Zojirushi is the leader in bread makers, and it is proven with this newest version. This is the best on the market! The BBCCX20 has a beefier "engine," more automatic settings, easier-to-follow controls and instructions, more customized programming, and a more industrial, sleek look.
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme is a state-of-the-art bread maker that combines a range of automatic controls with easily tailored options. Its 10 cycles are designed for making everything from wheat bread to cinnamon rolls and can also be put to work for non-bread items like cakes, fruit jam, and homemade meatloaf. Versatile controls let you use the dough-only function or make a loaf from start to finish, and handy programming options include a sourdough starter, a 2-hour quick-baking cycle, and three crust settings. The timer allows you to set all controls up to 13 hours ahead, and three memory settings store your most-used recipes.
Built with a durable plastic body, the Home Bakery Supreme has many structural plusses, including twin kneading paddles, a broad viewing window, and an angled control panel. A welcome alternative to the cylinder-shaped bread maker pans, the nonstick baking pan here turns out traditionally shaped, 2-pound loaves. Streamlined and manageable, the unit measures 16-3/4 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches and comes with a detailed manual, a recipe booklet, and a how-to video. Zojirushi includes a limited 1-year warranty. --Emily Bedard
From the Manufacturer
What Makes the Home Bakery Supreme Special?
Bread made in Zojirushis Home Bakery Supreme appeals to all your senses. The horizontal shape makes it look like an oven-baked loaf, and the crust control function allows you to select light, medium, or dark crust. The two kneading blades knead the ingredients more thoroughly to make it taste better, and waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread has never been easier with the timer function. You can also prepare the dough in the Home Bakery Supreme and shape it yourself to bake in the oven.
The loaf of bread you bake at home should look like a regular loaf of bread. Unlike other bread makers that produce vertical loaves, Zojirushis Home Bakery Supreme bakes a large traditional-shaped 2-pound loaf, so the bread comes out the way it should, horizontally, and doesnt have to be sliced on its side. The Home Bakery Supreme makes it easy to prepare and enjoy the delicious taste of freshly baked all-natural breads in the convenience of your own home. Never again will you need to wonder if that store-bought loaf contains preservatives or additives.
For Beginners and Experts
Not only is the Home Bakery Supreme an excellent breadmaker for beginning bakers, its also a useful tool for expert bakers. Because it controls the temperature while the dough is rising, it takes the guesswork out of the leavening process. Additionally, the two kneading blades and the enclosed temperature-controlled environment knead the yeast dough better than any other method. Whether youre baking in the scorching sun or during a blizzard, the Home Bakery Supreme will give you consistent results.
All the bread cycles on the Home Bakery Supreme automatically preheat the ingredients to bring them to room temperature. However, if you find it unnecessary, you have the "Preheat Off" option to save time and immediately begin the kneading process.
Two Are Better than One
The Home Bakery Supreme features two kneading blades instead of one to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly kneaded. Additionally, the two blades knead yeast dough better than any other method. Not only does thorough kneading make the bread taste better, but it also prevents unsightly flour on the side of the bread.
A Host of Amazing Features
Recipes Not only does the Home Bakery Supreme come with an instruction video, it also comes with lots of recipes. The recipes range from basic white bread to raisin bread, whole wheat and fat-free bread, pizza, pretzels, cinnamon-raisin rolls, strawberry jam, chocolate cake, sourdough bread, and Zojirushis original Meatloaf Miracle. More recipes are available at Zojirushis Web site at www.zojirushi.com.
Easy Gluten-Free Baking If you are allergic to gluten, you can make gluten-free bread in the Home Bakery Supreme. No more rock-hard gluten-free bread bought at the store. Experiment to create your own new recipes.
Some Like It Sour Sourdough starter is a form of the original "leaven" for bread. Traditional sourdough starter usually takes 7 to 10 days to prepare, but the Home Bakery Supreme comes with a Sourdough Starter cycle that prepares light sourdough starter in 2 hours
Large Viewing Window The large viewing window allows you to watch the kneading, rising, and baking processes, so you can make adjustments if you find it necessary. If you need a better look, lifting the lid to peek wont stop the kneading or baking operation. Just be sure to close the lid when you are done looking.
Wake Up to the Smell of Freshly Baked Bread It has never been easier with the 13-hour programmable timer. Just add the ingredients and set the timer before going to bed, and by the time that alarm clock sounds, you will smell the bread waiting for you. If you hit snooze, dont worry. The Home Bakery Supreme also has a Keep Warm feature to keep that bread warm up to an hour after baking.
Beat the Clock In a hurry? Enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread in just 2 hours with the Quick Bake cycle.
More than Just Bread The Home Bakery Supreme can do more than just bake bread. It has a cycle for jam, cake, and sourdough starter. It also works as a portable oven, so you can make other dishes such as meatloaf or lasagna without heating up your larger oven.
