"Above all, we’re very pleased with your courteous and honest service to us. I’m such a critic that when I praise something, it merits high praise indeed. I wouldn't bother to write this if I was not so favorably impressed."
— Ed Casey, CA
- Kneads & bakes a 2-pound horizontal bread loaf
- Makes gluten-free bread, cake, meatloaf, jam & more
- Sleek black & stainless-look exterior
- Twin paddles for superior kneading action
- Additional heating element in lid for golden crust
- Pre-programmed cycles & custom cycle options
- Heavy-duty construction
- High domed lid with large window
- Delayed-start timer option
- Quiet operation
- Quick-start video included
Clearance: Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Virtuoso Breadmaker
This is a new, unused item that we no longer sell new in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso™ is Zojirushi's flagship bread maker! It makes a light 100% whole wheat loaf or a delightful white bread from start to finish, in a traditionally shaped, 2 pound, horizontal loaf. The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 does an outstanding job of developing gluten and you can use the dough cycle by itself if you want, then finish baking in your regular oven—make dough for crisp pizza crust, light dinner rolls, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, hamburger or hoagie buns, artisan breads, sourdough, cakes—the possibilities are endless. Don't want quite 2 lbs? The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 bread machine gives you the freedom to make smaller 1.5 lb. loaves also. It even has the ability to make fruit jam and meat loaf. And there's a free quick-start video to make success easy right from the start!
“Our new Zojirushi rice cooker arrived only two days after I ordered. We’re very pleased with it, and with your polite and prompt service. Our previous Zo rice cooker lasted 14 years and we've had similar success with our Zo bread machine.”
– Pete McCollum, CO
The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Virtuoso™ features an additional heating element in the lid for perfectly browned crust every time.
The Zojirushi bread machine has beefed-up pulleys and belt—the heaviest-duty drive system ever on a Zojirushi breadmaker, for a long, trouble-free life. Unlike most bread machines, the Zo has plenty of power and durability for whole grain dough. Of course, it's equally at home with white flour, or any blend you can imagine. Twin paddles provide superior kneading action so you get well-raised breads with great texture. Its high domed interior keeps your bread from sticking to the lid if your recipe rises a little high, and it also offers crust-control adjustability. Pan inside dimensions are 5"W x 8.75"L x 4.75"D. Pan lining is BPA free.
Zojirushi has added a 10 minute "power interruption memory" into their bread machines, so your bread won't be ruined if your power blinks off.
Just pour ingredients into the Zojirushi automatic bread machine (unmixed!) and select settings (comes with an easy to follow manual). The Zojirushi BB-PAC20 takes it from there and alerts you when your bread is ready. A beep will remind you when to add mid-cycle ingredients, if your recipe calls for some.The control panel is set at the perfect angle for easy viewing, and the Zo's new, bigger-than-ever window lets you see what's happening inside. This new model lets you open the lid during operation without resetting the cycle. Comes with a full set of preprogrammed cycles for a variety of breads, or you can easily create your own custom cycles. The Zojirushi bread machine now remembers three of your favorite custom recipes for one-touch programming. It can also easily be programmed for delayed start (up to 13 hours ahead) so you wake up in the morning to the wonderful aroma of fresh bread for breakfast. Timer works for all bread cycles except Quick and Sourdough cycles.
“I've had my Zojirushi breadmaker for a few years now. Love this machine! I would NEVER consider a product other than Zojirushi! And there's no other place to order it than Pleasant Grain!”
– Maggie S., CA
Zo-gee-ru-sheesh!... How do you SAY this anyway? Do what we do and call it the "Zo"! (Officially, it's zo-jih-ROO-shee.)
The Zojirushi Virtuoso™ comes in a beautiful & durable stainless-look finish with black trim.
Our customers have absolutely loved Zojirushi breadmakers for years, and the new Virtuoso is their greatest machine ever!
Pleasant Hill Grain is a full stocking dealer and most orders ship out the same day.
Cook's Illustrated recommends the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Supreme Breadmaker because it mixes dough thoroughly and produces loaves with a uniform crumb, thanks to its dual paddles—the other breadmakers they tested all had just one paddle. They also appreciated how intuitive and easy the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 breadmaker is to use.
Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||15%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SD||Scratched and/or dented.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SD||Has moderate damage on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
Did we forget something? If you need more information about this product, please tell us what else you'd like to know with a quick email or live chat!
|Product Weight||23 lb.|
|Menu Settings||Cake, Dough, Gluten free bread, Homemade, Jam, Quick baking, Sourdough starter, White bread, Whole wheat bread|
|Functions & Features||Automatic pause, Clock, Crust control, Delay timer, Lid heater|
|Cord-End Plug||Std. 120V|
|Warranty Length||1 year|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By RUSSELL B. in CA on 4/22/2014 - Verified BuyerI've been making bread for about twelve years and have tried many methods. I have done the "no knead" method, and I own the mixer considered the gold standard of bread mixers, and now the Zojirushi. Right out of the box it produced a good loaf, and after experimenting with using home ground flour, I think it is actually superior. Having features like a custom cycle allows me to design a cycle to let the dough mature. It's exceptionally well made, and doesn't dance across the counter. The Zojirushi breadmaker is clearly a winner and the "Best in Class".26 out of 26 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mary W. in OH on 2/4/2017 - Verified BuyerI've had three other machines, and each was lacking. Then I found the Zo! The first loaf I made exceeded my expectations. The loaf had risen fully and the crust and texture were perfect. I debated a while before purchasing, mainly due to price, but I firmly believe you get what you pay for and this machine will be baking my family's bread for years to come. Also, I avoided purchasing this from another company after reading about counterfeit issues. This may be worth bearing in mind.
