Exclusive Home Made Menu allows you to save up to 3 of your favorite recipes in the memory of the device so you can keep them always at hand.
Can bake only one loaf of bread at a time.
All homeowners who prefer homemade bread to store-bought loaves will want to have a bread machine like the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Bread Maker. Besides standard size loaves of rectangular shape, it can bake rolls and many other goods, including even meat rolls.
Basic, Basic Wheat, Basic Dough, Quick, Quick Wheat, Quick Dough, Jam, Cake, Sour Dough Starter and Home Made
For 4 persons, 2 pounds
13-hour delay timer, Auto shut-off system, Non-slip feet, Viewing window, 3 memory settings
3 gluten-free and 3 healthy bread programs make this model a valuable investment for all those who stick to a healthy diet.
A back glossy panel tends to collect fingerprints.
If you aren't ready to spend a lot of money in a bread maker, the T-fal PF311E with 15 advanced cooking functions can become your best investment. At the fraction of cost, it has the functionality of more expensive models and is just as easy to use. Perfect for households with 2-4 people.
Gluten-free savory bread, Gluten-free sweet bread, Gluten-free cake, Rapid wholemeal bread, Wholemeal bread, Salt-free bread, Super rapid bread, Rapid sweet bread, French bread, Sweet bread, Cooking only, Dough, Cake, Jam, Pasta
For 2-4 persons, 1, 1.5, 2 pounds
3 crust settings, Viewing window, Non-slip feet, Nonstick coated inner pan and handle, 15-hour delay timer
Accurate baking and quiet mixing.
Recipe book contains a lot of detailed instructions.
Multiple loaves and programs are available.
The baking pan is covered with a very thin enamel so it can be easily scratched.
It is a great choice for a really reasonable price. Allows you to cook versatile bread, jam and even dough.
Provides even heat for high-quality baking.
Includes a collapsible kneading paddle.
Handy automatic fruit & nut dispenser.
The loaf is not as high as in other bread makers.
This breadbread maker is very powerful and boasts a lot of pre-programmed settings. Also, it is affordable.
What is a Bread Maker
In the following review, we have compared 5 most popular bread maker. This small kitchen appliance makes baking at home easy: it does everything automatically so you don’t have to worry about it. A user just needs to put all the ingredients (the order and amount are stipulated in a user’s guide that goes with every bread maker) into a pan and choose an appropriate program. Afterwards, you can go and do anything else you want to - the bread maker machine will do everything by itself: it will knead the dough, let it rise, and then bake.
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What Features to Compare
The first thing to pay attention to is the Power every bread maker has. The baking speed depends on it - the more powerful a bread maker is, the faster it prepares the pastry or bread loaves. As usual, most breadmakers have the power varying from 450 to 1650 Watts. Low-power bread machines, in general, have fewer modes (programs) and some of them can’t knead the dough.
The next aspect to consider are the Settings that are also called modes or programs. Every bread maker has a certain set of settings - basic or advanced. The number of settings can vary from 2 to 25. The programs are different in terms of dough kneading time, baking time, and temperature. The combination of these parameters allows the breadmaker to cook different types of bread or pastry. All models usually have the common settings such as standard or quick baking. Also, keep in mind that some bread maker machines allow you to set the settings by yourself.
Also, you need to check the Loaf Size - a loaf weighing 1 lbs. is enough to satisfy a daily requirement for a family. Though the best bread makers can bake loaves up to 2 lbs. Therefore, you need to check the model according to a number of people you need to feed.
Finally, there are several more features to consider and we call them Extras. For example, some bread makers have additional settings such as delay timer (which allows you to put the start of the program off), an audible reminder that lets you know when the baking is finished, a viewing window through which you can control the baking process, and so on.
Zojirushi makes your baking experience easy and enjoyable. The Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bread machine has a lot of great features that every customer would like to pay for. Besides the main function of bread baking, it features 10 settings for kneading dough and preparation: Basic; Basic Wheat; Basic Dough; Quick; Quick Wheat; Quick Dough; Jam; Cake; Sourdough Starter; and Home Made, and 3 settings for crust color: Light, Medium, and Dark.
The Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bakes a 2-pound loaf of bread in a traditional rectangular shape in around 2 hours, and its 13-hour delay timer allows you to schedule baking, so you can load in the ingredients in the evening and wake up to freshly baked bread in the morning. The machine has a user-friendly LCD control panel that will show you when the baking cycle comes to the end. Along with the bread maker itself, the package contains the instructions, video presentation, and a recipe book so you can quickly get the hang of making homemade bread and use it with ease and convenience. The Zojirushi BB-CEC20 is available in black, white, and stainless steel colors.
It is worth buying
Using the LCD control panel, you can select from 3 crust shades, 10 pre-programmed settings, and set the timer. The labeled buttons are so clear and intuitive you might not even need to watch any instructions. Besides straightforward and user-friendly control panel, the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 has a large viewing window that allows you to keep an eye on your loaf and make the needed adjustments mid-way through the baking process, which is important for customers who often bake bread from the yeasted dough.
