The Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker makes 3 different sized loafs – medium, large and extra large. There are many comprehensive bake modes including; 100% wholemeal, multigrain, gluten free, sandwich bread, dough setting for pizzas, rolls etc.
This Breadmaker has a "bake only" mode, an angled easy to use control pad, and a cool touch housing. There is also a rapid bake function that lasts 1 hour 55 minutes, or you can use the 13 hour time delay. There is also a 10 minute power interruption protection in case of a power cut.
The Panasonic Bread Maker has a dispenser that adds additional ingredients automatically into kneading process and rye bread mode. For example, it will automatically add raisins if you're making fruit bread.
It has modern styling and comes in a white finish. A UK recipe book is included.
Do you have a Panasonic breadmaker? What do you think? Let us know and write your own review.
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Written on: 07/12/2012
I bought this machine mainly for mix and raise dough. I was expecting to be able to control the functions like you could do to a washing machine. eg, sometimes i would like the machine just do mixing or mixing a bit longer but i can't do it. i like use the machine to do a quick dough, but i can't. you have to wait for the rest time. On the machine, the only thing you can see is numbers and you need to have the instruction book with you all the time. With out the instruction book you would... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2012 by Burdieuk
After 9 years making 2 loafs a week we are going to buy new, after a couple of bearing hub replacements because we had worn them out we have decided that perhaps a new pan and bearing would be better spent on a new machine. This is an absolutely fabulous machine, this is our second, we would not be without one. BUT you MUST weigh out the ingredients accurately or it will give you a bad loaf. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2011 by green glass goblin (3 reviews written)
Bought this over 12 months ago to updat my old Russell Hobbs that had seen 5 years hard labour. I nearly bought the Kenwood - much the same price. After only 12 months and not hard work as for 2 of those months my kitchen was being revamped and the machine was not used. Now the paddle is only turning intermittantly and not making the bread poperly. I will be getting a kenwood to replace. this is the 3rd machine I have had. 1st one was the basic Morphy richards 12 years ago. great... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2011
No problems at all, every loaf a winner. (Unless I forget to put the yeast in then it makes lovely cricket balls. This has only happened once)
The quantities are very important so the recipes must be followed to the letter for success, doing this always results in a good loaf. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
My second Panasonic breadmaker. Wore the first out after 7 years and thousands of loaves. This one is almost as good to use and I think its direct drive so very heavy wholemeal doesnt damage the drive belt like in the old one.
Make all kinds of bread (heavy and light), dough, cakes.
Sometimes forget to do something and get a mess but it's always my mistake for not following the instructions or leaving out an ingredient (or the paddle!).
I think the bread recipes need a bit more water about... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010 by mystic closet (1 review written)
DO NOT HESITATE....BUY THIS MACHINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....THE RESULTS ARE ASTONISHING!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2010 by 3170 (13 reviews written)
PANASONIC 255 Bread Maker
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. I switched it off & left it long... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
I bought my Parasonic 255 in March of last year 2009, however the nut dispenser has just stopped functioning, a small plastic bar has snapped off (due to excessive heat, I presume). God knows why in wasn't metal in the first place. I won't be buying the Parasonic 255 again, I'll go for another brand which offers the the same functions (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2010 by john raf (1 review written)
I bought one of these in 2006/7. In 2008 it started to make bread that had not risen.
It took months of communications to get a replacement from Panasonic.
It was repaired but was still with fault. I noticed at the time a number of complaints that these machines often went faulty after just over a year.
Mine was 14 months old.
Panasonic would not accept it was faulty so I returned it and it was damaged in the post, 2 months later they replaced it with the latest model, SD 255.
Now in... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2010
Never owned a bread maker before, read the reviews here and decided to invest. Worth every penny. I started with a spicey fruit loaf on the first day and have since made 4 loaves both white and wholemeal. Used the quick bake and the 4 hour cycle and both give really good results. Need to try freezing to see how good the bread is from the freezer but if not it's easy enough to bake most days.
