Zojirushi is a company best known for their large variety of rice cookers, but their bread makers are hugely successful as well. Viewpoints staff stopped by the Zojirushi booth at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show, and were interested by the variety of bread machines on display. We compiled some essential Zojirushi bread maker reviews for reviewers interested in learning a little more about the famous rice cooker company’s take on bread machines.
Zojirushi bread maker reviews
Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini bread maker
The amount of positive Zojirushi bread maker reviews on the Viewpoints site speaks to the quality of the product and the overall consumer satisfaction. There are two very popular types of Zojirushi bread makers: 1 pound loaf machines and 2 pound loaf machines. The 1-pound loaf machines are good for those without the large families to feed, or those who do not eat as much bread. They are shaped vertically to take up less counter space and create smaller loaves than the 2-pound loaf machines. The Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini bread maker (model BB-HAC10) won the Best Overall award in the bread maker category of Viewpoints’ own Reviewers Choice Awards this year, with reviewers raving about its ability to cook the perfect loaf every time. Reviewers say that the Home Bakery Mini bread maker is a sturdy and reliable machine that does not move around on countertops when in use, and that it has various settings to make doughs, jams, and even cake, among other bread options.
“It’s well built. It doesn’t feel flimsy or cheap either. I am glad that they took the time to create a solid product that does what it’s supposed to, when it’s supposed to.” -devexityspace, Reviewer since 2010
“I like many of its settings which include for making jam, cake, pasta dough, quick baking and french bread. It also comes with the option to make firm, soft or regular bread and regular or light bread. Basically using this bread maker is very simple to use.” -JuneBugsy2, Reviewer since 2014
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme bread maker
The other Zojirushi bread maker option is the 2-pound loaf machine. Viewpoints reviewers enjoy using the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme bread maker (model BB-CEC20), saying its various bread and dough cooking options are well worth the investment. Reviewers note that following the instructions carefully and making sure the ingredient measurements are correct are the keys to making the best breads and doughs possible in the machine.
“It is so easy to use & everything I have made in it has turned out great…It has so many options for types of bread or dough & even has a option for making jam or cooking foods like meatloaf!… The most important thing to remember when using this machine is to be very accurate in measuring out ingredients & to make sure you put them in the right order…” -lhabr56, Reviewer since 2007
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso bread maker
The other 2-pound loaf model, the Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso bread maker (model BB-PAC20), has the same settings and abilities as the Supreme model, but with the addition of a gluten free setting and a shape setting. which allows users to remove the dough and shape it for things such as cinnamon roll bread, and then continue the bake cycle in the bread maker. Reviewers are happiest with the consistently good bread that results from all cycles on the machine and are eager to try more recipes with the machine.
“I was worried that the bread would all come out the same (i.e., like store-bought), but I am very happy with the variety of bread types I can make…I have not tried the cake, jam, or meat loaf cycles, but I am curious to see how those might turn out.” –Susella, Reviewer since 2013
Bread makers and other useful appliances
Zojirushi products are available online and in stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and other major department stores. With a number of Zojirushi bread maker reviews on the Viewpoints website, you can get a good idea of what to look out for when buying your own Zojirushi bread machine. Be sure to write your review on Viewpoints if you have your own Zojirushi appliance.