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. First we let our bread baking columnist dbcurrie test out the Panasonic SD-RD250 breadmaker, which was created in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America. "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," she said. Enter to win it here!
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Artisan breads are typically worth every penny of their premium price, but what about their gadget counterparts? The Breville Custom Loaf ($299.99*, breville.com) is about as fancy a breadmaker as I've come across, making it an exciting purchase for a carbo-lover like myself. But is it worth the splurge?