Zojirushi have grown to be one of the biggest suppliers of kitchen goods around the world since their inception in Japan around 100 years ago. They offer top quality appliances and innovative kitchen gear, which has turned them into a key player in many appliance markets, including Bread Machines as we plan to talk about here. Their bb-cec20 machine is one that has been met with quite a lot of acclaim since it’s release, so just what can the Zojirushi bb-cec20 offer your kitchen, and is this bread machine all it is talked up to be?


The features of this bread machine include:

  • Dual-blade helping to make rectangular two lb loaf of bread
  • 10 settings; 3 types of crust; LCD control panel; 13-hour time setting for bread any time
  • Large window to view your bread as it cooks; removable nonstick and easy to clean bread pan
  • Manual with lots of delicious recipes included

Types of Bread (and more)

In the words of the manufacturer: “Choose from three crust shades — light, medium, or dark — and from 10 pre-programmed settings that consist of Basic, Basic Wheat, Basic Dough, Quick, Quick Wheat, Quick Dough, Jam, Cake, Sour Dough Starter, and Home Made.” – you can see that they have many bases covered, ensuring that you get exactly the bread you are looking for. Recipes you can make with the bb-cec20 include things as far fetched as chocolate cake and meatloaf, so this isn’t just your ordinary bread maker! A versatile model that will see your kitchen exploits made a lot easier straight away if you happen to purchase one.

My Verdict on the bb-cec20

There is a reason the Japanese are famed for their design and manufacturing abilities, and this Zojirushi model is certainly a top example of that. As well as the features already talked about, it has some amazing added extras, with its designers really having thought of everything, such as:

  • Recipes included in the book
  • 10 minute power backup (in case your power cuts out it can keep going!)
  • Instructional DVD
  • Automatic shut off feature for added safety

 What the people think

You don’t have to take my word for it on this one,k it is an exceptional machine. Almost 600 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of around 4.5 out of 5 represent exactly how great this model of bread maker is. People are singing the praises of the Zojirushi’s durability, versatility and the perfection of the loaf it produces over and over again. Why buy bread from the supermarket when you can have one of these doing the work for you?

Value for Money

This is not one of the cheaper models of Bread Machine, but not one of the most expensive either, with around $250 being the standard price paid for one. It’s huge amount of features makes it worth the cost for those who want to experiment with their bread and other baking needs (no pun intended) It’s also sturdily built and will last a long time, making the extra investment worth it.

All in all, an exceptional bread machine with a huge range of features and abilities, perfect for every family kitchen.