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Panasonic SD254 Breadmaker 67.75 DIXONS

£67.75 @ Dixons
The SD254 has a Raisin Beep signal and countdown feature to prompt the user to add their ingredients and can also bake gluten free loaves, using a wide range of gluten free bread mixes on the Gluten F… Read More
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The SD254 has a Raisin Beep signal and countdown feature to prompt the user to add their ingredients and can also bake gluten free loaves, using a wide range of gluten free bread mixes on the Gluten Free Program.
The SD254 has a Super Rapid Option to produce a white or brown loaf in only 1 hour 55 minutes and a Sandwich Option to bake softer bread with a thinner crust - ideal for making perfect sandwiches. This model also features a versatile Dough Option to make dough from white, brown or wholemeal flour for rolls, buns, croissants etc and a French Dough Option for crusty French sticks.

This is the cheapest I have found at the moment for this breadmaker, the Panasonic breadmaker kicks butt compared to all the breadmakers. Free delivery and an extra 2.5% through Quidco. Hope it helps someone

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#1
I have one and have not bought any bread since....fab gadget....fab price ...;)
banned#2
Great it can go in the back of my cupboard with the ice cream maker, waffle maker and toastie maker.
#3
More fool you.
Heat
#4
Amazing bit of kit, never made a bad loaf with it. HOT pice.
#5
I got a top of the range SD255 from Boffer a few months ago for about £50. The only thing i've ever got from them. It is good but I find the loaves a bit on the small size and some recipes can be a bit hit and miss.

I went through a phase of producing all of our bread with this, but after a few weeks of using it on a daily basis to keep up with demand had to throw in the towel. It's now used only for emergencies.
#6
Don't forget 2.5% Quidco!
Making it £66.06
#7
will it save you money in the long run? Do you need to put normal bread ingredients in or do you have to buy bread maker ingredients?
banned#8
leedale30;6689525
will it save you money in the long run? Do you need to put normal bread ingredients in or do you have to buy bread maker ingredients?

either

just need flour, salt, yeast, water


it isnt cheaper than buying asda 10p loaves but the taste is inifnitely better - and no preservatives and tons of salt like supermarket bread.
#9
[SIZE="2"]Best bread machine ever. Used almost every day since bought a year ago from Amazon.[/SIZE]
#10
zippy22
[SIZE="2"]Best bread machine ever...[/SIZE]

Not according to Which? magazine (although it was 8th best on test) ;)
#11
csiman
either

just need flour, salt, yeast, water


it isnt cheaper than buying asda 10p loaves but the taste is inifnitely better - and no preservatives and tons of salt like supermarket bread.


and the leccy of course !

Been in and out of stock for a while now.
#12
We've had an older model of this Panasonic for the last 8 years and It's been in use around 3 times a week on average. It's never gone wrong and never made a duff loaf. It's also the only breadmaker I've come across that makes decent wholemeal bread. Helps to have decent quality flour though. :thumbsup: Hot price by the way. :thumbsup:
#13
If you want a breadmaker Panasonic is definately the brand to go for and this is a great price. Our older model was more like £120 a few years ago but is still going strong and never a bad loaf yet (unlike a Hinari we tried).
#14
Have one, recommended.

Great price!
#15
:whistling:..These machines are great ..I found mine a little hitty missy till I was told to include a crushed vitamin c tablet apparently flour sometimes loses some of its strength standing in supermarkets..Since I started with the vitamin c I havent had a single failure..I never buy bread now unless its an emergency..
#16
Maggy_A
:whistling:..These machines are great ..I found mine a little hitty missy till I was told to include a crushed vitamin c tablet apparently flour sometimes loses some of its strength standing in supermarkets..Since I started with the vitamin c I havent had a single failure..I never buy bread now unless its an emergency..


True - mind you, I think most of the instant yeast packets contain vitamin c now.
#17
I have had one for a year - not bought any bread from a supermarket since. The loaves taste great as you can control the ingrediants. Heat!
#18
Great machine. I paid £39.99 for mine 2 years ago at Amazon.
#19
I used ours great - but found it time consuming so it snow sitting around
#20
i am looking to upgrade my old one so i might go for this .
#21
Speculator
Great machine. I paid £39.99 for mine 2 years ago at Amazon.



It's been around the £67 mark on Amazon recently as I was thinking of buying but it's back up at £79 now
#22
Breadmakers are great, unless you're too lazy to use one or don't have any taste buds. I know the Panasonic are considered by some to be the best, but personally I use a Morphy Richards that I bought second hand from someone like the poster above who bought it and stored it, too lazy to use it.

