In this Zojirushi bb-pac20 review you will find a very detailed hands on review of one of the best (and most expensive) consumer bread machines on the market. Also, in this review, you will discover why “best” bread machine is ultimately subjective. Sure, some bread makers are simply better than others. There’s things like quality of build and features that can make a machine superior.
But when all of those attributes are near equal, it can become a challenge to truly distinguish one product from another. Some qualities that reviewers may forget to mention are things like cord length and overall size or ease-of-use.
So, with that, I hope that you find value in the review below.
|Dimensions:||18” Long x 10.5” Deep x 13” Tall|
|Wattage:||600W, lid heater – 40W, Motor – 100W|
|Instruction booklet:||51 pages in color|
|Viewing Window Size:||2.5” x 1”|
|Delay Timer:||Up to 13 hours|
|Crust Control:||light, medium, dark|
|Quick Bread Option:||yes|
|Menu Options:||Basic, wheat, gluten-free, dough, jam, cake, sourdough starter, quick|
|Heating Elements:||2- main body heater, and lid heater|
|Loaf Sizes:||2; One pound, Two pound|
I really like the Zojirushi bb-pac20. It is by far the best bread maker that we’ve used so far. It has all of the bread type options that you use, including options for both dough and gluten-free. It works as advertised. We regularly use it to make delicious homemade bread. There is no reason for us to buy store bread. Not only is it easy to make bread in this thing but it’s also saving us money in the process.
The quality oven the build is evident just by taking a look at the thing. The hinge and lid are firmly secured to the body of the machine. You probably won’t run into durability issues although there were some complaints from customers.
The one downside, for us, is the size. This machine is humongous. That means that it can’t have a permanent spot on our countertop else the kitchen will look cluttered. If you have the space then this no problem. It’s just that we don’t fancy it on our counter.