It comes with 2 blades to guarantee the ingredients are mixed thoroughly, regardless of the recipe you select. Even more, it integrates a pre-heat cycle that will set the machine ready and a 13-hour delay timer that will allow you to set it up according to your schedule.
It includes an auto shut-off function, which will turn the unit off, according to what setting you’re using or as soon as the bread has finished baking, thus saving you money in the long run. Moreover, thanks to the quick cycle, the baking time is reduced to 2 hours, making it an excellent choice whenever you’re in a hurry, but still longing for that freshly baked bread aroma.
|BB-CEC20 Spec Sheet|
|Dimensions||17” x 8” x 12”|
|Bread Size Options||1|
|Crust Color Options||3|
|Dual Kneading Blades|
Due to its menu settings, you can easily prepare several assortments of bread – white, wheat, quick – sourdough starter, dough, cake, and even jam. Moreover, it can memorize your 3 chosen recipes, so you can prepare them any time you want. It delivers evenly-baked bread with an appetizing shape and crust that can be customized to your liking since it has 3 crust shades available.
The Sourdough Starter setting will prepare it in a little over 2 hours, while a regular bread cycle lasts around 3 hours. For gluten-free bread, you have to select the Whole Wheat Cycle, which lasts a little longer because it takes more time to knead heavier flour like rye or wheat. Moreover, it can prepare meatloaves and chocolate cakes, as well as healthy jam, anytime you want, as it is capable of both kneading and baking your cake dough.
Zojirushi BB-CEC20 comes in white and black color, with stainless-steel finishes that make it compatible with all types of kitchen décors and styles. It measures 17” in width, 8” in depth, and 12” in height and is a bit on the heavy side as it weighs 20 pounds. The LCD control panel includes a screen with a time-display, while the window it comes with lets you watch the baking process. The pan is coated with a non-stick layer, which ensures easy cleaning while allowing the rectangular 2-pound soft and fluffy bread to come out straightforwardly.
It might be a bit louder than other models as it works, but it’s nothing to worry about, especially as the noise is not followed by a movement that would make the unit walk on the counter. Additionally, once you get the hang of it, it is easy to use, practical, and very convenient. It comes with accessories – spoons and cups, to help you adjust the ingredients according to the recipe, and an instruction manual with CD to get you through the entire set-up process. You will also get a bamboo cutting board and a great bread knife.
Warranty and support
As with many other appliances it creates, Zojirushi provides a 1-year warranty for this particular model, and you can extend it for a certain amount of money. You will also receive full customer support on the company’s official website, via email or phone, so you can find quick answers to your questions.
A highly practical model that can help you surprise your family with amazingly crusty and soft bread loaves, this unit also comes at a good price, being the right match if you are looking for a good quality-price report. It allows you to test different flour types and make sweets and jam that will bring joy to the family. Plus, you get a 1-year service contract from a reputable manufacturer, so you can test it without worrying about possible malfunctions.