A good way to bake a delicate bread with an intense aroma is to bake using sour dough instead of yeast. The difference in the taste is remarkable.

However, it can be hard to find a decent sourdough bread machine recipe as most bread machine recipes tend to use dry yeast.

I’ve experimented a lot with sourdough both using bread machines and ovens. This is the best recipe I’ve come up with so far.

I always keep a sourdough in the fridge and the trick for this sourdough bread machine recipe is to use a dry sourdough. Drying your sourdough also enables you to keep it fresh in your fridge for a lot longer.

What is a sourdough?

A sourdough is an old dough theoretically speaking. This dough contains microorganisms that give the dough a sour aroma. This means that the dough has a very low pH value, which allows you to store the dough for a very long time.

The microorganisms that are present in the sourdough is a mixture of milk acid bacteria and active yeast that occurs naturally in the grains. These microorganisms enables the bread to rise and gives the bread an incredible flavor.

We’ll start with the recipe for the sourdough before moving on to the sourdough bread machine recipe.

Sourdough recipe:


  • Approximately ½ cup of rye flour
  • ½ cup of water (room temperature)

Day 1:

Mix 1/3 of the flour with 1/3 of the water in a bowl. Stir well. Cover and leave at room temperature for 24 hours.

Day 2:

Add another 1/3 of the flour and 1/3 of the water to the same bowl as yesterday. Stir it all well together. Cover and leave for another 24 hours.

Day 3:

Add the rest of the flour and water and stir well. Cover and leave for another 24 hours.

The sourdough develops at optimally at 77-86 degrees Fahrenheit. The finished sourdough will have a slightly sour smell and a slight layer of foam will develop on top. It will also rise in size.

This sourdough can be left in the fridge for up to 7 days. To store longer turn it into a dry sourdough by adding enough rye flour so that it turns into dry sprinkles. This way you can store it in the fridge for up to 8 weeks. flour-1528338_640

 Sourdough Bread Machine Recipe

  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1½ tbsp butter
  • 0.5 cups of dry sourdough
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 cups of white flour
  • 1 cup of rye flour

Bake on the relevant programme. Using rye flour can be tricky for an inexperienced baker as it draws a lot more water than wheat. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the dough during the mixing and rising process to make sure that it has the right texture. Add more water if necessary.

The sourdough can naturally also be tricky as the breads ability to rise depends on the culture of the sourdough. You can add 1 tsp of dry yeast to help the rising process until you are very familiar with your sourdough.

Easy Bread Machine Recipe

If you are looking for an easy bread machine recipe then this is the recipe to go for. It hardly gets any easier than this. For a lovely soft white machine bread you can simply use white wheat flour. Otherwise you can add a bit of whole wheat if you want.

Simply add the ingredients with the liquid at the bottom. Start your baking machine on the basic white bread program.

Notice that this easy bread machine recipe gives a really soft bread. It can be a bit difficult to cut without breaking when it’s still warm. So let it cool off before you cut it into slices.

Easy Bread Machine Recipe:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2½ tsp dry yeast
Easy Bread Machine Recipe for white bread
Bake the best white bread with this easy bread machine recipe

How To Keep Bread Fresh

When you just start to bake your own bread there is a great chance that there won’t be much left at the end of the day, simply because it is so delicious to serve freshly baked bread.

However, once bread making becomes a natural part of your everyday life, then leftovers might start to appear.

So what do you do with the leftovers?

Some people make the mistake of storing bread in the fridge. However, this is not a good idea as it will strip the bread of moist and leave you with some dry, chewy leftovers after a short time in the fridge.

The best thing you can do is to store your bread in a suitable type of bread storage. The purpose is to keep the bread fresh for as long as possible, but it is also important to protect the bread from possible threats like flies, insects or mice. There are several different options that you can choose between.

