It seems like a lot of people who visit our site are looking for bread machine information, so we’re going to put more in-depth information about bread makers up on a regular basis. This week we’re looking at the:
Zojirushi BBCCX20 Bread Machine
With two paddles, ten cycles, automatic controls, and programmable baking, the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme aims to be the best break maker on the market. Among the things you can make in the Zojirushi are bread (of course), cakes, jam, meatloaf, and cinnamon rolls. One of the truly magical things about making bread with a bread machine is that you know all the ingredients! You don’t have to wonder what’s in it.
You can change the controls to do things like just make dough. So the machine will mix the ingredients and knead the dough, and then stop so you can form the loaf by hand if you wish (this is called a dough-only function.) The bread machine also has quick-baking cycles and three crust settings. The crust settings are as you would expect: Light, Medium, and Dark. The breadmaker also has a great “preheat” option to bring the ingredients up to the right temperature before it starts. If you have already taken care of this, you can turn this option off.
The Zojirushi bread machine has a timer so you can set bread to start up to thirteen hours ahead. So you can program it to make bread that will be warm and fresh when you wake up in the morning. The bread machine also has three memory settings so that you can store favorite recipes.
The non-stick pan in the bread machine will form a “traditionally shaped” two pound loaf of bread. Zojirushi has put a lot of thought into the design of this bread maker. It has twin paddles, a wide window for viewing the bread, and an easy to access control panel. The nice thing about having a large viewing window is that you can watch the bread through mixing, kneading, rising, and baking. Sometimes after mixing, it becomes evident that an adjustment to the bread is needed. It’s easier to tell if you can see the dough.
The Zojirushi comes with a 1 year limited warranty. In the box with the bread machine are an instructional video on how to use the bread machine, a manual, and a recipe booklet.
As mentioned above, the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine has two paddles. According to the manufacturer, this makes the machine mix the ingredients better, and also makes it so you don’t need to scrape down the sides while the bread machine works. They also make sure the bread is thoroughly kneaded. Also, while some other bread machines make loaves that are vertical and not-exactly loaf-shaped, the Zojirushi bakes a loaf more like you would buy at your store.
One of the great things about any bread machine is that it takes some of the guesswork out of breadmaking. You don’t have to wonder whether you’re kneading enough or not. Also, the bread will rise at the correct temperature. The Zojirushi controls the temperature precisely and makes it easier for beginners to make great bread.
Recipes – The Zojirushi Bakery Supreme comes with a recipe booklet. In the booklet are recipes for cinnamon rolls, jam, pretzels, pizza dough, and various kinds of bread. There are also a lot of recipes available at Zojirushi’s Web Site.
Gluten-Free Setting – The Zojirushi is great for gluten-free cooking because it is fully programmable.
The Zojirush breadmachine measures 16-3/4 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches.