Panasonic SDYD250 Automatic Bread Maker with YeastPro
If you’re looking for a mid-priced unit that comes with a lot of bells and whistles, the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser might be your best choice. This versatile unit makes all the usual types of bread including 2 1/2 pound loaves that rise high in a vertical orientation as well as 12 pre-programmed dough and bake settings. It will produce pizza dough, cake, and even has a pre-programmed raisin bread and holiday fruit cake settings.
The unit will brown the crust on all sides, however there’s no viewer window to monitor the baking process. The quick bread function will take nearly 2 hours for a finished loaf. There aren’t any gluten-free recipes in the booklet, so if this is a priority, you may want to look somewhere else.
This machine also features an automatic yeast dispenser, meaning no more stopping to add yeast at the right time; simply fill up the yeast dispenser and the machine will mix it in automatically. After the loaf is finished, you should always wipe and rinse out the dispenser or the leftover yeast will continue to grow and contaminate your machine. It also comes protected by a one year warranty.