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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Thrift shop observation...

    I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match someold glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of variousbrands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl liketo a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    No glass, by the way.

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    Chemo Guest

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    On Oct 3, 1:40*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. *I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. *Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. *Don't ppl like to *a. *save money *b. *eat healthier, *c. have decent bread. *Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. *Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do
    so yes, they are lazy.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:44:51 PM UTC-4, Chemo wrote:
    > On Oct 3, 1:40*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >
    > > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. *I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. *Trying to forget that I paid 400for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. *Don't ppl like to *a. *save money *b. *eat healthier, *c. have decentbread. *Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. *Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > No glass, by the way.

    >
    >
    >
    > I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do
    >
    > so yes, they are lazy.


    "Those folks"?

  4. #4
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On Oct 3, 1:46*pm, medav...@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:44:51 PM UTC-4, Chemo wrote:
    > > On Oct 3, 1:40*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:

    >
    > > > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. *I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines ofvarious brands, for about 10 bucks each. *Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. *Don't ppl like to *a. *save money *b. *eat healthier, *c. have decent bread. *Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. *Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    >
    > > > No glass, by the way.

    >
    > > I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do

    >
    > > so yes, they are lazy.

    >
    > "Those folks"?


    as opposed to them there people?

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...



    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    > some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of
    > various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400
    > for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't
    > ppl like to a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread.
    > Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl
    > lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of
    > cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    Sorry you didn't find your glass, good luck for next time. I used to have a
    bread machine but bread is so simple to make I ended up getting rid of it
    because it was taking up space.

    --
    --

    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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    Marcella Peek Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some
    > old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various
    > brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine
    > when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl like to
    > a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one
    > who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least
    > when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    Or perhaps they discovered how easy it is to make by hand and got rid of
    the silly gadget and no longer have to eat loaves of bread that are
    funny shaped and have a paddle hole in the end :-)

    marcella

  7. #7
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On 10/3/2012 10:52 AM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    >> some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines
    >> of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I
    >> paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were
    >> there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have
    >> decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its
    >> ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to
    >> find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >>
    >> No glass, by the way.

    >
    > Sorry you didn't find your glass, good luck for next time. I used to
    > have a bread machine but bread is so simple to make I ended up getting
    > rid of it because it was taking up space.
    >


    They sure do take up space alright. I've had several and they are neat
    machines. I pretty much OD'ed on bread though. Towards the end, I used
    the machines to mix the dough and for the first rise. Then I'd bake
    pizza or bread in the oven. These days the neatness factor has worn off.
    I used them too much and got burnt out. It was a lot of fun while it
    lasted though. :-)

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Kalmia wrote:
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    > match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    > machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    > forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    > why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    > healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    > eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine
    > dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.



    I bought my breadmaker (a Hitachi) at the Goodwill Store for about $5 or
    $10. They had a bunch of them lined up for the same price. I mostly
    use it to mix my sourdough bread dough, but I can't bake in it because
    the sourdough rises too slowly.

    I should try baking some conventional bread in it while I'm trying to
    get my SD starter going again. I did that when I first got the machine,
    and it worked quite well.

    Yes people are lazy. But part of it might just be that they don't like
    a single-task gadget taking up a lot of space.

    Bob

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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...


    On 3-Oct-2012, Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    > some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of
    > various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400
    > for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't
    > ppl like to a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread.
    > Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl
    > lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of
    > cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.

    I have been using my Breadman since '96; I used it every couple of days for
    years, much less now that children are grown and on their own. I have found
    that many people who try bread machines really believe that it is a dump and
    go process. When they discover that brand of flour, method of measuring and
    other factors require a little tinkering, they give up because the "machine
    doesn't work". I've explained to many how get the right amount of flour
    and water to form a ball (satiny, round and tacky like Post-It note); those
    willing to put in a little effort go on to use their machines a lo. Others
    think making adjustments to get it right is too much work and go back to
    store-bought bread, probably donating their machine to a thrift store.



    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...



    "Kalmia" wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some
    old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various
    brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine
    when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl like to
    a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one
    who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least
    when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    No glass, by the way.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I just donated a dough maker (not bread baker). I liked it much better than
    the bread baking machines because it mixed and kneaded the dough. Then I
    would place the dough in whatever size pans I wanted. I liked being able to
    do that and also liked the texture better than in the bread baking machines.
    It was still in excellent condition. So, why did I donate it? The reason
    is that I developed diabetes a number of years ago and I no longer eat
    flour. I do eat a limited amount of flourless sprouted grain bread, but
    that means the dough making machine was no longer functional for me, and I
    decided that someone should get some use from it.

    MaryL


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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    > match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    > machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    > forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    > why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    > healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    > eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine
    > dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    Bread machines are a dime a dozen in thrift stores. I think it's one of
    those things that a lot of people think they would like to have, but only a
    few actually take to it and use it regularly. The typical bread machine eats
    up counter space while rarely if ever used, until someone finally reclaims
    its spot and ships it off to Goodwill.



