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Topic: update on bread machine (3 msgs / 127 lines)
1) From: petzul
There were half a dozen bread machines in the thrift store so I chose 
the cleanest newest looking one for $10.00.
It has a powerful motor that is not very noisy, and lots of electronic 
controls.
The actual bread holder is made for a pound loaf I guess, but the 
chamber this sits in is what is nice, the oven part.  It is about 8.5 
inches in diameter and about 6 inches deep.
Around the inside of this chamber is a ring shaped element like you 
would find in an electric stove oven. It just mounts with no support 
except its connection, about a third of the way up from the bottom.
When I let it go through a baking cycle, this element gets red hot, and 
the temp goes up to 440F then cools down to 320 F before the heater 
turns on again. Apparently the makers of bread ovens do not care any 
more about temperature fluctuations than turbo oven makers do! I was 
hoping to use the control from this unit on the turbo.
This is a nice insulated cylindrical chamber with a vertical shaft 
mounted at the bottom that I can't stop with my fingers.
It looks like it goes around at about 60 RPM but I can't count that 
fast, so it could be faster.
What it needs is an insert, like a metal cook pot or mixing bowl, with a 
hole through the bottom to mount stirring rods or paddles.
I like that it is has a bunch of torque, and it makes no more noise than 
my Popper, and the glass turbo oven is a nice fit on the top, and it is 
insulated.
I suppose you could use the heater that is built into it, but I plan to 
take it out. The electronics allow the mixer to be set on knead only, 
and it does this nicely for about 15 minutes. This is a first try, so it 
might could be set to run forever, but in any case, it can be restarted 
in a jiffy.
Mainly I was looking for a unit that would really mix up the beans below 
the Turbo oven heater, because from what you all have reported, it can 
cook quite a bit on it's own.
Looks like this is it! Whoever suggested a bread machine... thank you 
very much :)
PeterZ
May finally be on to something, here in LHC.

2) From: Justin Marquez
A group of inquisitive, free-thinking tinkerers is a fun bunch to hang with! 
    "If there ain't an envelope left to push, y'all will create one!"
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.com<Snip>

3) From: Obrien, Haskell W.
Hrrrrrrrrrm.
I just saw some bread machines.  I'll go check it out on the way home.
:)


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