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A Buyer’s Guide to Bread Machines

Are you thinking about purchasing a breadmaker?  Does the idea of waking up to the smell of warm, fresh, bread appeal to you?  If you are in the market for a breadmaker there are plenty different brands, styles, and varieties to select from.  Reading over every possible piece of available information about all the breadmakers that you can find online can be overwhelming, and time consuming.  Instead, use this handy buyers guide to bread machines.  It will help you narrow down the vast potential of choices.

How much bread do you think you need?  How much bread can you, or your family, realistically consume during one meal?  The answer to these questions will help you to figure out one important detail to look for in a brand new breadmaker.  People who have big families, with several children, may need a large quantity of bread at dinner time.  This might require a breadmaker that can make a two pound loaf of bread, or that makes bread that comes in an extra large size.  On the other hand, people who are single, or who are living with just one other person, aren’t going to require that much bread at one time.  They might want to look for a breadmaker that is designed to make smaller loaves of bread.

Are you interested in making gluten free bread?  There are some breadmakers that have pre-programed settings for making a gluten free loaf of bread.  Not all breadmakers will be able to make gluten free bread.  It is a good idea to do some research to make sure that the bread machine that you are looking at can make gluten free bread.  It is also wise to go online and read some reviews about that particular bread machine.  People will say if they liked the quality of the gluten free bread the machine makes or if they are displeased with it.

Would you like to make more than just white bread?  Most breadmakers are able to make a variety of different kinds of breads, from whole wheat to cinnamon raisin bread.  Some breadmakers can also make bread dough, pizza dough, or pasta dough.  Take the time to figure out what you intend on making in your bread machine.  Maybe you don’t need one that has a bunch of different settings after all.

How important do you feel it is to get good customer service?  This isn’t something that people tend to think about when they are deciding on what bread machine to purchase.  Keep in mind that there is always the potential that the machine could become broken while it is being shipped out to you.  It isn’t unheard of for certain bread machines to work like a dream for a few months and then, suddenly, breakdown.  If that happens, then you are going to have to deal with the company that made the machine.  Check some online reviews to see how good that company is with customer service.  People who have been frustrated by the customer service they received tend to make sure others know about it.

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