Seven Reasons you need a Bread Machine

If you’re considering investing in a bread machine you may wonder if it’s really worth the money.

Let me give you seven reasons why you need to make the purchase.

Taste – Once you’ve tasted fresh, homemade bread you’ll wonder how you ever endured store bought. Not only is it lacking in texture and taste but what about nutritional value? Don’t look too hard for this – because there’s not any.

Smell – There’s nothing like coming home from a hard day at the office and smelling fresh cooked bread that’s just ready to take out of the machine. No wait – there’s one thing even better – waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh baked bread.

Health – When you buy a loaf of bread at the store you’re also buying additives, sugar, salt, preservatives and a bunch of other unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients. When you make your own bread you know exactly what goes into the loaf.

Freshness – Any loaf of bread you buy in the store is already several weeks old. It has to be shipped from the manufacturer to the store and it may have sat on the store shelf for several days before you bought it. With your bread machine you take a fresh loaf of bread straight from the machine to the table.

Convenience – You can make bread without a machine. But it requires kneading and waiting and kneading some more and then waiting for it to rise, etc. With a bread machine you put the ingredients into the machine and it does the rest for you.

Variety – With a bread machine you can bake sandwich bread, sweet dessert breads such as cinnamon raisin bread, and even specialty breads. You can find numerous recipes online to try until you discover the one your family likes best. Some bread machines are better with whole wheat breads than others, so if that’s important to you make sure you purchase one that works with the type of bread you want to make.

Don’t forget to purchase a good bread slicer. This makes it easier to use the loaves you bake for sandwich bread.

You can also use your bread machine to make dough that you use for pizza crust or cinnamon rolls.

Another reason, is bread machines use very little electricity. Plus, you can buy local materials that haven’t been transported by trucks across the country. This makes the machine green.

Easy clean-up – When you bake bread without a machine you’ll be using multiple bowls and utensils. With a bread machine you put all the ingredients in the baking pan. When the bread is ready it slides right out. You just wipe the pan clean and it’s ready to go again.

How do you know which bread machine to buy? Make sure the bread machine uses the type of baking pan you want. This will determine the shape of the loaves. Also, some machines are better with certain breads such as whole wheat or gluten free than other machines.

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