I am having a love affair with my breadmaker. It is easy to handle, treats me well and produces the most fabulous bread and pizza dough. I got it for the grand total price of FREE (thanks Steph!) and it ends up costing me about a dollar for an organic loaf of bread. Some of my favorites are french, sourdough and just plain old white bread. You can't beat throwing a few ingredients in the breadmaker, setting the time delay and emerging to a kitchen with the fresh bread aroma. YUM. It also doesn't hurt that there are only four or five ingredients in the bread; take a look at your bread from the store. How many ingredients? A gajillion??
Friday night is pizza night at our house and the breadmaker saves me so much time; I literally throw the ingredients in and it kneads and rises all in the breadmaker. I then roll it out and top it accordingly (cheese for the fam, cheeseless veggie for me!). No yucky added preservatives or trans-fat in our pizza.
Come on over. I'll bake you some bread. :)