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Initial post: Feb 16, 2011 1:34:25 PM PST
earthmama says:
Anyone know of a bread machine that does not have a nonstick surface made of these harmful chemicals?
I use Earth Pan pans in order to reduce my families exposure to these chemicals from cooking, and glass pans for baking, but I'm not sure about bread machines. Any with a glass pan?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 11:58:35 AM PDT
Eva Green says:
You have me stumped - I hope someone comments! I had not idea - what are these chemicals and how can i find out more about them? I have a bread maker, but it's quite a few years old. it's a bread and Dough maker from Westbend. I bake a lot of bread off and on - where can I find out more about these chemicals? Doesn't glass have some chemicals as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2011 4:19:05 PM PDT
earthmama says:
Just Google PTFE and PFOA. In the production of glassware, lead and cadmium are sometimes used, but I believe you are at risk of exposure only if the pan breaks. Write to the manufactureres of the products you own or are considering purchasing to see if they use these things in production.
Here is a link about PFOA, which is found in very high levels of almost all non-stick surfaces unless otherwise stated, including bread machines, stovetop pans, baking dishes, cookie sheets, etc.
http://www.wisegeek.com/is-teflon-dangerous.htm

I own the 10 piece cookware set by Earth Pan and I use only glass baking dishes
Once you start digging you will be shocked at all the things you will find! For example, BPA and phthalates. Pesticides on your food, where your animal products come from, genetically modified food(altering behavior and even DNA), etc
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 15, 2011 6:45:50 AM PDT
Besides potential health risks, I find non-stick surfaces to be a pain, frankly. They scratch easily, and most stick anyway. Give me a good glass, stainless steel, cast iron, or earthenware item any day!

Hopefully someone responds with a bread machine with alternative pans. I'd love to find one!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 7:10:17 AM PDT
earthmama says:
I agree! Here are some more links with info about Teflon(PFOAs and PTFE)
http://www.ehow.com/list_6531918_dangers-using-teflon-cookware.html
http://www.truehealth.org/ahealn43.html
Here is an amazing video I found the other day, I highly recommend it! Please watch!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvzDHGLEUyw

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 8:34:07 PM PST
I have found the Cusinart cookware with Ceramica coating to be better than teflon. The nonstick properties are as good or better and the coating doesn't flake off into your food. You MUST use them on Medium heat or lower though, otherwise the coating loses its nonstick properties. We LOVE these pans. I believe the BREADY baking system uses a ceramic pan: no teflon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2012 7:54:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 18, 2012 7:56:37 PM PDT
Sheila says:
I've been looking also, and think that the best thing might be to buy a stand mixer with a bread hook, and just mix my own bread dough that way (in the glass or stainless steel mixer bowl) and then bake the bread in a container that does not have a PTFE or PFOA coating. While not quite as convenient as a breadmaker, the stand mixer eliminates the need for kneading (although I imagine that could be quite therapeutic!), and that way we're hopefully not getting any toxic chemicals into our healthy ingredients.

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 4:23:11 AM PDT
PLN says:
Anyone find anything yet?? I am looking for a new bread machine as well, but the only ones with ceramic pans (that I can find) is Bready (but it takes pre-made mixes, can't make your own bread) or the BEEM (which I believe is only available in the UK). Has anyone found anything in the US yet? I'm too lazy to make it the old fashioned way (besides, I have tried and always mess up the "rise" portion of it). I just want to throw everything in and take it out when it is done....

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 7:15:02 AM PDT
March Baby says:
I, too, can only find the BEEM B7.001. Looks likes there's nothing else...but I imagine there has to be something else out there.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 10:28:26 AM PST
srssrssrs says:
I found a discontinued one labeled Food Network that used to be sold by Kohls, but that is it other than the pricey Bready so far. :/

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 2:26:04 AM PST
Srssrssrs, can you give a link or further info about that one? Thanks.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 2:26:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 2:26:57 AM PST
By the way, here is the Beem breadmaker, on Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0057WXZPS

Posted on Jul 25, 2013 12:25:32 AM PDT
tofuya says:
Just bought the Beem breadmaker (with non-toxic ceramic pan) on Amazon.de (Germany) for $191.32 total (including shipping to US). Its list price is EUR 119.99 free shipping to Germany, however, when I put it in the cart and add shipping info, it changed to EUR 100.83. The shipping is EUR 38.66. So total is $191.32 in US dollars. (There's translation option on top of the webpage so don't worry about not knowing the language.) I almost bought it for more than $260 on Amazon.co.uk. Glad I found it on amazon.de.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004GJ8I28/ref=ox_ya_os_product

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 12:29:54 AM PDT
Just to make sure you typed that correctly: "Its list price is EUR 119.99 free shipping to Germany, however, when I put it in the cart and add shipping info, it changed to EUR 100.83." Why did the price get LESS when you added your shipping info to U.S.? That doesn't make sense so I want to make sure you typed it correctly, or can explain why it got less. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2013 10:39:18 AM PDT
tofuya says:
I typed correctly. I guess the so called free shipping is not really free. When the system detected a foreign address, it must have automatically taken out the hidden domestic shipping charge and add the international shipping charge, which was EUR 38.66.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2013 1:33:53 PM PDT
Weird LOL. Good to know. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 5:53:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 9, 2013 5:54:01 AM PDT
The only problem is that in Europe they use different current, so it won't work in the US

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 11:00:24 AM PDT
tofuya says:
Yes, I was aware of that and bought a voltage transformer, another $50 here. And it took up some space, too.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 5:44:37 PM PDT
Wow, thanks for the clarification, Sonia and tofuya. Tofuya, can you give us a link to the voltage transformer that you bought, and confirm for us that it works with the bread machine?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 6:06:54 PM PDT
tofuya says:
here's the transformer I bought:

Goldsource STU-1000 Step Up/Down Voltage Transformer Converter - AC 110/220 V - 1000 Watt

I only used it once but it worked fine. Note that the bread machine is 650W, but I got a 1000W transformer because on the transformer's description it was recommended to go with a 1.5 times higher power.

The instructions of the bread machine did come with an English version, but not the recipe book. you have to look for recipes online. there is one recipe translation on UK's Amazon website under this bread machine from a buyer's comment.

by the way, the bread came out very good!

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 6:42:49 PM PDT
Thanks tofuya. You guys are awesome.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 3:56:37 AM PDT
By the way, I wonder if this machine will make good 100% whole-wheat bread or 100% whole-spelt bread?

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 8:32:08 PM PDT
tofuya says:
There's a program for "wholemeal." I haven't tried it yet.

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 9:36:28 PM PDT
Thanks tofuya. I hope I remember this thread when I finally decide to purchase a bread machine. Thanks for all your help.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 5:45:51 PM PDT
davi says:
Food network bread maker Nonstick PFOA-free
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