Easy Creativity If you like being creative, you will love the Home Bakery Supreme. The Home Made Menu function allows you to adjust each cycle to your preference and remember it, so you can make that perfect bread. If not bread, cake. Or meatloaf. Or anything you wish. Invent your own original recipes and see what you can make in the Home Bakery Supreme. With the three memory settings in the Home Made Menu setting, you have plenty of space for many of your favorites.
Zojirushi Quality and Innovation
For nearly a century, Zojirushi (pronounced zoh-gee-ROO-shee) has established itself as a company that uses cutting-edge technology to bring comfort, ease, vitality, and affluence into the lives of its customers worldwide. Look for the friendly elephant logo (Zojirushi means "elephant brand" in Japanese) and know that a product that bears the name Zojirushi is innovative, high in quality, and reliable.
After much agonizing, we (I) chose the Zo' breadmaker. We had the Breadman for five years until it gave out a month ago. Before that I hand made bread for ten years. I bought the Breadman as present for my wife (she called it a "football present") after I just became tired of making bread. The cathartic effects of kneading bread are way overblown, in my opinion. We came to rely on the bread machine, baking at least once a week. After the Breadman died a slightly early death, we originally were going to replace it with another Breadman. But, after consideration of how much bread we make, and more important, the kind of bread we make, we decided to look at other machines.
See, we bake mostly whole wheat breads and such breads are hard on a machine. That is why the two paddle set up of the Zo' was so attractive. While I know there is only one motor, I thought the two paddles could knead the tough dough better. So far (a week into it), the Zo' is working great.
As noted above, we thought long and hard because of the negative comments in this section, as well as the cost, which is twice the Breadman. None of those negative comments have proven true. One cause for the bad loaves complained of may be inexperience with these machines. Even with ten years of baking, we had quite a few problems with the Breadman, mostly because of poor recipe choices and sloppiness in measuring. You see, hand bread bakers do much by feel, so amounts of liquid and flour are flexible. Not so with the bread machine. As far as recipes, go get one book: The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger. Her recipes are nearly foolproof.
My only concern about the Zo' is the set up of the pan.Read more ›
This is my third bread machine. My first was the original Zojirushi, and the second was a Breadman. I still use both the Breadman and the Zojirushi BBCCX20. According to most baking sites I've seen, the Zo and the Breadman are the leading contenders in this category today, so here's my comparison:
- The Zo is more solidly built and has a stronger motor. It can handle stiffer doughs that literally stopped the motor on my Breadman.
- The Zo is much quieter than the Breadman. The pan in the Breadman clanks around in its clips and makes quite a racket during kneading.
- Unfortunately, the Zo has an annoying 15-second beep to signal the right time to add nuts or fruits. As far as I can tell, there is no way to turn off this feature. For me, this is a big deal, because I used to love to set up my bread machine to make bread during the night, giving me a wonderful hot loaf of bread for breakfast. With the 15-second beeper, which sounds a lot like an alarm clock, using the Zo BBCCX20 overnight simply isn't an option. I wish there were a way to turn it off.
- The double paddles on the Zo do a better job of mixing ingredients without the need for scraping down the sides of the pan.
- The Breadman is a much more flexible machine. It's "Pause" button let's you add 15 minutes at any point in the cycle. Without the ability to pause, the Zo sometimes starts baking before the loaf is fully proofed. With bread, where the length of the rise depends on so many factors, having the flexibility to pause during a cycle is very valuable. You can program custom cycles on the Zo, but that's only a solution if you know in advance that your loaf is going to take some extra proofing time.
I finally purchased this machine after trying two other models; the Breadman TR555 and 2200C. My parents have had thier Zojirushi S-15 for almost 10 years with no problems and flawless bread. Desiring to enter the bread machine market with limited funds, I decided to try the Breadman TR555. It consistently burned the bread and revealed a "tougher" center. The 2200C was the biggest disappointment of all. Seeing all of the reviews for this machine as comparable to the ZO X20, I found myself with the ONLY two loaves of bread that were simply "duds" (did not rise properly and crust settings were useless) I had ever had out of a machine. Finally, I decided that Zojirushis could simply NOT be topped. I was right. This bread machine has worked wonderfully and reminds me of my parents machine from the early 90's. Mixing is complete and the Preheat function is an absolute MUST for proper ingredient preparation and yeast activity. I have noticed that some have been critical of the pan and it's non-stick surface. They also claim that the pan warps. Here is a little bread machine advice: follow the directions for proper care! The new pan has the same non-stick coating that was used in my parents S-15 (1993)! It has not shown one defect in more than 10 years and hundreds of loaves. Do not use metal objects in the pan. This will prevent this kind of damage. Also, the directions clearly state to let the pan cool before soaking in water... this prevents the pan from warping, and (as mentioned before) has worked on the S-10 for over a decade. The new X20's pan is the same material (metal and coating) as the old 90's ZO models. It is simply in a different shape (horizontal). There is no defect with these pans... if you care for it as directed (and it's really only common sense) it will last for years. Go with the top of the line.... Zojirushi X20!