Written on: 27/05/2012
I purchased a new Panasonic SD257 from Amazon , it has had about 9 months use,I have to have Gluten free ingrediants,in the beginning some bread was excellent, and some thousands of air holes, and a few times the hole was so big one could place an egg in it. Recently in 7 attempts to make bread, I would select dark crust, as soon as I pressed start it reverted back to medium, consequently the bread was undercooked, and so heavy, not edible other times with selecting xl it would rise to... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2011
I live in China, where real bread is impossible to buy, only Chinese bread which is similar to sponge cake! So when on holiday in the UK I bought the Panasonic 257 machine, based on reviews and friends opinions, when I tried it, I was overjoyed at the results, at first using ingredients purchased in the UK, now I have to use local flour, yeast etc, and still get excellent loaves.
I now supply bread to my neighbours and my students, who think it is much better than local produce, the machine... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011 by tynes1der (2 reviews written)
We bought this latest incarnation of the Panasonic bread maker SD-257 with ingredient tray and timer after sampling bread from the previous model whilst staying with a friend.
Although we have only made white, wholemeal and 50% wholemeal in it, the process is so easy you don't even need to get the excellent instruction manual out each time. For white we found Lidl and Sainsbury bread flour excellent and Sainsbury wholemeal is good too.
People say that oil or spread can be used instead of... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2010 by WhiteBird257 (1 review written)
Love it. So easy to use. Comes with excellent instructions. Easy to clean after use. Have made 15 loaves of bread so far. Great to have lovely fresh bread when you want it. Even if you use the wrong type of flour by accident it still makes a good loaf, I found. Highly recommend The Panasonic SD-257 model breadmaker. It will pay for itself in time too. Worth the money in my opinion. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2010
Further to my report on 26th September,we replaced the machine for a second one. We still have not had one satisfactory loaf which is well risen. We have paid for a replacement nut dispenser for the old machine and are now enjoying well risen loaves again. The new model has gone back. There is obviously a design fault as some of the recipes now need an egg to rise. Hoping our old machine lasts until a new model comes out. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2010
Have own an old Panasonic breadmaker and had excellant results for years.
The new one hasn't made one loaf that has risen properly even with new ingredients. Thinking of replacing it with another one of the same model as we have great faith in Panasonic.Fingers crossed it with perform with good reuslts. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2010 by Mrs OGG (2 reviews written)
I have just replaced my elderly Panasonic SD 206 circa 2001, with this latest version from Panasonic, SD-257 wxc. My old one is still going, but the bread pan is no longer non stick and it's become a battle to get the loaf out when cooked. It's now going to be used for dough only when making the dough for the weeks rolls on the weekend. I'll use both machines and have 26 rolls done in one session. The new features are diamond-fluro coated breadpan and automatic Brioche. The Super non... (read more)
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