Panasonic SD-257WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 :)
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saves me a fortune in fresh bread. very easy to use. so much better than shop bought.Published 15 days ago by misfits
Fantastic, and still going strong after 4 years and about 320 perfect loaves.
Takes 5 minutes to do the ingredients. Read more