The World’s First Rice Bread Maker – The Sanyo GOPAN
Sanyo has created the world’s first rice bread maker – The Sanyo GOPAN. The Gopan allows you to easily make rice bread in your home from rice grain. This amazing machine actually mills the rice grain and then turns it into bread. Of course the Gopan not only makes rice bread it can make conventional wheat bread as well in addition to a whole range of gourmet breads. There’s even a gluten free setting for those on gluten free diets allowing them to make gluten free bread at home with ease – as well as being able to make bread for much less than you can purchase most gluten free breads in your local store.
Over the years, Sanyo has made rice bread makers which could bake rice-flour bread. But, because of the limited availability of rice flour and consequently its high price, rice-flour bread baking never caught on. So, Sanyo developed the Gopan to make home-milled rice flour. Taking a hint from the conventional rice-flour bread baking process in which rice flour is mixed with water, Sanyo invented an out-of-the-box rice milling method which mills rice grain into rice paste after softening it in water.
Now, there is one drawback to this amazing machine – the price. The Sanyo Gopan rice bread maker is not cheap. They’re also not so easy to find outside of the US. Amazon sometimes has them – they had 3 in stock at the time of this writing. And the price? Around $1300. Amazon even has a red one in stock at the moment. If you want the Gopan in red, you’d better snap it up as apparently the red model has been discontinued. $1300 is a lot to pay for a bread machine – even one that makes rice bread and gluten free bread. Is it worth it? Check it out for yourself – take a look at the Sanyo Gopan on Amazon. You can also take a look at our more in-depth article on the Sanyo Gopan for more information on this rice bread maker.