I use a Magic Touch breadmaker I got at WalMart for $49.95CDN and have been pleased with its results since purchase. So much for spending $150 or more for the Black and Decker models, half of which make vertical loaves. :)

I'm sure it has paid for itself. The money I've raised for my church's various bake tables has paid for 2/3 of it already.

I use the regular white bread cycle and bread with raisins most often.

1.5 lb loaf, in this order:

Bread Machine Magic