Zojirushi Black Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine
This recently received machine replaced one of another brand that was some 25 years old. The old machine was of the vertical type with one kneading blade. The two kneading blades use a different approach and in my opinion do a better job.
I have only used the basic white bread recipe which came with the machine (with some minor changes). The bread rises better and makes a more conventional shaped loaf when compared to the 25 year old machine.
The machine programs much differently (25 years of technology) so I had to read the book a second time to understand all of the features.
I am very happy with this rather up scale machine and am glad that I spent the extra bucks as I could have purchased another brand for about 50% of the cost of this Zojirski machine. Sometimes one actually does get what one pays for!
November 10, 2014
Didn't bake evenly
Tried the cinnamon raisin bread recipe three times and all were no good. Returned it.
October 27, 2014
Better for mixing than baking
This machine is superb for mixing and kneading the dough for shaping and baking out of the machine. The preheat feature gets the ingredients to just the right temperature and the dual kneading paddles work well, not leaving waste stuck to the side of the pan. However, baking leaves the bottom and sides of the loaves baked perfectly to almost too well done, while the top is baked but too light in color.
I especially like how the pan for this machine has the clips (for holding the pan in place) located on the bottom rather than on the sides. It is nice to have a smooth sided pan to handle.
October 27, 2014
Nice advanced features. Great design and technology features
September 17, 2014
Truly a Supreme Bread Machine
My son and daughter-in-law mentioned they'd like to venture into bread making, so we offered to buy them this machine - and we did. This is the third one we've purchased. We have one ourselves and also bought one for our younger son and his wife. It is simple to use - just follow the directions. The bread recipes included are fabulous, and the bread comes out perfect every time. We bake bread once a week as we eat only half a sandwich a day, so a loaf lasts us all week. But, truth be told, the bread is so good, we could eat the entire loaf in one sitting! My daughter-in-law already made her second loaf of bread, and it came out perfectly. They've had the machine for three days! We love this bread machine and recommend it to anyone who wants easy, home-made bread with natural ingredients. We've had ours for several years, and it still works great! It is worth the price.
September 16, 2014
zojirushi bread machine
I was very disappointed with this machine. You could not get the loaf out after baking. After two bakeings and fighting to get the loafs out, I returned it to the store.
July 30, 2014
The Best Bread Machine in the World
This is my second one of these, this one for a different house. Have had the first one five years and wouldn't even consider anything else. I am spoiled now and it's given me the confidence to try variations in recipes and hand-shaped breads and buns.
July 19, 2014
I've owned two of these. One I wore out in about 10 years. I make a minimum of a loaf of bread every day with my current one, plus I do dough for pizza and such. We have a big family. :) All the issues I read in the lower rating reviews are easily solved by adjusting settings or ingredients. You just have to take the time to make the machine work for you -- you know... a little more water, a little more butter, a different setting for how dark you want it. This machine is awesome and I don't know what I would do without it! (Well, besides spend a ton of money on bread! ;) )
June 21, 2014