Known as ‘Home Bakery Virtuoso’, Zojirushi BB-PAC20 is designed to be convenient, durable easy to use, efficient and innovative, while also being able to create the perfect traditionally rectangular shaped 2-pound horizontal loaf. Even more, it is able to support any type of gluten-free bread recipe you want to try out, as well as any type of organic baking ingredients that you might want to incorporate into your creation.
Thanks to its strong cooking power, 700W, as well as its dual kneading-blades, which will thoroughly mix the ingredients, it will be able to deliver the perfect textured bread you’re looking for. It is extremely efficient when it comes to whole grain bread because the blades will make sure to speed the process and create an even shape at the same time. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about the blades remaining inside the bread, because they will remain inside the machine, allowing you to enjoy your freshly-baked bread as soon as you want.
The quick baking process lasts less than 2 hours, or, if you prefer a more complex type of bread, there are several settings and bake modes you can choose from. Moreover, it comes with a heater, placed inside the lid, to ensure the baking is evenly done, while thanks to the large window, placed conveniently on top of the lid, you can supervise the entire backing process without losing any warmth. Furthermore, it comes with adjustable ‘keep warm’ timer, so you can keep the bread soft and warm until the other meals are ready.
In case you want to delay the baking process, for a more convenient time, it comes with a 13-hour delay timer. You can set it up with 10 minutes increments, which are displayed directly on the LCD screens clock setting. Thus, you can insert the exact baking time, in minutes, without the need to convert it into hours.
|BB-PAC20 Spec Sheet|
|Dimensions||18” x 10.5” x 12.875”|
|Bread Size Options||1|
|Crust Color Options||3|
|Delay Timer||13-hour delay|
|Dual Kneading Blades|
It comes with 10 preset programs, which will allow you to easily choose your favorite bread style – white, whole grain or gluten-free, as well as meatloaf bread. Even more, you can adjust the crust color, thanks to its low, medium or dark settings, depending on how crispy you like it. It has an innovating custom menu, which will not only allow you to set it according to your recipe, but it will memorize them, as well, so you won’t have to input it every time you want to prepare it. It can prepare cakes, sourdough starter, or jam, in a fast, and hassle-free operation.
Moreover, it comes with a Homemade setting which will allow you to set the bread maker to stop in order to let the ingredients stabilize the temperature, and it will even give you the possibility to turn it off once it prepares the dough for your pastry. Even more, the machine lets you stop the process mid-way for some hand-shaping, or to remove the paddles. It has an Auto Pause setting which will temporarily stop the kneading when the lid is open, so you can check the consistency of the dough.
Not only does it perform excellently, but it also has what it takes to be a stylish presence in your kitchen. It comes with a stainless steel exterior which, combined with a matte black lid and a large window, will surely fit any kitchen décor and style. It is very compact, and it measures 18 inches in width, 10 ½ inches in depth and 12 7/8 inches in height, and it makes a full-sized 2-pounds loaf with ease. Although it doesn’t change the taste of the bread, the shape is important, because you can cut the slices easier.
It comes with easy, readable controls, which will tell you exactly what to do, and its LCD screen display will show you each step of the process. It comes with a measuring spoon and a beaker, so you will know exactly the amount of ingredients to use, and, unlike other models with handles, it comes with 2 instead of only 1. Thus, it is easier to handle and maneuver, and it increases your safety as you use it.
Durable, efficient and easy to use, it won’t cause you any troubles, but if it does, it comes with a limited 1-year warranty which covers the repairs and its replacement if there’s the need for that. The instruction manual has clear details regarding every step you have to make, and it offers solutions to the most common troubles you could experience.