Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with Zojirushi bread machines, they are built to last, continuously perform well and that is why they are always at the top end of the market. The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Bread Maker is the reinvented sequel of the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme, which for many bread lovers, held the title as being the best bread maker on the market. It is a modern bread machine that understands modern healthy people as it can handle gluten-free recipes without difficulty.
The latest Zojirushi model’s best feature is considered to be it’s simplicity. The ability to seamlessly knead dough to create baguettes, sandwich loaves, dinner rolls and pizza dough to name a few; then if you choose to you can pull it out to shape any way you please and bake it in your oven to produce an evenly baked product every time. This bread machine can have the aroma of bread occupy your house and eat fresh, delicious bread every day. Avoid failed attempts and time-consuming methods, as this bread maker will do everything for you.
The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 has the excellent twin kneading paddles that perform excellently when it comes to the more tricky recipes that need extreme mixing such as whole grain loaves with nuts allowing for well-raised breads. It has a vast range of custom settings available as well as allowing you to store three different custom recipes of your choice so you can quickly get the bread maker working on your favorite creation with just a touch of a button. And for the health conscious bakers it has a great range of gluten free baking options, even incorporating a new handy pre-set gluten free baking menu setting.Other notable features include a useful alert notification that informs you when the bread is ready and has a non-stick pan with two powerful blades that also makes cleaning after every use a breeze. It has all the makings of become a kitchen favorite but with the bonus special features that give brilliant results for gluten-free bakers.
The BB-PAC20 has introduced an ingenious lid with an integrated heating element that supplies the loaf with sufficient heat to always give the baked loaf an even color, texture and crust all the way round. Up to a 21b load of dough can be baked and will always emerge looking like a shelf bought loaf. Another positive feature of the Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker, where it is actually ahead of its time is the innovation of adding two handles at each end of the bread pan making the removal of the pan effortless.
It offers a 13 hour delay or overnight function that allows you to set the ingredients to mix and bake at a specific time, allowing you to enjoy fresh bread, buns or cinnamon rolls in the morning for breakfast or when you come home from work. Alternative bread makers are generally extremely loud, especially at the mixing and kneading periods while the Zo is notably quiet. The LCD display is not only easy to read but also easy to use and the finish of the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 does not appear mostly plastic like other bread maker models but looks more expensive with the stainless finish complimented with a glossy black trim.
On the downside, some users have complained about the non-stick pan beginning to wear down after some use, which does not match the high-end price tag. Another problem that may occur after constant usage is that the heavy-duty motor starts to show signs of aging.When removing the bread from the pan, it is important to remember that metal objects like metal spatulas or knives used on the non-stick part of the pan will tear at the coating, which can be frustrating as the complete baking process before removing the bread is so simple. It may take practice but the safest way to remove the bread without damaging the non-stick coat is by slightly adjusting the kneading blade at the bottom of the pan.
It is a great beginner bread maker as it is well-made, has all the customizable features, produces delicious classic loaves enough to feed a family of 5. The bottom line is the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 without a doubt kneads dough more effectively with much less user time and effort than almost any other appliance on the market. There’s nothing easier than placing all the ingredients into the container, pressing “start,” and coming back 95 minutes later to thoroughly kneaded, superbly risen dough. You can bake a loaf in the reliable machine or create something original and go beyond the standard loaf. Either way, the Zojiurshi makes it simple, proving that you have to pay for dependability and quality.