If you look in any shop that sells bread you would think that white sliced bread is the favorite bread of most consumers. It may be the most popular bread but, for anyone who has tasted real bread, a sliced white loaf is a pale imitation of the real thing. Stores like it because it stays fresh for a long time, it is a standard size and shape which makes stacking it on the shelf easy, and it is cheap. From our point of view, putting aside the taste and texture for a moment, it is readily available, it is inexpensive and it is convenient. Nothing is easier than pulling out a few slices and putting them in the toaster (which is conveniently sized for a sliced loaf).
Compare that with homemade or artisanal bread which is irregularly shaped, a little more expensive and does not stay fresh as long. It’s like the difference between a cups of cheap instant coffee and freshly roasted, just ground, freshly made cup of fine coffee – there is a world of difference and well worth paying a little more and putting a bit more effort in to. That’s the difference between a sliced white loaf and a freshly baked homemade loaf. With modern bread makers though the effort required to make a loaf of bread is limited to putting the ingredients in a pan and pressing a button – all the rest is automatic. One small problem with bread makers is that they tend to be designed to make a larger loaf.
This means for a single person or a couple there will either be some waste or eating slightly less fresh bread. Fortunately there are a number of compact bread makers, such as the Zojirushi BB-HAC10 (see today's price) which are designed to make a smaller 1 lb. loaf. Just because it is compact does not meant that it is lacking in features. The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 is as versatile as many of the larger bread makers available.
After much agony with our ordinary bread machine, we finally decided to give the Zojirushi BBCCX20 a try and were glad that we did. It really impressed us with its amazing features. As we received the parcel we were not so pleased by the extra large packaging initially (although the shipping was fast for us) but as we opened it, we found ourselves to be completely wrong because it just looks picture perfect and worth buying.
After referring the manual, instruction booklet and the DVD that it offered, we could not wait to make quintessential white bread. We found the crust selector to be an excellent feature. It could bake anywhere from light to dark crusts along with a total of 10 pre-programmed settings.
This option helps us with all that we require and the timer allows delaying the baking cycle by 13 hours. We have also tried out many different kinds of bread such as garlic bread, dinner rolls, cinnamon raisin bread and everything turned out to be so delicious. Furthermore, we were pleased by the fact that it also recreates a picturesque artisan style bread right at home and comes with the ability to cook meatloaf, strawberry jam, and chocolate cake too.
The Zojirushi BBCCX20 is not only deluxe by its look but also in giving excellent, pleasing performance. Its automatic settings and customised control with a 2 hour quick baking cycle is what attracted us a great deal. In addition, its LCD control panel with a 13 hour timer is also quite intuitive to use. However, at the end of the day, it was the rectangular two pound loaf pan with twin kneading paddles of the Zojirushi BBCCX20 that won our hearts.
Not many bread makers are blessed in multitasking thus giving an excellent result. Thankfully, the Zojirushi BBCCX20 is more than adept in making numerous recipes with the capability of baking many types of bread, puddings, jams and cakes. This bread maker has the ability to please the most punctilious of bakery chefs because of the plethora of services that it offers us during the process and after the baking process. It has also got a sturdy look which adds up its merits.
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