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5.0 out of 5 stars best bread maker yet, 7 July 2010
This review is from: Panasonic SD-257WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program (Kitchen & Home)
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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Initial post: 15 Jul 2010 16:27:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jul 2010 16:30:46 BDT
J. Endean says:
use olive oil instead of the butter on the basic loaf, better for you and works just as well. also the fat's not essential anyway, especially if you're going to eat the bread straight away. french bread like brioche...superb but we all need butter at some point!

P.S best bread machine by a long shot!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2010 13:40:14 BDT
J Clement says:
how do you measure how much olive oil to use please? BTW I have yet to purchase a bread making machine - checking the reviews first , so I do not know how much butter a loaf requires but I need to monitor my fat intake. Thank you for your comments

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2010 14:22:00 GMT
K. Stafford says:
I use Sunflower Oil instead of butter (1oz for a medium size loaf) and use the kitchen digital scales for measuring after I have weighed the recipe flower amount.

Posted on 6 Jan 2011 17:20:31 GMT
hippo mad says:
buying this for a friend would I need to buy a separate recipe book or does it come with a good variety of recipes?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2011 16:47:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2011 21:09:21 GMT
clive1379 says:
To Hippo Mad: the instruction book has a good number of recipes in the back - also there are a lot on the web! Mine arrived this morning and it's now making the first loaf! Update - came out perfectly! Wow!.

Posted on 12 Mar 2011 18:58:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Mar 2011 18:59:29 GMT
 says:
I notice you have had yours about as long as me. Are you finding the kneading paddle is loose on its spindle now? There is noticeable wear on mine. Replacements are about £18!

PS I agree with the posters about olive/rapeseed/sunflower oil instead of butter. I just add the same weight and the results are good.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 20:05:50 GMT
happy harry says:
We have had no problems at all so far with ours and it's on most days. Occasionally the blade gets stuck in the bread when you take it out but thats all, really enjoying using ours and had fun with the pizza dough!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 07:43:51 GMT
 says:
Well, our blade is very loose on the spindle. You can turn it a 1/8th turn, it is that loose. I remember reading reports about this problem before buying, but assumed Panasonic had fixed it by then!

Quite a few people are selling replacement blades!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 10:20:02 BDT
Glossy says:
Don't buy new blade until you've tried this. I had problems with bread rising etc and then discovered this tip on-line.
When blade is placed onto spindle there is a gap. Place a small piece of foil into this gap with point of a knife. Press it right down so that it isn't showing. This tightens blade up and so can do the job it is supposed to which is kneading the dough.
It will need to be done every time you bake a loaf but it doesn't take a minute and far far cheaper than buying a new blade.
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