Celiac Disease Awareness Month Zojirushi Breadmaker Giveaway #CDAM15

This week has been awesome with a great response for our weekly sponsor – Enjoy Life Foods. I can’t thank you enough for your participation this month – but we still have two more days to go! I know that many of you have been waiting for the reveal of our BIG giveaway with one of my favorite products. Well, wait no longer – because I’m here today to tell you that you could win a Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker!

Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker


Zojirushi sent me a Virtuoso Breadmaker – complete with a gluten-free setting – so I could experience my first time making gluten-free bread since my diagnosis! My family and I always used to bake bread at home and I have fond memories of the smell of bread permeating the house during the hours it would knead and bake. I never though I would be able to bake my own gluten-free loaf of bread without screwing it up – big time. Thanks to Zojirushi – and a little help from my friend GF Jules, I was incredibly pleased with my first time.

Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker

Zojirushi has made it pretty easy to just set and forget to make a gluten-free loaf of bread. It’s easy to choose the gluten-free setting (as you can see in the panel above) and you can choose the crust setting. I chose light just out of randomness.

GF Jules gave me a bread machine “you can do it” talk in Minneapolis the week before, and gave me a box of her sandwich bread mix because she said it was pretty impossible to screw up. And it was (because I did it and I screw up everything in the kitchen). Luckily, I had a few bottles left of my Groundbreaker Brewing GF beer (the best beer out there), so I used Squash Ale for my first loaf.

The machine was SO quiet. In fact, for the first two hours, I’m pretty sure I had screwed it up. I always thought it was supposed to be loud or whirring or something. But this – this was quiet. At one point it beeped and nonGFBF said it did make some noise during the few hours it took to bake, but I took a nap. That’s how quiet it was – I just took a nap. While this machine made the bread for me.

Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker

Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker

Seriously, is this not beautiful? MY FIRST TRY! I sampled it to just about everyone I know so I could prove that I wasn’t a complete failure in the kitchen and that Zojirushi and GF Jules made me feel like a winner. THANK YOU!

Here are all the things that the Zojirushi Virutoso breadmaker can do:

  • White Bread-Regular
  • White Bread-Soft
  • White Bread-Firm
  • Wheat Bread
  • Gluten Free Bread
  • Dough
  • Jam
  • Cake
  • French Bread
  • Cookie/Pasta Dough
  • Sourdough Starter
  • Home Made
  • Quick Baking

Since I don’t understand how a bread machine can possibly do any of that – it does come with a great instruction manual and a DVD.

The machine retails for about $279.99 and you can purchase it on Amazon.com (affiliate) or any other retail locations here. If you love making your own bread, or are sick of having to run out to the store every time you forget that you have to buy a loaf of GF bread, this machine is for you!

Thank you very much to Zojirushi for being a product sponsor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month with Celiac and the Beast. I know someone is going to be so happy to receive a Zojirushi Virtuoso bread maker! Please follow the Rafflecopter terms and conditions in the widget below and follow the rules to gain entry into the sweepstakes! Thanks again Zojirushi! US ONLY PLEASE.

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Comments: 94

  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine May 30, 2015 at 8:19 am Reply

    Because I REALLY want to easily make GF sourdough bread!

  2. Lisa Will May 30, 2015 at 8:22 am Reply

    I miss out on bread due to the cost of GF loaves, and I so miss making different flavirs and styles since my diagnosis. What a total life changer this would be for my husband and I, who graciously forfeited gluten at home to keep me safe.

  3. Jessica Hanson May 30, 2015 at 8:25 am Reply

    I should win because (due to a gas problem in my apt building) I’ve been without an oven for three weeks! No oven = no bread, lol

  4. tammy May 30, 2015 at 8:26 am Reply

    With 5 children, one of which was recently diagnosed with celiac diseaoriginatwo others with a rate neurological condition, a bread maker would be a major time saver!

  5. Becky Payne May 30, 2015 at 8:28 am Reply

    I would love to win this so I can replace the breadmaker (that was used pre-Celiac). I would love to try making my own GF breads!

