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Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker SD-YD250

*Est. $145
Reviewed
March 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Panasonic SD-YD250

Our Rating: 7.5/10

Pros
  • Relatively quiet
Cons
  • Large footprint
  • Weak paddle motors

I've been using it consistently for about a year, making about 2-3 loaves a week. Unfortunately, the nonstick coating is coming off of the bread pan and the kneading paddle. I called Panasonic for the replacement parts. The total with the shipping would be $99.00. That's insane!!!! I'm going to buy a different bread maker. R. Atchue, Amazon.com

WHAT MATTERS

Performance

Meets Expectations - Weak paddle motors may cause problems for thicker dough.

Ease of Use

Straightforward - Be sure to measure your ingredients precisely for desired results.

Appearance

Disenchanting - Boxy, white appliance takes up a lot of counter space.

Noise

As Expected - Relatively quiet with some shaking during the kneading cycles.

 

OUR INSIGHT

The Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker can make loaves of bread up to 2.5 pounds, but that necessitates a larger machine. If you plan to keep it on your countertop, make sure you have a 14-inch clearance under your cabinets. With eight menu settings and three crust options, a yeast dispenser, and delayed-start option, it's a functional and easy-to-use bread machine.

Reviewers say the bread tastes great and has the perfect consistency and texture. However, we read multiple complaints about malfunctioning units, typically within a few months. The Panasonic is backed by a one-year warranty, but owners say Panasonic's customer service only covers repairs, not refunds or replacements.

-Malorie Sellers, Home & Garden Editor, March 2014

Where To Buy
Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser, White

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