Panasonic SD-2500 WXC

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Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Bread Maker Review

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The Panasonic SD-2500 WXC bakes high quality bread with the minimum of fuss. If you don't need the raisin and nut dispenser of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC then it's the perfect choice!

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We recently reviewed the excellent Panasonic SD-2501WXC and were impressed by its variety of options and bread quality. The only downside was that its one of the more expensive breadmakers on the market, which is where the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC comes in. The SD-2500WXC is still a relatively expensive model, but if you don’t need so many modes and the extra features of the SD2501 then it’s a fantastic choice.

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Features

The Panasonic SD-2500 WXC has a wide variety of modes and features, allowing you to customise the bread you bake a great deal. If you’re a bread fanatic then having the option of different types of bread is important, and with the 10 different bread and dough modes you won’t be stuck for variety. Some examples of modes include Panasonic’s original Brioche mode, Rye bread, French bread and gluten free program.

There is some confusion about whether or not the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC contains a fruit and nut dispenser. We believe that the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC DOESN’T come with a dispenser, despite several retail websites listing this as a feature. The lack of a fruit and nut dispenser is the main difference between this model and the slightly more expensive Panasonic SD-2501WXC. If being able to automatically dispense extra ingredients is important to you then you’ll want to go for the SD-2501WXC. If you don’t plan on adding nuts or fruit to your bread, or you don’t mind doing it manually, then the SD-2500 should suffice.

The quality of the bread Panasonic SD-2500 WXC bakes is beyond dispute, however, as Panasonic’s advanced baking technology makes it easy to create the perfect loaf. A key feature of the bakery programmes are that the bread maker is able to keep a stable baking temperature regardless of how hot or cold the surroundings are. By controlling the temperature of the dough while its being kneaded and rising, the machine is capable of producing high quality bread every time.

There are a variety of other options available to you when baking with the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC. Three loaf settings (medium, large and extra large) allow you to bake just the right amount. There’s also a crust setting to let you get just the right crispiness for your taste. Jam and compote modes are another added bonus.

Here’s a brief overview of the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC bread maker’s main features:

  • 10 different bread and dough modes including rye bread and gluten free.
  • Super rapid option when you need a quick loaf.
  • Delay timer allowing you to set your bread to bake overnight.
  • Modern styling and cool touch exterior to prevent the machine from heating up excessively on the outside.

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Reviews

Like its cousin the SD-2501WXC, the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC has nearly 100% positive reviews from those who’ve bought and used it online. A common theme to the reviews is that the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC automatic bread machine produces fantastically high quality bread with little input from the user. It does have a relatively long baking cycle compared to other models, but it’s worth it when you taste the bread (and there’s always the super rapid option for when you need the bread quickly).

Other positive comments include that the machine is easy to understand, consistent in its quality (no guessing the right amounts of ingredients) and reasonably priced for the features included. The recipe book included with the bread maker is also said to be very useful, with a number of tasty recipes.

There are a few downsides to the Panasonic SD-2500 WXC, however, such as the lack of a viewing window and ingredients dispenser. These are relatively minor problems compared to the positives though.

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Rating And Conclusion

We’ve given the Panasonic SD-2500WXC 4.5 stars as it’s a high quality machine that’s worth every penny. It only loses half a star for its lack of viewing window and ingredients dispenser. If you like the idea of fully automated bread including raisins and nuts then the Panasonic SD-2501 WXC is probably the best option, but otherwise you can save a bit of money and still bake bread of equal quality using the SD-2500 WXC.

Conclusion Rating
Value
5 stars
Features
4 stars
Bread Quality
5 stars

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6 Comments/Reviews

  • Reno says:

    I sure hope that Panasonic made the motor stronger. We have worn out two earlier Panasonic bread machines. They simply won’t knead the bread well enough anymore. I’m hesitating about buying another Panasonic bread machine now. They are a bit expensive to have to replace every few years.

    • Eric says:

      As Reno says, the Panasonic bread maker needs replacing every few years, but the motor is not the problem, it is the paddle spindle. It becomes stiff and will cause the motor to burn out. However, it is still the best bread maker.

  • John says:

    If the paddle spindle become stiff, turn the loaf tin over and put some oil – cooking oil only, not lubricating oil – around the base of the spindle and rotate the spindle until it frees.

  • Lawrence says:
    5 stars

    This is true about the paddle being stiff. Use cooking oil on the spindle. It’s just common sense. Don’t blame the bread machine makers

  • Christine says:
    5 stars

    I am replacing a panasonic bread machine (model SD-BT10P), after what I estimate to be in the region of 13 years use. Doesn’t seem too bad a lifespan to me, its been used every day. Never replaced a part, and now I need to, they’ve been discontinued 🙂

  • Jackie says:
    4 stars

    Just bought my Panasonic 2500 and the bread is far superior to that produced by my previous machine (not a Panasonic). The only problem is how to slice the bread. It usually ends up in thick “door steps” which won’t fit into the toaster. Bought a new, very expensive bread knife but still the same result. Maybe I will just have to use the machine to make dough and then cook in tins in the oven, but not as convenient.

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