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Written on: 20/11/2013 by sherrymoves (2 reviews written)
The machines is very easy use. Made very decilious bread and saved me a lot of time. The look is obviously awesome. The only complaint I have is the price. Nevertheless, it is worth the money spent on… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2013
I was given this Bread Making machine as a present some years ago I use it occasionally not every day or week even The reason being that the kneading paddle is nearly always stuck inside the loaf.I have tried many remediesUsing different high quality flours adding more liquid to the mix.Different loaf sizes to no avail 9 out of 10 times end up with the paddle inside the loaf.I have also changed the paddle three times that didn't help either. All of the loaves are heavy doughy and only just… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/07/2013 by Betina (1 review written)
I have been baking on the SD 253 Panasonic Bread Maker for 5 years nearly everyday. Absolutely fantastic, durable, the bread never goes wrong and I have used countless recipes from other sources - I just adjust the quantities to fit the recipes in the manual - every single time PERFECT! I just wish it had a transparent lid so I could check the bread sometimes!… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2013 by johnwataboy (11 reviews written)
There are many bread makers on the market to choose from, and Panasonic make some of the best. Good name and good results and that is what you pay for if you want a first class variety of breads. However, I concentrate mainly on the basic breads; bread that most of us will eat from day to day. If you are thinking of saving a lot of money by home bread making, then forget it. You are just as well purchasing your favourite loaf from your local store or even supermarkets, by the time you… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2012 by mzzzz1 (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 show… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 was… Read Full Review
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 India's… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 and… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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!
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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.
Having… Read Full Review
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