  6. Todd Bliss May 30, 2015 at 8:30 am Reply

    I want to win this because I would like to try making my own bread and use the recipes I have found online

  7. Jenna Volden May 30, 2015 at 8:36 am Reply

    I would love to win because I have yet to find any gluten free bread that I really like. I have tried a million brands and have been told to just make my own. But I don’t know how to bake bread and the Zojirush breadmaker would be helpful!

  8. Cassie May 30, 2015 at 8:42 am Reply

    I’ve never owned a breadmaker-this would be an awesome addition to my gluten free kitchen! 🙂

  9. Sheri Roach May 30, 2015 at 8:47 am Reply

    Love the idea of making my own bread. Zojirushi makes such nice quality products. I’m awaiting a travel thermos from them now. 🙂

  10. Karen Tucker May 30, 2015 at 8:48 am Reply

    I would love to WIN this! I have a hard time finding low sugar g-free bread and this would let me make it at home!! Great giveaway!

  11. Heidi Campagna May 30, 2015 at 8:52 am Reply

    Love homemade bread!! Would love to win!

  12. Paula Sadler May 30, 2015 at 9:05 am Reply

    Why not? Looks so yummy and fun!

  13. Laura May 30, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply

    Sounds super easy to use this!

  14. Robin Batterson May 30, 2015 at 9:12 am Reply

    I should be the one who wins because…I would love to be able to bake and enjoy fresh bread again. It would be amazing to have the breads baking smell and warm from the oven taste…just the memory of it is making me salivate. Thank you for the opportunity to try s nd win this fabulous prize!

  15. Leslie Jo Stahley May 30, 2015 at 9:25 am Reply

    I have asked for a bread machine for Christmas for the past 20yrs. I’ve never got it. A couple months ago I was diagnosed with Celiac disease and thought I would never have any use for a bread machine. Since I have been going to expos and meeting other people like me, I know that I can make anything I want with alittle creativity. Now the bread machine is back on my list!

  16. Dee Fedor May 30, 2015 at 9:26 am Reply

    I need to win this to cut down on the number of hours I cook and bake per day! Getting too old for this!

  17. Brianna Wolin May 30, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply

    I would love to come home from a long day of classes to a fresh bread!!

  18. Pattie Webb May 30, 2015 at 9:55 am Reply

    Because the one I have is antique and I love to make fresh bread for both my hubby and myself.

  19. Mandy-Faith May 30, 2015 at 9:57 am Reply

    I miss out on a lot of gf breads because I have celiac disease, also allergic to gluten, allergic to buckwheat, and allergic to teff flour. This bread maker would be amazing to win!

  20. Jennifer C May 30, 2015 at 9:57 am Reply

    I would love to win this because I am pretty sure my current breadmaker is about to die. My daughter and I have celiac disease, so I make gluten free bread at least once a week. I would love to have a breadmaker that is not dying and has a gluten free cycle. Thanks!

  21. Jinny Apuli May 30, 2015 at 10:04 am Reply

    I need to win so I don’t have to pay so much for gluten free bread at the store.

  22. BJ Marley May 30, 2015 at 10:09 am Reply

    Because I miss freshly baked bread.

  23. Phylicia Phillips May 30, 2015 at 10:24 am Reply

    1. Never owned a bread machine before. 2. My husband hasn’t found a gf bread he loves yet. This would be a LIFESAVER to be able to make all the gf goodies we want. Great family machine

  24. Amanda May 30, 2015 at 10:54 am Reply

    What I wouldn’t give to have a bread maker again!

  25. jan May 30, 2015 at 10:55 am Reply

    I really want to make gluten free bread that I don’t have to spend the time kneading and waiting for it to rise—this would be so much easier

  26. Sarah May 30, 2015 at 10:59 am Reply

    I am one of those lucky people that can’t tolerate any grains (even rice) so I eat them VERY sparingly. I would love to try to experiment making bread with other types of flours, since I’m not able to use the oven yet because I’m still sharing a kitchen with my parents. Basically, I could use a sandwich, ya know? lol 🙂

  27. Deb G. May 30, 2015 at 11:35 am Reply

    I have never used a bread maker before…would love to win this because I have heard it makes the best gf bread!! 🙂

  28. Theresa Brown May 30, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply

    I don’t have a bread maker would love to have this so I can enjoy homemade bread.

