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Bread Machines

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Bread Machines

1) Panasonic SD-YD250 Bread Bakery Automatic Bread Maker
$145, panasonic.com
UPSIDE Makes three sizes; 13-hour timer delay.
DOWNSIDE No viewing window; unit must cool for 1 hour between uses; crust browns unevenly on medium and dark settings.

2) Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini BB-HAC 10
$215, amazon.com
UPSIDE Compact; 13-hour timer delay; produces evenly golden crust.
DOWNSIDE Only makes 1-pound loaves; small viewing window.

3) Breadman Cool Touch Automatic Bread Baker (TR555LC )
$80, esalton.com
UPSIDE Makes three sizes; 13-hour timer delay.
DOWNSIDE Loaf pan is difficult to pop out; crust browns unevenly; different crust settings produce similar crusts.

4) Oster 2 lb. Breadmaker
$75, oster.com
UPSIDE Makes three sizes; express function makes bread in 1 hour.
DOWNSIDE Loaf pan is difficult to pop out; browning is inconsistent.

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Meat 'n' Potatoes Bread Bowl

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in November 2007.