My Zojirushi BBCCX20 Bread Machine needs another pan. (I use my bread machine a LOT so the pans and blades only last a year or two.) The machine is still fine, but I got it back in 2008. I didn’t want to pay for a pan only to have the machine bite the dust a few months later. I thought about it for a while and have decided to get a new machine.
I wasn’t sure which one to buy though. I’ve always used Zojirushi because I love the quality of the machines and their ease of use. However there are different models. I wasn’t sure which one to buy. Here’s how I made my decision.
Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine
My current machine, the BBCCX20 is still offered at Amazon, but I no longer see it on the Zojirushi site. I wonder if it’s going to be discontinued.
The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker Kit gets a lot of good reviews. It’s a one-pound machine with a small footprint. However I use my machine almost every day so I need one with a larger capacity.
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker – Zojirushi BB-CEC20
I’ve been eyeing the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker for quite a while. Don’t you love the stainless finish? (It also comes in white in case you’re not a fan of stainless steel.) When this model first came out I thought that the only difference between it and my BBCCX20 was the color. However if you read the reviews some people seem to have a hard time getting the top of the bread done to their liking. It gets rave reviews with that small exception.
That leaves the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso. This machine solves the problem of the uneven crust by having an additional heater in the lid. It also has a gluten-free bead setting. It also has a lot of great reviews. So this is the one that I bought. The machine came yesterday and I’m excited to use it!