Product Type: Panasonic bread makers
Newest Review: ... so this bread maker is perfect. The bread tastes really good too. If this machine ever packs up then we'll be getting another Panasonic... more
It's like the fifth member of our family
Member Name: grheliz
Advantages: Cheaper than buying store bread. Versatile. Most importantly: produces delicious and wholesome bread
Disadvantages: I really can't think of any.
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). I also use the pizza dough setting regularly: a cheap and quick way of putting a meal on the table. If I have friends to lunch I often produce a focaccia or Tear & Share loaf.
How does it work? There's a control panel on the front, allowing you to choose the type of bread or dough (whole wheat, french, etc) and an option for how quickly you want to bake it or whether you're just producing a dough for a pizza. Then you can refine your choice by adding a size and crust. You might want a light crust for sandwiches, for example. A timer will allow you to set up the machine before you go to bed and wake up to the scent of freshly baked bread. Then you just press 'Start' and you're away.
The machine comes with a measuring cup and spoon, so you know you're being exact in the way you put in your ingredients. It's vital that you put them in the order the recipe states. Usually yeast and flour go in first. Don't be tempted to switch them around. One tip would be not to forget the water. Over our 12 years of breadmaking we have been known to do this.
I would thoroughly recommend this Panasonic and just wish I could spend more time with the recipe book and experiment more.
Summary: It's like an extra member of the family
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