I started living on my own as soon as I joined the college. I was away from my parents, out of my comfortable nest, learning ways and means of the world. I was a huge fan of fresh bread and at home, my mother used to bake a loaf daily to ensure that we get the best of the nutrition and fresh food. But now, I was left with the choice of readymade bread. I had this habit of jotting down my daily expenses and totalling them in the end of the month. One day, I was just writing my monthly expenses when I realized that a lot of money was spent in buying the bread which is not even that tasty. At that time, buying a bread machine was out of the question. I saved half the amount and my parents helped me with the other half. If you are going to buy bread maker, it is very important to go through bread maker reviews as otherwise you will lose your money for a bad product.
Now, with the machine in my kitchen, I was basically having my own little bakery where I could make fresh bread daily, in the required amount and with the ingredients and crust of my preference. I stopped running errands to the local market just for the bread and stopped wasting my hard earned salary (physical labour mostly) and pocket money on buying the bread laden with preservatives and devoid of nutritional qualities. Since then, I have been recommending every friend of mine to buy a decent bread machine which will be a one-time investment and they will eventually end up saving more money than spending on buying bread. I mean one eats food as long as one lives and bread is one of the prime foods.
Though you one might be judgmental about the saving money thing, one must not neglect the fact that in a bread machine, you are able to make much more than a simple bread loaf. You can make nutty bread, sour dough bread, fruity bread, pizza bread, cake, biscuits, bread with different preferences of the crust, sugar, and a lot more. Further, some people are allergic to gluten and one can never be sure whether the readymade ‘Gluten Free Bread’ is actually free of gluten or not.
So, yes, you get to make so many types of bread in a single bread machine, using the ingredients of your choice, in the desired amount and with desired taste and dietary preferences.
Now, if you calculate the amount of money you might be investing in a year or two (depending on the amount of bread you consume), you can easily find the difference buying a bread machine makes.
Just one visit to the supermarket and you can get the supplies comprising of Flour (Whole Wheat, Common Flour, Baking Flour etc), yeast, eggs, sugar and salt and this is all it takes to make the bread. Once bought, you won’t have to rush to the stores to buy bread. Further, I have always analyzed that the more frequently you visit the market, the more you spend. For example, suppose you went to a store to buy bread and you spotted some cheese, some marmalade, some candy bars or chips or any other snack you indulge in. Now, instead of spending around $3 you have spent $30 or $40. This can be avoided if you know that you are stocked for the month and you have a nice little bread maker in your kitchen to bake fresh bread in.
Also, the time spent in buying the things and completing the errand can be easily utilized to complete the pending cleaning or washing or organizing or exercising or doing whatever that you love.
Modern Bread Machines come with timers, delayed timers and lots of other settings which make it easier to bake your own bread. I mean, you just have to put the ingredients in the machine before going to bed and the machine will start baking on its own, at the set time and you will find yourself waking up to a nice aroma and sweet ding-ding of the freshly baked bread.
What more reason do you need??