Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Review – The Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker

By Barbara | June 16, 2018

Do you love baking? Are you often tempted to snack on a piece of freshly baked bread but the bakery is so far that the loaf you buy there loses the magic of freshness before you get home?

Or maybe you want to try out different recipes because you find the bakery goods sold in groceries a bit boring?

Well, Zojirushi BB HAC10 breadmaker is just right for you!

With this programmable breadmaker, you can savor the taste of fresh home baked loaf every day!Zojirushi BB HAC 10 bread machine

Zojirushi BB-HAC10 Features

1 Pound Capacity

This Zojirushi BB HAC10 produces 1-pound loaves of the pastries you want such as bread and cakes. You’ll be surprised how the Zojirushi BBHAC10 Home Bakery 1-Pound-Loaf Programmable Mini Breadmaker makes perfectly shaped bread!

If you want to bake cookies or pasta dough and fresh fruit jams it also has settings for the following foods. You can even cook all the croissants, pizza and rolls you want!

Easy To Use

And because of its portable size, it will be easy for you to find a place in your kitchen for it to squeeze in.

The bread oven is also easy to operate so you won’t have a hard time wondering how to make it start working.

Multiple Settings

You don’t have to worry about the aftertaste because it has no aftertaste effects on the loaves and cakes you baked in it.

The home breadmaker also offers three textures to select from – regular, firm, or soft. It also provides a crust-control function that lets you choose regular or light crust.

  • The appliance has a non-stick kneading blade that will guarantee that your dough is thoroughly kneaded for excellent results.
  • Your bread, especially the cake you are baking, will not be ruined when you get it out of the pan because the BB HAC 10 has a pan made of non-stick material.
  • This appliance also has a viewing window, so you will be able to check the progress of your bread.
  • And for additional convenience, this machine has an easy-to-read control panel and easy-press buttons and LCD screen.

Advanced Control Panel

The control panel features more than a few keys and a display.!

  • Display
  • Start/Reset key
  • Crust Control key
  • Timer keys
  • Mode Select key for selecting Basic, Soft, Quick Baking, French Bread, and Dough Setting
  • Jam key
  • Cake key
  • Cookie/Pasta Dough key

Display

After buying the new appliance, I sometimes get confused by the overall look at the display.

It seems this is not the case as the LCD screen is pretty decent. It has a range of options put up on display.

It shows the exact time for the baking to complete. It has an indicator for the color of the crust.

By seeing the display, you can understand what exactly it is doing and what needs to be put for a perfect slice of bread.

Start/Reset Key

I found the buttons and operability on this amazing machine pretty easy. It does what it states.

Simply press the button and the whole bread making process begins. It also triggers the Timer operation.

Hold a bit longer and the whole process cancels. The operation lamp confirms response after you press the button.

Crust Control Key

You will see the crust control marked by a different background on the LCD screen.

It offers two options for bread making. It helps you decide whether you want it made lightly or regularly. These two options are right beside the crust control button.

I prefer using the light setting if I want my bread made with a light crust. You may opt for the regular setting if you want to use the bread maker for regular, quick baking or cake baking.

Timer Keys

The timer key has only two dedicated buttons which only increases or decreases by 10 minutes. It is situated below the start button.

You can use these keys to increase or decrease the baking time of the bread. It also shows the difference between the time left between the time you have set and present time.

It automatically turns to 0 minutes after you increase it to 13 hours. Note that you can use this only in Basic, French and Soft baking mode.

Mode Select Key

You can use the key for selecting Basic, Soft, Quick Baking, French Bread and Dough Setting modes.

This is probably the button with the most options. Thus, you need a lot of clicking to do on this one to get your baking done.

It offers different modes like the basic mode for regular or firm bread made with dry yeast. It also offers a quick bake for very fast yeast raised bread.

You can select the French bread option for making a French bread with activated dry yeast. You may also try the soft bread-making mode.

The dough setting mode helps you prepare dough for your bread using activated yeast.

Jam key

It says what it does. Want to make some jam, turn this mode on and you are good to go.

Cake key

You simply use the cake key when you want to bake a cake and not just for a slice of bread.

Cookie/Pasta Dough key

Making dough for pastas is always a hassle. This key enables you to put less effort to meet your weekend urges.