Other special features
What sets the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bread machine apart from some of the competition is that it comes with a solid, heavy, and quality nonstick pot. Cleaning it is easy and hassle-free. However, like all nonstick coated pans and appliances, it requires careful handling, so beware of cleaning it with anything but wooden utensils. One more feature homemakers appreciate in the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 is the Exclusive Home Made Menu which allows saving up to 3 recipes in the memory of the device. Handy for households that prefer only a few types of bread and rarely experiment with baked goods recipes. When the baking cycle ends, the machine switches to "keep warm" mode automatically, unless you remove a loaf of bread immediately.
Taste and well-being
The manufacturers from T-fal know that nowadays modern society needs healthy food and so they designed the model that can produce healthy and gluten-free baked goods. The functionality of the T-fal PF311E, however, isn't limited to gluten-free options only. Along with 3 gluten-free and 3 well-being programs, it features 9 other settings to choose from: super rapid bread, rapid sweet bread, sweet bread, cooking only, dough, French bread, cake, pasta, jam. Unlike the previous model, the T-fal PF311E allows you to set the weight of loaf, choosing from 3 options available - 1, 1,5, and 2 pounds. This option makes the T-fal PF311E suitable both for a small household of 1-2 people and for big families who prefer to bake bread at home. Like most bread makers presented on the modern market, this one comes with a nonstick coated inner pan.
It is made of stainless steel and plastic and comes with a nice set of accessories which include a measuring spoon, hook, beaker and one blade. Though it lacks a baguette tray, it features many functions that make it worth a buy. Thus, the T-fal PF311E has an LCD display that shows the current settings, a delay-timer that allows you to start a baking cycle 15 hours before you need a loaf, a warm mode that keeps baked goods warm for the next one hour, 3 weight size settings and 3 crust settings for choosing the crust color (light, medium, and dark). Add to that a powerful heating element and you get a perfect alternative to more expensive bread making machines at a budget price.
More Perks For Ease of Use
When a loaf is ready, you will be able to remove it easily due to the nonstick coating of the bread pan and the included paddle. The bread will pop up of the pot quite literally. For users who've never made bread before, the bread maker comes supplied with a recipe book containing 25 amazing recipes ranging from gluten-free and wholesome bread to its sweet varieties.
This bread maker has the power of 680 Watts. It isn’t the best result in our bread maker review, but it’s quite good for baking all kinds of dough. You just need to carefully follow the cooking instructions from a user's manual. Keep in mind that it is impossible to bake a loaf of bread within just 25 minutes, no matter how powerful the bread maker is.
This bread maker machine has 12 pre-programmed settings: Basic/White, Whole Wheat Bread, French/Italian, Sweet Bread, Gluten Free, Cake/Quick Bread, Packaged Mix, Pasta, Bake-Only, Dough, Rapid Bake. There are also programs for other products: Dough and Jam. All the programs are shown on a control panel and you just need to push a necessary button. Pay attention that this bread machine can cook jam which is an advantage. The Rapid Bake mode is available for 1.5-pound loaf only and you can't change it.
There are 3 available loaf sizes this bread maker has: 1 pound, 1.5 pounds, and 2 pounds. The choice is good enough for cooking for a small or big family, so you will be glad. However, if you need a larger loaf (3 pounds) for a big family you might prefer another model. Keep in mind that some settings are available for a certain loaf size only and it's impossible to choose a loaf size.
First of all, Cuisinart bread maker has a viewing window through which you can control the baking process. Next, there’s a delay timer that allows you to delay the cooking for up to 13 hours. Also, you can set up a Warm Cycle feature and the machine will keep a loaf warm for 1 hour, so you will be able to eat a tasty hot bread when you are back home.
Breadman bread maker is quite powerful - 850 Watts which ensures an even heating and baking. Also, the breadmaker is fast: for example, if you want to get a fresh bread within just an hour, you can choose a Rapid mode (it is available for White, Whole Wheat, and French settings) - and you will get a 2-pound loaf.
Breadman has 14 pre-programmed settings such as White, White Rapid, Whole Wheat, Whole W. Rapid, French, French Rapid, Sweet Bread, Quick Bread, Low Carb, Gluten Free. Also, you can choose a program to prepare Dough, Artisan Dough or Jam and if you need just to bake bread, without kneading the dough, - choose Bake Only. As you can see, some settings are quick variants of ‘full-scale’ settings.
Just as the majority of bread makers in our review, this model has 3 available loaf sizes: 1 pound, 1.5 pounds, and 2 pounds. The latest setting is the only one available if you pick a Rapid mode. A usual bread from a supermarket is usually equivalent to a 1-pound loaf from a bread making machine, so you can bake quite a lot for your family.
This bread maker has an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that makes cooking much simpler. For example, cooking cupcakes will be much simpler compared to the rest of the bread machines. Also, Breadman has a 15-hour delay timer so you can put off the baking according to your own desire and timetable.
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