Imagine opening the door to your home and being welcomed by the near intoxicating aroma of fresh, warm, delicious, homemade bread. Heaven. For me at least.
I’m absolutely sure that if I dive deep enough into my genealogy I’ll find a picture of the Pillsbury dough boy. He’s got to be my great, great, great, great, step uncle. That’s how much I love bread. Suffice it to say, a bread-maker is definitely on the Christmas wish list.
Better Bread…Better Health…But, Eat It While It’s Fresh.
Zojirushi BB-PAC20 bread-maker.
There are numerous health benefits to owning a bread machine, however, there are some things you should consider before you purchase one.
There are preservatives in the typical bagged store-bought bread. And you may want to cut that out of your diet. So, perhaps the ability to use only organic, locally sourced ingredients for your bread is your main reason for buying a bread-maker.
You might, however, consider that fresh bread will go stale faster than the bread you get off the store shelf, and it will also mold more quickly.
Tip: Freeze bread rather than refrigerating to extend shelf-life.
Plan In Advance…
Also, while fresh bread typically tastes better than the pre-bagged, pre-sliced counterparts, you will still need to plan a little in advance to make it: shop for or stock ingredients, prepare fresh ingredients, wait for the bread to finish baking if you forget to set it in advance.
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Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bread-maker.
Features and Performance…
Both of these machines have lots of features to help you make bread easier. Some of their shared features include: 13 hour delay, produce rectangular shaped loaves, 10 preprogrammed settings.
Neither of these machines were designed to just make bread. You can make cakes, and even jams in them.
While there are customers that use the Supreme (bb-cec10) to make gluten-free bread, only the Virtuoso (bb-pac20) comes with gluten-free bread function. The gluten-free function is perfect for people with celiac disease or those whom follow the especially restrictive paleo diet (one of its main tenets requires the omission of wheat from your diet). You can also choose to use this machine to make pizza dough or other doughs for oven baking.
They both have large viewing windows and a user friendly control panel. You can watch your bread rise, and bake, or you can watch a movie while your bread bakes on the “quick” setting in just two hours.
All-in-all, there’s a lot of features wrapped up in both these machines. In fact, these two machines have the same features, with the exception of one (read below).
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What’s the Big Difference Between These Two Bread-Makers…?
While there is only one truly distinguishable feature difference; it’s a big one. There is an additional heating element on the lid of the Zojirushi BB-PAC20. This is what will give your bread a picture perfect browned top. This is a feature that is a matter of personal choice rather than an essential one. I for one, would prefer to have this browning feature.
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