Breadmaker recommendations / problems
I pulled out the old breadmaker to make pizza dough just now. I never use it for bread, because the bread is too crusty and hard.
I wonder why it never works well for baking? Could it be a thermostat problem (I've tried all the settings)? Or insulation? Venting too much/too little? Too low humidity in the air? Bad recipes?
Are there any breadmakers that actually make a decent loaf? This one is old enough that I could probably replace it in good conscience.
Why is it always better to make the dough in the breadmaker, than bake the bread in the oven? What is wrong with breadmakers? Do I just need a new model?