Cakes are next, can't wait. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2010
I was given a Panasonic SD255 breadmaker for my birthday, which was brill. My wife has needs bread that is wheat & dairy free and that kind of bread is either really crumbly or expensive (£3+) or both. I make between 4-5 loaves a week, however this week its been on everyday.
The "normal" breads Wholemeal, brown & white are super easy and take about 2 hrs to do and have all the benefits of timer etc. Very easy and realtively straightforward.
The Rye bread function uses a differnt... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
This is the second breadmaker I have owned and it is simply superb! The bread it produces is amaing. I wasn't sure about the price at first but it was thoroughly worth it, the review on this site finally convinced me- www.breadmaker-expert.co.uk . You will not regret it. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2010
stylish, quiet, like a little baker in my kitchen. I think it is great value for money. So good to know what's in the bread i'm eating and really have the taste that i can perfect.
the timer mode doesn't seem as good as some other models i've seen. i set it overnight - 8 hours, and it just sits there for four hours then starts a normal cycle for the last four (four hour loaf). so had it a few times where the yeast sits in water for several hours and it doesn't rise properly. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010 by jmw1 (2 reviews written)
Well i recently got my new bread maker, PANASONIC SD-255 which is fantastic, i had this one previously, and i thought ok i will let the rest of the world know how great this thing really is, i had an issue with the packaging when i got it from www.breadmakerstore.co.uk however i returned it and they sent out a new one the next day! Anyways the great thing about this machine is that it cooks well, there are features which are great across all machines but they all vary in materials and the... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010 by suepou (1 review written)
This is a perfect bread maker, have made loads of bread, white, Granary, Wholemeal and a Fruit Loaf. Instruction Booklet is very good with great recipes. Cake making is very good although not a great deal of recipes. Brought a cake liner especially made for the bread machine from Lakeland.
Would recommend this machine to everyone, and well worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
Just bought this bread maker from John Lewis and have so far baked a cake using the bake only option and a standard white loaf. Cake and loaf were cooked to perfection. So far I'm very satisfied with this machine. I was going to buy the Kenwood Touch, which looks a lot more stylish but when I went to the shop to compare the 2 I found that the Kenwood takes up a lot more space and also the bread Pan is a lot flimsier and easily bent out of shape. On top of that the Kenwood was more expensive... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010 by kellym5 (1 review written)
After making three ,very satisfactory, Basic White loaves the machine,using ingredients from same source,failed to mix properly and bread failed to rise.I made two further attempts but with same disappointing results.
I returned the machine to my local Debenham store in Cork (which gave excellent service) and obtained a replacement.
The first loaf was perfect but to my utter dismay the second loaf followed the failed results of the first machine and failed to mix properly or rise.
Third... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2010
I am an experienced home bread maker. I owned an AWT Breville breadmaker for 7 years and thought I did not have any problems until a family member was given a Panasonic SD-255 for Christmas. Having seen the excellent loaves that were being produced time after time with this machine, I started to doubt my "old faithful". After many recipe changes and many flat heavy loaves later (trying to achieve the perfect loaf), I finally chucked in the towel and purchased the Panasonic SD-255. I have to... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2009
I've owned a Panasonic 253 since 2002 and haven't bought supermarket bread since then. I make wholemeal bread, pizza dough, raisin bread, the occasional white loaf and have just started using spelt flour- 200 grams spelt, 100 grams white and 100 grams wholemeal, with 1/4 teaspoon vit. C powder, and makes a fabulous and tasty loaf. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
PLEASE!!! Do not buy this useless machine; it is totally unfit for purpose.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to place a review on Amazon that rates a product at less than 1 star otherwise this product would be negatively rated.
Got it from Amazon (usual great delivery service) because of the great reviews there & elsewhere. We've tried it in the last two days and it's going back tomorrow. What it does is hilarious but at £90 it's no joke.
We have used brand new ingredients, recipes have... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009 by Skirrid (3 reviews written)
I had an LG bread maker for 10 years before I bought the Panasonic. I was very pleased with it, but must say that the Pany is better. It makes a bigger, lighter, better shaped loaf, but I find that the bread is so lovely and light that the XL size is very difficult to slice without making a mess of the loaf. It's even too big to fit in my electric slicer, so I stick to Large.