  29. Lori Williams May 30, 2015 at 11:44 am Reply

    I probably don’t have any better reason to win this GF Breadmaker then any other person who requires a GF Lifestyle of eating. But my main reason is for my son, because he has Celiac and struggles so much with eating ALL GF, especially bread. He LOVES bread, but not so much GF bread. Maybe this GF Breadmaker would be the bread that he loves so much he won’t want or “crave” the bread with gluten in it. Thank you.

  30. Julie May 30, 2015 at 1:48 pm Reply

    I have never had a bread maker before and the one attempt I made at gf bread was unsuccessful, so I should win so I can have some warm fresh gf bread

  31. Sharyn Greening May 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm Reply

    I have never used a bread maker so winning a great one would be wonderful!

  32. DANA COUGHLIN May 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I would love to have a bread maker with a gf setting. I used my old bread machine before celiac dx in 2003, almost every day.

  33. Rida May 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm Reply

    I am so wanting to make my own GF bread. I screw everything up when I bake, so I would love to have something so easy to use!

  34. Andrea wedge May 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Hi my mum and my daughter and myself would love to have my own bread maker. As it’s hard to find nice bread. I try and make my own but not with a bread maker.

  35. darissa perry May 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm Reply

    WOW! what an amazing giveaway. I would love to have more homemade bread for our family. I’ve never made gf bread in a bread maker in all these years of eating gf. would love to try it. It would sane us a lot of money!

  36. Robin Chesser May 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Reply

    I should win because all my children have some form of gluten intolerance and I would use this bread maker at least three times a week.

  37. Kim B May 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm Reply

    I would love to win this breadmaker b/c my almost 13 yr old son w/ celiac disease only likes homemade bread. It is going to be a challenge to keep his belly full as he enters the teen years, and this bread machine would be so helpful.

  38. Alexis L May 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I love making bread but it’s so time intensive. This would help immensely.

  39. Julie Carter May 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm Reply

    It would be awesome to help with my son whi is 10 with celiacs and autism!

  40. Anne Stull May 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I would love to win this so I can experiment with different types of bread and to introduce new flavor combinations to my son! Thank you for the chance!!

  41. Nancy Rice May 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply

    i was diagnosed with Celiac two weeks ago. I never realized how much I liked bread until now. It would be great to make my own Wow the prices are high to buy

  42. Maura Weins May 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm Reply

    So excited to know there’s a machine and great recipe for GF bread

  43. Laura Hass May 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm Reply

    it would really improve my kids’ lunches!

  44. Bethany May 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm Reply

    It’s been in my Amazon cart for over a month!! I’m so excited!!

  45. Nancy Stabile May 30, 2015 at 5:06 pm Reply

    I would love to win the Zojirushi Bread machine! I have wanted one for the past 10 years. I love to bake bread!

  46. patricia May 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm Reply

    I would love to win this bread machine. I had one for a couple years and then got the diagnosis of celiac disease. So, I had to get rid of it as it was contaminated with wheat.
    I have a support group and would love to share with them how this bread machine makes bread. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  47. Karla B. May 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I have celiac and am anticipating the same diagnosis soon for my two teens. One is a 13 year old boy with hollow legs! That’s a lot of GF bread!

  48. Jen RW May 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I’ve never, ever made bread. I’ve always thought it would just be too much trouble. Maybe this bread maker could prove me wrong. 🙂

  49. Peggy Ford May 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm Reply

    This breadmaking machine looks/sounds like it would go a long way to helping me cut back the costs of GF bread as well as other baked goods. It would also be great to not have to heat up my kitchen in the summer but still have the bread and other baked goods that I miss. Thanks for the opporunity to win!

  50. sj May 30, 2015 at 6:05 pm Reply

    need a bread maker with gluten free setting

  51. Michelle P May 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm Reply

    This sounds like a really awesome machine. Now that I am egg free, I could make egg free-gluten free bread!

  52. Kim L May 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm Reply

    I want to win to make gf rye bread

  53. Susan Martin May 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm Reply

    I have no more reason than anyone else to win but if I do I will be taking a bunch of different bread mixes and flours and trying a TON of bread recipes out. Then I will make up loaves for all my my Phoenix friends to try the best ones ;). Maybe even send some to friends far away….if there is ever any left.

