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Panasonic SD-ZB2502BXC Stainless Steel Bread Maker - £160 @ Amazon
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Panasonic are well regarded for making the best bread makers and they have been hard to get hold of during lockdown. This is one of the breadmakers that Panasonic do that has an automatic yeast dispenser.

I have one of these and they really are excellent. This also currently discounted at Amazon (usually 180 quid when in stock), and are out of stock at most other places.

These tend to sell our fairly quick, but hope this helps people looking for one!
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  • 27 Bake and Dough Modes
  • Raisin/Nut Dispenser - mixes additional ingredients in at just the right time to help ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the loaf
  • Yeast Dispenser - unique to the Panasonic Breadmaker, dropping yeast automatically at just the right time to ensure your bread rises as it should for that fluffy or dense loaf
  • Loaf Size & Darkness Options - Making the perfect bread couldn't be simpler, with the options of choosing the size of your loaf you would like. It is even possible to determine how light or dark you prefer your loaf by selecting the desired browning level
  • Diamond-Fluro-Coated Bread Pan - No more sticky pans and scratchproof!
  • Jam and Compote Modes

Product Description
With its neatly finished stainless steel with cool touch housing, this breadmaker is a suitable addition to your home. An angled, easy to use control panel offers simplicity of design ensuring ease of operation.

Box Contains
1 x Breadmaker1 x Breadpan1 x Kneading blade1 x Measuring cup1 x Measuring spoon1 x Recipe book

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666FU26/06/2020 16:32

Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do …Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do you also milk a cow and churn butter to spread on your home made bread?


and for minimal effort you can have much nicer, fresh bread that is not full of hydrogenated fats for the same price using a bread machine or even baking bread without one.I hope you and your 45p supermarket loaf are very happy together.
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is this the one that can make sourdough starter (and sourdough)? if not I'll have to wait for the super expensive one to come available!
Woo! Thanks.
crumpo26/06/2020 16:00

is this the one that can make sourdough starter (and sourdough)? if not …is this the one that can make sourdough starter (and sourdough)? if not I'll have to wait for the super expensive one to come available!


Unfortunately not. However I can tell you that this function on the later models doesn't produce real sourdough (the bread still requires yeast), and it is unfortunately a pale imitation of sourdough that you get.
Meltigemini26/06/2020 16:11

Unfortunately not. However I can tell you that this function on the later …Unfortunately not. However I can tell you that this function on the later models doesn't produce real sourdough (the bread still requires yeast), and it is unfortunately a pale imitation of sourdough that you get.


hmm, that is good to know...i was set on some of the other styles too (brioche in particular)...ill need to do a quick Google compare of the extra settings and see if the 2522 model is worth the extra £70!
Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do you also milk a cow and churn butter to spread on your home made bread?
There is no comparison between a home made loaf of bread and the cotton wool you get for 45p.
666FU26/06/2020 16:32

Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do …Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do you also milk a cow and churn butter to spread on your home made bread?

I don't understand why baking your own bread has got to do with year?
I paid £130 for this model about 7 years ago. It should be cheaper now, not more expensive.
666FU26/06/2020 16:32

Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do …Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do you also milk a cow and churn butter to spread on your home made bread?


and for minimal effort you can have much nicer, fresh bread that is not full of hydrogenated fats for the same price using a bread machine or even baking bread without one.I hope you and your 45p supermarket loaf are very happy together.
What I didn't realise was that these bread makers leave a hole through the middle of the loaves of bread because of the paddle...
Vistrix26/06/2020 17:06

What I didn't realise was that these bread makers leave a hole through the …What I didn't realise was that these bread makers leave a hole through the middle of the loaves of bread because of the paddle...


Its a small hole at the bottom of the loaf, its not really that big and you don't even notice it when you are cutting a slice of bread.
Edited by: "michaellynn" 26th Jun
Best thing I’ve every bought. Fresh bread in the morning. We also make dough for pizza. It’s paid for its self already.
Thanks Op, just ordered the compact one for 119.99, can't buy these anywhere.
Vistrix26/06/2020 17:06

What I didn't realise was that these bread makers leave a hole through the …What I didn't realise was that these bread makers leave a hole through the middle of the loaves of bread because of the paddle...


