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poor crust and reliability
on 10 December 2010
I have owned this bread machine for just over two years.
I would say the plus points are
1. Simple to use
2. Nice range of programs
3. Does jam (although I haven't used this program)
4. Not expensive
The negative points are
1. Even on the dark setting, the crust is very pale
2. The reliability is poor, after two years the rotor arm dropped out the bucket, which now needs to be replaced at a cost of £20
3. It does not seem possible to turn off the "add soft ingredients now" beep alarm, which means if you put it on overnight to have fresh bread in the morning, it wakes you up at 5am!!!
Considering these negative points, especially the short life span of the bread bucket, I would take a look at alternative products and certainly would not take another machine from this manufacturer in future.