Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with its myriad options embodies the marvels of 21st century electronic convenience and choice. It mixes, kneads, rises, and bakes bread in three loaf sizes up to 2-1/2 pounds. The machine automatically adds yeast at the proper time from a dispenser on the unit’s lid. A function loved by the users. There’s nothing quite like the warm aroma of freshly baked homemade bread from the oven. With the help of this user-friendly bread machine, all those with a busy, on-the-go schedule have enjoyed using this bread maker without the time-consuming hard work normally associated with baking bread.
Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker Features and Specifications:
o Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
o Mixes, kneads, rises, and bakes in 3 loaf sizes, up to 2-1/2 pounds
o Settings for white, whole wheat, multigrain, French, quick breads/cakes
o 13-hour delay timer makes meal planning easier
o Includes recipes for 40 breads and doughs, plus baking tips
o Measures 14 by 13-1/2 by 9 inches
Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker Reviews:
The users vouch for the fact that from basic recipes to custom creations, this bread machine produces delicious results that too without the additives and preservatives found in store-bought brands. A recipe book with over 50 original bread and dough recipes that comes included has been of great use to people too.
The customizable setting with an LCD digital display helps ensure easy programming. The SD-YD250 is believed to be quieter than most of the bread makers; however, one may still hear the clicking and whirring as it mixes and kneads the dough.
The options users have appreciated include
o basic/rapid bake
o immediate start/timer delay
o white/whole wheat/multigrain
o sandwich (soft crust)
o crust color light/medium/dark
o raisin (pause and beep to add fruit or nuts)
o dough knead without bake
o bake without dough knead
Who doesn’t like an easy to clean machine and the container inside this machine really is nonstick; the kneading blade does very little damage to the finished loaf. Ease of use and cleanup are both excellent.
Some of the unlucky users have complained of no help at all for Panasonic bread makers on the Panasonic web site and have been disappointed with Panasonic. They say Panasonic automatically sends you to a repair facility which says it does not repair bread makers; it also says you should contact Panasonic, sort of putting one in a loop.
Even so with all the benefits it offers it is quite a machine. The users are please with its no jumping around the counter characteristic. The verdict is if you are looking for a rock solid, flexible unit that turns out a perfect loaf time after time (up to 2.5 lbs), this is your bread machine. The automatic yeast dispenser is a great feature, particularly if you use the timer. It has won the hearts and loyalty of 84% of its users. We would say grab it if you can, this machine is simply worth every penny you spend.