Zojirushi Breadmakers & Bread Machines
Zojirushi Virtuoso BB-PAC20
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme BB-CEC20
Zojirushi Bread Machine BBCCX20
Bread Machine Tips
Choosing Your Machine
First things first, look at your manufacturers warranty. This shows you alot about any product. If the manufacturer knows it is a good machine they are going to warranty it. You are going to want to use this machine for years and you don't want to worry that a couple years from now when you need a warm piece of whole wheat bread, that you are going to have a problem and not be able to resolve it.
Secondly see how the design fits your needs. Make sure it is a good size of machine for your counter space. Look at the features but don't let the "sparkle" or fancyness be the deciding voice. 90% of the time you will be making white or wheat basic bread. Take into account the shape and size of the loaf. Are you going to be able to have a normal ham and turkey sandwhich or is it going to make large and odd shaped loaves? And don't forget, is it easy to control? Make sure the control panel is clear and basic so that even your children could run it.
Last but not least, what is it going to cost you? You can find machines anywhere from $50 - $200. Price does not always indicate quality but you can usually count on that. Decide ahead of time what you want to spend and vary up and down a little from that to find a bread machine that will fit your needs.
A Few Easy to Remember Tips
-Often times in recipes it calls for eggs or dairy products. Remember not to use the delay timer on your machine with these products.
-Vital Wheat Gluten adds sustinance to your bread. It keeps it from becoming crumbly and falling apart. To use simply add 1 tsp for every cup of flour.
-Flour is best used when it is room temperature. If your flour is cold simply place it in your oven as it preheats to quickly warm it up and stimulate the yeast growth. Remember not to burn it, simply warm it up.
-If you just use your bread machine only to mix the dough, when you put it on your counter, do not use flour to keep it from sticking. Instead use a little vegetable oil and it won't dry out your dough.
-For a healthier option, applesauce can be substituted almost ANY time instead of oil. Equal portions applesauce that you would use of oil.
-As a must for all bread machines, use a natural dough enhancer to keep the final result fluffier and lighter.
Why the Professionals Choose Zojirushi
As professionals in this field for many years now, we recommend Zojirushi over all other models. It is more powerful and durable than any other machine we have seen. And the great thing is we are not the only ones who think this, so DON'T take our word for it. Go to BreadMachineDigest to see what they say about Zojirushi and how they compare it to all other models. See why it is their number one pick. Also check out all their advice for starters in the bread machine world on their beginners page.