Now here is a bread maker that has a lot to offer anyone, be it an experienced baker or a complete novice. The Zojirushi home bakery virtuoso is a high end bread maker jam packed with convenient features. This model has many aspects that I find very advantageous when compared to other lower end or cheaper models. If you are looking for a bread mixer that can really do it all, than I believe you may have found your match.
A bread maker packed with features!
One of the features that I found really awesome is the dual blade system that thoroughly mixes even the toughest of dough. After all, having the dough mixed to the right consistency is essential to making the best tasting bread. Plus using it is very easy as well, just add your ingredients and select the appropriate settings. Viola! Some of the featured setting include basic white bread, wheat breads , sour dough breads, and it even comes with a gluten free bread setting to boot (with adjusted time and temperatures that makes perfected gluten free dough). If gluten free is a big selling point for you, I suggest taking a look at some of the best gluten free bread makers out there before making your final decision. Equally awesome is how you can use the machine to mix jam, or bake a cake! Actually, with the home made setting you can create parameters for just about anything! There is also a setting that you can use to make crusts for something like pie or pizza; if that’s what you’re into. I personally think the LCD display is really simple to use. I love the digital display and buttons compared to the knobs and dials found on some of the lower quality bread makers. There is also a lid heater that promotes three hundred and sixty degrees of heating from side to side and top to bottom; that’s excellent. On top of that (no pun intended) there is a top down viewer that so you can see just how far along the baking process has come. That way, if you are using the custom setting you can tell if you are accidentally burning your baked goods or not.
Zoijirushi created an exterior design that doesn’t disappoint or come up short in any department.
The product design is very sleek and well thought out, in particularly the handles that are built onto the non-stick tray. That allows you to pull out the tray and place it on a table or counter without worry of dropping the pan or burning yourself. I also like how the design is so streamlined and practical. The unit itself is not overly large and all the buttons and displays are kept to a limited area. This way you won’t have to be searching all over the place when you want to adjust minor settings. The LCD display is also capable of telling you just how far along in the process the baking is actually at, so you can easily know how close you are to a completed product with just a glance. Really nice!
Even more than meets the eye
There are so many advantages to the Zojirushi home bakery virtuoso we could talk about them all day, but they can be easily summed up instead. This machine is very versatile and well rounded. Capable of doing everything from simple mixing to cooking, and it can still bake all your favorite breads as well. Don’t forget it has those custom gluten free settings as well. It’s not just your conventional bread makers, rather a kitchen super hero, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Does it have any downfalls?
No huge disadvantages come to mind right off the top of my head! Sure there might be other bread makers out there that can get the job done faster, or may provide more bang for your buck (if you are just trying to save money on bread loafs); but in the end you get what you pay for. And here, you are paying for quality artisan breads made at home.
The final verdict!
It’s a super well rounded bread maker that will keep you baking for months on end. Not only that but it looks nice and modern so there no upscale kitchen on earth that would make it look out of place. More importantly it can do everything you would ever need it to do. All and all the versatility and quality of this machine seam to justify the price tag.