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