The Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker is an automatic bread maker that can bake up to 3 loaves of bread that weigh up to 2-1/2 pounds. It can mix, knead, and make the dough rise then bake it automatically. Some breads it can bake are white bread, whole wheat bread, French bread and whole wheat.
You can also bake raisin bread and the SD-YD250 lets you know when to add the raisins or dried fruit if you are making bread with fruit in it. You can also adjust crust color from light to dark. The unit adds yeast on its own at the right time from a separate dispenser in the machine. It can also bake non-yeast break like banana bread and ginger bread.
The bread maker can also mix and knead dough for pizza and other breads without baking it. The Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker is equipped with a timer of up to 13 hours so you can set it to bake bread in time for breakfast or dinner. The unit has a non-stick baking pan that’s easy to clean. It is encased in a thick and sturdy metal housing and is powered by 500 watts. The unit measures 14″ x 13.5″ x 9″ and comes with 40 illustrated bread and pastry recipes.
Many users like it that the unit can bake a variety of bread and pastry, especially make pizza dough which can be tiring and bothersome to do from scratch. It’s a great machine to have if you like to eat freshly baked home-made bread but don’t have time to bother with mixing, kneading and waiting for the dough to rise.
Other users also said that the machine is more durable that other bread makes they have owned in the past. Another feature that people like about the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker is that the yeast dispenser releases yeast at the perfect time. You also don’t need to knead the dough yourself as the machine really does everything for you.
Some people who own this bread maker say that it is a little too big for a small kitchen. It will need a lot of counter space. Others have also said that the ceramic part in the heater breaks easily and when you need to have it fixed, the company requires you to send over the unit to a service center. Some find this a bit impractical because the ceramic part can be easily screwed on.
One more concern is the heat generated by the machine while it works. Some people think it can be a fire hazard if placed near flammable materials while it is working. There is also the risk of burning yourself if you touch parts that are hot. Better insulation should have been thought of according to some people. It is also considered by some buyers to be on the high end and a bit expensive for a bread maker.
Basically, many find the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker practical especially if you love freshly baked breads but don’t have the time or patience to prepare and bake it yourself. Another feature they love is the fact that it can make pizza dough for you. It is easy to use and clean. It also works silently. Other bread makers can make quite a racket when it starts to knead and bake the bread.