Panasonic SD YD250 Automatic Bread Machine Review

This Panasonic SD YD250 Automatic Bread Machine makes the biggest loaves of the whole lot! 2.5-lb-loaves for breakfast, anyone? If you’re looking for a bread machine for your large family, then I highly recommend this one. It makes very good bread and has enough settings for variety.

Bake Exactly What You Want

With this machine you will be sure to bake any loaf well, in the way you want it. Just look at the setting options! There are three crust shade options, two bake modes and three dough modes to make different dough types without baking. I love to make dinner rolls with this machine!

Don’t worry that you may not want to make big loaves of bread all the time, because this bread machine has three bread sizes to choose from. There are also different settings for bread: white, whole-wheat, multi-grain and French bread, and a cake setting.

You can make quick bread like banana bread or gingerbread too. And you know that everybody loves banana bread! Need the recipe? No fear. It comes with a 40-recipe booklet, which I’m sure will come in handy, and if that’s not enough, try this book of 300 bread machine recipes.

Time It for Breakfast

Pressed for time in the mornings? Use the 13-hour delay timer. I put in all the ingredients for whatever bread I feel like eating tomorrow for breakfast, then set the bread machine to start baking a few hours before I wake up.

It’s now possible to have different types of fresh, warm bread for breakfast (my favorite is buttered rum loaf and oatmeal bread) with jam and jelly. The kneading paddle does make a small hole in the loaf because I’m not there to remove it before baking starts, but for the convenience I’ve decided to overlook it.

Most of the breads take more than 3 hours to finish baking, which includes kneading and letting dough rise. Whole wheat and multi grain breads take the longest. The fastest cycle is the rapid mode for white bread, which is near two hours. I’m not worried about the time though, because it doesn’t require any intervention on my part except to add any fruits or nuts.

I just have to bake it early so I can have bread for any meal. In fact, I almost always use the standard mode instead of rapid mode because the bread comes out better textured.

Make Space for It

There is one thing though. It’s a big, solid machine. My kitchen is wonderfully spacious, but I know that not everyone has the luxury of a big kitchen, so before thinking of buying this Panasonic SD YD250 bread maker, remember that it’s 14 x 13.5 x 9 inches. But if you do have the space and you need huge loaves to feed your hungry brood every morning, get this bread machine, you’ll love it.

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