A breadmaker is one of those items people seem to include on their wedding registry or birthday list, but hardly ever buy for themselves just because. Well, a breadmaker fairy knocked on our door and handed us one to give away to a lucky SE reader here.
I can say that this is the first breadmaker I've tried that has produced what I would (in all my yeasty snobbishness) call bread. The instructions are clear, and cleanup is simple. And I don't have to gouge the bottom of the bread to remove the kneading paddle. So far, it tends to stay with the bowl and slips cleanly out of the bread.
It passed the dbcurrie test! The easy-to-use machine mixes, kneads, rises, and bakes bread in two loaf sizes, either medium or extra large, while also offering crust color control with light and dark options. There are four different baking modes and two dough modes, so you have plenty of options for breads, pizza and pasta doughs, cake batters, and even oatmeal, frittatas, and mac and cheese. Another fun feature: the raisin and nut dispenser. It allows them to be added during the baking process, conveniently and evenly dispersing them throughout the dough.
To enter to win the breadmaker, answer us this: what's your favorite type of bread?
You have until 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 7th to enter. One winner will be chosen at random from among the commenters. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.