Because has she ever steered us wrong?
The whole Internet already knows that Joanna Gaines is designated "Queen of the Holidays" this year, given that there's few as qualified as her when it comes to pulling off the holidays in style. So when she took the time to rave about a special appliance on her Instagram story this week, our ears perked right up.
Shot using a phone in what seems to be her personal kitchen, NBC's Today reports that Gaines suggested that we all add a new bread maker to our Christmas wish list—we did so right away.
The demand for artisanal bread is on the rise (literally) according to reports from industry insiders. More people are seeking chemical and additive-free loaves better aligned with those of our ancestors than the ingredient lists for products like Wonder Bread.
Besides, becoming an ultimate kitchen maven like Joanna isn't hard with a machine that also saves you time and money. It's also truly the gift that gives back—your newfound bread-baking hobby will also be great for baking fresh loaves as thoughtful (and yummy!) holiday gifts.
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The bread maker shown in Gaines’ Instagram story is a Breville Custom Bread Maker. This user-friendly appliance is equipped with 13 automatic settings (one programmed for gluten-free bread), three crust settings, and four loaf sizes, ensuring it will produce bread to your exact specifications.
It even comes with a fruit and nut dispenser for a perfectly timed release, allowing the ingredients to be evenly dispersed throughout the loaf.
The Hamilton Beach HomeBaker is a budget friendly option, a quarter of the price of the Breville. It has 12 settings, including a gluten-free option, three crust settings, and two loaf sizes. It also can double as a great place to prep other doughs for pizza, cakes, flatbreads, and more. This would make a wonderful gift for both new and avid bakers in your life this holiday season.
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