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PANASONIC SD255 Breadmaker

Use voucher 20BREAD for 20% off. Next best amazon at £88.63.

Meant to be the best breadmaker out there. Check the reviews on amazon.
Pricey but we need one to make good gluten free loaves. Picking it up tomorrow.

Voucher works on all breadmakers.
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I have had the SD-252 for a few years now and it gets used around twice a week.

It has to be the best breadmaker I have ever used. Its never missed a beat, made hundreds of normal loaves and dough for pizzas and naan bread and the aftersales from Panasonic seems very good (on the one occasion I used it). I have never had a bad loaf out of the SD-252.

With a bit of luck the SD-255 is as good if not better than the SD-252.

Just a word of advice - don't use Tesco bread flour. Its ****. I make my dough/bread from Hovis or Sainsburys own brand bread flour and its a lot "stronger" than the Tesco stuff. I use Hovis instant yeast in sachets which is quite cheap from Tesco. Get a cheap set of digital scales from Lidl or Aldi and measure everything carefully and you'll always get a perfect loaf out.

When my SD-252 eventually dies I'll be straight out to buy another Panasonic. I've used various other breadmakers over the years and nothing comes anywhere near the quality of the Panasonic.
#2
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/391093.jpg

If thinking of buying there is a good (And long) thread about it
here.
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=76228&highlight=sd252


We use our 252 at least twice a week. bread is OK but not the same as shop bread.

Still very enjoyable and a LOT cheaper.

difference between the two is mainly that this one has the dispenser. Nice but not essential.
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/391093_71701.jpg
#3
In Which mag this one came 5th to Morphy Richards 48245 @ £45. Price may be cheaper on Amazon.
#4
I have one of these, after realising that it was often cheaper to simply buy a loaf (these things produce a smaller sized loaf), it's been stuck in the cupboard and not used in ages... also these things are not quick!

Bit of a false economy imo, and even more so when you add the price of the machine on!
#5
Great breadmaker. Raisin and nut dispenser encourages you to be adventurous. Quality loaves produced, nice and fluffy and you control how much salt etc. is in the loaf you are eating. Each loaf costs less than 50p - far less than a decent loaf in the local supermarket. Gluten free loaf - yes, but nowhere near as good as real bread! Good deal. Hot.
#6
Great machine. I have had my Panasonic bread maker for over 11 years!! and it is still going strong. IMHO bread tastes far better home made (OK! Machine made). You know exactly what's in the bread. :)
#7
intranix
I have one of these, after realising that it was often cheaper to simply buy a loaf (these things produce a smaller sized loaf), it's been stuck in the cupboard and not used in ages... also these things are not quick!

Bit of a false economy imo, and even more so when you add the price of the machine on!


I can make a loaf of bread in mine for around 40p. A loaf of bread from the supermarket costs just over £1. Bargain in the fuel used to get there when you run out and all the other stuff you buy when you only "pop in" for a loaf and come out with a couple of bags of shopping ........

I also use mine for making dough for pizzas and naan breads. I can make two large pizzas with topping for around £4. Buy them from Dominos and you're talking about £15-£20. My breadmaker has paid for itself many many times over.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6358/imag0038oe3.jpg
#8
Damn! This is an excellent price!!!

Sadly I got one earlier in the year from Debs (although with a discount voucher and free delivery from HotUK - cheers) but this is a way better deal!

Still, it's worth it! Excellent breadmaker. Needed the gluten free option too (programme is about 4 hrs) but you could make do with the next level down if you don't need it.

For regular loaves I use Hovis bread mix (Asda has a good 2 for £1 offer on right now, ending 31/12/08. Just add a tbsp of butter for a soft loaf! Best to set it up overnight for fresh bread in the morning. It beeps 8 times when its done so don't set it to finish too early if the sound will carry.

Nothing like the smell of fresh bread first thing - better than any alarm clock!
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intranix
I have one of these, after realising that it was often cheaper to simply buy a loaf (these things produce a smaller sized loaf), it's been stuck in the cupboard and not used in ages... also these things are not quick!

Bit of a false economy imo, and even more so when you add the price of the machine on!


It is cheaper to buy a loaf but I think economy is not the reason people buy these for. Many of the instore loaves we get (reduced) are very salty and nothing tastes the same as freshly baked bread :thumbsup:

Tempted to get a panasonic after xmas (hopefully they sell off cheap the ones that weren't sold as xmas presents)
[helper]#10
guv
As is eating fresh bread that isnt full of preservatives!


And sometimes other stuff................. I was reading an article about whistle blowing and a couple of night shift bakery staff at a supermarket chain liked to urinate in the dough mix for kicks.

Unlikely to happen but lets face it unless shopped by another worker whats to stop them doing it at 2am when no-one else is around? Bet they didn't wash their hands afterwards as well :w00t:
banned#11
intranix;3532160
I have one of these, after realising that it was often cheaper to simply buy a loaf (these things produce a smaller sized loaf), it's been stuck in the cupboard and not used in ages... also these things are not quick!