  • Breadbox. A breadbox is a good choice. A breadbox is a storage container that you can use to store bread and other baked goods. It is usually placed on the counter top where you have easy access to bread all day long. It keeps the bread from going stale too fast. The breadbox allows you to store your homemade bread at room temperature which will delay the process of decay. The lid of the breadbox is loose which allows an airflow that reduces condensation. This means that the process of creating mold is delayed. A breadbox is usually made from plastic, but it is also possible to find wooden breadboxes, as well as breadboxes made from metal or pottery.


  • Bread storage container. There are other types of bread storage containers that are made specifically with the purpose of keeping bread fresh for as long as possible. Tupperware or Lock & Lock are good example of airtight bread storage containers. They are good for smaller loaves of bread or just for leftovers.

Bread Storage Container

  • Bread Bags. There are many different types of bread bags that can be used to store homemade bread. Plastic bags can be used for breads with a softer crust. If you store a crispy bread with a hard crust in a plastic bag it will go soft really fast. Bread with a hard crust can be stored in a paper bag or a linen bag. Linen bags are good as they can be used again and again and they allow an airflow, where plastic bags can produce condensation.


Another good way to keep bread fresh is to freeze it as soon as possible. The faster you freeze the bread the more fresh it will be when you defrost it. You can freeze bread in plastic zip-lock bags or in containers like Tupperware. Let the bread defrost at room temperature and perhaps heat it a little before serving.

How To Use A Bread Maker

Getting your first bread maker can be pretty exiting. Opening the box and unwrapping the machine leaves you time for great anticipation. Setting it up, reading the manual and getting ready – but suddenly you might wonder the most important issue of how to use a bread maker. This article will take you through the different stages of bread making using a bread maker so you will become a pro in no time.

What is an automatic bread maker?

A bread maker is a machine that bakes bread from a-z. It’s an all-in-one baking device that kneads, rises and bakes the bread.  All you need to do is to add the ingredients in the right order, and make sure that all settings are correct. The machine will do the rest for you.

The machine consists of a bread pan, that will shape the loaf, usually one or two kneading paddles and a heating element that makes sure that the bread is baked.

How to use a bread maker:

  • Get to know your bread maker

Make sure you read the instruction book carefully before you start doing anything else. Read if there are any necessary steps to make before you use it.

Then you can start inspecting it. Take the bread pan out, insert it again, observe how it fits together. Take the kneading paddle out a few times and put it back and see how it reacts.

