#1332: The Bread Also Rises

Aug 10, 2013
We all know Tom and Ray's dismal record diagnosing car problems, so this week on Car Talk we find out how they did with something a little smaller--a bread maker. Jeff from New Mexico is back for a round of Stump the Chumps to tell us if the Magliozzi recipe made his loaves come out looking less like hockey pucks. Elsewhere, Vivek is puzzled by the puddle that forms under his seat when he uses his air conditioner; Leslie's husband told her she's ruining her car by not straightening the wheels when she parks; and Kirsten wants to know what questions to ask the guys who will be storing her Honda while she goes to Kosovo for two years. Our first question? Can Tommy sleep in it when his wife throws him out of the house. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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Good but wrong information!

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/driving-tailgate-fuel-consumption.htm The mythbusters tested if it was more fuel efficient to leave the truck bed down or put it up, and found that up is better.
Favorite Moment: 

Government storage

I just returned from 2 1/2 years overseas and my vehicle was stored by the government. The vehicle gets turned in to a government processing center but the storage is contracted to a private company. Once a month, the company will perform maintenance on the vehicle such as check battery and charging system, check all fluids, start and let idle for 10 minutes at operating temperature, operate heat and ac, and move the vehicle to avoid flat spots on tires. The results are posted to the owners account online so that you can monitor the care. The facility is climate controlled but you can't visit it. A complete inspection is conducted at drop-off and pick-up.
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Check the Joy of Cooking

The 1964 edition of The Joy of Cooking says on page 554 that the bread OVERRISES at high altitudes, so the time of the first rise, and possible the second, should be shortened. The dough should only be doubling in bulk. Many bread machines have the ability to accept custom programs. This would only have to be worked out once.
Favorite Moment: 
Well -- the bread also rises.

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