Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker Reviews

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Summary

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.

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Specification for Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

Main Features
Timer Capability With Timer
  • Panasonic breadmaker with automatic raisin/nut dispenser
  • 3 different loaf sizes
  • Comprehensive bake modes
  • Easy to use control pad
  • Cool touch housing
  • Rapid bakemode
  • 13 hour time delay
  • Raisin/nut dispenser
  • White finish
  • 1 year guarantee

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★★☆☆☆
Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“not flexible, no menu on the machine. ”

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 lost… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“9 years good service”

Written on: 17/03/2012 by Burdieuk (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“Should have gone for the Kenwood”

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 little… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“No problems at all, every loaf a winner. (Unless I...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“My second Panasonic breadmaker. Wore the first out...”

Written on: 24/08/2010

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“DO NOT HESITATE....BUY THIS MACHINE AS SOON AS...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“PANASONIC 255 Bread Maker ”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“I bought my Parasonic 255 in March of last year 2009,...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“I bought one of these in 2006/7. In 2008 it started to...”

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 2010… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“Never owned a bread maker before, read the reviews...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“I was given a Panasonic SD255 breadmaker for my...”

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 paddle… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“This is the second breadmaker I have owned and it is...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“stylish, quiet, like a little baker in my kitchen. I...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“Well i recently got my new bread maker, PANASONIC...”

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 final… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“This is a perfect bread maker, have made loads of...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“Just bought this bread maker from John Lewis and have...”

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 and… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“After making three ,very satisfactory, Basic White...”

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 machine… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“I am an experienced home bread maker. I owned an AWT...”

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 say… Read Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“I've owned a Panasonic 253 since 2002 and haven't...”

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 Full Review

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Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

“PLEASE!!! Do not buy this useless machine; it is...”

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 been… Read Full Review

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Southernconsumer's Comment

Written on: 30/11/2009

I found this review not helpful because...
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<br/>Doesn't really describe the product or its purported inadequacies.
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<br/>Seems to be at odds with the general thrust of reviews of this product.

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Heckythump's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2010

My Dad bought one a few months ago, was sceptical about its performance and reviews but he has had to eat his words (Sorry for the pun!). The bread is fantastic and he is now experimenting with various mixes and concocting his own recipes. One or two been a bit disastrous/weird tasting but who cares. At the age of 77 he's loving it and I love his bread. Will be buying my own and competing.

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Kyliebaby28's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2010

I found this review not helpful because...I am the owner of one of these machines and not an employee of panasonic. I cannot believe how easy this machine is to work and gives fantastic bread every time. This review must have been written by an employee of another bread machine manufacturer as I cannot believe that anyone could possibly not achieve a good loaf when following the instruction booklet too the letter.

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Morce62's Comment

Written on: 18/02/2010

I found this review not helpful because...the views expressed are not accompanied by rational explanation. The reviewer claims to have owned the machine for less than a month, and gives the minimum rating in all categories bar one, including, nonsensically, durability and service and support. The writing style is glib, and smacks of vindictiveness and a desire to denigrate this product just for the 'fun' of it.
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<br/>In the unlikely event that the review is genuinely from an owner of the device, it begs the question why, faced with an obviously major fault from the time of purchase, did the owner not calmly arrange for the return and replacement of the unit?

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Jhe1's Comment

Written on: 31/01/2010

I found this review very helpful because... Obviously a real customer who has had a probem with their purchase. It appears on the face of it, without hearing Panosonics reply, to be typical of very poor customer service, and consistant with the lowere rating for customer service that the reviewers have given Panosonic.

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Funcurls's Comment

Written on: 06/01/2010

I found this review not helpful because...the reviewer has obviously done something wrong!! I bought the machine for my parents for Christmas and the first loaf was disastrous because I didn't select the bread type and on pressing start waited and wondered why the loaf didn't start the baking process! So I put my finger in and fiddled with the blade!! Once I'd sussed out the loaf selection process, it started working beautifully, only to result in a gooey brick-like mess!! Unlike the reviewer, I didn't blame the machine, I realised that I'd done something wrong! I think when I stuck my finger in I allowed some liquid to fall down onto the yeast and disturbed things!! (You're meant to put the yeast in first, then the other dry ingredients, then the liquid on top so that it doesn't mix too early on with the yeast!!) On second, third, fourth etc etc attempt at loaves, each one has been baked beautifully so it must have been my fault! This breadmaker is infact fantastic!!

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Derekhyde's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2010

I found this review not helpful because...IA very good friend of mine has had one for a few weeks and says it is fantastic. She has used others in the past and has found this the best so far. I think this reviewer has missed out 1 or more instructions but to angry to realise it.

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Sarasp's Comment

Written on: 26/12/2009

This is not beingwritten by an employee or associate of Panasonic. Have had this machine in constant use for 18 months and the results - mainly wholemeal loaves, using a variety of quality organic flours, have been normally excellent, with one or two experiments going wrong. So can't understand why it didn't work in this case. Try turning it on and the mains, perhaps...

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