My old secondhand Regal bread maker had to be replaced. The bread pan was so buckled in on itself that bread no longer comes out easily. Even worse, the paddle is missing somewhere around my apartment. So after much window shopping and internet surfing for $90 bread makers, I threw up my hands and went to the Goodwill, where I found a simple, low-end second hand bread maker from Zojirushi for all of eight bucks. It has four settings, one being a dough only one. That's good enough for me.
I tested it on one of my State-by-State series recipes, which you will read about in a few weeks. The bread came out beautifully. Sure it's just a one pound loaf, but I don't eat that much bread anyway.