Have you read about all the preservatives and additives that manufacturers add to store-bought bread? Do you want to bake your own but dread the process?
In the past, baking bread at home was considered normal. Nowadays, it’s seen as a difficult chore, and most of us just don’t have time for such a laborious process. That's where bread makers come in.
The Panasonic home bakery machine is a state-of-the-art device that will make your bread-baking adventures much easier.
With this machine, you can savor the aroma of freshly-baked, healthy bread that is far more delicious than the products in the local grocery store.
Features and Usage
The Panasonic home bakery has a sleek, elegant design. It's brown, rather than the usual chrome color, so it should blend into most kitchen color schemes.
It measures 13.1" by 10.3" by 14.7" and it weighs 15.04 pounds. Its weight is reasonable compared to other bread makers.
It doesn't make any noise while baking. It’s also very steady since it has four strong feet that keep it fixed to the kitchen counter.
You can use this machine to bake one loaf of bread at a time and using it is very simple.
First, you install the bread blade in the pan and pour in the baking ingredients—flour, butter, salt, sugar, and water.
Then add the yeast, and nuts if you’re using them, into the dispensers. Select the menu or recipe you want and set the timer. It doesn’t take much more than that.
If you want to learn more about how to operate the bread maker, watch this useful YouTube video. It will walk you through the steps of making a loaf of bread using the machine.
It has an automatic dispenser that will add yeast at the right time and temperature. A second slot is where you put the nuts, raisins and any other ingredients.
The machine’s manual includes recipes for different kinds of bread, and even doughs, you can bake. Baking traditional white bread is a breeze. You can also make brioche, chiffon pain de mie, French bread, pasta dough and pizza dough.
A bonus of the Panasonic home bakery appliance is that it’s easy to clean. Start by washing the bread pan and blade with a soapy sponge after removing any dough remains. Remove the nut dispenser and clean it with the sponge. Finally, wipe down the yeast dispenser and the rest of the machine.
Since it’s made in Japan, which means great quality, it operates on 100 volts. It can work in the USA without a voltage converter. However, we recommend buying a voltage converter to extend the lifetime of the machine.
In addition, the user manual and also the buttons on the machine are written in Japanese. This can be a problem if you don’t understand Japanese. Let’s face it, that means most of us.
You may not find all the exact information and have to study the manual to track the similarities and translate the information instead. But it will be worth the extra effort.
Should You Buy This Machine?
It's more expensive than other bread makers. However, you’ll be investing in a high-quality device that is sure to last a long time.
That said, it doesn't come with a warranty because it’s imported and not well marketed in the US. To solve this issue, you can purchase an Amazon protection plan.
This protection plan is a 3-year insurance plan you can buy directly from Amazon, which covers repairs in case of any damage. When comparing prices with other models, remember that this is an additional cost to the machine.
All in all, if you’re a bread-making enthusiast, the SD-BMT1001-T is a great choice with some potential deal-breaking shortcomings.