Professional electric bread machines are a good investment if you enjoy baking bread. However, if you enjoy baking bread for a living and making things from scratch then you probably already have the best equipment money can buy. When it comes to bread machines there are two types, the stand-alone type and the bread machine with a mixing paddle and a container insert that sits right on your countertop. If you enjoy baking bread in large batches, you may want to consider a commercial bread machine since they are quite durable and are usually a quite full size.
Some people love the convenience of having a bread machine and a mixer all in one, but if you only take once or twice a week then a simpler electric bread machine is more suitable. The bread machine with a mixing paddle and a container insert that fit on your countertop is an all-in-one type of machine. It will make the task of kneading and beating the dough easy since everything you need is right there. The electric bread machine will also save you some time because you do not have to go out and purchase the different items needed to make the bread.
If you are new to making bread then a dough hook is an excellent item to have as well. This type of bread machine will allow you to use your own wooden spoon to put into the dough as opposed to the plastic-covered rolling pins many machines come with. When using a wooden spoon to mix the dough it will result in a smoother taste and you won’t have to worry about damaging the machine as you try to mix the dough. Remember that a machine does not always equal a better bread maker; sometimes it’s the other way around!