Goes with excellent recipes for traditional bread.
Small paddles easily come out of a loaf.
2 paddles mix the dough without noise.
Beeping sound (when the bread is ready) might be annoying and can't be turned off.
If you want to bake delicious classic bread, this model is for you. Extremely useful for cooks who need to make a lot of dough.
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 BB PAC20BA
Zojirushi is one of the market leaders in terms of bread maker machine. It has the power of 700 Watts which might seem quite little but it isn’t so. For example, it can bake a loaf within slightly more than 2 hours though a lot depends on what setting you choose. For example, if you choose a Regular Basic mode it will take a bit more than 3 hours to bake a loaf.
This bread maker has 10 pre-programmed settings. Here they are: Basic, Quick Dough, Basic Dough, Quick, Quick Wheat, Jam, Cake, Basic Wheat, Sour Dough Starter, and Home Made. As you can see, this appliance can make jam,and several types of dough. Perfect choice for those who adore baking. There is also a Home Made mode which allows you to input your own settings and create really unique recipes.
Unlike many other bread maker machines, this one can bake only a single size of bread - 2 pounds. It may seem not enough, but the quality of bread is perfect and scores of positive comments from buyers prove it. A conventional bread loaf you buy in a department store weighs around 1 pound, so making a 2-pound loaf of fresh bread is quite reasonable.
The baking pan has small metal rakes that make it easy for you to take it out. Of course, Zojirushi bread maker has a 13-hour delay timer. Also, there is a handy Exclusive Home Made Menu mode with 3 memory settings supported. There is also a LED control panel which shows all the settings and important data.
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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