Panasonic SD-YD250 Review

panasonic bread machinePanasonic probably needs no introduction. It’s one of the world’s most recognized brands and they produce almost everything from smartphones and DVD players to kitchen appliances such as bread machines for making bread.

The Panasonic SD-YD250 is an automatic bread maker that has received many reviews on various online stores and it’s about time we review it as well. It’s relatively affordable and it costs less than the best bread machines out there. Should you buy it? Check out our ultimate review down below!

Full review

The SD-YD250 provides a lot of options for baking all types of bread. It allows you to make your own white, whole wheat, multigrain, or French bread in three different loaf sizes up to 2 1/2 pounds. There’s

The Panasonic SD-YD250 bread options:

  • Basic
  • Whole wheat
  • Multi-Grain
  • French
  • Pizza
  • Cake

Easy to use

One of the main advantages of the SD-YD250 is the easiness of use. It doesn’t come with all the complex settings as some other machines on the market, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. To be honest, I have owned several bread machines in the past and I  have only used about 20% of their features and I can say for certain that most consumers do the same. Still, this bread machine has every necessary setting to bake basic bread. There are three crust settings (light, medium, dark), and there are a lot of dough and bread options to choose from. There’s also a beeper that will remind you when to add other ingredients such as nuts and fruits in the baking process.

Three loaf sizes

There are three different loaf sizes to choose from – medium-, large-, and extra-large which makes the SD-YD250 appropriate for small and large families.

13-hour timer

If you are in a hurry early in the morning, it’s impossible to have a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast. But the Panasonic SD-YD250 comes with a 13-hour timer which you can set up to delay the end of the baking cycle by up to 13 hours. You can forget about waking up early in the morning just to prepare a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast. Set up the timer and let the smell of fresh loaf wake you up before breakfast.


Just like most Panasonic bread macnihes, the SD-YD250The carries a one-year limited warranty. Getting the units serviced is not always easy because service centers are not available in all areas and if a machine does need service it may have to be shipped to a service center.


The SD-YD250 is one of the most budget friendly bread machines we have reviewed so far and we believe that it offers an amazing value for the money. You can buy it online and have it delivered.


Features and Specs

  • Bakes 3 loaf sizes (up to 2 1/2 pounds) which makes it a great bread machine for family.
  • 13-hour delay start timer allows you to wake up to the smell of freashly baked bread.
  • Digital LCD display makes it easy to use.
  • Comes with a measuring spoon, measuring cup, and  a kneading blade.
  • Power supply: 120 AC; 60Hz.
  • Power Output: 500 Watts.
  • Comes with a recipe booklet.
  • Crust control options.
  • Bake Pan Material: Aluminum with nonstick coating.
  • Dimensions: 13-3/8″ by 9-1/16″ by 14 inches.
  • Manufacturer warranty – 1 year.

Pros and cons

  • One of the most affordable bread makers we have reviewed so far.
  • Easy to use even for beginners.
  • Very lightweight despite its large size (15 lbs).
  • No gluten-free cycle.
  • Recipe booklet could have more recipes.


We have already reviewed several Panasonic bread makers on our website and so far we weren’t able to find much cons about them. The Panasonic SD-YD250 doesn’t come with a gluten-free cycle, so if that’s a problem, you might want to check out its older brother, the SD-YR2500.

But is the Panasonic SD-YD250 the right bread maker to buy right now? We definitely think so. It’s reasonably affordable and can make three different sizes of loaf. It’s easy to use and even if you don’t have much cooking skills, you can easily bake bread like a professional chef with the help of a recipe booklet.

Panasonic SD-YD250
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