Makes a variety of breads
Achieves consistent results
Easy to experiment with ingredients
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Simply perfect every time
Bought from HN ,i decided this was the year to make bread, carefully chose the machine and OML i cannot fault it i have used Laucke flour and All about Bread flour,astounding results every single time iv made soy and linseed ,multigrain and pumpernickel, even taken to making it for the neighbours , im so thrilled with it,the cost was $250 the flours average at $15-20 a 5kg bag yeast $4 ,i dont need to queue for bread or check the freshness or ask for a later dated loaf i just pop in the ingredients press menu press start and depending on menu a...few hrs later i have fresh wonderful bread,i want to try seeded bread but as iv read the reviews it says they can scratch the pan ,does anyone have any tips,i love it that much im taking in the caravan with us so we can continue having wonderful bread
Purchased in May 2021 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $250.00.
Great for every day baking
This is our first bread maker and after 6 months of use it's hard to imagine being without it. It's so easy to use that my husband (who couldn't cook to save himself, not even as much as to fry an egg) has suddenly taken on the baking duty. He loads it up before going to bed and puts it on timer so that it's finished baking in the morning. It's so nice waking up to the aroma of freshly baked bread. We found that the longer it bakes, the better it comes out. The "rushed" 4 hour bread does't come out as large and fluffy as the the loaves that sit in the bread maker overnight before being cooked.
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores.
Love love love my Panasonic SD 2501
I bought my machine about 12 months ago and use it regularly. I use Laucke bread mixes, The Spelt loaf, Multigrain Soy and Linseed and right now have a Brioche Loaf on. It is soo easy. Photo is a Spelt Loaf.
Purchased in July 2020 for $349.00.
Barely adequate. I have not had what I consider a good result let alone a great one. Bottom line: it doesn't rise anywhere near as much as my past breadmaker (which lasted for years, I might add). I use the same bread mix and have increased the yeast and made sure it was fresh etc etc. Used the rye menu for a rye bread mix which once again I have used for years. The texture is very dense, not what I am used to.
Purchased in June 2020 at The Good Guys.
On to my second one of these
Have used one regularly for a number of years. Last one recently broke down. Always produce a reliable loaf (even on timer). Clean without difficulty. Don't look further than this model.
Purchased in April 2021 at Harvey Norman for $284.00.
No need to consider other Brands - Buy this.
I can't fault this machine. This is my third bread maker and by far the best, I hope Panasonic keeps making it - just as it is. I have owned it for more 4 years, using it 3-5 times a week for bread, pizza, dough etc, nothing beats waking to the smell of fresh baked bread. It still looks new, everything functions perfectly and the results are consistently fantastic.
Purchased in July 2017 at Myer for $239.00.
A must have machine in our household - paid for itself in cash and kind many times over!
Purchased This machine on the 24th July 2017 as a replacement to a competitor product that failed after a year and have baked over 800 loaves of bread since with the only failure being the depositor (which I have immobilized). The machine is used daily. I have a preferred brand of flour, and instant yeast. I weigh the flour/oil/butter/water on a scale. The results are consistent with only minor variations that are related to ambient conditions. Have baked a number of different types of bread from the recipe book all of which were up to expectat...ion. I also make dough for "artisan" bread, buns and pizzas. Family and visitors always ask for "a slice of your bread" in preference to store bought bread. Have also brought bread to family functions were it is disappears with alacrity.
Purchased in July 2017 at Beds n Dreams VIC, Dandenong South for $140.00.
My new love!
After much research & reviews settled on this bread maker. Honestly the best investment I’ve made! Followed the instructions very nervously & bread was absolutely PERFECT! The 75/15 wholemeal is our favourite.
Purchased in August 2020 at Myer.
Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker - fantastic
Easy to use, follow the instructions. I've made 2 loaves so far and they have turned out fantastic. Many more loaves to come. Nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread.....fabtabulous!
