Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Bread Machine Review

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If the last product interested you but it was too small, you’ll want to take a look at this one. Also manufactured by Zojirushi, this bread maker is perfect for those who want a dough product that’s up to 2 pounds.

Providing optimal options for those with gluten intolerances as well as those who eat organically, you’ll be able to operate and eat seamlessly. Now, let’s take the plunge into learning more about the features of the BB-PAC20.

Breakdown of the Features

Similar to the BB-HAC10 model in terms of what it can produce, this model allows families of larger sizes to use the genius bread making machines that Zojirushi produces. Some of the features of the BB-PAC20 include the following:

  • Traditional rectangular shape
  • 2-pound loaf capability
  • Custom settings can accommodate gluten-free and organic ingredients
  • Dual kneading blades
  • Quick baking cycle
  • Measuring cup and spoon included
  • LCD clock and timer
  • The lid has an additional heater for optimal baking
Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker with Gluten Free Menu setting Product Image
The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 is an amazing machine that can do virtually everything you want! It’s the perfect device for any home!

Wow! Talk about an incredible highlight reel. We’re surprised that Zojirushi can keep up with the demand since all of these features are what most people desire in a bread maker (if not all people). The first and most basic feature of this bread maker is that it creates a traditional rectangular loaf up to 2 pounds. Next, the custom settings in the menu of the machine allow for those with gluten intolerances and a requirement for organic ingredients to use them accordingly on this machine without overbaking or not baking properly. The incorporation of dual kneading blades allows for optimal kneading and the perfect fully-baked consistency.

A quick-baking cycle is also included within this unit for speedy bread creation in short 2 hours. Along with this, there’s a timer and LCD clock for you to briefly check in on this bread! One of our favorite features, though, is that the lid has an additional heater for even baking across the top to match the bottom. There’s nothing worse than a doughy product that isn’t all the way baked or cooked. The incorporation of the aforementioned allows you to enjoy the full product this bread maker has to offer. Whether it’s a pastry dough or a bread dough, you won’t think twice about making again. The inclusion of a measuring cup and spoon allow you to input the perfect measurement of ingredients and stick to your dietary restrictions or needs. Those who have health issues can eat what they want and still benefit from doing so – all thanks to the BB-PAC20. Made in China of the highest quality materials, this bread maker will last you for quite some time.

Things We Loved

The BB-PAC20 machine caters to the needs of almost everyone. From those with dietary needs and restrictions along with those who are looking to make upwards of 2 pounds for family and guests, this machine does it all. You won’t have to worry about having to forget someone because the machine doesn’t allow or you just don’t have enough time. Beyond these advantages, the dual kneading blades and the additional heater allow for perfect consistency and texture on top of the product being baked all the way through. Never worry about biting into a doughy piece of food ever again when you have something that’s baked to perfection.

The thorough kneading of the bread due to the dual blades allow for the quick-cycle to make bread even more effectively within that time frame. Those that only have one kneading paddle and have a quick-cycle usually don’t taste as good when it’s done in a short time frame. If you need more help, the product manual is really, really good!

Some Minor Annoyances

There aren’t many disadvantages to this product other than the fact that there aren’t many options for smaller loaves. If you want something that’s smaller than two pounds, you’ll have to look elsewhere on the Zojirushi roster. However, if you’re looking for more than 1.5lbs, you’ll seek out this particular machine that produces 2lbs. at a time. Another disadvantage of this machine is that through the first bread making cycle or heat application, you’ll find an odor, only because the product is new and must be worn in with the heat in the machine. It’s nothing that affects the performance of the product, but something that may scare first-time bread makers.


The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 is a fantastic bread making a machine that’s built to withstand multiple uses each week. For those that cater to family often or have a household that loves bread, this machine will serve you well and provide you with delicious bread for years to come. For an inexpensive price, you and your family can enjoy a delicious loaf of fresh bread right at your fingertips.

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If the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 isn’t for you, then check out our other recommended bread makers here.