Excerpt: I've used various breadmakers in the past and this is the best of them. Mines in white, looks good, easy to clean and gives a very good finished product, whether it is a loaf, dough, pizza base, Etc. It comes with a simple guide and recipe book to get you started. Recipes are easy to follow and understand. You can bake basic bread, wholemeal, ciabetta, seed, dough only, bake only, pizza base (great pizza dough), rye bread.................... The list goes on.
Reliable and quiet bread maker with a good range of options but stick to the bread reciipes
12 June 2013
Excerpt: About 10 years ago, my brother gave us a bread maker for Christmas. I remember being a bit nonplussed, thinking it was something we'd try a few times then end up storing it in the garage. I was wrong. We grew to love the bread from this basic appliance. By the time it gave up the ghost we knew we'd buy another. We looked at what was available and we ended up with the Panasonic SD255. ** What does it make? ** Bread! And dough and cakes.
A really GREAT bread maker and one which is actually worth the money you spend on it.
5 September 2011
Excerpt: The first bread maker I ever owned taught me that making my own bread at home was very much what I wanted to be doing. It made baking it easy, and it saved me an absolute fortune. Unfortunately, it wasn't the best bread maker in the world and it certainly didn't make the best bread even if it wasn't bad.
Excerpt: I love homemade bread. I love coming down in the morning to the smell of a fresh loaf. So I have a long history with bread makers- I wore three out before buying this one. The Panasonic is the best one I have owned and is standing up well to four or five loaves a week. The layout of the machine is simple and yet packs in a lot of features.
Excerpt: This is our second Panasonic breadmaker and I'd cut off my arm before I'd go without it. We use the SD-225 for our 'basic' family loaves; most usually the granary or 50% wholemeal loaves. These are uniformly successful and can be cooked in as little as 3 hours (1hr 55m for a rapid brown loaf). This is useful if there's been a run on bread (with two teenagers this happens often).
An attractive breadmaker that does what it is supposed to do
28 August 2010
Excerpt: I had previously bought a breadmaker when they first started to get fashionable but it was not a regular brand and soon ran out of steam. I had been looking for a replacement and the Panasonic SD-255 seemed to have a lot of the necessities I wanted in the breadmaker such as the rapid bake mode (2 hours) and a 13 hour time delay to enable you to wake up to a fresh loaf of bread. It is modern in looks with a white with a cool to touch exterior.
Excerpt: I started bread making with a cheap brand to see if I liked and got on with it. It was great, so I moved up the ladder a bit & got a Morphy Richards item. This didn't last long so I bought the best thing that I couldn't really afford - the Panasonic 255. I was thrilled with this so called high end appliance & started baking. The first few loaves were o.k, but then I noticed that after 4 hours, the machine hadn't started its program.
Excerpt: I bought this breadmaker from Amazon 4 months ago and it is all that I hoped for. I have had breadmakers before and found the whole process very hit and miss, but this machine is pretty much infallable. Instructions are simple, easy to follow. The recipes work. I tend to need two loaves a day and don't want to spend ages getting the mix ready - I can literally put the ingredients in and press the bake button within 5 minutes.
If your tired of tasteless unhealthy supermarket bread, then this is for you!
11 June 2010
Excerpt: ^-^-^-^-^-^-^ ^Background^ ^-^-^-^-^-^-^ With the price of bread being so cheap, it does seem rather a strange purchase these days, a breadmaker. However, you have to consider that bread, and real bread are different things. A freshly baked loaf wafting the scent of yeast, rye or baked wheat around your house, is worlds apart, from the artificial doughy, colon clogging, mush, you get from supermarkets.