While I had a bread machine years ago, I am taking my new one more seriously. That is partly because where I live there are really no decent bread options and, well, almost no bread options at all. I have a Zojirushi machine which was described by many as the best that can be found. It certainly is a serious step up from the old machine I had. I am very happy with it.
First, let me get the usano idea of a pancake out of the picture.
I'm just not sure if that is good or bad. If the products are still the same, this should just mean greater exposure to "good food" over the usual corporate factory farm products. But, does it? And what about the goals of the parent companies?