Great and wonderful bread making machine. I own one years ago(different brand) and not so good. This machine is the best.
William A. Ridolfi "August March", Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: Bakes bread extremely well..I've 4 bakes so far everyone excellent, except when I used whole milk. Powered milk works much better. Features I haven't used yet such making just dough, sour bread and wheat free bread, but will try later on. Although I usually bake the old fashioned way i.e.
Summary: My goal was for fresh healthy bread where I could avoid using any preservatives, etc. The only thing I have been able to make & have come out well is the white bread recipe. After contacting customer service, they were very nice, was told to try white bread & if it came out well, then there wasn't anything wrong with the machine. Well, we don't really eat white bread so the fact that white bread comes out well is not impressive for me.
Summary: Finally a breadmaker I can use to make gluten free breads. Easy to use and almost "fool proof" for those of us who may be older and their marbles rattle louder in their head. I definitely recommend this machine, even for the novice breadmaker like me.
Summary: I bought this to bake bread for my fiancee' who wants to go on a gluten free diet. So - why a 5 star? 1. It is very simple to operate 2. It works - flawlessly. I don't understand why folks are saying it doesn't work, bakes terrible stuff, etc. Please remember - baking and cooking are not the same. Make things easy on yourself - get a good kitchen scale. Weigh out product. Cups, teaspoons and the ilk don't always give the same amount of material each time.
Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker
Judy A. Wood, Amazon
1 February 2014
Summary: This is an awesome machine. Have used it already to make three loaves of regular bread and two loaves of gluten free bread. It turned out the best gluten free bread that I have made in five years. Easy to use and comes with a DVD that shows exactly how to use it. So happy to have this bread maker.
WOW!! Absolutely LOVE this bread maker! Never go back to store bought again!!!!
Chris & Troy, Amazon
16 January 2014
Summary: Length:: 9:55 Mins This is my third bread maker...long ago bought a cheaper one and it made those tall flat breads....then it stopped working....I then bought the Cuisinart 200...what a BIG mistake...it burned my bread and pan kept popping out and bread did not rise properly..It made me not want fresh bread anymore and I put it away in the pantry....I started buying Panera bread which was over $7 a loaf and thought I'll try my Cuisinart again....how disappointing.
Summary: It took some training and understanding on our part because we had never used a bread machine before. We now get exactly what we had hoped for from the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso bread maker. We have made French bread, Gluten free bread, Whole wheat and white breads. We've used machine yeast and special French bread yeast cultures that are kept alive in the refrigerator. It is easy to clean and very easy to operate.
Summary: It is really easy to use and I like the horizontal loaf pan. It is still a little tall for a sandwich but works. I have made banana bread and meatloaf but know that these are strictly bake cycles. You have to mix everything up first. I've also used the dough cycle to make pizza dough and the gluten free setting. All work great. It is a big machine so plan a space where you're going to store it.