Is only slight and impacts probably two slices max. This model is really good for that reason, many others leave far bigger holes
michaellynn26/06/2020 17:20

Its a small hole at the bottom of the loaf, its not really that big and …Its a small hole at the bottom of the loaf, its not really that big and you don't even notice it when you are cutting a slice of bread.


If there was ever a definition of a "first world problem"
The Panasonic breadmakers are amazing, not only is the bread far better than what you get in the supermarkets, the overall cost for making bread is cheaper per loaf.

It only takes about 5 minutes preperation (if you can get hold of the ingredients) to put in the pan and then pop it in the breadmaker, 4 hours later you get a fantastic loaf of bread.
Edited by: "michaellynn" 26th Jun
michaellynn26/06/2020 17:20

Its a small hole at the bottom of the loaf, its not really that big and …Its a small hole at the bottom of the loaf, its not really that big and you don't even notice it when you are cutting a slice of bread.



Ha, I was under the impression that it was through the entire loaf! Thanks for letting me know. I've just purchased it.
thehappyhammer26/06/2020 17:02

and for minimal effort you can have much nicer, fresh bread that is not …and for minimal effort you can have much nicer, fresh bread that is not full of hydrogenated fats for the same price using a bread machine or even baking bread without one.I hope you and your 45p supermarket loaf are very happy together.


I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same recipe, never turns out twice the same, £160 to make a loaf that can be purchased for under a quid is far too much in my opinion, you are right though there is no rubbish in your own made bread, unfortunately the loaf is stale within a day. This should really be under £99.
michaellynn26/06/2020 17:38

The Panasonic breadmakers are amazing, not only is the bread far better …The Panasonic breadmakers are amazing, not only is the bread far better than what you get in the supermarkets, the overall cost for making bread is cheaper per loaf.It only takes about 5 minutes preperation (if you can get hold of the ingredients) to put in the pan and then pop it in the breadmaker, 4 hours later you get a fantastic loaf of bread.


After using this to make loaves regularly, adding the ingredients becomes automatic - you can get it down to no time at all (under 1 minute, even adding seeds).

It's nearly zero effort for tasty bread
(And filling your house with that amazing smell of fresh bread!)
Bendown26/06/2020 17:53

I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same …I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same recipe, never turns out twice the same, £160 to make a loaf that can be purchased for under a quid is far too much in my opinion, you are right though there is no rubbish in your own made bread, unfortunately the loaf is stale within a day. This should really be under £99.


I have never had the same experience with my Panasonic breadmaker. Just follow the instructions and quantities to the letter and you should be good to go. I just use it for basic mixed brown and white loafs and its brilliant. All the ingredients for this comes from Lidl (aside from the yeast which came from Tesco), and its very affordable.
Bendown26/06/2020 17:53

I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same …I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same recipe, never turns out twice the same, £160 to make a loaf that can be purchased for under a quid is far too much in my opinion, you are right though there is no rubbish in your own made bread, unfortunately the loaf is stale within a day. This should really be under £99.


What machine mate? I have the entry level panasonic - 400g flour, teaspoon yeast, teaspoon salt, teaspoon sugar, 15g butter, 20ml water - never had a bad loaf. Tried a few of the fancy ones - very nice but "option 1" in the book is the one I do twice a week - bever had a bad loaf.You are right about going stale quick - but that is what natural bread does - day 1 for fresh (day 2 in the winter as well) - then nice toast after that. Depending on how many of us are here the "small loaf" (recipe above) is generally gione on day 1 though. I buy sacks of flour and have its weighed out in 400g zip bags - doddle and great bread every time.
michaellynn26/06/2020 18:00

I have never had the same experience with my Panasonic breadmaker. Just …I have never had the same experience with my Panasonic breadmaker. Just follow the instructions and quantities to the letter and you should be good to go. I just use it for basic mixed brown and white loafs and its brilliant. All the ingredients for this comes from Lidl (aside from the yeast which came from Tesco), and its very affordable.


