Zojirushi’s Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker (BB-PAC20)


Making bread at home may not sound easy, but it’s a simple, satisfying process when using our Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker (BB-PAC20). An art form that requires high-quality ingredients, superior equipment and a careful, artisan process, bread-making is a craft that can surprisingly be accomplished by both a novice and an expert.

We’ve designed the Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker to take the guesswork out of bread baking, without sacrificing any of the nuanced steps that create delicious loaves. The basic process for making bread in our breadmaker is straightforward: put in wet ingredients, put in dry ingredients, add yeast into a small well on the top, choose the setting and let the machine go to work. This simple process takes the age-old know-how for making classic loaves and streamlines it so that anyone can make bread. One of the key features of the machine is the dual kneading blades. These blades mix the ingredients evenly, thoroughly combining the flours, liquids, yeasts and seasonings into a smooth dough. The breadmaker keeps the dough at the correct temperature for rising, then bakes the bread on all sides, including the top, thanks to the built in lid heater.

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The Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker has three inspired and innovative settings that make it the choice of bakers. The quick baking setting makes bread in a little over two hours. The exclusive Home Made setting allows expert bakers to set their own knead, rise and bake time—and the gluten free setting adjusts the time and temperature to make flavorful gluten free bread with a perfect crust. This versatile breadmaker can even make quick breads, pizza dough, sourdough starter, even jam and meatloaf!

As with all of our products, we’ve made it easy to use with a large LCD display, a big window on the lid so you can watch every part of the bread making process, and a measuring cup and spoon accessory. The machine is easy to clean, as the nonstick inner pan can be removed for washing. And best of all, we’ve included an instructional DVD and over 100 recipes in the breadmaker booklet, so you can quickly get started.


Breadmaker makes a traditional 2-lb. horizontal loaf

You’ll find many recipes on our website, and one of our favorite bakers, gfJules, has expert tips on using our machine. Our owners love our Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker, too. Over 1100 reviewers have given this machine a compiled 4.5 stars on Amazon.com!

We know you’ll love this breadmaker as much as we do… and look forward to your comments below!

22 thoughts on “Zojirushi’s Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker (BB-PAC20)

  1. Hello, I just started a sourdough gluten free culture and I’m very excited to try it in my breadmaker. Which setting would you recommend? The sourdough starter setting or the gluten-free setting? Thanks!

  2. My coffee maker exploded and soaked my wife’s BB-PAC20 Operating Instructions & Recipes manual. Where can I purchase a replacement?

  3. Hi! I just purchased the zoj virtuoso and I made my first loaf and it was delicious but WAY too tall and big. I converted an 1.5 pound to 2 pound but my question is could I just use the 1.5 recipe and not convert it that way it won’t be so big and so much??

  4. What is the optimum temp of the liquid ingredients before u place it in the baking pan, About 70 degrees? We keep our house temp about 64 degrees. I created loaves with the the ingredients at our room temp, liquids, eggs, yeast and solid ingredients also. Then I had the liquid ingredients at about 105 degrees, about what I would do when I manually develop a loaf. I guess that wasn’t a good idea. The manual doesn’t really tell you the initial temp u should have ur ingredients at. And having the default rest period at 9 minutes doesn’t seem to be the answer. The Yeast is good just FYI. What do u think?

    • Hi Gary, as long as your home is not below 50°F or above 77°F, there is no need to adjust the temperature of the water. The breadmaker has a preheat or rest cycle during which the heater turns on and off depending on ambient temperature, to stabilize the temperature of the ingredients in the baking pan. If you’re still having trouble, please give our friendly customer service team a call, they’d be happy to help! Call 800-733-6270 anytime Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM PST, or send them a message at support@zojirushi.com.

  5. How do I make the bread shorter is there some way to adjust the basic white bread to make it not go so tall please.

  6. Is it possible to make a smaller loaf 1 or 1.5lb in your Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso 2-Pound Bread Maker by adjusting the ingredients?

  7. I am a first time user of the zojirushi breadmaker. I have put in all the ingredients and selected the course and pressed the start button. The rest is displayed on the screen. May I know if I need to do anything else or leave it to run by itself? How long do I have to wait before it starts to knead?

    • Hi Elaine, the REST cycle is designed to stabilize the temperature of the ingredients prior to kneading, and takes about 30 minutes on regular courses. If you’d prefer to turn it off and have the unit go straight into the KNEAD cycle, please follow the directions on page 9 of your user manual if your model number is BB-PAC20.

  8. How do you adjust the time and temperature for gluten free bread, since I don’t have a special button for “gluten-free”. I have model BB-CEC20.

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