The art of breadmaking really isn't down to the breadmaker IMO; more it's buying the right ingredients and finding the best formula for your breadmaker. Took me about ten loaves to get it right but now it never makes a poor loaf. I guess you won't go wrong with one of these, but I am amused that so many consider them so superior to other makes. Just think what the bread making process involves (mixing, leavening, baking) and you'll realise any 'reliable' make will suffice with the right ingredients.

We make 4 loaves a week 52 weeks a year and have been doing so for 3 years. Saved a fortune, costs 29p per loaf in ingredients plus the electric. Massive savings and superior product.
#23
BigAde
We've had an older model of this Panasonic for the last 8 years and It's been in use around 3 times a week on average. It's never gone wrong and never made a duff loaf. It's also the only breadmaker I've come across that makes decent wholemeal bread. Helps to have decent quality flour though. :thumbsup: Hot price by the way. :thumbsup:


I have had the SD252 Panasonic for 5 ish years now. Gets used at least 3 times a week and its going as strong as day one.

Totally recommend these breadmakers.

My recipe is:

600g Strong White or Brown Flour (don't use the normal flour - it has to be strong !)
1 Sachet (7g) Hovis Yeast
200mL Water
200mL Milk
40g unsalted butter
1.5 TSP salt
1 TB Sugar

Use digital scales - they are far more accurate and you can put the bread pan on and zero it for the ingredients.

Yeast first
Flour next
Butter next
Salt next
Sugar next
Fluid last

I have only twice had a bad loaf from this breadmaker. The first one was when I used Tesco own brand strong white flour (it was crap) and the second was when our little monster ate all the sugar out of the sugar pot and replaced it with salt. Obviously putting in too much salt will kill the yeast off.

If you want to make your own bread then this will be just about the best thing you can use to get started.
#24
savasaint
The art of breadmaking really isn't down to the breadmaker IMO; more it's buying the right ingredients and finding the best formula for your breadmaker.

I have to disagree on this one.

I had a couple of cheaper breadmakers before I got the Panasonic and had very varied results but never a very good loaf.

The first loaf I got out of the Panasonic was spot on perfect.

We have tried the exact same recipe in the mother in laws top of the range Morphy Richards and while its much better than the other breadmakers I used to have, it wasn't as good as the Panasonic. There wasn't much of a difference between them but the Panasonic had the edge.

I've been making my own bread (both by hand and by breadmaker) for the past 8 years and when my aging Panasonic does bite the dust it will be promptly replaced by another Panasonic
#25
Well I guess it's down to preference how you like the bread. Never worked for me putting the yeast in first, it produced a denser smaller loaf. Always goes in last in my recipe. The one thing I have found to be good is Doves Farm 'Quick Yeast'. I have only ever seen it in Waitrose, but at 99p for 125g it's excellent value and lasts ages in the fridge. Seems better than buying the sachets.
#26
I got this a couple of years ago, and it's the best gadget I've ever bought. I make at least one loaf a day in it, and it makes great pizza dough. The bread tastes delish, but there is a downside, an increasing waistline.

I use free fresh yeast, from Asda in mine.
#27
zippy22;6689988
[SIZE=2]Best bread machine ever. Used almost every day since bought a year ago from Amazon.[/SIZE]


Apart from the Panasonic SD255.
#28
savasaint;6691067
Never worked for me putting the yeast in first, it produced a denser smaller loaf. Always goes in last in my recipe.
Do you never use the timer then, or put the water in first instead?
The one thing I have found to be good is Doves Farm 'Quick Yeast'. I have only ever seen it in Waitrose, but at 99p for 125g it's excellent value and lasts ages in the fridge. Seems better than buying the sachets.
Good tip - thank you. I used to buy 500g packs of Fermipan dried yeast and freeze most of it, but this looks like a good compromise.
#29
bbdom
I have to disagree on this one.

I had a couple of cheaper breadmakers before I got the Panasonic and had very varied results but never a very good loaf.

The first loaf I got out of the Panasonic was spot on perfect.

We have tried the exact same recipe in the mother in laws top of the range Morphy Richards and while its much better than the other breadmakers I used to have, it wasn't as good as the Panasonic. There wasn't much of a difference between them but the Panasonic had the edge.

I've been making my own bread (both by hand and by breadmaker) for the past 8 years and when my aging Panasonic does bite the dust it will be promptly replaced by another Panasonic


+1

Before we bought ours (SD 255) a coupe of years ago we did plenty of research on different makes and models. We rarely came across anyone stating bad things about Panasonics, the same couldn't be said about most other makes. Solely on our recommendations two of our friends have also bought them, needless to say they're both very happy with them aswell.

