Rating:out of 5
Is this the Panasonic SD2501-WXC the perfect Breadmaker?
The Panasonic SD-2501WXC Breadmaker is easy to use, well made and possibly the best breadmaker I’ve used to make beautifully fresh homemade bread every day!
UPDATE (April 2019) Having now owned this for over 5 years (and having used it almost daily since then, it’s still going strong and making delicious homemade bread every day).
I bought a new Panasonic SD-2501WXC Breadmaker from Amazon to replace our Panasonic SD-253. The only reason it needed replacing was because the pan had become scratched by a well intentioned relative using a knife to get the bread out of the pan.
Having previously owned a Panasonic breadmaker, which served us well over a number of years, it was an easy decision to go with the SD-2501WXC.
So what does it do?
It makes brilliant bread!
It does everything you’d want a breadmaker to do and so much more. This Panasonic breadmaker is supplied with a fairly decent recipe book which contains instructions for making everything from Brioche and Pizza dough to Jam and fruit compotes.
My main use for it though is to make a reliable, tasty, loaf of bread every day. I hate supermarket bread. It’s soft and insubstantial and doesn’t really taste of anything. Even the so called “fresh” bread from the in-store bakery is generally pre-baked, frozen and then “baked off” each day.
In contrast, the bread from this Panasonic SD-2501WXC Breadmaker has a nice crust, tastes great and doesn’t disintegrate when you try to butter it. Most of the time we use the quick bake 1h55m program.
But, isn’t it difficult to make your own bread?
Not with this breadmaker it isn’t.
Simply put flour, water, yeast, a little salt and sugar, a little butter and maybe some dried milk powder into the pan, close the lid, select quick bake (Menu 2) and the desired crust colour and hit “Start”.
Wait about 2 hours as the house fills with the smell of freshly baked bread and you’ll have a perfect loaf every time.
For more details check out the step by step instructions for making a rapid bake loaf.
Panasonic SD-2501WXC Features
- Gluten Free Program
- Raisin and Nut Dispenser
- 13 hour Timer
- Quick Bake Program
- 3 different crust colours
- Jam and Compote modes
- 3 Loaf sizes, small, medium and large (400g, 500g, 600g)
See part two of our Panasonic SD2501-WXC review for top tips, model comparison and our conclusion.