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Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme Review

Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme

A versatile, professional bread maker that delivers

Rising to the top of our list for the best professional bread maker is the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme 2-Pound-Loaf Breadmaker. Its versatility, ease of use, and durability put it ahead of the rest; producing a 2-pound, bakery-quality loaf in 2 hours.

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Made with consideration for professional applications, the Zojirushi Supreme is perfect for households where homemade bread is an everyday addition to the menu.

For the chef on the go, a 13-hour delay makes preparing your favorite bread a matter of adding the ingredients to the non-stick baking pan, setting your preferences, and moving on with your day.

This beautiful machine has ten settings for recipes ranging from traditional bread and sourdough loaves to cakes, desserts, and even meatloaf. The sourdough feature prepares a starter in two hours, delivering a quality loaf of tangy bread that rivals your corner bakery.

Cooks choose between three levels of crust with the touch of a button and can save the same number of custom, pre-set applications in memory. The BB-CEC20 comes with measuring equipment, a cookbook, an instruction DVD, and an easy-to-follow manual.

Professional Quality, Yet Easy to Use

The Zojirushi Supreme takes the hard work out of making specialty bread; simply add the ingredients to the baking pan, set your preferences, and leave the bread maker to do the rest. When tested, professional bakers found that the dual kneading blades of the machine kneaded dough more thoroughly than food processors, mixers, or the traditional hand method.

The durable, heavy-duty belts and pulley drive system can take the heat of a high-volume kitchen with ease; and a ten-minute ‘power outage delay’ stores settings in case of a blackout, saving half-baked bread from being ruined. A heater in the lid of the machine ensures that bread is cooked evenly, producing a perfect loaf without hassle.

Sleek, Sophisticated and Stylish

Its quiet operation balances the rugged construction, and the Home Bakery Supreme’s sleek black design makes it a stylish addition to your kitchen. The robust array of settings gives you a sophisticated variety of options to choose from through a simple control panel, and the large window in the lid lets you check on the baking progress with a glance.

Versatility is the Key

The BB-CEC20’s capabilities to bake a variety of different bread, prepare dough including sourdough, pizza, focaccia, and sweetbreads; and evenly cook loaves to custom preferences make it a must-have for all levels of chefs. The top of the line Zojirushi model’s flexibility extends its usefulness beyond the ordinary, allowing the home chef to cook meatloaf on a timer, or bake a cake without continuously monitoring its progress.

For the professional baker at home or work, the Zojirushi Supreme takes the worry out of using a bread maker, rising to every occasion and delivering results that satisfy the most demanding of clients. Each of the preset functions caters to the nuances of delicate recipes and gives you the ability to save custom settings once the right balance is achieved.

The Competition

Runner Up- Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Maker

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With custom features including an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that releases essential ingredients into the dough at just the right time, kneading paddles that collapse before the baking cycle, and the ability to cook 1 to 2.5-pound loaves, the BBM800XL makes our list for custom baking. What sets it apart is the smart temperature and baking time interface, computing both after choosing the size and preset function using an elegant dial. The stainless steel body is attractive and functional, making cleaning easy, and lasting long.

Second Runner Up- DeLonghi Bread Maker – unavailable currently

Our choice for the 2nd runner up is because of its fan-assisted baking system that evenly cooks loaves and its 58-minute baking setting; the DeLonghi lets high-volume bakers produce bread quickly without sacrificing quality. Its kneading paddle eliminates the holes in the loaves made by other makers, and the loaf basket is ideal for professional kitchens. Weighing in at 23-pounds, this stainless steel machine can handle the rigors of everyday use. The DeLonghi comes with easy-to-follow recipes, has 15 programs for different kinds of bread, and custom settings for adjusting the time and temperature.


Cuisinart CBK-100

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The DeLonghi Bread Maker is temporarily unavailable, but this one is a great alternative. The Cuisinart CBK-100 is a good all-around bread maker that hits its marks for making gluten-free bread.

Third Runner Up- West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Bread Maker

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On our list of runners-up because it has similar features to the Zojirushi Supreme including 14 different settings for a variety of bread, cakes, and specialty jams; the Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade measures up for the home baker. Its quick-bake function and easy-to-use touchpad make it ideal for beginning chefs, and its small size tucks neatly into kitchens of all sizes. It’s less versatile for the professional cook; having limited options for custom kneading, bake cycles, and saving personal cooking settings. What it lacks in flexibility it makes up for in price, coming in as the least expensive option on our list.