Got my Zojirushi S-15A from Irwin a couple of weeks ago -- thanks, Irwin,
for making this available at an affordable price! and for the finish
(oops, finnish) pan, which is a marvel. and for the yeast, which is super.
and for the dough boards, which truly don't stick. All for under $300! --
and I have a couple of questions.
What do you Zo users do about plugging it in: leave it plugged in to
stretch the battery life? unplug it to protect against power surges? put
a surge protection strip in your kitchen?
Is there any reason to store the paddle/plug in the accessories cup,
instead of in the pan, between bakings (I bake once or twice a week).
Can the accessories cup/spoon be left in their hole (the one in the top of
the machine) during baking, or does it get too hot for them?
For all you non-Zo owners, if you have the $250 give yourselves a treat and
take advantage of Irwin's affordable Zo's [IAZs?] (CPXD31A@prodigy.com (MR
IRWIN H FRANZEL), phone number (800) 641-9093). Everything they say about
the Zo is true -- it makes far better bread from the same recipe than the
two other $100 machines I had. The "finnish" pan is very very useful, too.
- susan (email@example.com) (The opinions above are my very own, and are
not known to or necessarily approved by my employer.)