Once the oven has been switched off after tea place a separated sliced loaf inside the oven to dry overnight. Same can be done with biscuits and cake, Madeira cake is excellent. Blitz into a fine crumb. On the bank dampen with a plant spray bottle. Mashed bread for float fishing on the river? Rip up an uncut loaf into your keepnet and the net will slowly feed your peg ?
I have a Moulinex, got it from car boot sale for a tenner and it even came with a grinder upperer and a couple of more thingy's that I haven't a clue what they're for. Works a treat though for bread or grinding down pellet for paste.
I had a James Martin for years, until it burn't out. The next lasted about three years, then stopped. The latest Ebay offering lasted ten minutes, then ran slow. They replaced it just in time. It is still working. I only give them a quick burst of a few seconds, giving it a shake. Warburtons give them a hard time, too doughy.
I ended up buying a second hand Magimix from eBay.. yes it was more expensive than a supermarket cheapy, but wanted reliability, nothing worse than having one give out on a Saturday evening. Single speed powerful motor, less to go wrong and well reviewed. Used twice so far, does all I want.