So how can owning a breadmaker actually save you significant amounts of, er, bread? Easy. Quoting from my own Panasonic SD-255 breadmaker review (highly recommended, by the way):
Several times a month, a certain member of our household will look at the empty bread bin in the morning and declare: “we’re out of bread – I’ll pop into the supermarket on the way home tonight”. By that evening, the bread bin does indeed have fresh content – but alongside are two or three carrier bags full of the stuff which supermarkets are so clever at getting you to buy when you pop in for something totally unrelated. Hang on: you went to buy a loaf of bread and spent twenty quid while you were there? Seems ridiculous, but we all know how it happens.
The moral of the story? Get a breadmaker, and cut down on those trips to the supermarket with their subsequent opportunities for temptation. Read the review