have to throw in another vote for the stand mixer... LOVE it for bread baking but you can use it for so much more!
Stand mixer or bread machine? - Page 2
I worry about PTFEs and PFOA's in the non-stick coating of the machine where the bread bakes, as well as fire retardants in the machine. If anyone knows of a machine without these things, or at least the teflon non-stick, please let me know. So far I have been baking bread in a glass pan in the oven.