We have recently got this ultimate bread maker from Panasonic for our office use. The machine is ultra classic and super sturdy. It was recently named as the best bread machine by eco-chef. The latest technology, the ease of using and above all, the ability to make the perfect bread every time which almost melts into your mouth makes the gadget all the more special and precious. The model we have purchased is Panasonic Bread Maker SD-YD250 which can bake a loaf of around 2.5 pounds. Though the machine comes with this unique feature in which you can set the size of the loaf you are going to bake.
Along with the selection of the size and the other common control options which are available in the machine, the user is also allowed to choose the colour of the crust which gives the bread maker an edge over the other competitors in the market. And now we are going to take all our readers on a virtual tour of ‘Bread Baking’ in the world of Panasonic SD-YD 250.
All about the controls:
The machine itself is around 15.5 pounds and consumes an average counter space. However, no one wants the machine to drop itself off the counter owing to the vibration. Hence, ensure that the machine is placed on a large enough counter before you start baking in it. It has the regular dough cycle, is able to make gluten free bread, and makes bread loaves in three sizes – M, L and XL.
It can be used to prepare Multigrain bread, Basic or the Regular Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Pizza dough, French bread, rapid bread (with the Bake Rapid cycle), Sandwich Bread (Bake Sandwich cycle), Raisin Bread (Bake Raisin cycle), dough for dinner rolls, croissants, donuts and pizzas and you can extend the functionality of the machine by using the recipe booklet and your skills.
All about the Bread:
The bread prepared with the Panasonic bread maker is better than all the competitors in terms of texture, taste, size, colour (which can be set) and aroma. You might think that we are being biased just because we have this machine. But experience speaks better than any infomercial and a demo is always available in the executive stores. So, you can just check this out on your own too.
The bread tastes good because of the difference in the baking cycles, the availability of the yeast dispenser which works on its own and the unique programming of the bread maker.
After the Baking:
Everybody doesn’t love cleaning up; especially the kitchen mess. Baking was made automatic because manual baking used to take a lot of time, skill, effort and a huge time for cleaning up the mess left after baking. Though some bread makers leave the baking pan gooey or leave the burnt bread in the corners, the Panasonic Bread Maker comes has this unique baking pan which is non-stick and can be thus, cleaned easily. All you have to do is to clean it like a normal utensil. You can’t put it in the dishwasher though and can’t use the abrasive cleaners on it. This will destroy the non-stick coating.
The main body and unit can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or kitchen towel and the yeast dispenser can also be wiped with a cloth. If you are wiping the yeast dispenser with a damp cloth, though, you should take care that it is completely dry when you use it the next time. To clean the kneading paddle, you can follow the regular process but you should not submerge it in the water.
The measuring cup and spoon can also be rinsed and dried just like the other utensils. Hence, the cleaning part will also not require a lot of effort. Let me tell you, this is one of the major reason that we bought the machine for the office as the staff over there is less bent towards strenuous cleaning processes.
So, what are you waiting for, go for a demo. Or even better, order one for your office right now..!!