Panasonic SD-2501WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Nut & Raisin Dispenser & Gluten Free Program
after reading the many reviews we decided to go for this breadmaker. would say am a fair homecook but i don't make bread. bread has risen in price so am hoping this will save cash. machine arrived perfectly fine from amazon,via home delivery van, was unpacked easily and then used. the instruction booklet is 47 pages, very comprehensive but a bit of a faff, going backwards n forwards between the step by step pics showing what to do and the recipe quantities, but it is easy to follow and read, with plenty of recipes and trouble shooting advice. first attempt made xlarge white on rapidbake, using 600g flour, medium crust,took 2 hours, was a bit wonky on the top, but tasted really good. i used waitrose strong white flour and dovefarms yeast in an orange packet and used sunflower oil. today we have made xlarge 50/50 wholemeal/white 600g loaf on rapid bake,took 3 hours, couldn't select crust choice, but it turned out really good. both loafs turned out of tin ok, the paddle have had to soak for a bit to get it out of tin. machine isn't very noisey when working and it needs to be set back from edge of worktop so it is stable, but so far never moved. machine is tall so i have it sat where there are no wall cupboards. am very happy so far, think will save money in long run. 1.5kg waitrose strong flour was £1.02 approx, 125g yeast pack was 99p(only use 1 n half teaspn per xl loaf),tiny amounts of sugar n salt n oil are needed. wish i had bought one before.