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Zojirushi BB-CEC20

Looking for a great bread machine , check out the Zojirushi BB-CEC20. It is one of the highest rated ones and we will review all of its features.

Zojirushi BB-CEC20Looking for a great bread machine , check out the Zojirushi BB-CEC20. It is one of the highest rated ones and we will review all of its features.

Zojirushi makes several different models of bread machines and it might be confusing trying to decide which one is best for you. So at the bottom of the post I will include a comparison chart showing the price and different features of their different models.

But first I will review the different features of this Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme (as it’s listed on Amazon) and tell you what people liked and didn’t like. The nearly 700 customers who reviewed this bread maker gave it a very high 4+ stars. With that many comments. I was able to get a good overview of the positives and negatives.

One thing I saw overall was that using the recipes that come with the machine tended to give the best results. If you have your own favorite recipes, it might take some experimenting to get the desired results. Most suggested some of the easier recipes in the beginning.

They always say a picture is worth a thousand words, so a video should be worth even more. Here is a brief video showing the features that should be very helpful.

If you are like many people today and trying to be more health conscious and watch what you eat, the idea of making your own bread can be very appealing. You will no longer have to eat all of the preservatives and additives the large bakeries add to their bread to keep it fresh through the shipping and shelf life that bread goes through before we purchase it.

Most people purchase the Zojirushi bread machine to make bread, although you saw in the video how versatile this bread maker really is. You can make jams, cakes and even meatloaf in this one. But just think about how good the aroma of fresh bread is when it is being baked.

But let’s look at the features that people liked the most and also those that were the least liked. To be fair, I will start with the negative ones. Several people had trouble getting the bread to bake evenly all the way through. But many of these were trying to use their own recipes. Again, many suggested using the recipes that come with the bread maker until you get used to it.

For those that have the counter space to leave this out, people loved the attractive stainless steel finish. As you know we tend to use those appliances more that are easiest to get to and use. One reviewer warned to be sure and clean well under both paddles to make sure there is no residue there. And sometimes a paddle will come loose in the baking process. But people loved the dual paddles.

The same reviewer said to be sure you have fresh yeast. If your dough doesn’t rise properly, it is probably the yeast. Even if you keep it refrigerated, it can loose its power.

A few people complained about the manual being too complicated. I will be nice and just leave it at that. The person did say that his first loaf was near perfect and was delicious. He also didn’t do everything the manual said. Another complained that it was made in China. Unfortunately, that is getting to be the norm, even if we don’t like it.

As far as summarizing the negatives, most concerned uneven baking, with the crust on the bottom and top not being uniform. While many others said this was the best bread they had ever eaten.

People loved the shape of the bread because it was more like the loaves we buy at the store and fits toasters and makes sandwiches in the shape we are used to eating. With the high rating, obviously many more people loved it than not.

I had promised I would make a chart comparing the different features and prices of the different Zojirushi machines to help you better decide which model might best fit your needs.

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TitleZojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker 120 VoltsZojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker, BlackZojirushi BB-HAC10 Home Bakery 1-Pound-Loaf Programmable Mini BreadmakerZojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine
FeatureBakes a large traditional rectangular shaped 2-pound loaf
Dual kneading blades knead dough thoroughly for a higher rise
Revolutionary heater built into lid makes a perfectly browned crust
Quick baking cycle prepares breads in about 2 hours; Time delay up to 13 hours
Includes measuring spoon, measuring cup, a user manual with a variety of recipes, and a removable nonstick bread pan for easy cleaning
Dual-blade bread machine makes rectangular-shaped 2-pound loaves
10 pre-programmed settings; 3 crust shades; LCD control panel; 13-hour delay timer
Large viewing window; removable nonstick bread pan for easy cleaning
Measuring spoon, measuring cup, and user manual with recipes included
Measures approximately 9-5/8 by 17 by 12-1/5 inches
Programmable breadmaker produces 1 pound loaves of cakes or breads
Settings for cookie/pasta dough and fresh fruit jams; quick-bake cycle
13-hour delay timer; LCD control panel; viewing window; carrying handle
Nonstick kneading blade and baking pan; instructions and recipes included
Measures 8 by 11 by 12 inches; 1-year warranty
Deluxe bread machine with automatic settings and customizable controls
3-recipe memory function; sourdough starter, 2-hour quick-baking cycle
3-level crust control; cake and jam settings; 13-hour programmable timer
Rectangular 2-pound loaf pan with twin kneading paddles
16-3/4 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches; includes manual, recipe booklet, and how-to video
ListPrice$325.00$290.00$233.00$265.00
TitleZojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker 120 VoltsZojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker, BlackZojirushi BB-HAC10 Home Bakery 1-Pound-Loaf Programmable Mini BreadmakerZojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine
Price$245.00$245.00$187.95$179.00
Rating4.6 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of Nov 21 17:17:37 UTC but are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the merchant site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Just click on any of  the links for “More Info” to get more information on any of the models are to purchase.

I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read this review and encourage you to leave comments below. Hopefully I have provided enough information to help you decide whether this bread machine or one of the other Zojirushi models would be the best one for your needs. You can see other reviews at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

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