  • Wash the parts that come in contact with the dough. Make sure you rinse it well in order to remove any left overs from the soap.
  • Become familiar with the settings. Find out how you adjust the loaf size, the crust settings and the timer.
  • Measure out your ingredients. It is important to be quite exact when it comes to the ingredients as the bread will not bake well if you are not exact. It is a good idea to weigh out your ingredients before you start adding them to the bread maker so you have it all ready before you start.
  • Control the temperature of the ingredients. It is best if the ingredients have the same temperature. If you use liquids like milk or yogurt then take them out of the fridge about ½ hour before you start adding them to the bread maker to make sure it has the same temperature as the remaining ingredients. This will allow the bread to rise properly. Some machines have a feature where the machine takes care of the temperature, so it starts mixing when all the ingredients have the same temperature. If your machine has this then you don’t need to worry about taking ingredients out of the fridge before adding them.
  • Add the ingredients in the right order. As a general rule you add the wet ingredients at the bottom and the dry ingredients last. Be careful especially with the salt and the yeast. The yeast should not touch any of the wet ingredients as this can prevent the bread from rising properly. You can make a little indentation in the flour where you can add the yeast as this will prevent it from touching the liquids when the kneading cycle starts.
  • Use the timer. Many bread makers allow you to delay the baking process. This is really useful if you want to have bread ready early in the morning so you can wake up to the smell of fresh bread. Or if you want to bake when you are not at home, then you can set the timer to have the bread ready by the time you’ll be home.
  • Choose your program. Most bread makers come with a large variety of programs that allow you to bake many different types of bread. The most common is the basic bread setting that will let you make a classic, white loaf of bread. Many  bread makers also allow you to make whole wheat bread, sandwich bread, dough, gluten free bread, cake, jam, pasta dough, low carb bread ect. Many machines also has an express bake program. You also have to adjust the crust control depending on if you want a light crust or a dark crust.
  • Press start. If your machine has a feature of temperature control then nothing will happen until the ingredients have reached the same temperature. If your machine doesn’t have this feature then the machine will start mixing the dough.
  • Add extras if you want. Many bread machines have an alarm that will notify you when it is time to add extras like seeds, nuts, dried fruits, cheese ect. You can make delicious cakes and sweet breads by adding sweet, dried fruits, nuts and spices.
  • Decide if you want to remove the kneading paddles. Some machines allow you to remove the kneading paddles easily and will reshape the bread before baking. Other machines don’t have this option so you have to remove the dough and put it back in to get the right shape before baking. You can leave the kneading paddles in while baking. This will leave holes as you have to remove the paddles from the finished loaf. This will leave marks where the paddles have been. Some machines have technology that doesn’t make this a problem but other machines are designed in a way that they are hard to remove without destroying the bread. So be aware of this and find out how your model works.
  • Keep warm function. Most bread makers have a keep warm function that allow you to keep the bread warm for usually up to one hour.
  • Remove the bread after the baking cycle is finished. Don’t let the bread cool off inside the bread pan, the best is to remove it just after the baking cycle has finished. This will allow the bread to absorb the moisture properly and to let any excess evaporate. If you leave it too long in the baking pan the moisture will collect at the bottom and this can possibly leave you with a too moist bread.
  • Wash all the parts and the machine is ready for the next time. Most parts can be cleaned just using running water and soap. If you prefer to use the dish washer then check first to make sure that the parts are dish washer safe. However, most of the removable parts of often non-stick which is best to clean with a sponge, a bit of soap and some water. Non-stick is usually not good to put in the dish washer as it will slowly tear down the non-stick coating.
  • Store the bread. Don’t put your bread in the fridge as it will draw all the moisture out of the bread. Learn how to keep bread fresh and store it in containers, bread boxes or bags.

If you need more guidance you can watch this video for more details.

Black and Decker Bread Maker

If you are looking for a Black and Decker bread maker then you will find out that there are different models to choose between. In this article we are going to look at the different so you can find out which Black and Decker bread maker is the best choice for your.

Black and Decker bread makers come at different prices. The cheapest model can be found at around $50 and the more luxurious models range up to $100. So a Black and Decker is at the lower end of the prices scale when it comes to bread makers which makes it a good choice if you are on a budget or if you don’t want to invest a lot in a bread maker, for example if you are a beginner in baking or if you don’t plan to use it very often.

However, even if they are on the cheaper end of the price scale then they are very durable and can last for many years. One of the benefits of buying a Black and Decker bread maker is that replacement parts are so easy to find. They are available almost everywhere and even a simple search on Amazon.com will provide you with the most commonly used replacement parts, which means that you can benefit from a Black and Decker bread maker for many years to come.

Now we will take a closer look at two different models to see some of the different details of a Black and Decker bread maker.

black and decker bread makerBlack & Decker BK1015W

This is the cheapest model of bread makers from Black and Decker. It can be found at a price of around $50.

It is a compact bread maker, as it bakes the loaf vertically, so it doesn’t take a lot of space on the kitchen counter and it is easy to move around as it is light weight.


  • Power failure protection feature
  • 1-hour keep warm
  • 2 loaf sizes: 1-pound and 1 1/2-pound
  • 12 Baking Functions
  • 13-hour delay timer

It has two different loaf sizes even though the 1½ pound loaf is the most common for the different settings and the easiest to use.

It has a small viewing window in the lid where you can follow the progress of the baking cycle.

It has 12 different programs to choose between. It has a bake only setting if you wan’t to use your own recipes. However, be aware that this program doesn’t allow you to individually adjust the temperature, so it is not really useful after all.

