Written on: 14/07/2009
As above plus finicky and complicated programming.
I bought this Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker because I found so many enthusiastic reviews of it - and so I'm very disappointed. So far the loaves I've made using the instruction manual recipes have been pappy and tasteless- - that sort of bread I can buy in the supermarket. I bought a 'bread recipe book for bread machines' but it's impossible to adapt the recipes and the other recipes turn out sticky tastless bread even though I use a good quality flour from a traditional German company.
Also the baking times are very long - 5 hours for mediocre bread just isn't good enough from a very expensive machine!
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