Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tragedy

Last night just before going to bed, I hit stop on my bread machine and took the loaf out to cool.  Then I hit stop, so that the machine wouldn't keep beeping at me as it finished its cool cycle.  For those of you scoring at home, that is two hits on the stop button, which doubles as the start button.
 
Sooooo, it went through a second bake cycle while empty, and melted a huge hole in the top window.  No more bread machine.

7 comments:

  1. ohmigosh, so sorry to hear that! that is a disaster. looks like amazon has some great ones on sale right now, so maybe you can get a deal. good luck!

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  2. Hey! I have one...and you can have it when you get here if you want! I was going to sell it or give it away since I don't use it (I prefer to use my Bosche mixer and make a number of loaves at one time)

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  3. if you do decide to purchase, I'm quite taken with my pretty, new Cuisinart one...

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  4. Oh no! I was just thinking about purchasing one. I will have to make sure to read the maual (although, I am pretty forgetful and could see myself doing exactly the same thing.) What brand did you have? Did you like it?

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  5. You know, I don't remember. I wouldn't want to tarnish the good name of a company by guessing wrong. I didn't really care for it, but for $10 at a garage sale I couldn't complain too loud.

    It didn't stir very well, and I had to dig dry flour out of the corners while it was mixing. I couldn't just use the regular bake cycle because that would let the dough rise for a while and then try to beat it down. But, because it didn't mix very well it wouldn't get beaten down all the way and I'd end up with a big hollow cavity in the middle.

    To solve this I would mix the dough with the "dough" cycle, let it rise, and then bake it with the "bake" cycle. It was a bit of a hassle, because I couldn't just hit start, and forget about it.

    I did take a look at the new Cuisinart machine, and it has a GF cycle. I expect that would resolve many of the issues I had with my old machine. I haven't looked, but I think Karina, at GF Goddess has one.

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  6. =( Poor you! Cheeerrup! Maybe you try bread baking without the machine..=)

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  7. OH! and i just had to say, your article on Flours is the most useful thing i've read about gf-flours. It solved a ka-zillion questions and problems I've faced. You're a GEEEENius.

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