  54. Patty Williams May 30, 2015 at 9:18 pm Reply

    I could give my glutened bread maker to someone and not be tempted by it…

  55. cathy May 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm Reply

    I really miss bread. GF bread is so expensive that I just don’t eat bread anymore

  56. heather z May 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm Reply

    I have been wanting to make my own Bread for quite a while. This bread maker seems to make a good consistency bread this is not gummy.

  57. Rosanna Perrigo May 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm Reply

    I would really like to make my own breads because it would help me to know what is in the bread I am eating- I am gluten and lactose intolerant.

  58. CorreyHope May 30, 2015 at 11:34 pm Reply

    very nice! fresh bread not contaminated with seeds

  59. Janelle Graved May 31, 2015 at 1:32 am Reply

    My twelve-year-old daughter loves to cook and bake more than anything! She started taking cooking classes before she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Since her diagnosis she’s really been quite sad about the fact that she caThe n’t make any of her old favorites – at least none that taste as good. Bread is her favorite thing in the world and the one thing she misses the most. If she could make her own yummy bread at home, I would have the happiest little chef in town! Fingers and toes crossed for my favorite red-headed chef!

  60. Jenny May 31, 2015 at 4:50 am Reply

    Recently found out I can no longer have dairy in addition to gluten. Also since being diagnosed seven years ago, I am still have some issues that seem to be connected to FODMAP’s – so it is extremely difficult to find a bread on the market that is gluten-free, dairy-free, AND FODMAP friendly. Right now there is only one, and it is Udi’s White bread, and we all know how horrible it is to spend that much money on a “loaf” of bread that has huge holes in it. When you don’t receive a paycheck for a whole year and can barely afford vegetables, its hard to justify spending money like that on “bread”.

  61. Caroline Gort May 31, 2015 at 5:18 am Reply

    a bad bout of meningitis and ongoing Lupus have left me with severe mental challenges. Baking gluten free bread for our family has become too difficult. The capability and ease of this bread machine would make a world of difference for us, and we would never be able to afford purchasing one. Thanks.

  62. Elizabeth May 31, 2015 at 7:49 am Reply

    I want to try making gluten free bread. I’ve made bread pre-celiac, but only do banana bread now!

  63. Marilyn :-) May 31, 2015 at 8:47 am Reply

    OMGosh the Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker sounds and looks incredible! I would love to have a bread machine with a dedicated gluten free setting! I can almost taste the fresh, hot, gluten free, bread right now! Delish! *smile*

  64. Nicole Scher May 31, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

    I want to be able to make breads with healthier ingredients at my own convenience! I have never been able to perfect bread!

  65. Spider May 31, 2015 at 10:21 am Reply

    … man, my breadmaker is seriously lame compared to this.

  66. Katie May 31, 2015 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Epic! I seriously enjoy homemade bread! 🙂

  67. Julie May 31, 2015 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Pick me! I’ll make you gf, Df bread!

  68. Derrick Johnson May 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm Reply

    This is great! I would really love to make my own GF bread!

  69. Nicole Dziedzic May 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm Reply

    I should win a Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker, so i can make fresh bread for my family and include it in our meals. Plus we love fresh bread, but we usually use the oven, never had a bread maker before.

  70. Margot C May 31, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply

    It turns out (after arguing with three doctors and finally getting proof) that my daughter is a celiac. I have learned to make my own bread gluten free, which fortunately everyone likes! What a thrill it would be to make it in a machine.

  71. pat pelland June 1, 2015 at 8:55 am Reply

    Would be wonderful to have my family wake up to the smell of bread baking in the kitchen. The convenience, the cost saving and the ability to develop my own receipes!

  72. Toan June 1, 2015 at 9:59 am Reply

    i love the brand and love breads and been looking for healthier bread to bread but if I win this I will be making it all the time!

  73. Ryan Michael Sullivan June 1, 2015 at 10:14 am Reply

    I would love to win this so my baker friend Arely will finally bake me bread.

