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Can the Zojirushi bread pan handle being put into an oven?

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Biffbread

Can the Zojirushi bread pan handle being put into an oven?

So I have a really nice Zojirushi breadmachine with duel kneading paddles,but I know that nothing beats an oven; so I was wondering if I could take the breadmachine pan right of the breadmachine and into the oven. Can the breadmachine pan handle 550 degrees ?

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davidg618

There are O-ring seals in the paddle post assemblies. I doubt very much they can withstand high heat. Baking temperatures in the Zo are much lower: 254°F--290°F. (ref. Owner's Manual)

Furthermore, If you want to use the oven, use the Dough Cycle and pan or shape the loaf(ves) out side the machine. We routinely oven bake three, 1-lb, sandwich white or wholewheat loaves making the dough on the Dough Cycle.

David G

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jannrn

I TOTALLY agree with David G and also have a Zo. There is NO WAY I would risk putting that pan in the oven. Why would you? It does such an amazing job of kneading the dough, just take the dough and put it in a pan made for the oven! Good luck!

Jann 

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Biffbread

Super helpful, thanks!

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davidg618

I recalled, shortly after I posted my original reply, that about a month ago, our ten-year-old Zo, broke. Specifically, after almost weekly use for ten years, on of the paddle post assemblies separated. It seemed obvious that the only solution was to buy a new pan. My wife searched online, and found replacement pans: $80, another reason deterring putting it into a hot oven. Although it's always worked without fail, we suspected with the heavy use we've given it the Zo probably had other worn pieces. We decided to buy a new one. Having worked a month with the newer BB-CEC20 model, with its modest design tweaks re our old one, we are pleased as punch, and looking forward to at least another another decade of good machine made breads.

David G

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jerrry94087

Maybe off-topic here, but I am amazed you had such a good experince with Zochirushi. I have one, and for some reason it never made a nice bread. Bread's crust always dropped and taste wasn't great. Even though I followed the recipes that came with it. So I stopped using Zochirushi in favor of doing it all by hand, which works really well for me. Maybe mine is buggy, hard to tell.

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davidg618

Like I reported, we've used one for ten years, and recently replaced it with a new one.

David G