Let us skip the discussion of bread machines versus bread made manually.
I have a bread machine that I rather like. It is an Oster 2 lb capacity with the handy expressbake cycle that gets me fresh bread in an hour. However, every time I make bread the mixing blade seems to lift slightly, allowing dough to get under it where it bakes in place. I could deal with just that, but it makes it hard to get the bread out of the bread machine pan, and very hard to clean that pan.
Is there a bread machine out there that has the fast cycle I want, but without the issues with the mixing blade?