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Panasonic SD-257WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program

by Panasonic
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

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  • Panasonic bread maker
  • Features non stick bread pan and rapid bake, as well as automatic ingredient dispenser and recipes included to make baking your own bread easy.
There is a newer model of this item:
Panasonic SD-2501 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Nut & Raisin Dispenser & Gluten Free Program, White Panasonic SD-2501 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Nut & Raisin Dispenser & Gluten Free Program, White 4.7 out of 5 stars (901)
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 8 Kg
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  • Item model number: SD-257WXC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,331 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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114 of 114 people found the following review helpful
I am a big fan of panasonic breadmakers. This is actually our third, and don't worry, they don't wear out quickly! I swapped the first one we had for my parents which had the raisin dropper and that one lasted us for many years at a rate of about 1 loaf every other day... If we had taken better care of it (As in the instructions) it would have lasted even longer.

So - for those of you who have older models, these are the most noticeable improvements.
1) The raisin dropper now opens to the side so it doesn't leave a big dent in the top of the bread.
2) The pan has super special non stick coating which actually really really works - very little bread stuck anywhere.
3) There is a brioche programme - delicious.
4) Much less sugar used, slightly less salt, no Vit. C powder and no milk powder for standard loaves - much easier to store the ingredients with so few of them.
5) Handy little place in the lid to store the tbsp/tsp measurers - no more hunting through kitchen drawers to locate them.

The best thing about all panasonic breadmakers is the reliability of the recipes. If you do what it says in the instruction book then you get a good loaf of bread, it's quick and easy to do and the quickest loaf of bread takes less than 2 hours to bake. It takes no more than 5 minutes to add all the ingredients to the pan if you have them on hand and press go.

Would highly recommend both this brand of breadmaker and this particular one.

Happy Baking :)
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155 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best bread maker yet 7 July 2010
i have had a morphy richard's Morphy Richards 48248 Compact Breadmaker Graphitewhich was ok but packed in after 12 months so that went in the bin - did try and get a replacement part as it was still under guarantee but nothing came of it and waited for months.

so i thought i'd splash out on this one instead, and i'm so happy with it. it makes much nicer bread than my previous and the cycles are much quieter.

i like the bake only option for bread but you do need to line the tin which is a bit fiddly so i bought a re-usable liner from lakeland ltd.

my favourite up to now is a white bread with poppy, linseed and sesame seeds also the french bread is yummy but the only downfall i'm getting through loads of calorific butter!

i also love the fact that the kneading blade stays in the bread pan - the morphy richards one, i was fishing it out for ages which leaves a big hole in the bottom.
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182 of 184 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Stuart Bruce TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Knowing people who've bought breadmakers but gradually got out of the habit of using it because supermarket bread is more convenient, we didn't realise how addictive getting a breadmaker would be. Now we've got one, we're not going back to supermarket bread, ever.

Above everything else, it's just so easy to use. Ingredients in, press a couple of buttons, press 'start', come back in a few hours, there's your loaf. There's a timer on it so you can pop the ingredients in in the evening, set the timer, and wake up to freshly baked bread for breakfast.

It's also more than a breadmaker. As I type this I'm tucking into a hazelnut and honey loaf cake, also done in this Panasonic. When we've finished that I'm going to try a cherry & marizpan cake. Besides cake it also does brioche, malt loaf, rye, French, Italian, brioche, gluten-free, dough-making, hot cross buns, croissants, Viennese rolls, gingerbreads, soda bread, and that's just selected highlights from the list. While it's not strictly the breadmaking device's fault, the whole process might be rather fattening.

It's a sturdy, rather heavy block of a device that looks a bit like a dustbin but with buttons on it. The inner tray comes out very easily and is extremely easy to clean (with clear instructions in the manual), which was one of my main worries.

In our small kitchen we were able to squeeze it in next to our microwave. When it's baking you're supposed to leave adequate ventilation around the device. Make sure you've got enough room for it, as it is quite a lot bigger than the loaf of bread it makes.

Don't throw away the instruction manual!
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247 of 252 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BREADMAKER A WINNER FOR ME..! 3 Aug 2010
First of all I must say, this is the first Bread Maker I have ever owned. I have been toying with the idea for quite sometime now but, as with everything else these days there's too much choice and you end up wondering what to do for the best, so the idea just gets shelved along with all the other stuff you thought of buying at one time or another.

Fortunately there are many good people all over the internet to help you go some way in deciding the best choice from their personnel experiences, and this was certainly the case for me.

After trawling the internet for some time I came to the conclusion that any of the Panasonic range of bread makers seem to be getting all the best reviews so, after reading and watching various videos and presentations of the Panasonic SD-257 I decided to buy one from Amazon as recommended, and I can say it was one of the best things I have bought in recent years. I really like fresh bread but don't want the hassle of making my own bread from scratch.

The Reason for wanting a Bread Maker now, is this. My wife is getting sick of going to our local supermarket and other shops only to find that all the bread is at least 2 days old, then having to argue with the staff to put out the fresh bread that they have stored in the back.

I like brown bread, but my wife prefers white, this is not a problem but it does create a lot of waste. Now our children have both left home we no longer have a big demand for bread anymore so that's what made me think why not just make fresh bread when you want bread Brilliant.

After just 2 days it arrived at 09:10am and by 09:45 we had our first loaf on the way. We used a Hovis bread mix to start with so I could demonstrate to my very sceptical wife just how easy it was.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
I love it. Makes great loaves. My favourites are French, olive, Italian and brown bread. Lots of recipes in the book.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. A. Shelton
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific
makes great bread - the 'French bread' program is a great favourite which we do overnight on the timer. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. E. Dixey
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic Bread maker
My husband makes our bread and this is a first class bread maker if he uses Strong Canadian Bread Flour. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Elisabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every home
I have had my Panasonic bread maker for over 2 years and I would not be without it, I make all of my own bread with it and I also make cakes, buns, pastry & rolls with it, the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by smokeys38
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant bread maker.
I have always baked my own bread till an accident left me wheelchair bound. We went through various models till we came across the panasonic sd 257wxc. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. A. H. Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed, well made.
Our second Panasonic bread maker, the first one having failed after ten years' use or about 1,000 loaves. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. CJ Patrick
1.0 out of 5 stars Good whilst it lasted
Ordered this in July 2010, it's been used roughly twice a week since (Until Jan 2013). For the past month every loaf now comes out very dense and heavy, with a sunken top. Read more
Published 15 months ago by BenJ
5.0 out of 5 stars great item,
we wake up to fresh bread for breakfast, great item and lovely bread, better than the ones you can't programme on a timer
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Gillian J. Dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing step up
Huge improvement over our previous breadmaker in bread quality and ease of cleaning. Also highly reliable. 1 2 3 4
Published 16 months ago by Robert Macrae
4.0 out of 5 stars breadmaker
Very happy so far with all the loaves tried, this includes the gluten free loaf which was easy to make and very tasty.
Published 16 months ago by Andreawashere
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