I use the machine almost every day, mostly for Wholemeal, White, Pizza Dough and occasionally Malt bread and Pesto... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
My Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker broke within 8 months despite very light use. Programme function faulty as no longer heats in the rest/knead cycle. Loaf insufficiently risen at bake point.
Poor quality for the price. Cannot recommend. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
My Panaonic SD255 bread maker is brilliant. My only critism is that the `buzzer` is useless, because it's hardly audible and I therefore have to set another alarm. I purchased the machine from a friends recommendation after she has had hers in use for almost ten years.
I have not purchased any `processed` bread in over a year and even whilst working, with a little organisation it is used almost daily. The only inconvenience caused with baking home made bread, is weighing out the flour,... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009
Beware of expensive parts from Panasonic. I owned (until a couple of weeks ago when it gave up the ghost after years of service) the predecessor to the 255. The machine was brilliant and bread fantastic. But, I was apalled to find that to replace the pan and paddle would cost £66; more than some currently rated other makes of bread maker. Not sure how this is justified. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009 by dyrck (1 review written)
The Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker is my first bread maker so have nothing to compare it to but its difficult to see how it could be better. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2009 by honeyrose
Wanted breadmaker for home baked bread after our local baker closed and this does not disappoint. The Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker makes very nice white loaves, much better than we managed by hand (ours never rose much) plus it means you don't have to hang around kneading dough and waiting for the dough to rise, the machine does it all. Ideal for anyone who wants tasty home baked bread. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009 by marcatgibbons
Perfect bread every time.Good recipe booklet. Only takes 4 minutes to put a loaf on. Haven't bought bread for two years since buying my lovely Panasonic breadmaker. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
Great results on all the recipes tried so far (9) Can't wait to try more. Good instruction & recipe book with the Panasonic SD255 breadmaker. Can't fault it. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009 by SusanH67 (21 reviews written)
I bought the Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker just under a year ago, having become fed-up of the rising price of tasteless supermarket bread. Since then I have only bought one or two loaves - and even premium loaves pale in comparison to what my machine makes. I bake 2 or 3 loaves a week, usually wholemeal. My 3 children (2 teenagers) now prefer packed lunches to canteen/supermarket lunches. I used to regularly throw stale bread out for the birds, this never happens now and even the crusts get... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009
I bought this Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker 9 months ago, after becoming increasingly fed up of the tasteless bread I was buying at the supermarket, and it's rising price. Since buying it I have bought bread once or twice and even when I have gone for the 'premium' products I have found it to be less good than my breadmaker's bread. We now eat loads more bread and my 3 children prefer sandwiches made with it to school dinners. We bake wholemeal bread mostly, sometimes white, and sometimes the... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2009
The Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker makes excellent bread. The paddle which mixes the dough comes adrift and gets stuck in the base of the loaf 9 times out of 10. It has done this since day 1 and is extremely annoying. Panasonic kitchen suggest adding more water, use different flour etc. Have tried everything. My two daughters have the same machine and when I use theirs in exactly the same way, it is o.k. My friends have had the same problem as myself and got replacements from Curry's without... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009 by lydiasouthan
The Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker produces perfect bread everytime. my children will now eat wholemeal...i use the 70% recipe in the manual. its really easy and quick to use. i can whizz up the ingredients in 5 mins and set the timer for the morning. have not bought bread since i bought the machine. if i need it fast the machine can produce super bread in under two hours. brilliant!
