Monday, November 22, 2010

R.I.P., Magic Chef Bread Machine

You served me well - through the

Pumpkin bread french toast

Pumpkin bread I used to make french toast to


the Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls to

Pumpkin Breakfast bun

the Pumpkin Breakfast rolls to the pizza dough to the dinner rolls - you have made so much for me in the last 12 years. And it is amazing to have an appliance last for that long now - most things seem to peter out long before then. I didn't use you for baking, only mixing and rising my dough - but you always did so with beautiful results.

Now to get another - I'm not even sure Magic Chef makes them anymore. We bought ours at Walmart back in 1998, and it only cost $40 then (the technology must have exploded or something, because I am not finding much online for under double that). I'm leaning toward having one with a horizontal loaf in case I ever do want to bake in it - but I guess I will have to see what I can find. And yes, I know I can mix bread dough without a machine, but I *like* having a machine do the work for me. Does anyone have a particular brand or style they like? Please let me know!


Dave said...

We had to replace a dead on earlier this year and went with the Zojirushi (BBCC-X20). It's a little pricey, but make the longer loaves and can handle mixing 100% whole wheat or 80% rye with no problem.

mom said...

Mine was the Black & Decker 2-3 lb. liked the way it made dough...and it has the horizontal pan!! Usually cost $79-99 CDN.
Love & Hugs

Krysstyllanthrox said...

If you're not adverse to a used one, I see lots of bread machines in the thrift stores around here. Great condition, but people just don't seem to want to use them.

I only ever use mine for dough as well, the loaves it bakes up are way too crispy and brick like.

Mz.Elle said...

No suggestions but your photos have me drooling like mad:)

Kaye said...

Huh. I didn't realize people just used them for kneading. That's my favorite part. I get to burn the calories I'm about to add by eating the finished product!