Personal recommendation:

This is a very basic model. It has a lot of programs but most of them can’t really be used as you can’t make the necessary adjustments.

The mixing cycle is very good and it makes a good dough. The baking cycle tends to have problems both in rising and baking.

The basic baking cycle is good for a loaf of white bread but it doesn’t work very well with other types of flour such as rye or spelt. The kneading paddle easily gets stuck if you use whole wheat flour. I have tried baking a gluten free bread and it didn’t really bake at all.

As this is a very compact machine I would recommend it for a travel bread machine that you can use in your summer house, boat, caravan or motor home.

I wouldn’t really recommend it if you plan to bake bread often at home, then I would go with a more advanced model.

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Black and Decker B6000CBlack and Decker B6000C

The next on the list of Black and Decker bread makers is the B6000C.

It is a slightly more advanced model than the previous one and the main i differences are that it is a horizontal model and that it allows crust control.


  • Bakes 1.5, 2 or 3lb loaves
  • 10 Pre-programmed settings
  • Traditional horizontal loaf shape
  • 13 Hour bake delay setting
  • Crust control setting with automatic temperature adjustment for regular or dark crust

It has three different loaf sizes and allows you to bakd 3lb loaves.

It has a crust control setting that allows you to adjust the temperature for regular or dark crust.

It has 10 different pre-programmed settings including one for low-carb bread.

Personal recommendation: 

This model definitely is a step up from the previous model. You’ll get a lot more value for money buy adding the approximately $40 as this model sells at around $90.

A good feature is that it allows you to bake different sizes of loaves and it works really well with large batches of dough. The kneading paddle works well and doesn’t get stuck in the dough.

It notifies you when it is time to add extras to the dough. This is also a good time to take the dough out and remove the paddles as they can be difficult to remove afterwards without destroying the loaf completely.

Even though it has crust settings it tends to bake the bread dark even on the regular setting.

This bread maker will take you a long way but it is still a pretty basic bread maker that works best for simple loaves of bread like french bread or sandwich bread. For more advanced types of bread, or other grain types, I would go for a more advanced model.

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Bread Machine Banana Bread

There is hardly anything better than a freshly baked banana bread. Luckily, it is very easy to make bread machine banana bread so you don’t have to think twice before starting such a delicious treat.

It is important to remember adding the ingredients in the right order; wet at the bottom, dry at the top.

Ingredients for bread machine banana bread:

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup mashed, ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Add all the ingredients in your bread maker, except the nuts. Select the batter/cake program and press start. When ready, add the nuts.

When the machine is finished, let the bread cool off for 10 minutes before removing it from the baking pan.


Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine Review

The Cuisinart CBK-200 bread maker is an interesting machine if you are interested in taking your baking to the next level. It allows you to bake fresh, homemade bread with foolproof results every time. Being more advanced than it’s little brother, Cuisinart CBK-100, this machine has features that are hard to find among other types of baking machines.

Features that make the Cuisinart CBK-200 stand out

Convection fan

One of the features that makes this machine special is the convection fan that improves the air circulation inside the machine. This has an impact on the crust and the texture of the bread.

Many settings for a versatile machine

The other added feature is the artisan bread setting that the CBK-100 lacks. This setting allows you to use your own bread maker recipes without having to used one of the pre-set programs. The artisan bread setting allows you to bake bread using more advanced techniques like slow cool rise which gives you a thick, crispy crust and a good texture without having to use much yeast.

The Cuisinart convection bread maker has 16 pre-programmed options. This makes this machine very versatile so you can use it for many recipes. It also has an option for gluten free bread and for low-carb bread which is not something that all baking machines have.

Removable parts in high quality materials

When you unpack this Cuisinart bread maker you can immediately sense that it’s made in good materials. The design is elegant and the stainless steel design looks good on any counter top.

The bread pan and the kneading paddle is non-stick which makes the parts easy to clean. All the parts that come in contact with the dough are BPA-free.

