Product categories: Small Appliances, Electrics, Bread Machines, (Bread Makers), Bread Making
Zojirushi BBCC-V20 Home Bakery Traditional Breadmaker Product Description:
Zojirushi Home Bakery looks like an ordinary bread machine, but its additional features are a welcome surprise. It not only makes French, sandwich, basic, wheat, homemade, and other bread types, but it also makes jams, cakes, and pizza dough. Using the technology found in most bread machines--dual kneading blades, automatic timer, crust control, and auto shutoff, the Home Bakery heats and mixes jam ingredients, leaving refrigeration as the final step. The cake setting operates similarly to the bread process, but the machine adjusts its temperature to retain the moisture of cakes, such as German chocolate or butter.
Aside from the plethora of uses, this machine offers many important technical features. Its quick baking option allows bread making in only two hours, the time usually spent waiting for the dough to rise. The timer also can delay baking for up to 13 hours. A beep signal lets you know when you should add fruits or nuts to the dough or jam, and another sounds when the loaf, cake, or jam is finished. Cleanup is simple, as the internal pan and kneading blades are coated with a nonstick material. Before starting, make sure to take advantage of the included recipe book and instructional video that thoroughly discuss each use of the machine, providing many helpful hints and care tips. --Madeleine Miller