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Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker
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- Additional heater on lid for perfectly browned crust
- Bakes a large traditional rectangular shaped 2-pound loaf
- Dual kneading blades to knead the dough thoroughly
- Quick baking cycle prepares breads in about 2-hour
- Includes a measuring cup and measuring spoon
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Get performance you've never seen from a breakmaker. Our revolutionary heating element built into our the home bakery virtuoso breadmaker gives you perfectly browned crust every time. This breadmaker includes a user friendly easy-to-read LCD control panel, 13-hour delay timer, multiple menu settings, and of course the additional heater on lid for even baking. Menu settings basic, wheat, gluten free, quick, dough, jam, cake, sourdough starter, and 3 home made settings.
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First, I am truly impressed with how quickly I received my purchase from Amazon. I bought the item on a Saturday and got free shipping (which was supposed to take 5-7 days) and it arrived two days later. The packaging was great, no damage to the box, padding inside to ensure that it didn't slide around.
When I unwrapped the machine I was immediately thrilled with the quality of the machine itself. Compared to my Cusinart bread machine you can tell you get what you pay for. The machine is solid and doesn't feel like tin like my previous machine. The bread pan is also impressive. I love the handles on each side (which is also a new feature on this Zojirushi model), the pan is also very solid with a good weight to it. Another big improvement from my previous machine is how the easy it is to insert and remove the pan into the machine (this is the one major thing I hated about the Cusinart bread machine).
The first bread I made was Challah (egg bread). This is used on the dough setting then braided by hand and finished in the oven. The dough setting worked perfectly. The double paddle made a big difference in the texture of the dough. I then made a bread machine recipe for oatmeal bread (my mom used to make this when I was a kid). I found the recipe online.Read more ›
The recipes that come with it seem to contain too much sugar and salt, so I've adjusted them so that they have half the salt called for, and decreased the sugar as well to achieve a good balance for the yeast. I also use olive oil instead of butter, and add it with the liquid.
Amazon did not package it well -- it just came in the rather flimsy, coloured Zojirushi carton, without even being taped closed -- anyone could open the carton in about 5 seconds.
I immediately made adjustments to the default settings, by making a 'home made' setting to fine tune the cycles.
The bread pan is really why I bought this one, it makes a nice rectangular loaf, much better size than the breville, which I found was too wide for my toaster.
The breville interface is much nicer than the zojirushi. Like one other reviewer mentioned, the perfect machine would be the zojirushi pan in the breville box and interface, but that doesn't exist, so the zo is the better of the two options.
I use it about twice a week, and each time the results are great. I did find that the 'keep warm' option is a little too high temperature, so the crust gets too thick if you leave the loaf in too long once the ready beep sounds.
One thing I don't like about this machine is that there is no way to silence the beeps, so it beeps about 40 mins in on the regular cycle for the add ingredients notification, and not just one beep, but about 20, which is annoying, particularly if you're making a loaf to be ready for when you wake up. The completion beeps are also annoying.
Most recent customer reviews
I have got this product for the last 3 years. I am very happy with it. Since I have this bread making machine, I did not buy any more bread from the Bakery. Read morePublished 5 days ago by JOJO
Well worth the money for it. Fresh bread whenever I want! Love the timer option.Published 8 days ago by Bluerain
Delivery was quick. Tried it out and perfect bread on the first attempt. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. Display area provides you with so much information. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Carrie
My Mom use it twice a week to make bread
Everybody in my family love it so much
The bread maker was a gift for my son and his family. They love it and make bread a couple of times a week.Published 27 days ago by Crazy Music Game Fan
This bread maker is awesome! We live in Canada and the loaves were way oversized when I used vital gluten powder as directed in the recipes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashley