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Written on: 25/04/2012 by mzzzz1
The title says it all. We've had one for 10 years. Used on a daily base. It works today as it did 10 years ago (very reliable results too) However, there's a big BUT! If used on a regular base, the pan will need replacing every couple of years ... and that is no good at all for the pocket: the pan is as expensive as the machine itself! Kenwood products may be better, all considered. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2012 by DavidGrey (6 reviews written)
This is great value for money, my wife made me buy her one and im so glad she did. The bread she makes with it is out of this world, the taste is great and the machine is so quite. It's so easy to use even I had a go and I know nothing about cooking. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of buying their first or a new breadmaker. David (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011 by Shirlann (2 reviews written)
My old Murphy Richards bread maker finally gave up the ghost, I was recommended to
get a Panasonic SD/256. It is absolutely fantastic, I have owned it for just
over two weeks, it is also so very quite, not like my other old one that could be heard working up stairs. I have made five different types of bread and rolls, cannot fault the machine, would not buy shop bread again.
I give this machine 10/10.
Shirlann from Addlestone. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2011
The Panasonic SD-253 was recommended to me and more than four years' on it's still going strong - about 3 loaves a week + cakes + pizza on demand! It makes excellent bread, cakes and dough and is very versatile (I blame poor quality/old flour or yeast - or an inferior recipe - when it turns out less well).
My main quibble is that spare parts are pretty expensive and it's probably better now for me to get a new machine rather than carry on forking out for new parts, as bits are starting to... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011
I hardly ever buy any bread anymore because my bread is very fresh - doing it myself. Best thing I had as a x-mas present from my hubby a few years ago. Super! The only thing now is that the breadpan has been used so much that I will have to invest in a new one. I've just checked the prices but I think they are horrendous for replacements. It would be cheaper to buy a new Bread Maker. I think some thought has to be put in to this. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010 by anne hawkings (1 review written)
I have owned an Panasonic SD 253 bread maker since they were first on the market. I have never had anything but success with all the breads I have made in this machine. The kneading shaft needs replacing which I hope to buy this week.
It is such a reliable machine and long may it last. So easy to use and I make breads for elderly friends as well.Having watched a friend make her bread in an sd 253, I was hooked from the start and everything is explained in the book which is excellent and I... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2010
Have used Panasonic Breadmaker SD 253 since Mar, 2005-for 5 years!
Worked perfectly for two years.It lost its POWER BRAKE function in the third year.Now in its SIXTH year it needs replacement of KNEADER MOUNTING SHAFT. We purchased the Bread Maker in Germany and have used it all along in North India .We believe Panasonic does not sell/has no service support in India which is a pity for it is a great breadmaker !
We purchased it for its robustness and Powerbreak function because of... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2010
We've had our bread machine for about 3 years now after it was recommended to us by friends and it has never produced a bad loaf. It is extremely versatile. Not only does it produce the perfect loaf, it also makes very light pizza bases, bread dough, naans and pitta. We've taken the basic recipes provided and experimented ourselves with extra ingredients. I don't know why anyone would buy any other make of bread machine as this one is fantastic. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2010 by jrratcm (1 review written)
Only kitchen machine in which you can place in the ingredients and get out the finished product. If you follow the recipes the bread always comes out perfectly, and is the best bread you can get. The Tesco quick yeast and strong bread flour (white or brown) work as well as any other brand, most of which are more expensive! Other yeasts (Doves for example) don't work as well, so if you are having problems try the tesco one that comes in satchets. I have had my machine for about 7 months... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2010
I have had an SD206 bread maker (the model before this one) for 15 years+. It's used 2 or 3 times every week - one replacement pan and 2 replacement blades later it's still gong strong and makes perfect bread every time. I have tried different makes of flour- the better the quality, the better the loaf - and I've experimented with ingredients - I've found that sugar and milk powder isn't necessary for most recipes. A brilliant machine that produces perfect results every time. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2010 by sluckman (1 review written)
I am more than hapy with this Panasonic Breadmaker, its the best thing I have ever bought. However, I am disappointed with the recipies in the booklet, as the first four or five bread made came out a bit flat, fine but something missing. I then tried another recipe, and god what a difference, the Panasonic booklet recipes, don't tell you to put dried milk in, god this made a big difference, I will never buy a shop loaf again, I have bought my daughter in law on and my mother one. My friend... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2010
I have this breadmaker for over 3 years now and we use it almost daily. It delivers every time! We make all sorts of breads in it, pizza and bun dough, panettone and fruit cake without any problems. Washes easily. I would definitely recommend it to everybody! (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010 by The Max (2 reviews written)
We had our Panasonic SD253 now for about 6 years after it was recommended to us. It gets used everyday and this is the best make we have owned. Bread is perfect everytime. We bought one for my Parents, my Dad is 86 and never cooked in his life yet even he can make perfect bread everytime.
If you cant make a perfect loaf with this machine, then you are not following the instructions, its not the machine!
Written on: 03/02/2010
I bought the Panasonic SD253 a few years go to replace a different brand machine that had failed. It has been used once or twice a week now for over 3 year without any problems.
The design is simple and functional and the auto raisin/nut compartment means you can make raisin bread for instance without having to be there to add ingredients during the process.
Our family mainly make wholemeal or granary bread but have tried many of the recipies, including pizza dough with great success.... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2010 by AlisonSurrey (1 review written)
Our breadmaker has failed after thirteen months. It started to produce very sunken loaves which were chewy in the middle, it now doesn't work at all. Has anyone had any success in getting Panasonic to replace or repair their defunct breadmaker? (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
Panasonic SD-255 Bread machine. Brilliant bread every time. Had my machine almost two years and it's in use almost every day. I usually bake the medium size loaf, and then there is no waste because any left fits comfortably into the toaster. A friend who initially recommended the Panasonic to me has had hers in excess of 6 years and it is still used daily and working reliably. Other friends have purchased other makes say that they don't always have success. The only minor critisisms I have... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
Don't listen to ANY bad reviews of this Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker - it's my second one and works like a dream. ANY recipe from any bread making book CAN be adapted to suit regardless what of they say here. We use it everyday, making an assortment of plain, wholemeal and fruit loafs - and it is prefect everytime (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
This Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker has broken after just after the year long guarantee. It was used very infrequently. I would thoroughly recommend you not to buy it! (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2009
Have had this Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker for over 5 years and it has been a dream. Gone are the days of soft tasteless bread - it makes fabulous loaves and I've made approximately 5 loaves a week every week since buying it. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
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... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009
This Panasonic Breadmakeris a fab machine and it makes the nicest bread ever - the reveiws say it all :) (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009
I have had this Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker for about 12 months and find it excellent. It's simple to use and the manual has a wide range of recipes. The bread and fruit cakes come out perfect each time so long as you follow the recipes exactly.
One of the most useful features is being able to set the timer so that you have fresh bread in the morning. I have had to order a new kneading blade having thrown out by mistake a mixture where I forgot to add the water! The parts department is... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2009 by katehammond (1 review written)
Absolutely the best machine I have ever bought - so much so that this is the first review I have ever felt compelled to write. 2 years on, the Panasonic SD253 still makes best wholemeal loaves ever. My last was a much more expensive model that died after 1 year - best thing that ever happened! (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2009 by kittybuttoon (1 review written)
The Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker machine turned out perfect bread from the very first attempt. We've been using it almost daily for a couple of months now, and it's exceeded our expectations. Quality of bread is excellent, it's easy to use and keep clean, and it doesn't leave the hook in the bread like our last machine! This was definitely worth the bit extra we paid for it. We'd previously had a budget model from a different manufacturer, but got rid of that machine as it was a lottery as... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009 by bobjbrown (34 reviews written)
Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker is excellent. I use it every day. 99% good results. Good points are: Ease of use, Simple instructions, Excellent results, Even the quick cycle 1h55 produces good results, >Pizza dough is excellent, use it all the time - save a fortune on late night pizzas.
Buns are good too! The LCD screen is a little too small and dark for me to read without the spectacles. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2008
The Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker is superb, superb, superb. I used to put on a loaf before going to bed at night: the whole process including loading the nuts/seeds dispenser and setting the programme and timer took 3 minutes flat. Durability is rock-solid: used ours daily for 2 years, and only gave it up due to immigration rules into New Zealand! (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2008
I highly recommend the Panasonic SD253 model. We love the bread it produces. It just keeps going. We have had one for 3+ years and use it every day, many times twice and it doesn't miss a beat. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by RacheliW (1 review written)
I have had my SD253 for 4 years and it is GREAT - the bread is wonderful - we are into olive bread at the mo. l would suggest adding 1 1/2 to 2 tbspns olive oil to the recipe as this really improves the texture of the bread, and would probably prevent drying out if the bread lasted longer than a day or two!!
Written on: 08/10/2008 by Andrew G (1 review written)
The Panasonic SD253 is excellent, except for the standard of the non-stick coating in the Bread Pan. The reason for this is because the non-stick coating keeps stripping off. Around the inside of the pan, in line with the heating element, the non stick coating is bubbling and in places, coming off. But the machine is great, I now only buy bread in emergencies or when on holiday, and it is not as good as the bread I make. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008 by madmacuk (5 reviews written)
We have had ours for over 3 years, regularly baking loaves every other day. No more fatty and over salted supermarket loaves. Great!
If you go abroad, the loaves don't last very long. This is because they don't add fat to the dough! Much healthier.
We haven't fully explored all of the recipes yet as there are so many. Best electrical appliance buy we have ever made! (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008
My Panasonic SD253 Breadmaker is great. I love the bread with a casserole (to mop up the gravy). This machine is very easy to use and also easy to keep clean. The kids all love the pizza dough. With this machine, I have never had a duff loaf. I love a loaf that is still warm in the middle. And to top it all off, the cakes all work well too. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008
Quick but poor. Waste of money as each of the packet mixes were wasted. Only mixed and created a loaf every other time. no matter what we did it still did not work satisfactory 50% of the time. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2008
People might think £80 is a lot to pay for a bread maker, but it's actually more economical in the long run than buying loafs in the shops - not to mention MUCH healthier, as you know exactly what's gone in the mix.
Try adding seeds and nuts directly in the bucket - works a treat. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008
This panasonic breadmaker makes absolutely lovely bread. Some people I know have other breadmakers but this one makes by far the nicest bread! The dispenser for nuts and stuff is also very handy. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008 by pheresnikei
Would try and find an alternative brand now. The Panasonic SD253 is easy to use and makes great bread, but I only bought mine in July 05. It died in March 08, so 2.5 years afterwards. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008 by Noonie (1 review written)
This Panasonic SD253 bread maker has produced wonderful bread, I have nothing but praise for it. I have baked granary, fruit, fruit & nut breads, also seeded bread. all have been delicious and have cooked perfect. i have nothing but praise for this machine. it can be set at nightf or me to come down to fresh baked bread in the morning what could be better than that? (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008 by Actinidia (2 reviews written)
Whilst it is a great bread maker, I am upset about the life of the product. They both lasted between two and three years. The first started working erratically, sometimes producing a brick instead of a loaf. The second finishes its programme just when it is supposed to bake the bread. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2008 by kimbobmon
I had use of one of these at home and it has been going for many years and still is. When I grew up I couldn't tolerate boring shop-bought bread. I received an SD 253 as a gift and love the additional features it has over the lower/older models. It is definitely worth paying more for the better model. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2008
The Panasonic SD253 is easy to use, fab results, Large loaves. We found that Lakeland bread mixes work extremely well. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2008 by cimhuk (1 review written)
The reviews say it all - not all bread makers work well - but this one does. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008
The Panasonic bread maker is an excellent machine, excellent bread (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008
this is an excellent breadmaker, i love it! I've used others in the past an this is definately the best one... I can't however manage to get the ciabatta recipe to work. Tried it twice but doesn't come out with the open texture of ciabatta. (probably due the recipe though, not the machine) (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2007
My husband bought me one for Christmas last year (at my request). I have not bought a single shop made loaf since, and realise what junk it is when I eat it at other venues. The children love a fresh granary loaf and never eat white bread! I have to fight my husband to make the bread now as we both love to see who can make the best loaf. Buy your flour by the sack as its cheaper and lasts longer. I did put on a stone in weight just after Christmas as a result, but thankfully it has gone now!! (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2007 by pokey2007 (1 review written)
Panasonic SD253 is a great machine, turns out good loaves every time. The only bad ones have been my mistakes. The nut dispenser is very useful. Still lots of settings to try out. Recipe book is very good and easy to follow, even the wife manages! Buy one! We have only bought one loaf of bread in the past twelve months. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2007 by STEVE DIBBLE (2 reviews written)
This machine is likely to be replaced this summer, and the new one should be even better. I'm looking to replace my mothers totally useless Morphy Richards machine with one. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2007 by suef (1 review written)
Overall a great machine, I did wonder about getting the 252 model but glad I got this one as have used the dispenser to make all sorts of different types of bread. Will recommend to all my freinds. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2006 by singa
I bought my first Panasonic bread machine over 11 years ago. I'm now on my 3rd machine. Obviously I think it makes great bread, otherwise I wouldn't have bought 3 of them. The only downside is durability. An average of 5 years is poor in my opinion. (read more)
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