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    A friend has a bread maker. I know how to make sourdough. I'm considering leasing the bread maker sometime in the next couple of weeks. Haha
    My parents bought a bread maker a few years ago. They are brilliant.

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    Did they ever figure out how to make good sourdough outside the bay area? I remember there being a kind of bacteria that is only in that area being the reason for their superior sourdough.

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    My dad has a bread maker and has had four over the past 20 years. He's German and can't stand American bread so I've only ever had homemade bread. His sourdough is great. I'm think of getting a bread maker in Japan as his current machine is Japanese and works wonderfully.

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    Breadmakers are nice, but I'd rather have a stand mixer and a real oven instead. Probably because I don't make or like to make square/sandwich breads.

    Although my shitty little micro-oven works decent for pizza as long as you preheat the stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    Breadmakers are nice, but I'd rather have a stand mixer and a real oven instead. Probably because I don't make or like to make square/sandwich breads.

    Although my shitty little micro-oven works decent for pizza as long as you preheat the stone.
    Word. Though maybe not on the mixer... not that needed really. But a proper food processor would be nice.

    The oven though... GOD I WANT AN OVEN.
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    I've been thinking of popping over to Komeri and buying myself a slow cooker. Dunno where I'm going to put it, but I was actual meals without cooking them after I get home. That would be awesome. I'll probably buy one online if they don't stock them though.

    Oh man, I can't wait to have a real kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananasboat View Post
    I've been thinking of popping over to Komeri and buying myself a slow cooker. Dunno where I'm going to put it, but I was actual meals without cooking them after I get home. That would be awesome. I'll probably buy one online if they don't stock them though.

    Oh man, I can't wait to have a real kitchen.
    Do you have a K's denki, yamada, or yoshida near by? They'll have the 7000yen slow cooker which is great.
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    I have this ah-mazing countertop oven from Breville that can cook a pizza as well as bake cookies etc. It one of those expensive stainless steel ones and does a damn fine job with just about any type of food. I really wish I could bring it, but it's pretty hefty. However, I think it would come in handy for all the things I wanna bake.

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    I will definitely want to splurge at some point on a microwave convection oven in Japan so I can bake

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    Maybe some of you have already tried/known this, but I used a toaster oven in Japan for all my cooking. I made biscuits, cookies, roasted veggies, even a pecan pie in it, and it was completely affordable (maybe 5,000 yen for a nice one). I highly recommend it.
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    It's definitely worth the splurge for a nice toaster oven, preferably convection. I went a year without one and getting it really opened up my cooking options.

    And bread machines are unnecessary, especially as you probably won't have the extra counter space to waste on a unitasker (guess who my cooking god is). Spend a few weeks playing around with dough recipes, or even better do it by weight and use ratios.

    Basic Dough
    5 parts flour
    3 parts water
    2% salt
    1% yeast
    mix and knead until you pass the windowpane test
    cover and put in the fridge for a few days
    bring to room temp and bake it (or make sweet flatbread in a pan)

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