Foolish nonsense

August 17, 2009

Cooking, Gadget

Ladies and Gentleman, this weekend I willingly, nay – gleefully – purchased something entirely foolish.

While questing for the chair for the classroom I visited a local used furniture store that has all kinds of weird stuff. They had a table of super-cheap (i.e. junk) appliances that were laughable in how poorly made they were. I absolutely couldn’t resist the KitchenWorthy Bread Maker, though. They had it for $9.95!!!! Looking at it closely, it has no motor at all – it’s just a heating element inside a metal box inside a plastic box. It has no instructions for how to actually make bread, or any real instructions for how to use it. I’m going to experiment with the five-minutes-a-day recipes and see if I can get it to work. (It doesn’t get truly hot enough to make a good crust, but it’s worth it for the nights of experimentation.

It didn't turn out well.

How bad is this thing? If you search for it, they are sold in 4-packs. You can also get your promotional logo on them. Should I get some with on them?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Foolish nonsense”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hey if you figure it out, maybe it can join the other contraption in your basement and you’ll be one step closer to a stoveless summer.

    “…they are sold in 4-packs” Hahaha!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Can we see a picture of the finished bread? And would that be cooked bread or just heated up dough?

    I’m sure with your inventive skills, you will come up with a fantastic alternative for this crazy machine. Then sell that in 4 packs & give to all your L&L fans!


  3. Deanne Said on:

    Breadman is mine, I like it, but this model has been persnickety, and I’m thinking that I’ll leave this brand when I get another. (We make 5-8 loaves a weak, so we do wear them out.) I also got the whole wheat bread bible (it has a different name, but you get the idea), and the method doesn’t lend itself to the bread machine. So maybe I can wean myself.

    no motor… is it just for rising (proofing)?


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