It looks like a generic one, I made a loaf 5 days ago, all ingredients measured, came out perfect, was really smug to the missus, same ingredients on the same machine 3 days later and the bread only rose half way up the tin. Same flour and yeast, same amount of water, I cant fathom it out.
Bendown26/06/2020 18:07

It looks like a generic one, I made a loaf 5 days ago, all ingredients …It looks like a generic one, I made a loaf 5 days ago, all ingredients measured, came out perfect, was really smug to the missus, same ingredients on the same machine 3 days later and the bread only rose half way up the tin. Same flour and yeast, same amount of water, I cant fathom it out.


My money would be on the yeast - needs to be kept absolutely airtight and it does expire close to when it says unlike most things, especially the further it gets down the tin. Lost count of how many loaves my £99 panasonic has turned out - all bang on, but I never have a small tin of dried yeast on the go for more than probably 3 months max.
Bendown26/06/2020 17:53

I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same …I have tried on many occasions to make bread using a bread maker, the same recipe, never turns out twice the same, £160 to make a loaf that can be purchased for under a quid is far too much in my opinion, you are right though there is no rubbish in your own made bread, unfortunately the loaf is stale within a day. This should really be under £99.


Many others would disagree. After checking Tesco, it's about £1.05 for most branded 800g (e.g. Hovis, Warburtons) loaves. You are probably looking at 15p max to make an 800g with this machine. So 90p saving per loaf.

So if you make a loaf every 2 days, you have made the £160 machine cost back in just under a year ((£160/£0.90)*2), and had far better, fresh bread in the process.

It also makes a lot more than bread, doing things like pizza dough as well.
Meltigemini26/06/2020 18:16

Many others would disagree. After checking Tesco, it's about £1.05 for …Many others would disagree. After checking Tesco, it's about £1.05 for most branded 800g (e.g. Hovis, Warburtons) loaves. You are probably looking at 15p max to make an 800g with this machine. So 90p saving per loaf. So if you make a loaf every 2 days, you have made the £160 machine cost back in just under a year ((£160/£0.90)*2), and had far better, fresh bread in the process.It also makes a lot more than bread, doing things like pizza dough as well.


15p? Where are you getting a 800g of flour for 15p let alone the other ingredients - I get the Lidl flour 79p for 1.5kg of the big sacks for a tenner.
Some supermarket dried yeast sachets have added vitamin C. This increases the effectiveness of the yeast by a factor of about 2. Other brands don't and the resulting loaves may be flatter and not so nice. You can buy vitamin C powder and add that yourself and it makes things a lot better.
thehappyhammer26/06/2020 18:20

15p? Where are you getting a 800g of flour for 15p let alone the other …15p? Where are you getting a 800g of flour for 15p let alone the other ingredients - I get the Lidl flour 79p for 1.5kg of the big sacks for a tenner.


You're right actually, I got mixed up as it's almost always a 400g loaf I make (I bought a big 16kg bag of flour for cheap). Still, even if it takes 2 years (since my costs would double for double the size loaf), that's not bad going. These bread machines will last for years.
Meltigemini26/06/2020 18:16

Many others would disagree. After checking Tesco, it's about £1.05 for …Many others would disagree. After checking Tesco, it's about £1.05 for most branded 800g (e.g. Hovis, Warburtons) loaves. You are probably looking at 15p max to make an 800g with this machine. So 90p saving per loaf. So if you make a loaf every 2 days, you have made the £160 machine cost back in just under a year ((£160/£0.90)*2), and had far better, fresh bread in the process.It also makes a lot more than bread, doing things like pizza dough as well.