The kneading paddle can be removed before the baking cycle begins to avoid having holes at the bottom of the loaf. The machine will beep to let you know that it’s time to remove the paddles. This feature is also useful if you make dough for pizza that you don’t want to bake inside the bread maker.

Features at a glance

  • Convection fan that circulates the air better for better crust and texture
  • 16 programs including artisan bread, low-carb and gluten free
  • 3 loaf sizes
  • 3 crust options
  • timer with 12-hour delay option
  • Power failure backup
  • 15-minute pause option
  • Bake only option
  • Removable lid and bread pan for easy cleaning
  • Removable kneading paddle, non-stick
  • Viewing window
  • LED display
  • Notification for mix in time
  • Notification when it’s time to remove the kneading paddle
  • Elegant design, brushed stainless steel
  • Comes with a recipe book, manual, measuring cup and spoon
  • 3 year warranty
  • Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 13 inches ; 16 pounds



  • Versatile machine with many settings including artisan
  • Convection fan for improved circulation
  • The parts that come in contact with the bread are BPA free
  • The dough cycle is good for pizza dough, rolls etc.
  • The machine beeps when it’s time to add ingredients like seeds, nuts, dried fruits etc.
  • The machine notifies you when it’s time to remove the kneading paddles if you don’t want the bread to bake with them inside
  • It is easy to get replacement parts if you need them as Cuisinart is available all over
  • 3 year warranty


  • The LED display can be difficult to read
  • The convection fan is noisy

Concluding thoughts 

In my opinion, the Cuisinart CBK-200 is a very good buy. It is easy to use for inexperienced bakers and it has lots of options for experienced bakers, so nobody will get disappointed with this bread maker.

Cuisinart CBK-100 Bread Machine Review

The Cuisinart CBK-100 bread maker is a sleek, modern looking bread maker that will allow you to make tasty, delicious bread without having to invest too much money in the project. It is one of the bread machines that can be found for less than $100 without having to make great compromises with features and programs.

This Cuisinart bread maker has 3 different loaf sizes to choose between. This makes this machine great for different sizes of households. It has programs that allow you to bake 1-, 1-1/2-, and 2-pound loaves.

It has 12 different programs to choose between which allow you to bake everything from soft, french bread, whole wheat bread, to gluten free bread, pasta dough and jam.

It has a timer that allow you to delay the baking time so you can add the ingredients and bake the bread later. For example, you can use this setting if you want to bake bread in the early hours of the morning to wake up to the wonderful smell of freshly baked bread.

It has a notification setting where the machine beeps in order to let you know when to add extra ingredients to the dough, if you want to add for example seeds, nuts, dried fruits, cheese etc.

Furthermore, it beeps again towards the end to let you know when to remove the kneading paddle to avoid having holes at the bottom of your loaf. Some baking machines bake the bread with the paddles baked inside the bread, which leave bad-looking holes at the bottom, which often result in a few broken slices of bread. This you can easily avoid when you are using the Cuisinart CBK-100 bread maker.

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Features of the Cuisinart CBK-100:

  • Horizontal design that allows you to bake 1-, 1-1/2-, and 2-pound loaves
  • LCD-display with a 13 hour delay timer
  • Large viewing window
  • 12 pre-programmed settings
  • 3 crust settings
  • Modern silver looking design
  • Comes with a measuring cup, measuring spoon, a manual and a recipe book
  • Removable kneading blade
  • Removable lid and pan for fast cleaning
  • Stay cool handles
  • Power failure backup
  • Specificaions: 15 inches x 18 inches x 12.25 inches, weighs 18 pounds


  • Easy settings. The machine is very easy to use
  • Loaf size. The machine allows you to make different sizes of loaves.
  • Crust setting. You can set the crust for light, medium or dark.
  • Package-mix setting. This is really easy if you use a ready bake mix. Basically all the work is done for you.
  • Removable kneading paddle. The machine only has one paddle but it beeps to let you know that you can remove it, or if you need to reorganize the dough before baking.


