A small family or a small kitchen would love this little bread maker, which is a Zojirushi targeted at singles or couples who want to bake their own. The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 makes a 1-pound loaf each time, just perfect for tea time.
If you are used to Zojirushi bread machines, you may be surprised to find that this one doesn’t include all the fancy options for you to program your advanced recipes. It does come with a delay timer, and that’s about it.
Remember to use a non-dairy recipe if you’re setting it on the delay start. Imagine what would happen to the milk if you leave it out overnight.
The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 is no beauty, just a tiny bread maker with a plain white body, and the round edges that were probably meant to make it adorable didn’t really appeal to me.
But it does have clearly labeled buttons and a cute little transparent window on top which are plus points. The size is obviously its advantage; it’s so compact you can really shove it anywhere. It even comes with a handle.
Nothing fancy when it comes to using this bread machine. Just measure your ingredients and pick the type of bread you’re baking in the settings.
The LCD display tells you how much time it needs to complete baking and counts down from there. It also shows the temperature, though there’s nothing you can change.
The Zojirushi BB-HAC10 bakes a tall, vertical loaf that is almost square at the bottom. The loaf is rather pretty and always perfect.
You can also use this bread maker just to knead pizza or cookie dough. I must say that the dough function is really good and it surprised me how the tiny paddle was able to make the texture just right.
It doesn’t bake bread very fast; the quick bake mode takes just slightly less than 2 hours.
The better points of this bread maker is the rather solid nonstick pan which is removable and very easy to wash because there are no extra stuff that gets in the way. The paddle is nonstick too.
If you don’t have a lot of space in your kitchen to accommodate those flexible size bread machines and just looking to bake small pound-loaves, the Zojirushi BB-HAC10 will be the perfect choice. Don’t worry about the price as this little bread maker is bound to last years and give you bang for bucks.