15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2010
Have thoroughly enjoyed this product. Everything was included and all the loaves I've tried have been perfect. Am looking forward to trying some more. I did have one mishap with the whole wheat bread recipe but I called customer service and had a rep explain to me in detail what I needed to do. After making the adjusments, that loaf came out perfect in texture and taste. I had looked at less expensive models but I am so glad I opted for this brand.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2012
I can now see why everyone gives this product 5 stars. It makes wonderful bread! It is absolutely one of the simplest machines to operate that I have ever owned. Most basic breads are literally one button operation. I have made a number of loaves already and they have all come out perfect. Have already recommended to a friend who also loves bread!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2013
My only negative is I sometimes wish I had purchased the full sized model rather than the mini because it's sometimes difficult to adjust other recipes for 1 pound rather than the standard 1-1/2 pound loafs.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2013
Easy to use, very good video explaining use and care. Recipes work well i have already modified some recipes with great success. Good for one or two people i recomend this product
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2013
I was a big decision for me to purchase the Breadmachine. because I knew nothing about them,had never had one in my 75 years. Instructions were easy to follow and baking the bread was very easy.It is very quiet and sturdy, I have used it almost every day since I got it.There are many varieties to try so I must go now and bake bread.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
So glad I got this. I have only one regret,
and that it that I didn't buy it a lot sooner.
Totally easy to use, easy to clean, and great results.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2013
Perfect for our family because the loaf is small enough we can finish it before it stales. I have used it to bake bread and to make dough for pizza and buns and have always been happy with the results. Easy to use and easy to clean, Zojirushi makes a wonderful product.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2014
Its pretty quiet, and, so far, its made good bread. The crust was not under or over cooked on the standard setting. The interior was fresh, elastic and moist as you would expect from homemade bread. It is easily better than anything we could buy at our local supermarket, and just as good as anything we used to buy in Germany. Obviously, the cost of materials is much less than what we'd pay for store bought bread.
Furthermore, the bread just popped right out onto the cutting board, and the baking pan and mixer were very easy to clean.
The included recipes were mostly easy to follow (but I think they could do better, see below.)
It is very compact, and the loaf size was just enough for our family to consume in a day.
We bought it specifically for making whole wheat. I was a little bit concerned that it doesn't have a whole wheat setting, but the loaf turned out OK. But I still wish it had a specific setting for whole wheat.
However, I think that was partially because I substituted 1 tablespoon of vital wheat gluten for an equal amount of whole wheat flour in the recipe. For some reason, the recipes for the Zojirushi's larger brothers include wheat gluten, but not for this bread maker. Perhaps it would work without the wheat gluten, but the result would probably be denser and less elastic.
Another problem I had with their recipes is that they all require dry milk, and do not provide any option for substituting fresh milk. However, I found a conversion from dry to fresh milk quantities online, and substituted 1/4 cup of fresh milk for an equal quantity of water and the original tablespoon of dry milk. I realize that, for safety or other reasons, dry milk is probably preferable, but not everyone has dry milk on hand, so it would be nice to provide the option to use fresh in the recipe.
Finally,although there is an option to set the timer, and wake up to freshly made bread, there are a couple of drawbacks.
There is no fruit/not dispenser, so I would need to add any nuts or fruit to the mix the night before, rather than at the recommended time partway through kneading. Hopefully, this will not make a big difference with solid mixins such as nuts or dry fruit.
Also, it would be better if I could tell the machine WHAT TIME I wanted to eat my fresh bread, and let it work out how long to wait before starting to make the bread. Most breadmakers do not have a built-in clock, but considering what I paid for this one, you'd think they could have included one? Microwaves have had them since forever...