Abby Sher

Panasonic SD-RD250 Bread Machine Review

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Choose between medium and plus sized bread loaves with the Panasonic SD-RD250. This size configurable breadmaker offers more than just size adjustments with a choice in crust colour, and five basic modes of baking. You can make Pizza dough, opt to bake only and also decide on creating Pasta, French or Basic white bread. All these options are easy to locate on the digital control panel and its large LCD display that makes it easy to read too.

In the Basic mode, you can make excellent white bread with whole wheat too. French mode helps recreate French bread delicacies with a crispier outer casing a softer inside. Pasta and Pizza dough speak for themselves. The programmable timer usually takes in 13 hours advance timing, which lets you decide when you want your bread to be ready.

Maybe you like waking up early to the smell of bread baking or like savouring bread freshly made minutes ago right after coming back home in the night – The Panasonic SD-RD250 (see today's price) with its delay timer lets you do this and much more.


After having used the Panasonic SD-RD250 for about a week now, we have to agree that it has a quite comprehensive instruction booklet that lets you understand the intricacies associated with baking without going too technical. Plenty of titbits of information about the bread maker, how to best use it and even recipes that come out great when followed to the letter. We had a blast the entire week having tried each of its 5 baking options and 3 crust selection choices.

The first time you unpack the Panasonic SD-RD250, be ready to be alarmed by its large size. Unlike most other bread makers, this one actually bakes an extra large loaf when required. Thankfully, the medium allowed us to make enough for two with some extra for latter. Before we started out, we gave the instruction booklet a thorough look and understood one critical element to baking with the Panasonic SD-RD250. If you add less water or more water than is actually required, the end product can turn out less than appeasing.

So, we took extra caution when adding in water with the ingredients and found that at the end of the kneading process, nothing was sticking to the sides or the bottom. Baking complete and yet nothing sticking anywhere. Even the paddle came out with very little effort, which proves that this breadmaker makes the most soft and supple loaves in the market.

Panasonic SD-RD250 Bread Maker with Automatic Fruit & Nut Dispenser
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Panasonic SD-RD250 Bread Maker with Automatic Fruit & Nut Dispenser
  • Power 120AC, 60Hz
  • Microprocessor controlled for even baking
  • Special dispenser for addition of Fruit or nuts for even mixing in the baking process
  • Diamond fluorine non-stick coated pan for easy clean-up

Naturally maintaining this breadmaker is easy. In fact, we only have to rinse the bread pan with water to get ready for another round of baking. The lid and the exterior only need a quick wipe as they don’t usually get dirtied in the process. The Panasonic SD-RD250 does come with a Quick baking option that slashes overall cooking time by at least 1 hour but this is not something we would advise as the quality suffers. Stick to the natural five options available based on what you are baking and things should turn out fine.


  • 5 Basic baking modes for XL and M sized loaf.
  • Additional dispenser lets you add in nuts and fruits to the baking process.
  • Microprocessor for evenly baking bread.
  • Non-stick coated pan without Teflon, using Diamond Fluorine coating.
  • Large easy to read LCD display.


When we initially tried out the Panasonic SD-RD250, we were already confident of its performance as the instruction booklet even let us know what each problem meant. If it was a sticky dough, cracked dough or excessive heating etc. you know beforehand what to do.

Such a detailed manual is excellent for folks who have never before used a breadmaker and for folks who want only a basic model that is more than just capable of baking bread day in and day out. In our opinion, the Panasonic SD-RD250 is a capable, durable and well designed, effective breadmaker that deserves a full 5/5 rating.

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