  • No custom settings. It is not easy to make you own recipes without custom settings. It doesn’t have a program that allow you to adjust the settings according to your own recipes so this is a big con for me as I like to experiment with my own recipes.
  • Large and heavy. It has a nice design but with a weight of 18 pounds it’s on the heavy end of the scale.
  • The recipe book is not very detailed.

Concluding thoughts

As a bread maker at a price below $100 it is a good buy. So it’s a good choice if you are on a budget. It has most of the necessary features of a good baking machine but in my opinion it lacks the custom settings that I would’t want to live without. But if you know from the beginning that you would never want to make your own experiments then this doesn’t matter.

It makes excellent white bread, and the gluten free program works really well as well. It is very versatile and even has a program for homemade pasta dough.

Generally, this is a good bread machine if you are looking for a simple, easy-to-use machine that makes simple, decent bread. It is really useful if you like to bake with bake mixes. However, if you have high expectations and you want to bake like a pro then you should aim for a bread machine a bit higher on the price scale.

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Best Bread Machine Flour – All-Purpose vs. Bread Flour

When you first start out with a bread machine you are probably easy to try out different recipes to make the perfect bread. So one of the first questions that comes to mind is about flour; what is the best bread machine flour? Should I use a bake mix? Should I go with all-purpose flour? This article will cover some of the main questions concerning the types of flour that are good to use for bread machine bread.

First of all, the flour you use will have a direct impact on the final result. Flours differ in so many ways and you won’t get the same result using different types of flour. Flour differs in relation to taste, the protein content and the ability to make crust. It is the protein – gluten – that enables the bread to rise and become airy and soft. The higher the gluten content the better the dough will rise. Gluten helps create structure in the dough and will determine the final texture of the bread. If you want a bread with a thick, chewy texture then you have to look for flour with a high gluten content.

Bread flour

Bread flour has a high amount of gluten. It contains about 12-15% gluten. Bread flour is good for bread machines because of the high protein content. Using a high-quality bread flour will enable you to make dense, chewy breads with a thick crust.

All-purpose flour

All-purpose flour is a plain type of flour, that as the name indicates, can be used for all kinds of baking. The gluten content is less than it is in baking flour. All-purpose flour has a gluten content of about 9-12%. All-purpose flour can be used in bread machines but it will not have the same ability to rise as when you use bread flour.

It is possible to find all-purpose flour with a protein level higher than average. This will be written on the package. Go for a protein level of at least 12-14 % if you want the best results.

Gluten free

When you want to make gluten free machine bread then it can be difficult to get a good texture in the beginning. You will probably have to try it out a few times before you get a result that you are satisfied with.

The lack of gluten means that the bread doesn’t have an ability to rise naturally.

In order to get structure in the dough you need to add something to replace the gluten. This can be a type fiber that adds texture like Husk or xanthan gum.

Bake mix

Another option when you bake in a bread machine is to use bake mix. These are ready blends that allow you to make a bread quickly and easily without having to add too many different ingredients.

Panasonic SD-YD250 Bread Maker Review

For those of us interested in making delicious, homemade bread, it can be very difficult to choose the best bread maker for your needs. At a glance, most bread makers seem to be made equal, with similar features, claims and quality. However, that is not the case when it comes to the Panasonic SD-YD25. The Panasonic bread maker is a cut above the rest in several ways, holding a number of unique features that other bread machines lack. However, as well as the long list of extra features, this machine also boasts the basic, required qualities of a standard bread machine.


The user of this machine has the ability to decide what size loaf to create. There are three settings, for small, medium and large, This gives you the option to make small, gourmet loaves, or a large, standard loaf for your family’s lunches.

The Panasonic bread machine features two baking modes: a 2 hour mode, where your bread will bake in just two hours; a 13 hour wait mode, where it will take longer to start baking the bread. This feature enables you to set the bread to bake and be ready for when you intend to eat it (in the morning, for example).