  12. #12
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    > match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    > machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    > forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    > why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    > healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    > eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what?


    In no particular order:

    (1) The anti-carb craze.
    (2) The anti-gluten craze.
    (3) Bread machines cannot actually produce good French bread, a
    good baguette, etc. They are too limited.
    (4) Using a bread machine does too count as "lazy".
    (5) There are better breads, of known nutritional value, available
    at retail than there once were.



    Steve

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Kalmia wrote:
    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    > match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    > machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    > forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    > why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    > healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    > eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine
    > dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    I have a bread machine that I no longer use. When I bought it, I was very
    confused as to the different types and wound up just buying a cheap one. It
    is not for me. For one thing it makes an oddly shaped loaf that is no good
    if you want the bread for sandwiches. It also has a mixing thing that
    sticks in the bottom of the loaf of bread and is baked right in there.
    After you remove the loaf from the pan you must pull this piece of metal out
    so that it leaves a hole in the bottom. It also makes a very small loaf so
    it wouldn't be big enough for a large family.

    There are many different types of bread machines. My bet would be that the
    ones that you saw were purchases similar to mine. Not a good fit for that
    person/family.



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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Chemo wrote:
    > On Oct 3, 1:40 pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >> I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    >> match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    >> machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    >> forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    >> why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    >> healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    >> eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine
    >> dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >>
    >> No glass, by the way.

    >
    > I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do
    > so yes, they are lazy.


    I used to like making bread. I did not like making it in a bread machine.



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    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On Oct 3, 3:30*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > Chemo wrote:
    > > On Oct 3, 1:40 pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > >> I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to
    > >> match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread
    > >> machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to
    > >> forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered
    > >> why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat
    > >> healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and
    > >> eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine
    > >> dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.

    >
    > >> No glass, by the way.

    >
    > > I think those folks find making bread more work than they want to do
    > > so yes, they are lazy.

    >
    > I used to like making bread. *I did not like making it in a bread machine.


    said Sam I Am....

  16. #16
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On 10/3/2012 4:52 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match
    >> some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines
    >> of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I
    >> paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were
    >> there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have
    >> decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its
    >> ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to
    >> find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >>
    >> No glass, by the way.

    >
    > Sorry you didn't find your glass, good luck for next time. I used to
    > have a bread machine but bread is so simple to make I ended up getting
    > rid of it because it was taking up space.
    >

    My sister did the same with her bread machine. I just use my stand mixer
    and oven - I don't need another (single purpose) appliance cluttering my
    worktop.

  17. #17
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On 10/3/2012 9:01 PM, Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Kalmia wrote:
    >>
    >> I wondered why they were there.

    >
    > They were wedding presents. Lots of brides
    > have no use for any food prep equipment
    > that isn't a microwave. To them, a bread
    > machine is about as useful as an electron
    > microscope.
    >


    I guess the same goes for the husbands.

    nancy

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:40:18 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I stopped into one in another town, on my never ending search to match some old glasses. I noticed 4 or 5 clean, almost new bread machines of various brands, for about 10 bucks each. Trying to forget that I paid 400 for mine when they first came out, I wondered why they were there. Don't ppl like to a. save money b. eat healthier, c. have decent bread. Maybe I'm the one who is weird and eschew Wonder and its ilk. Are ppl lazy or what? At least when mine dies, I know where to find plenty of cheap replacement choices.
    >
    > No glass, by the way.


    I can tell you that bread machines aren't always a good match for
    people. I borrowed a working order bread machine from a friend to see
    what it was all about, but never managed to produce anything lighter
    than a brick (with new flour and yeast, so those weren't to blame). I
    decided it wasn't worth the trouble because I can make perfectly
    acceptable bread with my food processor, so I gave up and stopped
    trying to make a bread machine work for me. Since they work for you,
    this is your opportunity to buy a couple of backups. If I ever saw
    them for $10, I'd buy one in spite of my horrible history with that
    genre.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  19. #19
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...


    "Nancy Young" <replyto@inemail> wrote in message
    news:506cd7a2$0$11342$[email protected]..
    > On 10/3/2012 9:01 PM, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> Kalmia wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I wondered why they were there.

    >>
    >> They were wedding presents. Lots of brides
    >> have no use for any food prep equipment
    >> that isn't a microwave. To them, a bread
    >> machine is about as useful as an electron
    >> microscope.
    >>

    >
    > I guess the same goes for the husbands.
    >
    > nancy


    you can take that in more than one way . . .



  20. #20
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Thrift shop observation...

    Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > I wondered why they were there.


    They were wedding presents. Lots of brides
    have no use for any food prep equipment
    that isn't a microwave. To them, a bread
    machine is about as useful as an electron
    microscope.

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