I love anything that makes life simpler so I was thrilled when I found this old fashioned style (we have a real antique one at the museum so I recognized it right away), bread maker in a thrift store the other day. I like the idea of making a bigger batch of bread and freezing it. This unit does that and without electricity too so that's got to be good.
I made a batch of bread with it today. Here it is mixed up in the pan, ready to rise.
And again, once it had risen, you use the mixing pan to proof it so less washing up, Yay !
And here is the finished product !
It made 6 loaves and 2 pizza shells, so that is pretty good.