I have been running a William Sonoma machine purchased in the U.S. for two
years now and have never had a problem. The trick is to have a transformer
massive enough to supply the power necessary. My transformer is as big as a
cinderblock, and just as heavy. I would not have bought such an expensive
thing just to run a bread machine, but I got it as a gift from a friend who
no longer needed it. The difference in frequency does NOT matter, at least
in my case. The french bread cycle takes 5 hours, as it should, and not 6
hours as someone on this list predicted it would because the local current
in Israel is 220V/50Hz. YMMV.
By the way, I love the WS machine and would buy another just like it again.
Leonard Garfinkel, Ph.D.
New Projects & Technology
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