If you read this blog regularly, you know that I love my bread machine. I make all of our bread, hamburger buns and rolls. I’ve experimented with making hot dog buns. My lovely machine even makes jam. I’ll say it again. I love my bread machine.
My machine is about 6 years old. It’s actually not even the lovely X20 model that I link to in the first paragraph. My machine is the older V20 model that’s no longer sold. After years of hard work the paddles on my V20 were a little worn. It was time to see if I could get replacement parts.
I found replacement paddles at the Zojirushi website. Let me rephrase that. I eventually found replacement paddles at the Zojirushi website. Maybe it’s just me, but I had a heck of a time finding the parts area. The key is to click on the “Zojirushi Store” link. Then you’ll see a link for “Parts and Accessories”.
The paddles were inexpensive as was the shipping. I happily installed my new paddles and fired up the bread machine. However something wasn’t right! The machine was making a strange sound and only one of the paddles seemed to be working.
After some investigation I decided that it was just a coincidence that the bread machine happened to pick that moment to give up the ghost. The paddles didn’t cause the machine to die. It was years of use. It was time to get a new bread machine.
Can I exist without banana jam? Will I have a meltdown in the grocery store bread isle? Check in on Monday for part two of my Bread Machine Adventures.