Who loves their bread machine? Mine died yesterday and now I need another. So many to choose from, and I do make different types of bread, but never had the need for custom programmes.
I've had a Breadman, (forget the model #), for over
10 years, and it still works great. Many have said
the Zojirushi brand is the best, but it is pricey.
Best bread machine is your bare hands and a loaf pan.
My Dad uses the Breadman. He bakes bread at least twice a week and loves it.
I had the breadman ultimate for several years (I inherited it used). It croaked last winter. I just got the zojirushi one. I was hesitant as several of my friends who like it also said the top crust may be iffy with some loaves. But the new model has fixed that issue and the top crust comes out perfect. Very happy with the flexibility and the consistancy.
Here is a link that might be useful: Zojirushi