I am fascinated by this idea. Mrs. Lone Star has been making our bread for awhile with a bread maker we bought many years ago. We finally pulled it out of the cabinet and has it been getting a workout! I have no idea how long it will last. I suppose it could be many years. But what if it gave up the ghost tomorrow? The idea of having the oven heating up the house all day during a Texas summer is less than appealing. But replacing it wouldn’t be a good option (you know, they cost money and all), so when I came across this wonderful article on making bread in your crock pot from Home Ready Home I knew that I had the perfect solution. I have bookmarked this one and I am trying to convince the Mrs. to give it a try (an argument I haven’t won yet since we still have a working bread maker). If you give it a try I would love to hear about it. Have a great day and God bless!