  74. Kathy June 1, 2015 at 10:19 am Reply

    I have multiple food allergies and can’t buy a lot of the packaged gf breads so this would be great to try my hand at making my own!

  75. Barbara June 1, 2015 at 10:54 am Reply

    I am so looking forward to receiving your wonderful Bread Maker. I have been wanting one for a while now. I love making homemade bread. Thank you!!

  76. Susan S. June 1, 2015 at 10:56 am Reply

    This sounds incredible! Thank you and Zojirushi for this great opportunity to win!

  77. ENNA JONES June 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I want to be able to make healthier options for my family. 3 out of 4 of us have allergies from gluten, nuts and lactose….this would be a lifesaver.

  78. Sue Hart June 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reply

    i would love to make healthy gluten free breads with this beauty! I own a Zojirushi rice maker and love the quality! I make the best rice with it!!! Pick ME!!!

  79. Dave levin June 2, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply

    Having a gluten free setting would be such a step up from the bread maker I’ve owned for 20 years now, time to upgrade!

  80. Jennessa Voss June 2, 2015 at 10:20 am Reply

    Because I’m awesome!!!! 😉

  81. Margaret Clegg June 2, 2015 at 11:04 am Reply

    I woudl like to win this because I’m curious if a gluten free setting really makes all the difference. That, and I hear EVERYTHING from this company is AMAZING!

  82. Jeffrey June 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm Reply

    It’s almost impossible to find a gluten free bread my wife and kids will eat that is reasonably priced. I love to experiment in the kitchen, its kinda my thing! Creating new recipes or adding a twist to others is definitely a passion of mine. Basically, I could use the Zojirushi to create a loaf of bread to perfectly match the taste everyone in my household seeks.

  83. Shari Wick June 2, 2015 at 9:14 pm Reply

    I would love to win a Zojirushi Virtuoso Bread Maker… Have always wanted to try and make my own bread….. perfect prize!!

  84. Jane June 2, 2015 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I would love to try the Zojirushi and use it for recipe development! This is an amazing #Giveaway! 🙂

  85. Carla S June 3, 2015 at 4:33 am Reply

    I want to win because my breadmaker is about to die. I make bread at least once a week because I’m trying to cut out processed food.

  86. IAE Hulthage June 3, 2015 at 8:04 am Reply

    Would love the gluten free setting, my current model Is 20 year old and doesn’t offer a gF setting.

  87. Carrie June 3, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply

    I too use to make lots of bread pre-diagnosis. We loved bread bowl soups and the smell of it throughout the house. I’d love to surprise the family on our next momentous meal with a fresh baked loaf of bread……or two….or three…… 🙂

  88. paula fairchild June 3, 2015 at 9:11 am Reply

    as a full time working single mom to a teen with type 1 diabetes who was just diagnosed with celiac AND crohns disease, this bread machine would be a major blessing. We live two hours away from the mall or any type of whole foods/aldi/good foods, etc., and there’s ONE brand of GF bread in our local mom and pop grocery store, which has maybe a total of 10 GF items total on their shelves… and it is NOT good. 🙁

  89. Sarah R June 3, 2015 at 11:09 am Reply

    My MIL and I are trying to perfect GF flour blends for breads!

  90. Lynne Meyer June 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm Reply

    I’ve been using the same bread maker since 1996, so it’s definitely time for me to upgrade to a new one, but I can’t afford it. I’d love to win this so I could make wonderful GF breads for the members of my family who need it.

  91. Sienna June 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Coming up on a year of having celiac disease and I have yet to find a bread I can tolerate. I’ve been wanting to buy a bread maker but the cost has always been out of my range. Getting this bread maker will let me bake different types of gluten free bread without all the added sugars and ingredients some of the frozen brands have! Which will equal a healthier me!

  92. Shawna June 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm Reply

    i’d love to win this to make bread that is gluten free and tastes delicious for my husband who is gluten free due to medical reasons. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

  93. shauna June 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm Reply

    I miss homemade bread and don’t have the skills or energy to make my own.

  94. Nikki June 6, 2015 at 3:18 am Reply

    I love bread and love baking bread myself. I don’t own a dough mixer so I’ve always knead dough by hands and it’s tiresome after awhile, this breadmaker would help so much.

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