we cannot buy bread from the baker's in case of cross contamination. Last Christmas we made bread by hand every day - and so enjoyed it. But as he is now old enough to come for longer periods - it may be a good idea to buy a bread machine.

Would love any recommendations from you all on EF. Thanks.
I recall taking advice on this when we first bought one in the UK just before moving here (2001). At that time the Panasonic one

was pretty much regarded as the gold standard, and the friendly chappy at John Lewis told us that they'd never had one returned faulty, unlike the other models they had. I see that their models have changed, and of course there are now hundreds of machines out there, compared with under a dozen back then, so this may not be relevant any more.\
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Re: Bread making machine

I had the last Panasonic model but I don't like the shape of the bread and that you always need to make such huge breads. I ended up using it only for kneading. At the end I sold it.

Now I am using a kneading robot and then I bake the bread in my steamer. Bread is superb. You can use as much/many ingredients as you want and do lots of fancy shapes. It is very easy. I only spend 20 min or so making bread per day: weight all the ingredients, put them in the kneading robot, knead about 5 min, shape and then rest. Later on bake for 30 min or so in the steamer and that's it. So easy and so little to clean!
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Re: Bread making machine

My mother also had one of those all-in-ones.
But I never liked the bread that came out of it.
It felt a bit too "industrial" for my taste.
If I had to bake bread every day, I'd either invest into a Bosch MUM 86 or maybe even a Häussler Alpha. And get a real oven.
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We bought a Koenig bread machine two months ago and we love it! We bought it at Fust for 97 chf.

The bread is delicious and beside bread, I also make all kind of yeast dough in this machine (for example dough for homemade pizza, doughnuts, etc.). It is so simple and the most important - the dough is really light and fluffy.

Here are details about the machine we have.
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Re: Bread making machine

I don't eat much bread any more, but when I used to bake bread, I did the kneading either in my kitchen aid stand mixer, or my food processor. We had a bread machine in the US, and I didn't like the finished product, so I always did the baking step in the oven. So the bread machine was a great knead/proofing help. Although the dough hook on the mixer is just as good. I used a baking stone in the oven.
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Re: Bread making machine

My suggestion is to get one that only has a single paddle and not a double. I've twice tried to use double paddle machines and the paddles just stick in the bread and are very difficult to get out. Single ones are much better.
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My suggestion is to get one that only has a single paddle and not a double. I've twice tried to use double paddle machines and the paddles just stick in the bread and are very difficult to get out. Single ones are much better.
It suddenly occurs to me that I have far too many kitchen machines, I really need to rid myself of some, I don't use them enough to justify the space they take up.

The point I wish make here though, is regarding the paddle/s, I really dislike them being in there as well and just made an extra effort after the second kneading, the beeps told me when to remove them before it started baking, so that was one less battle, as getting them out was sometimes a real chore as I like mine nice and crusty.

Odile, I have an older Sigg model, which last time I used ( in this last year) it was working fine.

The only thing is, it makes a round loaf, rather like a pannetone, which I kind of don't like for some reason.

If you want it, it is yours on collection.
I would of course make sure it is still working. It does have minor scratches in the non-stick baking pan, so that may influence your decision, either way, I don't mind, it is at least spurring me to do something about it.

Do send me a P.M if you are interested.
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