It has simple settings, which is a positive. It is not hard to choose whether you want light, medium or dark crust, and you have the option to bake a multitude of different breads, such as : pizza, basic, multi-grain, whole wheat, cake and french. Another handy feature is the ability to beep when it is time to add fruit, nuts, or other additives, to prevent them being destroyed when the bread is kneaded.


The features listed above are quite basic- the features that almost every bread maker has. However, the Panasonic bread maker has a number of other features that are not only unique, but will make your experience, and your bread, that much better.

  • Automatic yeast dispenser. This Panasonic bread maker features an automatic yeast dispenser. This is an amazing addition, as yeast makes bread that much better, especially if it is added at just the right moment. The yeast dispenser will release into the dough at the exact moment that it is required, giving the dough, and your bread, the perfect rise, consistency and taste.
  • Solid lid. The Panasonic bread maker does not have a viewing window. While this might seem like a negative, this was built into the design on purpose, and according to Panasonic, it allows the bread to have a better rise, excellent crust and more even color. The lack of a viewing window makes for bread that is absolutely perfect in every way. This is a thoughtful and innovated addition to the design.
  • Temperature regulation. The Panasonic SD-YD250 is a high quality machine, made with sturdy and robust materials, that ensure long lasting quality and only the finest bread. When you turn on the machine, it will wait until the ingredients are at the perfect temperature. This cuts your preparation time in half. Instead of having to wait for cold items to sit out and return to room temperature, you can simply add them to the machine, and the Panasonic bread maker will sense when all ingredients are at the correct temperature. This is a very helpful feature, that highlights Panasonic’s desire to ensure convenience and quality.

The Panasonic bread machine features a quiet motor, ensuring that you will not have any trouble with volume control. The bread is always perfectly made, with even crust color and a beautiful shape. It is easy to use, easy to understand and has high levels of precision. As long as you follow the instructions, you can have perfect bread each and every time with the help of the Panasonic SD-YD250.

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Features Summary

  •  Three crust settings
  • Multiple pre-set baking options
  •  13 Hour time delay
  • No viewing window (for optimal baking)
  • Automatic yeast dispenser
  • Small, medium or large loaf setting


  • The Panasonic SD-YD250 is able to make a variety of different loaves, in 1.5-, 2-, or 2.5-pound loaves.
  • You can bake bread in only two hours with this machine. It also features a time delay of up to 13 hours! (So you can have hot bread at just the right moment).
  • The automatic yeast dispenser allows the yeast to be added to the dough at just the right moment, giving you perfectly formed loaves.
  • The Panasonic SD-YD250 comes with several, conveniently pre-programmed settings, such as: whole wheat, pizza, cake, sandwich, basic, french, raisin and rapid bake. This versatility means you can use this for whatever type of bread you are in the mood for.
  • There are three different crust settings to choose from, light, medium and dark.
  • It is made of high quality, durable materials that will not break.


  • The Panasonic SD-YD250 is not the cheapest bread machine. That said, it is only priced a little over $100, and is of a far, far superior quality to those prices beneath $100. In fact, there is no true comparison- it is in another league.
  • It might be a bit big for very small families, or people living alone.


To be honest, the Panasonic SD-YD250 makes astounding, high quality bread. With an automatic yeast dispenser, and endless attention to detail, this machine is one of a kind. If you have a small family, of one or two people, or you live alone, then this might be a big big for you (although it’s still a great buy). However, if you are a large family, or enjoy eating different types of high quality bread time and time again, then the Panasonic SD-YD250 is definitely the machine for you.

Overall, this is a fantastic machine. It does everything for you, including waiting, kneading and more. The bread is always consistently good, with an even crust and a high quality taste. The price tag is a little steeper than others, but it is well worth the extra money for such great quality bread. So if you’ve been on the hunt for a great bread machine, with durability, high quality results, and a unique set of features, than the Panasonic SD-YD250 is the bread maker for you.

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