How much are you paying for 1.5kg of flour then?, I have been using 500 gram per loaf so with your reckoning the flour would be 45 pence per 1.5kg, that seems cheap to me but you seem to know what you are talking about. The yeast and electricity would have be free of charge to make a loaf for 15 pence assuming you can buy flour for 45 pence for 1.5kg, also given that for some a shop brought loaf would last a few days, where as the home made bread is really only usable for 1 day.
I reckon on 31p flour for a 400g loaf, plus a few pence in yeast, salt,sugar, probably 15p butter. So 50p ish for a deliscious, fresh loaf whenever I want one. No comparison to the supermarket stuff - different thing all together. It goes off quicker because it is not full of horrible things - that is a good thing.I use it for toast , breadcrumbs etc if it gets that far - which is very unusual as 10 minutes after it comes out - people are fighting for it with a nice spread of butter. Unbeatable. Each to their own though.
I bought an ex-display Panasonic SD-ZB2512KXE from Amazon! Yes they're expensive and yes a luxury, but the quality of the bread is amazing and consistent and is by far the best thing I have bought for my new kitchen. I set it before I go to bed and an XL loaf will be ready in the morning to do the family for the day and if there is any left over it will make amazing toast the following morning! Worth every penny!
How does this compare to the SD2511 model?
maxamus00726/06/2020 19:21

How does this compare to the SD2511 model?


The 2511 is a more recent model but it doesn't have the automatic yeast dispenser. You are probably better off with this model I posted if prices are similar, since the automatic yeast dispenser means you'll get more consistent results, and works better with the timer setting.
Edited by: "Meltigemini" 26th Jun
Bendown26/06/2020 18:42

How much are you paying for 1.5kg of flour then?, I have been using 500 …How much are you paying for 1.5kg of flour then?, I have been using 500 gram per loaf so with your reckoning the flour would be 45 pence per 1.5kg, that seems cheap to me but you seem to know what you are talking about. The yeast and electricity would have be free of charge to make a loaf for 15 pence assuming you can buy flour for 45 pence for 1.5kg, also given that for some a shop brought loaf would last a few days, where as the home made bread is really only usable for 1 day.


Sorry I got mixed up in my previous post (did the numbers for a 400g loaf instead) - that 15p flour cost was for 400g. Still, 400g branded loaves from the shop are around 90p or so on Tesco so it's still a big saving. I didn't count the cost of butter because you use 15g per 400g loaf, so almost negligible cost there.

I actually bought a 16kg bag of flour off eBay which was surplus from a caterer - not needed by them due to lockdown. I'm not sure if I'd be able to get it that cheap again - this is my first time buying strong flour since I only recently got my breadmaker. But if you look above, thehappyhammer is buying his 1.5kg bags of flour from Lidl for 79p (which works out about 21p for 400g, so similar)
thehappyhammer26/06/2020 18:20

15p? Where are you getting a 800g of flour for 15p let alone the other …15p? Where are you getting a 800g of flour for 15p let alone the other ingredients - I get the Lidl flour 79p for 1.5kg of the big sacks for a tenner.


An 800g Loaf is typically 500g Flour and 300g water, a bit of yeast, sugar and salt.

Lidl have 1500g of Strong white bread flour for circa 45p .....hence 15p for the flour. That's how
buybuybuy26/06/2020 20:32

An 800g Loaf is typically 500g Flour and 300g water, a bit of yeast, sugar …An 800g Loaf is typically 500g Flour and 300g water, a bit of yeast, sugar and salt.Lidl have 1500g of Strong white bread flour for circa 45p .....hence 15p for the flour. That's how


Quite true! Must admit I was doing my calculations based on the amount of flour I used rather than the end weight of the loaf.
Meltigemini26/06/2020 19:54

The 2511 is a more recent model but it doesn't have the automatic yeast …The 2511 is a more recent model but it doesn't have the automatic yeast dispenser. You are probably better off with this model I posted if prices are similar, since the automatic yeast dispenser means you'll get more consistent results, and works better with the timer setting.


Thanks, just ordered
666FU26/06/2020 16:32

Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do …Do people not realize it's 2020 and you can buy a loaf bread for 45p. Do you also milk a cow and churn butter to spread on your home made bread?


I don't churn a cow but I do make my own butter.
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