Panasonic SD-YD250 can be a great start if you’ve never used a bread baker before, but you still wish to be able to make your own home-made bread. It is a vertical model, with a clean and compact design, and it comes with several functions which will offer you the possibility of trying numerous tasty meals.
It works fast, as the bread will be done in approximately 2 hours, while the rectangular and vertical loaf will have a nice crust with a fluffy interior. Moreover, thanks to its powerful cooking of 550W, it will produce even temperature, thus allowing you to bake both traditional recipes and personal creations, since the kneading paddle will make sure to completely mix all the ingredients at the same time. Additionally, if you wish to wake up to an exquisite scent of newly-baked bread early in the day, its timer, with 13-hour delay, will come in handy as it will start the process at the time you selected. Thus, it will be able to work without requiring your direct intervention.
|SD-YD250 Spec Sheet|
|Dimensions||14” x 13.5” x 9”|
|Bread Size Options||3|
|Crust Color Options||3|
|Delay Timer||13-hour delay|
|Kneading Blades||Single blade|
|Automatic Yeast Dispenser|
Great at performing several tasks, it will flawlessly mix all the components together, knead several styles of dough, rise and also bake several types of bread, which will surely suit all tastes. It comes with simple and accessible controls, which provide you the ability to easily choose between multitude types – white, multi-grain, whole wheat, or French bread. Even more, it provides you with several kneading settings, so it can be used for pizza, cake, and rolls, or, if you prefer kneading the dough yourself, it features a quick baking setting, too. It includes Bake Only – which is an excellent choice for both fruitcakes and teacakes, as well as gingerbread; Rapid Bake – which reduces the cooking time for basic as well as whole-wheat styles; Raisin – for nut-based styles; and Sandwich – which makes a soft-crust bread.
The Dough Mode includes settings for making pizza, rolls, and raisin dough. While it doesn’t come with a separate pocket for nuts or raisins, nor does it come with an automatic function to add them, it does have an audio signal to alert you know when it’s time to add them yourself. This might impede you from using it to bake with seeds, but it does come with an automatic dispenser for yeast, which is located in the lid. Additionally, it has a crust control setting which will provide you with the possibility of setting how your crust is going to turn out – low, medium or dark
The SD-YD250 allows you to choose one of the 3 standard loaf sizes – medium, large and extra-large – which weight 1 pound, 2 pounds, and 2.50 pounds, respectively, thus you can easily adapt it according to your family size and needs. The unit measures 14 inches by 13.5 inches by 9 inches, and it has a weight of 15 pounds, thus it is the perfect fit for any counter, providing you, at the same time, with hassle-free storage when you’re not using it. It comes with a white exterior which will surely match to your kitchen décor and style, while thanks to its LCD digital soft-touch display, with quick and easy-to-access push-button controls, you will be able to set it up fast. Moreover, thanks to the indicator light placed on its LCD display, you will know when the baking cycles are done.
While it doesn’t come with a viewing-window, to allow you to supervise the entire process, the pan’s interior is made from a non-stick material which allows you to take out the bread hassle-free and with minimum effort, thanks to its convenient handle. It has a safety-fuse, as well as a protection for power interruption, which will continue the baking in case there’s a sudden power-cut. Additionally, it provides you with a measurement spoon, and a cup for measuring, to increase precision, and it provides you with a recipe book with over 50 delicious specialties.
It has a limited warranty, of 1 year, which will take care of the repairs resulted from faulty components due to improper manufacturing. Furthermore, you will be able to access a reliable customer support on the manufacturer’s website, which will provide you with answers to your questions and solutions to your problems.