You're quite right, no counterfeits at Pleasant Hill Grain, our stock comes directly from Zojirushi. Thanks so much for your review Mary, and happy baking!17 out of 17 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Thomas S. in Texas on 11/22/2015 - Verified BuyerWe've owned a number of these machines and this one is by far the best. You almost can't mess up as long as you have good ingredients, common sense, and electricity. That last one is important by the way. Who knew the Japanese were so awesome with bread?17 out of 17 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Ryan R. in IA on 1/8/2016 - Verified BuyerI've had a few different bread machines over the years, and I've finally bought my last one. This Zo is awesome! Built to last, easy to use, comes with great tasting and easy to follow recipes, and the only machine I'm aware of that produces an actual loaf of bread! No more round odd shaped homemade bread! I highly recommend and well worth the money! I also made some of excellent jam with an easy recipe included. So many options with this machine.16 out of 16 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Shelby B. in AZ on 5/17/2017 - Verified BuyerFor the last several months my husband has been wishing for weekly homemade bread. As we have several young children, this is not very feasible. On a whim I decided to look up bread makers. Most people I know if you have breadmakers use them for a short time and then get rid of them. I decided to look for a high-quality one. The reviews that I read and the YouTube videos that were posted raved about the Zojirushi breadmaker. I decided to give a try after researching it. I am very please with the results. We make loaves almost daily. The timer is convenient. Also, the consistency of the loaves is wonderful. With fresh milled flour, it takes me about 10 minutes to put in the ingredients and then wash the loaf pan when it's finished. I really like the window and the heated lid. I think that makes a huge difference. It's also like a little oven in that the loaf pan sits in the heating area and it's not connected directly to it.13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By nichba8 on 10/28/2014 - Verified BuyerI am quite pleased with the machine. My old Zo is now being retired only because the pan wore out. It's nice looking, powerful, quiet, doesn't jump around as it kneads. The heated lid does brown top nicely, slicing was easier, no scrunching down. Bread comes out as expected. I shouldn't have waited so long to get it.13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Gary B. in IN on 3/21/2015 - Verified BuyerWe've been using this a few times/week for about a year and it is wonderful. It's been a great tool to help our family eat healthier, and it's nice to have a reliable appliance like this!11 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Maggie S., CA on 6/13/2016 - Verified BuyerI've had my Zojirushi breadmaker for a few years now. Love this machine! I would NEVER consider a product other than Zojirushi! And there's no other place to order it than Pleasant Grain!10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Steve M. on 10/28/2015 - Verified BuyerThe Zojirushi PAC20 is our third and, without question, hands-down the best bread machine we've ever had. It's amazingly powerful, but still quieter than our two older machines (not Zo's). I would highly recommend this machine to anyone who is serious about making bread on a regular basis, or any frequency for that matter. It does everything perfectly and the loaves are beautiful. I would also add that Pleasant Hill Grain is awesome to deal with. Our bread machine came quickly and we couldn't be happier with the products and service we've received from them.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Alice S. in WA on 1/8/2019 - Verified BuyerI bought a replacement zoji breaad machine when my old one died, with the intention of continuing to make whole grain sourdough breads (real sourdough--no yeast). This new machine has the ability to program a first rise as long as 12 hours in the homemade course. Sounded great since I had been unplugging the old machine after the knead and letting it sit at room temp. overnight before a short rise and long bake the next day. Worked well but required reprogramming the machine. With the new machine I programmed the knead, used the shape cycle to remove the paddles, then gave it a conservative 5 hour rise while I was available to watch it. It rose really fast and I measured the surface temp of the dough at 90F. Pretty high! I cut an hour off the rise time and the loaf was OK but not as sour flavored as I like.
I couldn't find anything about rise and bake temps in the directions they sent with the machine. I wrote to the Zoji customer service people, asking for the 3 rise and the bake temperatures. I got an idiotic answer telling me that "rise temperatures and bake temperatures are not provided to end-users as it is considered proprietary information. "
I'm outraged! Can you imagine the manufacturer of your kitchen oven telling you that its temperatures were proprietary information? I am a very offended "end-user".
After 3 months use: Zoji seems not useful for real sourdough--their "sourdough" recipe calls for vinegar & yeast. I'm using it to knead & bake only.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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