5Panasonic SD-2501

Panasonic SD-2501

 Verified🏆 2024 AwardMPNs:PSD2501, SD-2501 and SD2501
4.5

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Build Quality
4.6 (60)
Value for Money
4.6 (61)
Ease of Use
4.8 (63)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.7 (62)
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4.5 (62)
Bread Quality & Consistency
4.5 (61)
Makes a variety of breads
Achieves consistent results
Highly durable
Easy to experiment with ingredients

Reviews

273 reviews
Jack
JackWAPerth, WA
 

At least 10 years old, going strong

This was one of my first purchases leaving home. Grew up with home made bread and wasn't doing with out it. That is at least 10 years ago. By myself I used it weekly to every other week. Now with a family 2 loaves a week is normal. I've taken it with me from Perth to Darwin and back again. Only problem is the latch for the automatic fruit chute broke. Never used it anyway and just wired it back it.

My parents have the same model, hence my purchase. Theirs must be approaching 15years old at least. Still going but Mum washed the container one time and the non stick isn't to great since. I've never washed the container and the bread still falls out every time. Show details

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DHA
DHAVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC5 posts
 
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Lucinda Burrows
Lucinda Burrows
 

Not just a breadmaker

I've made raspberry jam for the last 2 years. Tastes amazing. Raspberries, sugar and pectin, set it going and jar it after 1hr 40min.
Lots of loaves and dough made over the years. Must be over 8 years old. Found a second hand bread pan for it a while back so I have a spare Show reply
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DnB
DnB3 posts
 

Good machine

Purchased September 2018, as at November 2022 baked 461 loaves.
Included 3 flops: 1 where paddle was disengaged, two from my bad yeast.
Recipes in manual are not provided in metric units which can result in variation, but generally come out OK. Mainly White loaf, French & Italian bread.
Can't quiet match the taste results of my very old Breadman, particularly for wholegrain and seed loaves.
I put yeast in last, up high, on the flour all pushed to one side, so the water/milk does not get to it in the 30 minutes rest period.
Quiet operation, robust machine, does exactly what it says on the box, and yes I would buy another with a separate yeast dispenser.
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Liz P
Liz P
 
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Ash
Ash3429VIC, 342932 posts
 

If you decided to buy a bread maker, I would not choose anything except Panasonic SD-2501

How satisfied are you with this product's features/controls and its performance when you apply different settings? EXTREMELY
What type of bread do you make in your breadmaker? ANYTHING, I MAKE MY OWN Recipe BY MIXING ANYTHING I LIKE
How satisfied are you with the taste and texture of the bread produced in the breadmaker? VERY GOOD. IT CANNOT MAKE SPELT BREAD LIKE COMMERCIAL ONES YOU GET, BUT ALL GOOD Show details ·  1
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Mick2676AU23 posts
 
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Christopher V.
Christopher V.NSWSydney, NSW18 posts
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zollee2 posts
 
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Russ
RussNSWSydney, NSW16 posts
 

Great but spare parts are Extortionate!

Had this breadmaker for probably 4 or 5 years and its been really good no issues with it. Now the non stick is coming off so need to replace the paddle and the bowl. Just got a quote for $265 with delivery for these items. Absolutely ridiculous.

I ordered two spare paddles from Ali express for much less but the non-stick is not very good. Looking at other brands now to check the spares cost as I hate to throw things out but that is what Panasonic wants us to do. Come on Panasonic these should be consumable prices not "may as well buy a whole new unit" price. Show details

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maxine
maxineWAWheatbelt, WA19 posts
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Great machine except

Bought Panasonic Bread Maker 2 years ago. I have never used the raisin dispenser, but use it to make bread every second day. Recently, I noticed the dispenser lid was hanging down inside machine. I tried to fasten it back up, but it just falls loose.
Can only use this machine to bake bread, can't use it to bake fruit or nut loaves.
Apparently, if the dispenser lid is broken, heat escapes from the machine whilst baking. Panasonic suggests a new dispenser, but not willing to pay $60. Show details
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Gezza
GezzaVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC48 posts
 

Fantastic & Reliable

I was recommended this brand of Bread machine as there are alot of cheap breadmakers that put people off from using them. We've used this Panasonic at least twice a week for months now (under lock down ) and it hasn't faulted! Great for pizza dough and bread comes out well cooked. Thanks Panasonic for making such a great appliance that you want to use! Highly recommended! Show details ·  2
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Tony P.
Tony P.12 posts
 

WOW best ever

Bought last week from beta electrical lakes entrance,had a breville for last 6 years .it was spasmodic in its results.This one is the bomb almost silent,and I’m getting the best bread I’ve ever had. Tony Show details ·  1
T-Potz
T-PotzSouth Australia10 posts
 
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Nick
NickSASoutheast, SA
 

Trouble again

Living in the bush, I love the small and taste of fresh bread! Was wrapped with my Panasonic a few years ago, then it played up, not mixing properly?>? HN replaced, no questions asked.... gone well with new one for the last year, now same again? It is skipping some cycle and putting out flat heavy loves even the birds cant eat? Frustrating, I dont like replacing again but 3 failures in a row now has made me look again. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Dadda
Dadda

Using sourdough with the SD-2501 is a frustrating experience.
Why doesn't Panasonic make a bread machine with a Rise setting?

Dadda
Dadda

Using sourdough with the SD-2501 is a frustrating experience.
Why doesn't Panasonic make a bread machine with a Rise setting?

Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   
Dadda
Dadda  
Sharmayne B.
Sharmayne B.

I have lost the kneading blades to the bread maker - where can I get replacement blades?

Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   

Hi Sharmayne, these can be purchased for any of Spare parts distributors per link below. Part #'s are ADD96E160 (standard) + ADD97G160 (Rye). external link

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Details

Features:

  • The Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker has 15 baking programs and 3 different crust colours and loaf sizes, helping you make the perfect loaf for you.
  • One of these programs is a Gluten Free Mode, which lets you easily make gluten-free bread. This makes this bread maker more suitable for people with specific dietary needs and preferences.
  • A Specialty Mode also lets you make spelt bread, which has a wider variety of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals than conventional wheat, and is said to be beneficial for your digestive health.
  • This model can also make jam and compote, letting you make the bread and the spread you put on it.
  • It also has an automatic raisin and nut dispenser that adds and evenly distributes these ingredients throughout the dough, meaning you don’t have to worry about these bits dropping to the bottom of your bread loaf.
  • A 13-hour digital timer lets you enjoy freshly baked bread whenever you like.
  • The bread maker also has a Diamond-Fluro coated bread pan and kneading blade to help stop your bread sticking to the pan, making cleaning a whole lot easier.
  • This unit costs $329.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that this bread maker was effective in making a variety of breads, from the dough through to the finished product, whether it was a loaf, buns, or pizza bases.
  • Reviewers noted that it also produced consistent results, making baking a loaf almost foolproof.
  • The bread maker is highly durable, and lasts a long time even with thorough use, according to reviewers.
  • Reviewers also appreciated how easy it was to experiment with different ingredients, saying that it was easy to add ingredients such as fruits (including frozen fruit), seeds, herbs, and garlic.
CategoryBread Makers
Price (RRP) $329
Max Loaf Size1.2 kg
FeaturesAutomatic Ingredients Dispenser, Gluten Free Setting and Jam & Compote Mode
Preset Timer 13 hours
Dimensions 382 x 256 x 389 mm
Weight7 kg
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhite
Release date
ManualDownload manual
Awards 2017, 2018, 2019 and 4 more
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  • GTIN13: 5025232611966 and 8887549410017
  • MPN: PSD2501, SD-2501 and SD2501

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