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Old 18-06-2020, 08:56   #16
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I would check the 30 watt hours. My bread maker uses far more than that. A loaf of bread, if one ignores the pre-warm, the rest and the two mixings, uses 500 watts in the baking element for 40 minutes. that is approximately 450 watts for that one hour proportionately. A smaller loaf would be less though.

If you are just mixing the dough and using propane to bake it, that is a different thing altogether, but if your inverter is 3 or 4kw or so output and your battery bank capacity is sufficient, baking bread or electric cooking should not be a problem in an electric galley. Some vessels have no propane at all aboard. Hot water can be solar or electric solar.

Having said that, I baked bread using shore power or a gen-set, and my cooking and hot water was propane. Primitive.
Yes the 30Wh was for the dough program we use for 16 rolls worth of dough. BTW, your math assumes that the heating element is on at a 100% duty cycle, which is not how it works for the machines I have seen. I will be doing a bake program as soon as we finish these delicious rolls

Also, please note that the Zojirushi does use the heating element in the dough program. It first enters a 15-minute pre-heat phase, then it mixes the ingredients, then it kneads the dough, then it does 3 rises with degassing in between. During these rises it uses the heating element to provide optimal temperature for the rise.
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I bought a bread machine for the galley. I use one about 3 times a week during the summer when we are on land. I found that we seldom used the bread machine on the boat. We also used the microwave only about once a week to heat coffee. Both the bread machine and the microwave are off the boat, giving a little more counter space for food prep. The one appliance I use consistently is a little 1 liter (4 cup) food processor.
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I bought a bread machine for the galley. I use one about 3 times a week during the summer when we are on land. I found that we seldom used the bread machine on the boat. We also used the microwave only about once a week to heat coffee. Both the bread machine and the microwave are off the boat, giving a little more counter space for food prep. The one appliance I use consistently is a little 1 liter (4 cup) food processor.
So... now you bake 3 loafs using hand kneading and a propane oven? That would convert me to bubblegum bread
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So... now you bake 3 loafs using hand kneading and a propane oven? That would convert me to bubblegum bread
Yes. To each, his own.
Bread machines are nice but I seem to prepare different foods when we are on the boat.
I do want to thank you for the information on your excellent bread machine. I will order one shortly. 73
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Yes. To each, his own.
Bread machines are nice but I seem to prepare different foods when we are on the boat.
I do want to thank you for the information on your excellent bread machine. I will order one shortly. 73
Ah yes, we did that as well. After 10 years or so we changed our food while being ashore to the same as during time aboard so now itís all the same

Make sure you donít overpay for the Zojirushi. With the shortages, some sellers increase their prices a lot. I paid $200 in 2007 and $230 in 2012.
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Update: just baked a whole wheat loaf Which is a program that takes 3 hours 40 minutes. Also, it was on keep warm mode for 30 minutes before I got back to it. Total energy consumed was 420Wh.

I included a picture of the meter with the reading so thereís no doubt these numbers are factual data. Also, this is our old machine, but I donít think the new one uses less energy; itís just prettier in stainless steel etc.
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