The Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme is a state-of-the-art, dual-blade bread maker that is easy to use and versatile. The automatic bread maker has a sleek, horizontal design that makes the same long loaves you can get at your local bakery. The settings are numerous, the display window is the length of the lid and Zojirushi is one of the only companies that offers different bread recipes through its website.
The design of the Zojirushi is made so you can bake horizontal loaves without a culinary degree. The bread machine has a stainless steel outer shell with a black lid. The lid is set at a 45-degree angle, providing an easily viewable interior and a user-friendly menu. The programmable menu on the bread-making machine has only six buttons with a readable white font.
The inside of the machine is a dual-blade tub that kneads the dough consistently through the entire loaf. The blades are removable for cleaning and it’s best if you clean them after each use. The bread maker can also be placed on pause for adding additional ingredients like fruit and nuts mid-cycle.
This bread maker has all the basic features a bread maker should include, but throws some unique settings in for good measure. There are 10 pre-programmed settings, three crust shades and a 13-hour delay. All the rudimentary bread-making options are available, like basic, gluten-free, French and wheat, but there are additional settings specifically for jams and meatloaf. The Home Bakery Supreme also adjusts depending on the recipe. Using the homemade mode, you can choose the length of each cycle manually.
The display window in front is distinctive. Bread makers generally have a small window on top to view the dough, but the Zojirushi has a stretched window that runs the length of the machine, allowing you to make sure the loaf is evenly cooking throughout. It also helps you check that it spreads extra fixings throughout the bread and not lump them together.
One unique touch Zojirushi adds to this bread maker is extra support on its website. If you lose the manual, for example, you are able to view a full PDF online. Beyond the manual, the website also offers a page especially for recipes that the company updates. If you get tired of making the same loaves, you can check Zojirushi’s recipes for calzones, bagels, dips and jams. The website has how-to videos and each machine comes with a DVD that helps you get to know the machine’s capabilities.
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme is a high-end bread maker that comes with a hefty price tag. The cost is worth it for how easy it is to use, its horizontal loaves and extra support the company offers online. This is a bread machine that rivals professional bakery models.