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Zojirushi BB-CEC20: The "Pause" - is there one, or is their ain't? :-)

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Astrolope

Zojirushi BB-CEC20: The "Pause" - is there one, or is their ain't? :-)

I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this question - I couldn't find one for Bread Machines.

My wife and I have a new Zorjirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker.  It's our first bread machine - and we're just starting out with bread making; we haven't even baked bread "manually" before this.  We've made 2 loaves with the machine so far - and loved them both.  The machine is well made, quiet, and for two complete amateurs, seems easy to use.

Our problem is that we can't find a way to pause the machine and we're beginning to fear there isn't a way.  There is no mention of a pause function in the manual, and none of the included recipes call for a pause, not even for French bread. 

At the same time we purchased the machine we purchased a wonderful book full of bread machine recipes.  Many of those recipes call for a pause - some of them, like the pate fermentee, call for multiple pauses.  Are we locked out of making these sorts of recipes with this machine?

We're hoping there's a work around, or something very simple and obvious that we've not yet seen.

Any help will be warmly appreciated.

Astro

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sphealey

Admittedly an irritation with the Zo is the lack of a "pause" function, both for manual use and in programming custom cycles.  If you check the instructions however you should find (your model is a little different from mine) that it has a "power outage mode" that remembers where is was in the cycle for up to two hours if the power fails.  So when I want to pause the cycle (to autolyese for example) I pull the plug, set a timer for 20 minutes or whatever, then plug it back in when the timer goes off. 

sPh

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Astrolope

I laughed out loud!  What a great work around!  Thanks!  I don't know about a power outage mode, I can't find any mention of it in my manual - but there is a section on erasing memory (Home Made settings); it takes an action: unplug/plug-in-while-holding-down-Cycle-button.  That tells me it's got protected memory, so I suspect your solution will work just fine. 

Thanks for the quick response!

Astro

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Astrolope

 

I have the Zo plugged into a power strip on the back of the counter.  My recipe today called for a stickiness test on the dough ball about 10 minutes into the cycle.  I simply threw the rocker switch on the power strip, shutting the Zo down, did my test, added flour, threw the rocker switch, and away she went.  The power strip switch is now my Pause Button.  Thank you again!

Astro

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erika_conn

Well, that is why I use my KitchenAid mixer for kneading.  I love that machine.  Sorry, I don't have any good ideas for the bread machine except to unplug it and replug it when you're ready to contine.  I think it will work fine that way.  Give it a try.