My Machine makes 1lb or 1.5 pound loaves. Takes just under 4 hours. Basically add ingredients and walk away.
Cleaning takes just a few moments. You remove the bake tin, and clean that and the dough hook, which sits at the bottom of the loaf and needs to be pulled out.
Thanks Eng Tutor and Tiger. 'Basically add ingredients and walk away', that was what i was hoping. Will give it a try this weekend and report back soon :-)
Expect a couple of failures, until you get the hang of it.
It is worth going back to the machine at the end of the kneading phase to check the consistency of the dough. It should be tacky but not wet. If it is wet add a tablespoon of flour. It it is dry, add a tablespoon of water.
Measure your ingredients carefully and make notes of what you did, until you find the balance that works.