We had a couple of naff loaves initially but this was due to using poor quality flour and/or incorrectly measuring the ingredients. One set of digital scales later and only using decent flour has resulted in us not having a bad loaf since!
#30
RedOnRed
Apart from the Panasonic SD255.


ok the 255 has a nut dispenser!!!!!

My mum has the 255, I have the 254. Use it all the time - I am quite experimental and not too strict on the scales and have never had a bad loaf - I have made all sorts and even do Pizza dough and its ready in 45 mins. We both agree they are very good pieces of kit - only issue is the paddle makes a small hole at the bottom. My friend declined my advice of getting a Panasonic and bought a Morphy Richards with an invisible paddle. He still hasn't been able to make a perfect loaf yet...
#31
A very good bread-maker by all accounts; and probably worth the premium cost.
However if I was buying another bread-maker I'd definitely want the next model up that will automatically add extra ingredients like rasins / seeds at the right time; currently if we want sweet bread for a Saturday morning I have to set my alarm and stumble downstairs to add the extra ingredients.

We have a cheap model from Tesco and it's been perfect so far, (I'm ignoring my attempt at making 'hands-free' rasin bread over-night :oops:)
#32
I **always** put the dried yeast in first (always Hovis easybake - 6 sachets for around 70p)
Then the flour on top of that
Then the sugar/salt/butter
Then the milk and water

Digital scales are a life saver - grab a set for £7ish when Lidl or Aldi have them on offer. I also always use the same measuring jug that comes with the Panasonic. Its incredibly accurate (compared to my other measuring jugs) and even +/- 20ml of fluid can make all the difference.

We use ours twice a week for making bread for the packed lunches and once/twice a week for dough for either naan bread, pizza dough and Pitta bread.
#33
bbdom;6691249
I **always** put the dried yeast in first (always Hovis easybake - 6 sachets for around 70p)
The supermarket own brands will be identical, if you want to save a bit.
#34
pibpob
The supermarket own brands will be identical, if you want to save a bit.


I keep meaning to try to be honest but the price difference was so little I didn't want to risk it :p
#35
bbdom
I **always** put the dried yeast in first (always Hovis easybake - 6 sachets for around 70p)...


I've always worked the other way around - quite often I set everything ready to go the night before (I don't do mornings) - so you have to keep the yeast dry until the mixing starts...

bbdom
Digital scales are a life saver - grab a set for £7ish when Lidl or Aldi have them on offer. I also always use the same measuring jug that comes with the Panasonic. Its incredibly accurate (compared to my other measuring jugs) and even +/- 20ml of fluid can make all the difference.


:thumbsup: Digital scales are great and worth investing in - I just plonk the bread tin on the scales and reset the weight as I add each ingredient; since I put the water in first I don't need to fiddle with a measuring jug any more either :)
#36
We bought one last month from Argos (same price, it was on offer). DEFINITELY a huge improvement on our previous Morphy Richards and now saving a fortune on bread!! (OH has been recently diagnosed as coeliac and her bread is very expensive ans has begger all shelf life!)
#37
I have one of these and it is very good. My last Panasonic breadmaker was still going strong after 7 years when I gave it away to buy this one a while back.

A quality item that will last for years and if you keep some bread mixes in the cupboard, you'll only ever be 1hr 55 mins from a fresh warm loaf.
#38
savasaint
Breadmakers are great, unless you're too lazy to use one or don't have any taste buds. I know the Panasonic are considered by some to be the best, but personally I use a Morphy Richards that I bought second hand from someone like the poster above who bought it and stored it, too lazy to use it.

The art of breadmaking really isn't down to the breadmaker IMO; more it's buying the right ingredients and finding the best formula for your breadmaker. Took me about ten loaves to get it right but now it never makes a poor loaf. I guess you won't go wrong with one of these, but I am amused that so many consider them so superior to other makes. Just think what the bread making process involves (mixing, leavening, baking) and you'll realise any 'reliable' make will suffice with the right ingredients.

We make 4 loaves a week 52 weeks a year and have been doing so for 3 years. Saved a fortune, costs 29p per loaf in ingredients plus the electric. Massive savings and superior product.


Savasaint. Can I have your recipe please? We have a Morphy Richards 'Fastbake'....I can never get a really good loaf out of it though.
#39
pibpob
The supermarket own brands will be identical, if you want to save a bit.

I always use the Hovis yeast, did buy some of Asda's own brand but the result was not very good, so I went back to Hovis and binned the Asda one
#40
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