I have just bought this machine. I didn't quite believe one could dump measured ingredients into the bread pan, dial a few buttons, and wait a few hours until bread was cooked. It worked. There is a bar display to indicate what stage the bread is at. My first loaf, precise ingredients, was for a 50/50 white and whole meal. I chose the smallest size, medium. The resultant loaf was huge. It had the texture and taste of shop-bought bread, with a hint of yeastiness. I could smell the yeast in the kitchen for 24 hours. Time to tweak ingredients for ...my second loaf: less yeast, salt and sugar. This crusty soft white loaf was slightly smaller and tasted much better. I have to cut the loaves lengthwise horizontally to get suitable small slices for my diabetic needs, and to fit the toaster. One must use the correct flours and yeast. I bought the 2.4 kg boxes of local Adelaide Hills miller, Laucke, which contains the correct bread flours, in four bags, and a sachet of yeast. There are many varieties of bread available in this range. Each box makes 4-6 loaves. Alas, no using up of any old plain flour one may have. The machine: It looks good, but is big and it does take up a lot of bench space. It can't be put under high cupboards, because the open height is 24", (61 cms), and one still has to twist and lift the bread pan out with an oven glove. It also needs to be away from surfaces that can burn, such as wood. I have Caesar Stone. I pull the machine over to the middle of the bench to use. None of the components can be put in a dishwasher. The bread pan is non-stick and responds well to a wipe over. The bread must be taken out immediately the cycle is finished. The end of cycle beeper is faint, but it does repeat a few times. I know I would not hear it if I was watching television, or was in a far room. I put on my very loud timer as well. The kneading blade leaves a small hole, about 5 cents size, in the bottom of the loaf. The brochure of 48 pages: At last! This was a decent size booklet with lots of explanation. Good pictures. Lots of recipes for bread, dough, additives such as herbs, fruit, and nuts, and making jam. Small print at times, but NO bikini print: (itsy bitsy teeny weeny, which needs a magnifying glass plus specs). Other domestic product manufacturers take note. I am pleased to say I know I will enjoy using this. Post script: I have now veered away from the standard recipes. I can leave out the sugar, salt, butter and powdered milk so long as I activate the yeast in a little warm water first. I tried the 'adding extra ingredients' function. (I finely chopped some sunflower kernels). The machine made a clunking noise when the trapdoor released, and afterwards there was a low knocking sound with the extra kneading. No bother if you know what is happening.
Purchased in October 2020 at Appliances Online for $289.00.
Brilliance at its best
This machine is tops. I bake at least two loaves of bread a week. I usually purchase a complete bread mix, then add such items as Chia seeds. I mainly bake a type of wholegrain, but have successfully baked several types of RYE.For a nice tasting bread for toast I bake a white with extra fibre and add FROZEN BACKBERRIES. I must admit that I very rarely follow recipes from the book supplied but still have a 99% success rate. This machine is excellent.Do not be afraid to experiment with this machine.
Purchased in March 2012 for $198.00.
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Not upto my expectations
My husband bought this for me as he loves fresh homemade bread.Tried several times exactly following the recipe from the book, but the bread seems nice and fluffy on the end but dense pasty in the middle. Tried warming the water a bit but still the same. Bought ingredients as in the book but still no success in making a fully fluffy bread .
Purchased at Noel Leeming for $299.00.
Excellent Bread Maker for me
Bought about 18 years ago and have been baking 1 or 2 loaves a week. "Best bread ever" eaters comments. Machine showing signs of age. Plastic on lip of lid brittle and breaking. Buying a new one. It will probably outlive me. Only failures were my errors.
Purchased in June 2000.
I bought the Panasonic SD 2501 at Bridgetown Retravision , after a lot of research. No regrets.
It's whisper quiet, and bakes a beautiful loaf. I've so far made a herb and garlic loaf, plain white loaf and today a rye load. They were all fabulous. I didn't use premixes, the recipes in the book that comes with it are easy to follow, and the machine does the rest. Have had Breville in the past, but this machine is outstanding
Purchased in August 2020 at RetraVision for $275.00.
The perfect breadmaker except ...
The SD-2501 is a fantastic breadmaker. It has a very easy to use menu and the provided instruction manual has a lot of useful information and recipes. The bread it has made is excellent.
But there is one important caveat. DO NOT use dried fruit or nuts that are not soft. We decided to try the banana bread recipe that uses banana flakes. It seems the diamond-fluro coating is extremely thin and we now have circular wear rings in the base of the bread pan after baking this recipe once in our almost new breadmaker.
To be fair it is noted on page 14 of the manual that "Using large, hard seeds may scratch the coating of
the dispenser and bread pan."
Purchased in July 2020 at Appliances Online for $237.00.
Questions & Answers
I've tried the spelt and rye loaf (menu 14) several times and it just doesn't work. I've tried both paddles, I've made sure the yeast and flour is brand new. Why doesn't it work? Any tips?
Hi Emma, its best to ask these tricky question to our customer service team.
you can call them on 132600.
Hey emma sorrt iv been away, i use the rye paddle and the pumpernickle flour tap water and an olive oil i use programme 1 basic bread also used programme 6 and really do have perfect bread e time
Thanks but oil and Pumpernickel flour? Neither of those are in the recipe. My question is about the rye and spelt menu 14.
why no oz recipe in book forspicy fruit loaf only nz
In the Panasonic SD-ZB2512 bread maker why do the Australian and New Zealand recipes differ?
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- The Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker has 13 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, making it suitable for people with a range of 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.
|Max Loaf Size||1.2 kg|
|Features||Automatic Ingredients Dispenser, Gluten Free Setting and Jam & Compote Mode|
|Preset Timer||13 hours|
|Dimensions||382 x 256 x 389 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Release date||Dec 2011|
- MPN: 1921, 35902769, PSD2501, SD-2501 and SD2501
- GTIN13: 5025232611966 and 8887549410017
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