Panasonic SD YD250 Breadmaker Review

All about the Panasonic SD YD250 Breadmaker

The Panasonic SD-YD250 automatic bread maker is truly a 21st century electronic convenience with the various options it gives which include mixing, kneading, and rising.

It can bake loaves in three different sizes. They call it small, medium, and large. However, when you really measure them out, it’s about 1.5, 2, and 2.5 pounds. Therefore, this is a great bread maker for large families.

It also offers settings for white, whole wheat, multigrain, and French breads, with each made according to what is best for that particular style.

This Panasonic Breadmaker also comes with other settings that permit rapid baking, baking sandwich bread with a soft crust and when using raisins in the bread a beeper will signal when to add the fruit so that it is not crushed during kneading. It also allows you to select the color of the crust.

Uniquely, the Panasonic bread maker has an automatic yeast dispenser right on the lid. You just add the right amount of yeast to the dispenser and at the perfect moment, it’ll release it into the dough.

Yeas is an important ingredient and turns bread from good to great, from flat to fluffy.

Another unique aspect of this bread maker is that it features NO VIEWING WINDOW.

That may be a problem for some, but Panasonic says it actually improves performance. It allows them to bake bread with an excellent crust, good rising, and a nice color.

It can also easily make non-yeast, quick breads and mix, knead, and rise dough for pastries without baking them.

This breadmaker can be programmed 13 hours in advance by setting up a timer on the unit.

It is easy to clean because it comes with a non stick baking pan and comes with an instruction booklet that is easy to understand.

Panasonic Breadmaker Features

  • Mixes, kneads, rises, and bakes in 3 loaf sizes, up to 2-1/2 pounds
  • Makes rectangular, vertical loaves of bread
  • Settings for white, whole wheat, multigrain, French, quick breads/cakes
  • 13-hour delay timer makes meal planning easier
  • Includes recipes for 40 breads and dough, plus baking tips
  • Measures 14 by 13-1/2 by 9 inches
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 13.5 inches. Weight: 15.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds

Panasonic SD-YD250 Customer Reviews

This automatic bread maker received positive reviews from the online reviewers. The reviewers say that it is a state-of-the- art machine and is quieter than other bread making machines.

Another reviewer mentions that it is easy to use as all the ingredients can be put in and one just chooses their preferred setting.

One reviewer complained that the instructions in the manual were a bit confusing but after reading carefully through them, the outcome of the bread was to his satisfaction.

Another one said that it takes a bit of space in the kitchen. Overall, most reviewers were happy with the end result of their baking, thus making the Panasonic SD-YD250 automatic bread maker a good choice.

Wrapping up with the Panasonic Bread maker

Overall, we like the Panasonic SD-YD250 Breadmaker. The automatic yeast dispenser is a nice touch. So is the delay timer and the pre-programmed settings.

To be able to take your ingredients, set it all up, and then forget about it, means that you can just cook your bread overnight or while you’re out during the day, without a care in the world.

We also like the consistency of the bread, the color, and the texture all around. Given the size of the breads it can make and how easy it is to use, this is the perfect bread maker for large families.

Zojirushi BBCCX20 Breadmaker Review

This specific bread maker stands out because you can bake many types of bread.

Not just regular loaves but also pizza dough, pretzels, cake, jam, meatloaf, and cinnamon rolls.

You can put all of the required ingredients in the machine, push a button and then relax for the next few hours.

There’s a built in timer that will alert you when your bread is ready to be eaten! And with the help of two kneading blades instead of one, it gets done faster than with many other bread machines.

This breadmaker is developed with pre-programmed cycles which make it useful for all sorts of breads and recipes. It also has a memory function to keep a list of your favorite recipes. This is really convenient if you, for example, like to make pizza every Friday or cinnamon rolls every Sunday morning.

Weighing 21 pounds means that you’ll be able to carry it but you won’t accidentally knock it off your counter!

Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker Features

  • New look and feel
  • Larger viewing window
  • Light sourdough starter cycle
  • More custom programs
  • Control panel upgrades
  • Faster time increments
  • Preheat off and other useful cycles
  • Bake protection

Baking Cycles

Like with the Zojirushi BBCC-V20 the Zojirushi BBCC-X20 has a White, Wheat, Rapid White, Rapid Wheat, Jam, Cake, Dough, and Rapid Dough and as noted above it has a new Light Sourdough Starter cycle and two new Custom Program cycles. The rapid cycle gives you the end product in about half the time (White bread in 1 hour 58 minutes, and dough in 45 minutes.)

Wrapping up with the Zojirushi Breadmaker

Looking for your first Bread Machine this could be a great choice for you.

The Zojirushi BBCC-X20 is an excellent machine and will last you many years and provide you with many great loaves of bread and many great batches of dough.

The Zojirushi BBCC-X20 is well made, it has dual kneading blades which I feel do a much better job kneading the dough than do single blade machines.

It has a true horizontal pan so you get loaves of bread that look exactly like you bake them in a bread pan in the oven. It has all of the cycles you need and with the custom programming features you can make the Zojirushi BBCC-X20 conform to your likes and needs.

I don’t think you can go wrong with this Zojirushi bread maker. It is a great machine for the new bread machine owner; it is a great upgrade for those with lesser more basic machines or for those with older machines that want a new modern one.