Bit of a false economy imo, and even more so when you add the price of the machine on!

if you like bread with 10 times as much salt as you really need. No to mention other 'additives'. These just use a little salt, flour & yeast. Superb results. Got mine from amazon a year ago for £49.99 (SD254).
#12
csiman
Got mine from amazon a year ago for £49.99 (SD254).


Yep, I got the same SD254 from Amazon at that price too. It's still chugging away nicely :thumbsup:
banned#13
Cuddy;3534312
Yep, I got the same SD254 from Amazon at that price too. It's still chugging away nicely :thumbsup:

Just turned mine on funnily enough. Wrights mixed grain baking mix is the best I have come across :thumbsup:
#14
bbdom
I can make a loaf of bread in mine for around 40p. A loaf of bread from the supermarket costs just over £1. [/IMG]


I think your figures are way off here.

40p to make a loaf, which is considerably shorter; i'd say 60-70% the size of a "normal" loaf;

and £1 for a loaf, if you buy singularly, but who does that? 3 loafs for £2. poppy cock to the fuel argument, you're there anyway buying other food.

I dont think anyone can really argue the economy side of these things.

The taste - that's subjective. I do enjoy a fresh loaf... from a bakery. I've found that loafs with these machines are often from perfect, although it can be fun experimenting :)

There may be lots more salt in a loaf of hovis, but to be frank - I dont care? if it tastes good (which hovis does, consistently, otherwise they wouldnt sell them) who cares, my health hasnt detetriorated in 30 years of eating hovis, I know that much.
#15
intranix
I think your figures are way off here. 40p to make a loaf, which is considerably shorter; i'd say 60-70% the size of a "normal" loaf; and £1 for a loaf, if you buy singularly, but who does that? 3 loafs for £2. poppy cock to the fuel argument, you're there anyway buying other food.
I dont think anyone can really argue the economy side of these things.


I am sorry but, checking out prices on the web before I bought my Panasonic, I found the price of a large loaf in this machine is between 35p and 50p (based on the quality of the flour used); the loaf is at least as large as a typically large supermarket loaf and less than half the price. More than pays for itself over the lifetime of the machine - but more important are the health benefits - you know what goes into the bread. My own experience, this year, is that it's just great. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Most people state that they no longer buy loaves when they have this machine - checkout Amazon for reviews.
#16
for info, the model below this (SD254) is available for £69.94 (incl 20% discount) delivered by standard delivery.

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/413941/PANASONIC-SD-254WXC
#17
I do reckon that breadmaker bread is ultimately cheaper - Sainsburies strong brown flour costs under £1, making 3 loaves, the white only costs about 70p, so with salt, sugar, yeast (get the orange sachets from Waitrose, will do about 50 loaves), for basic bread you are paying 25-35p per 650g loaf, so say 30-40p including electricity.

Same weight from the bakery will cost more, probably double. It may be fluffier and therefore larger, personally not what I like, but that just preference, and if it doesn't go stale as fast, that is only because of the additives. If you want a larger, fluffier loaf, make the dough using more yeast and bake in the oven (carve you name in the top for ego...). (Adding more salt makes it moister.)

So ok, you have to bake at least 150 loaves to break even - but the bread is more filling, it is warm for when you have visitors (i.e. selling the house or renting a room) and if you slice it and freeze it, it makes great toast.

It is not really an economy, it is a luxury - better tasting bread, fresh bread, bread that you know what has gone into it, bread that hasn't got vast amounts of sugar in it, but a device that takes up space and that you have to remember to turn on.

Tip of the week:
If you wet the knife, it slices easier and doesn't crush so badly.
If you turn the loaf upside down to slice it, it also save the loaf from crushing.
banned#18
Nobeerbelly;6255160
I do reckon that breadmaker bread is ultimately cheaper - Sainsburies strong brown flour costs under £1, making 3 loaves, the white only costs about 70p, so with salt, sugar, yeast (get the orange sachets from Waitrose, will do about 50 loaves), for basic bread you are paying 25-35p per 650g loaf, so say 30-40p including electricity.

Same weight from the bakery will cost more, probably double. It may be fluffier and therefore larger, personally not what I like, but that just preference, and if it doesn't go stale as fast, that is only because of the additives. If you want a larger, fluffier loaf, make the dough using more yeast and bake in the oven (carve you name in the top for ego...). (Adding more salt makes it moister.)

So ok, you have to bake at least 150 loaves to break even - but the bread is more filling, it is warm for when you have visitors (i.e. selling the house or renting a room) and if you slice it and freeze it, it makes great toast.

It is not really an economy, it is a luxury - better tasting bread, fresh bread, bread that you know what has gone into it, bread that hasn't got vast amounts of sugar in it, but a device that takes up space and that you have to remember to turn on.

Tip of the week:
If you wet the knife, it slices easier and doesn't crush so badly.
If you turn the loaf upside down to slice it, it also save the loaf from crushing.

+1

thanks for tips

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