Would recommend to anyone. Love the fact that i know exactly what is going into my bread. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2009 by badgerb
Fantastic machine and that is coming from someone who has tried most makes. I had the 253 previously so a word of warning the recipe quantities are different. I found that I needed to add 20mls more water than the recipe and I highly recommend you use Fast acting yeast. I used ordinary dried yeast with the previuos model to perfection but cannot seem to get it right with this one. Fast acting is perfect. They have eliminated all the imperfections the previous model had, but have added one by... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2008 by sevans (1 review written)
Am enjoying experimenting with my Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker making different types of loaves from the recipe book. Think it is worth investing in good quality bread flour. I love the timer, we have cheap night time electricity. It's great to wake up to hot fresh bread. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2008
The Panasonic SD255 is the second panasonic bread maker i have owned and it is an improvement over the old one which was excellent and went on for years. (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by Archibald (1 review written)
The Panasonic SD255 is a nice looking machine that doesn't look out of place on the kitchen worktop. It doesn't take up too much room like some breadmakers I have seen. Have persuaded three friends to buy one after tasting the delicious bread. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008
Just like an earlier Panasonic breadmaker model when it fails you have to take it to a particular agent, not where you bought it, for repair, in this case because it does NOT dispense seed at right time but when the bread has been mixed and risen. This failure is within 6 weeks.
I feel Panasonic should make their electronic control panels easier to obtain so that the machines can be repaired more easily as in our experience this is the part that fails. Having said that this model's paddle... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2008 by Noel Dobson
I have compared this Panasonic breadmaker to another with similar features and find the Panasonic has a definite edge on design and on quality of construction. So far it is making better bread. With the graphics set at an angle it is easy to see and use on a standard height work surface. I would have liked more information regarding the chemistry of bread making and what variations within any recipe could be made. I had to work out my own by trial and error. e.g reduction of salt and... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008 by evaneil (1 review written)
Used the Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker the moment I opened the box, went for an XL loaf and BOY was it great, the smell, the taste, the size! More importantly you know what you put into it. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2008
I'm very impressed with this Panasonic breadmaker, it runs circles around my old one. It makes loaves that can be small medium or large and on the quick settings you can have hot fresh bread in a few hours. love the timer function its so good to wake up to the smell of fresh bread - well done panasonic! (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008
I find the Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker easy to use, it bakes reliably good bread - haven't yet had a bad one.
Concerned about durability. Think the material used for the shaft might need review? After 6 months regular use - rotating shaft has worn to such an extent that machine is now too noisy to use overnight - wakes everyone up.
As a result mine is about to go back to supplier under warranty. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008 by MikeScollan (1 review written)
After much looking round, plumped for this model of breadmaker. Not been disappointed.
Great results everytime. Bread seems to last longer, not thrown any out (Maybe just eating more?) (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2008 by calroo (1 review written)
I like that with this Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker you can get M, L & XL in height as this is useful for putting bread into the toaster but the length of the bucket could be a bit longer as you can get through 2 loaves a day if you were making toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and slice of bread & jam before/after tea.
Another reason why I think its great is, i know what goes into the bread now as I'm baking it! (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2008 by russellwdr (1 review written)
Would recommend this Panasonic SD255 bread maker to every one (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008 by Big Brian (1 review written)
Owned a bread maker for a while and was happy with it but it died and after reading the reviews on the Panasonic SD255 wondered what all the fuss was about after all its just a bread maker? Bought it from eBay brand new at a fantastic price and I could not believe how much better the bread from this one was compared to my old Morphy Richards, it's worth the extra! (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008
This breadmaker is well worth the money. I have not tried making it the quick way, always use the five hour option. The bread is so good. Have not regretted buying it for a moment. It is wonderful. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2008 by Tricia Dow (1 review written)
I have always thought that buying a bread machine is a kind of cheating, as I have always backed the old way, but believe me since purchasing myself a wonderful Panasonic m/c I would not go back, I just love it! Even when my husband set fire to my beloved recipe book I downloaded the exact copy from their web site. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008 by Dottydot (1 review written)
I would say definitely buy this model if you can afford it and you will save your money in the long run, because the quality of bread is excellent. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2008
This particular bread maker was recommended to me by a friend who said she had heard very good reviews. She has tasted my bread and she said its far better than the bread she has made in her bread machine, which was a gift. Needless to say she might have to recycle hers to get the Panasonic I have. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first attempts at bread making and can't wait to try some of the other recipes. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008 by mike
Purchased the Panasonic SD255 bread maker a few weeks ago and have not regretted it for a minute. The quality of the bread is fantastic and you can produce a loaf in two hours. My daughters won't eat any other type of bread. Fruit loaf is awesome. Easy to operate and wonderful bread!! (read more)
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