Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Wishes - Nesco 12 Program Automatic Bread Maker

The holidays are all but here. As fast as Christmas is coming, Thanksgiving is sneaking up almost undetected. One thing Thanksgiving brings(here at least) is entertaining. From Thanksgiving, all the way until around New Year's there is always someone visiting, and a million things to do.

Because of that, finding, ways to make entertaining(and everyday family meals) easier, is essential. I love to cook. Well actually, I used to love to cook, back when I had time. Now with 2 kids running around, touching everything, asking for everything, trying to climb things, trying to get near the oven, the stove, the mixing bowls, the eggs or anything even close to the counter, it is just stressful.

Cooking every day dinners is hard enough. In fact, I often wait until I put my 2 year old to bed before I even start cooking (making for a very late dinner). When having people over for Thanksgiving or the holidays though, I have to have the food done at a reasonable time, and there is so much to do, that I will be cooking the whole day.

Thankfully, I have a few tools that will help ease some of the burden on me this year. If you remember a couple months back I reviewed an 18 Quart Roaster Oven form Nesco, which will be a life saver for cooking a perfect turkey, while keeping my oven free. I just added a new Nesco secret weapon to my arsenal, the 12 Program Automatic Bread Maker.
This bread machine is awesome. I am a true bread lover. I would happily eat bread with every meal. The problem is that even aside form maniac children, I do not have the ability to make bread. I never have before at least. I just don't have the patience, and I am so scatterbrained that I would forget a step(or more than one). I could mix the dough, and I cold put bread in the oven, but all the rising and kneading is not for me.

I have considered other bread machines in the past, but many of them still require more effort than I was prepared to put forth, so I never took the leap. Since I know Nesco makes amazing products, I was very interested in learning about this machine. When I found out that it does ALL the work, I had to have it.

All you have to do, literally, is add the ingredients, and set the machine. It is so simple.
The kneading paddle is non-stick just like the pan, so you don't even have to remove it before baking(but you can if you want). I didn't and the bread was still perfect(a little dent will be seen though).

It has super clear settings. There is a different number for each function(type of bread or food), and it sets the perfect time to fit whatever you are doing, so there is no guesswork. You can even chose the loaf size(small, large) and crust color(light, medium, dark) and it sets itself perfectly. There is a bake feature, too, where you can set the cook time if you like.
You can even delay the baking for up to 13 hours, so that the bread will be done(hot and fresh) when you come home. It even stays set on "keep warm" for an hour after baking.

It also has a viewing window, which is awesome. It is so cool to watch the bread being mixed, rising and baking.
It's not easy to photograph though.

So far I have only made white bread, because my husband loved it so much the first time, that hat is the only one he asks for, but there are recipes for French Style bread, wheat bread, raisin bread and oat bread that I really need to try.

The white bread is delicious though.
It comes out soft and moist, but never soggy or undercooked. The crust actually gets crusty, without getting overdone. It is perfection, even if it looks a little unusual.

What I really love about this machine, is that it makes so much more than just bread. You can also make pasta dough, cake, desserts, and even jam. I am dying to try the jam, and am actually considering making some to gift this year.

And as great a gift as my jam is going to be, this amazing bread machine would be so much better, that is why I am giving you all the chance to win one as part of the Christmas Wishes Event. Enter below for your chance to be the lucky winner.

And go HERE to check out the Look Book and the Linky for this and all the other Christmas Wishes giveaways. I am partnered with 10 other wonderful bloggers for this event, and there are some really incredible prizes to be had. There will be new giveaways posted continually through Saturday, so be sure to keep checking back.

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

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90 comments :

  1. I would love to try a bread machine, but the keep warm function has me giddy!

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  2. The smell of fresh baked bread filling the house is the best.

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  3. How the bread isn't soggy but perfectly moist when it comes out! And the crust looks baked to perfection!

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  4. I like the Settings that it has. It's super easy and will calculate how long it takes to bake a loaf. Looks and sounds fabulous!!

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  5. I love that I can toss the ingredients in when I go to bed and wake up to fresh bread the next morning!

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  6. love that it is so fast and no mess

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  7. That you can use it for more than making bread.

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  8. I like that it's never undercooked and comes out just perfect every time.

    Beth W

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  9. I love that it is fast and so much easier than doing it on my own.

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  10. I would love to make my own homemade bread with my children.

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  11. i like the fact u put ur stuff for the bread in and it just bakes it that is so so cool and all the features for perfect bread

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  12. I love that the bread come out moist but not soggy and that it is easy to use.

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  13. I've never made my own bread before! I love that it would help bring my family together, by doing something fun we haven't yet done!

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  14. i like that it isn't just a bread machine. it can make jam too!

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  15. I like that you can delay the baking for up to 13 hours.

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  16. Choosing the crust color? That is FANTASTIC. I have been exploring little-to-no oil baking, and think this would work out well.

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  17. Love that you can select the crust color you want.

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  18. The ease of use....and not much is better than fresh baked, warm bread!

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  19. i like that you can make cake in it

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  20. It sounds like a miracle machine! I love that it basically does all the work and figuring for you. I've never tried to bake bread because it always seemed so difficult. With the Nesco machine, I can actually picture myself baking bread at least once a week. Then there are all the other things besides bread that it can do. WOW!

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  21. I have a bread machine at my vacation house but need one for my regular residence. The independent bake timer setting on this machine sounds great.

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  22. I like the large, easy to see buttons.

    april yedinak

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  23. I love that I can use it to make so much more than just bread!

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  24. The control panel looks fairly intuitive, and it's nice to beable to create fresh home made bread without having to be present for each stage.

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  25. I would love to try this. It looks so easy to use and my family would love this.

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  26. I like that it makes bread fast

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  27. I like that you can delay making the bread so you can have fresh bread when you arrive home.
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  28. I like that you just add everything and turn it on. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

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  29. I like that it is very easy to use! And the fact that you could make jam too is just very cool.

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  30. I like the fact that you can delay the baking

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  31. many kinds of breads, nice.Deb P

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  32. That it can cook different size loafs of bread and that it does all the work and all I would have to do is add the ingredients

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  33. I love that it's a multipurpose machine that can make more than just bread!

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  34. the fact that you just add ingredients and it does the rest....
    Amy Brewer

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  35. I love that it is automatic and you can make more than bread in it.

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  36. I can just toss the ingredients in when I go to bed and wake up to fresh bread

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  37. I'd never make bread without this. Better than store bought anyday.

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  38. I love that you can make jam in it

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  39. I like you put it together and it does all the work

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  40. I like that it does all the work for you. Easy Peasy.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  41. I like that it does it all for you, with the "little" bit of help it requires from you! Then voila!!

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  42. I like that you can make cake with this breadmaker

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  43. I love the easiness of making the bread. I can never get anything to rise on my own!

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  44. I'd love the different settings--I could make just a dough if I chose.

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  45. I like that all you have to do is put the ingedients in the machine and it mixes them and cooks them for you.

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  46. The thing I like most is it looks like I could actually make bread!!

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  47. I like that you can delay the baking! Sooo cool!

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  48. I love the settings where there is a different number for each function(type of bread or food), and it sets the perfect time to fit whatever you are doing, so there is no guesswork.

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  49. I love that you can even make jam with it!!

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  50. I like just putting in the ingredients and that's it! I make bread now and mixing it by hand is the hardest part for me.

    Holly Storm-Burge
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  51. I love how easy this is to use - homemade bread is the best

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  52. That I can easily make bread at home from scratch!

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  53. I love that I can set and come home to fresh bread

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  54. Love that you can delay the baking

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  55. I love that it's home made without all the work lol

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  56. stays set on "keep warm" for an hour after baking.

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    Rhonda Clemens

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  57. I like how I can ignore it and it makes bread... omg. just not having to make it by hand is the best part.

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  58. I love that it has a viewing window so I can check on it if I need to!

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  59. I like the Delay Baking option. It would be nice to have freshly baked bread at mealtime.

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  60. I love that it has other uses, besides making bread! Like making cakes and pizza dough! :)

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  61. Wow....my fave feature is that you can make jam or cake in it as well as bread. That is awesome.

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  62. I dont need to do the work. lol! I love this for pizza dough

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  63. I like to make my own bread but it is such a pain this is great you can put all the ingredients in and forget about it.I like the viewing window also.

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  65. I love that all you have to do is add the ingredients and set it...and then it does all the work for you! Seems so easy!

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  66. I like that it will just make dough- the machine does all the hard work and you can still make it look hand made!

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  67. I like that you can program it to delay baking.
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  68. Okay, I know I should be more impressed with the mechanics of the machine but I gotta say I really, really love the window! I like that you can keep an eye on it when you want.

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  69. I love the convenience of being able to program it - I'd love to wake up to the smell of fresh bread!

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  70. I like that there are 12 digital programs on it

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  71. I like it because it's programmable. Your bread will be ready right when you want it.

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  72. I like the delayed baking option.
    Jennifer Rote

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  73. I like the window that allows you to see the bread baking.

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  74. I loved the homemade bread maker I used to have! It makes the whole house smell yummy! Esp. if you set the timer so it's ready for breakfast, what a wonderful way to wake up!

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  75. I like the clear settings it has

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  76. I like that you can delay the baking, so you have fresh bread in the evening.
    Michelle Tucker

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