Panasonic SD-RD250 Bread Maker Review

Panasonic SD-RD250For all those beginners who are looking for a simple appliance to help them make some home made bread, here comes the Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Fruit/Nut Dispenser. The smart and sturdy machine from Panasonic is very easy to operate and allows one to make freshly baked, home made bread and also knead dough for cakes, cookies, pasta’s, etc…

The Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Fruit/Nut Dispenser comes with some special features that have made it popular amongst many families.


  • Clear LCD display and easy select menu options
  • Five basic baking options
  • Multi crust texture and dough options
  • A fluorine diamond coated nonstick pan
  • 13 hour delay start timer
  • Automatic nut and fruit uniform dispenser
  • 14.6 x 11.1 x 12.8 inches in size
  • One year limited warranty


The Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker features a user-friendly digital control panel with a large, easy to read LCD screen. The soft-touch button controls allow you to select the baking mode, crust shade and loaf size without any difficulty.


There are five basic baking modes that the user can choose from for baking breads or making dough.

Basic Mode – The Basic mode is for making standard varieties of breads, such as white, raisin or whole-wheat.
French Mode – The French mode allows you to bake tasty French breads which have a soft texture and a crispy crust.
Pasta Mode – The Pasta mode can be used to make a variety of pasta dough’s for those tasty pasta dishes.
Pizza Dough – Using the Pizza Dough mode you can make pizza dough in as little as 45 minutes for rustling up some homemade pizzas
Bake Only – The Bake Only mode lets you make cakes for those special occasions or other treats such as tea breads.

The Panasonic SD-RD250 gives you option of selecting two sizes of loaves – medium or extra large. The crust texture can be either light or dark crust, depending on your personal preference.

Two baking speeds are provided when using the basic mode – Bake or Bake Rapid. The Bake Rapid setting takes 1 hr and 55 minutes to make bread and the standard Bake setting takes 4 hours. There is no option to change the cycle lengths, so you’re limited to the preset options and can’t customize your own programs.

Automatic Fruit/Nut Dispenser

The automatic nut and fruit dispenser in the Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker makes life so much easier. The dispenser can hold up to 150gms of fruits and nuts. It ensures that once the given kneading cycles of the dough are completed, the dispenser automatically disperses the desired fruits or nuts evenly into the dough. Another plus point about the dispenser is that it can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.

Programmable Timer

The Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker has the facility of a 13 hour delayed start timer. This facilitates one to set the timer for overnight baking and wake up to the aroma of fresh bread for breakfast.

Easy to clean

Cleaning the Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker is a cinch. The fluorine diamond coated non-stick pan is advantageous as the bread does not stick to the bottom of the pan and can be removed without any trouble. The pan can be later remove from the machine for cleaning. The machines outer body and lid can be wiped with a damp cloth after use.



The Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker wins good reviews from users for its ease of use, good build quality and the consistently good loaves it produces.

The standout feature of this machine is the automatic fruit and nut dispenser. This makes adding fruits, raisins or nuts to your bread dough as convenient as possible.

Despite the machine being rather tall, it has a small footprint so it doesn’t take up much room on your countertop.


The included recipe book doesn’t contain any recipes for 100{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610} whole wheat bread, only 30{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610} whole wheat. Therefore, you need to use alternative recipes if you want to make 100{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610} whole wheat bread.

No programmable cycles. This will be a drawback if you like to develop your own recipes and need maximum control of the kneading and baking cycle lengths.

No viewing window. However, the advantage of this omission is that the machine retains heat better and produces a crispier crust on the top of loaves.

The measuring cup has been found to be too small to hold the liquid quantities specified in the accompanying recipe booklet.


The Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker has a good range of features and is an excellent bread maker for beginners. It has enough bells and whistles to keep most beginner and immediate users happy, but experienced bakers maybe put off by the lack of programmable options.

If you have a preference for 100{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610} whole wheat breads, we recommend the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker instead as it features a specific setting for whole wheat bread.

We recommend the Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker to those looking for a sturdy, durable machine which allows you to make health, additive free bread with minimum fuss.