For more than 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic's consumer electronics and technology products range from award-winning VIERA High Definition Plasma and LCD TVs and LUMIX Digital Cameras to ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers, communications solutions, networkable office solutions, ...Read More
Love it. I bought my first bread machine in 1992 and it was a Panasonic. It lasted 10 years. I then bought a Cuisinart and it only lasted about 2 years. Then. I got a Breadman and and had lots of failures. So I stopped making bread. Recently I got tired of paying so much for inferior bread and went looking for a Panasonic. So now I'm happy again. Bread, so far comes out perfect. My only issue was the fact that it is expensive.
simple fix for noise/squeaks. I have seen many have had a problem with noise/ squeaks. I too had this issue and I remedied it by taking some foil, folding it two or three times and taking two pieces 3" x2" and pressing them around the lip on the base which receives the baking pan. This made the pan fit better, and eliminated all issues with noise as well as the paddle shaft locking up. The foil rarely needs to be moved/ replaced. I have made hundreds of loaves since, and have no more issues. Why return an otherwise perfect machine? READ THIS, PANASONIC.
Great bread. I love the taste of fresh homemade bread and so does my family. This is my first personal bread maker but my parents had one when I was younger and this holds up to that taste. The only disappoint I have is the rye bread recipe contains hardly any rye flour which is what my wife really wanted.
A Great bread machine for a great price. This is my forth machine and my second Panasonic. I love it. I mostly make whole wheat bread. I grind my own flour. Most bread machines have trouble with fresh ground flour. Tha Panasonic gave me a perfect loaf the first time out. It works as well as or better than machines costing twice as much. I give it five stars.
Efficient little baker. I love the French bread this machine makes and bakes. The metal baking tray (dish?) is easily removed by its small metal handle and doesn't leak crumbs to the heating element (as my prior bread machine did). I also like the yeast being added later in the baking process by the separate compartment for it on top of the machine. This seems to improve the rising in my breads. The LCD and function selection display could be a little more clear when you are selecting " Bake" or "Dough", but that's a minor quibble. This is a very nice, relatively quiet bread machine.
Great Breadmaker. I did a lot of research before purchasing this breadmaker. I originally was going to buy a more expensive brand, but reality set in and I chose this one. Glad I did! I works great. I've been using it for over a year now with no problems. And I've eaten tons of great, healthy bread!
Great bread machine. We got this bread machine as a replacement for an old Welbuilt machine. The Panasonic is very well made, and makes an excellent loaf of bread. Very efficient at kneading the ingredients without any dry flour left over in the corners. The finished loaf slides out of the baking pan easily, and the mixing paddle doesn't get stuck in the loaf. Our only complaint is that the controls are not particularly easy to figure out without consulting the manual. After using the machine a few times, it is easy to do, but the initial settings require looking up "how to". Fresh bread daily is a great treat! The smell is fantastic, and the taste is exceptional. Very happy with our purchase.
love this machine, but... a little noisy. I usually eat rice for breakfast, but I changed to bread.... and then... I got a stomach pain.... so I guessed... that was an ingriendet problem. I made a plan, and I bought this bread maker and organic ingredients together~~ and the result was amazing. I don't have any pain anymore~~~ and the taste was fantastic and the baking time makes everybody happy. The outside of bread is crunch and inside is so soft! The best thing of making bread is that I can choose the best Ingrid entry what I like!!!! However.... it is a little noisy when it is mixing... and the recipe inside of manual is so so...... Except two, I really love it.
Great bread but bakes just a few minutes too long. I bake at least two loaves of whole grain bread a week but stop the baking between 5-10 minutes before the cycle completes. If the cycle goes the complete 5 hours, the crust is much to dry, brown and hard. By stopping just a few minutes short of the 5 hours, the bread is PERFECT. Besides the nuisance of having to set a timer to stop the baking process manually, I really do like this bread machine.
Great machine, love the fresh bread in the morning. I really have enjoyed using this breadmaker. The timer feature is wonderful, fresh bread in the morning with minimal effort. I was disappointed that the breadmaker does not have a setting for 100% whole wheat bread. The other feature I would have really liked was a setting to add additional extras (nuts, fruit) beyond what can be held in the dispenser tray; perhaps a alarm that goes off when the timer is dispensing so I could open the machine and add more. Obviously this is a large device; I would like it if it came in other colors/finishes. My kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the plastic sticks out like a sore thumb. Also, the cookbook/Quick Start Guide does not fit well with my other cookbooks; it would be great if the unit could include recipes that could be displayed on the LCD and updated manually so they were always convenient to the machine itself. Again, I really have enjoyed using it and the smell of fresh bread in the mornings is pretty fantastic. I've enjoyed trying the recipes provided and also tweaking them to create different recipes.
For more than 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic's consumer electronics and technology products range from award-winning VIERA High Definition Plasma and LCD TVs and LUMIX Digital Cameras to ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers, communications solutions, networkable office solutions, security systems, home appliances, personal care products, components and entire in-flight entertainment and information systems.
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