Bought a new bread machine!

February 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm (bargains)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I decided to purchase a new breadmaker. I used to have one, and for the life of me, can’t remember why I got rid of it. It’s one of those things that you go through cycles of using, then not using, then wanting, and here’s where I am right now.

So I’ve been trolling craigslist looking for a used one in good condition (ie, it works, and the pan is clean and not crusty from being left uncleaned. Everything I found was half the original price (still high), or far away (why is it that people in rural areas of big cities sell more on craigslist??), or if it was a sweet deal, it was already sold. Darn!

So I’ve been looking off and on for about a month now. Well, today I went to goodwill to find that last piggy bank for my piggybank collection. They had a really poor choice. I wanted something for my kitty fund, so either something orange tabby colored, or a cat, or something not heinously ugly. No such luck. But they did have a big selection of breadmakers on an aisle end that caught my eye. There was one likely candidate – it was clean, still had the kneading arm, and it worked when it plugged in! Bonus? It was only $12.99. Way cheap.

Just downloaded a few manuals (the only free place that seemed to have them was a yahoo group for breadmachines). I just joined the group (for free), and was able to download a bunch of files for various models and a generic one from King Arthur flour.

Now I just have to pick up some ingredients and see if it actually works! I’m pretty hopeful – I’m expecting since it was in good shape, that it just outlived its usefulness and isn’t actually broken. Yum. I can taste that warm, fresh bread with a pat of fresh butter on it, melting in….. There’s nothing like fresh bread to wake up to in the morning, either!


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