Specifications

  • Power – 450 Watts
  • Voltage – 120 Volts
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) – 8-1/2 x 11-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches
  • Warranty – 1-year

BBHAC10 Customer Reviews

Breadmakers have always been entirely different from most other kitchen wares, but the Zojirushi BBHAC10 brings forward a volley of uniqueness found in no other breadmaker in the world.

This device has satisfied a large number of customers, and even the lack of programmable features is off-putting for old and loyal fans of this product series.

While the BB-HAC10 may not support a large family, it is the perfect food making device for a small group of people, preferably couples living alone. The extra feature that aims at keeping the optimum temperature for the heat being applied is pretty nifty too.

Not just that, if you are going out on a vacation or an out-of-town trip and you still want to have fresh homemade bread, you can bring this delightful machine with you. It is so easy to pack and has a sturdy handle for simple transport.

The Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker BB HAC10 set includes a simple-to-follow instructional video, a manual, and a booklet of easy recipes.

I have done a lot of digging with the product before I decided that this model os  finally bought one. Thus, I have come across many things to keep in mind from other owners. You need to be efficient with time management with the machine.

The best thing about this product is that, it gives you follow ups about whether the water is too hot or cold. One of the alpha rules to making bread is activating the dry yeast at the right temperature.

If you put in water that is too cool, the yeast won’t activate. But, if you pour in water that is too hot, the yeast will die.

I loved it for the size of bread it can produce. After much research, I found that everyone has the same say in this case. Each slice of bread weighs a pound so you neither make less nor more.

I love how it can bake a range of white breads. You can make more than just plain white bread with this maker, starting from light rye bread to even raisin breads. I tried making soft milk bread and it turned out very good.

There are very few noticeable problems. But, I have seen reports of the pan having a comparatively poor durability.

It will also squeak sometimes if you do not properly take care of the bread maker. For example, physical damages from dropping and so on.

On the other hand, the compact size is worth mentioning. It is very comfy for use on the kitchen counter. It takes up a small space and doesn’t need much stress to handle.

In case your bread is not being made perfectly, take a look at the manual. In my opinion, if you do not proceed according to the usage manual, often the bread is not made properly.

 

I found that the bread maker is very easy to wash and clean. This is despite the fact making and baking bread spreads breadcrumbs inside the machine. Surprisingly, it is also a quiet worker.

The four-years warranty is very helpful should anyone have concerns. Their customer support is very helpful as well.

I have to admit that many people may face problems in making bread with this little machine. But, they do need to keep in mind the amount of yeast they put inside the dough. If it’s less, the bread is bound to come out thick.

 

 

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

Compact and Lightweight

This is a programmable mini breadmaker and it is perfect for making small loaves for two people, and it is convenient and easy to carry. At a meager weight of only 15 lbs and designed in a stylish shade of white, it is very compact and light, made of stainless steel.

Durable

This little machine is extremely durable and works perfectly for long periods of time. The pan, however, has a thin non-stick layer and over time, it wears off so it might cause the dough to stick to it and produce misshapen loaves.

Cons

It takes 20 minutes to heat up the water, so that might be an inconvenience to some. Also, some customers have faced problems regarding a squeaking sound coming from the internal parts of the machine.

Steep Learning Curve

It is straightforward to use with some fantastic features. However, they are not all mentioned precisely in the manual, and you might require a bit of research on how to use it correctly to get the most out of this product.

Price

Also, it is a bit costlier than the average breadmaker, but according to my research, I have found that it is worth the extra money.

Alternatives

If the mini bread oven is not exactly what you need, please check out these Zojirushi Home Bakery models:

  • Maestro (BB-SSC10)
  • Virtuoso (BB-PAC20)
  • Supreme (BB-CEC20)

Box Contents

  • Breadmaker main body
  • Nonstick kneading blade
  • Nonstick baking pan
  • Instructions and recipes
  • Measuring cup for liquids (1 cup maximum capacity)
  • Measuring spoon for dry ingrediets (large side measures 1 tablespoon, small side – 1 teaspoon)

Conclusion

I have to give it to Zojirushi for making such a wonderful bread maker that makes perfect slices of any sort of bread with a wide range of preset baking options. The machine is small and convenient and it barely makes any sound when operating.

It shows exactly what it is doing and the control panel seems very impressive, if you ask me. It has undoubtedly made a lot of users happy with a perfect slice of bread. A slice that is at least one pound in weight and that too with just the texture you wanted it to be.