My review of the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker will note the uniqueness of this appliance and I hope will encourage you to purchase one for yourself. I found mine on Amazon for the amazingly low price of CDN $376.00. Shipping on the bread maker was free and the unit arrived in three days. I unpacked my appliance and quickly read over the instruction booklet with recipes included. I was excited to try the recipes as well as the boxed mixes that I picked up at the market while waiting for my bread maker to arrive.
There is a quick baking cycle that will deliver hot bread in around two hours. Other settings vay in the amount of time it takes to bake the bread. The appliance comes with a measuring cup and spoon and will bake a loaf up to two pounds. The unit is fashioned of attractive metallic material and is crafted to last. The heating element is built in and the baking pan turns out evenly baked crust every time. I found the LCD control panel easy to read and use. There are multiple settings to choose from and a delay time for up to 13 hours. The lid has a heater to allow for even heating.
There are settings for basic white, whole wheat, gluten free and even three different settings for homemade breads. There is a quick bread setting, a dough setting, cake setting, and sourdough setting. The most amazing feature I discovered was the setting for jam. There is nothing tastier and healthier than homemade jam on warm fresh baked bread! I found that the delay time is great for two purposes. I can set the timer and start the bread baking overnight. When I get up I have fresh baked bread to serve my family and the smell is absolutely divine.