Panasonic sd-yd250 Bread Machine
Size and Appearance…
These machines are both basic looking, there isn’t anything particularly attractive about them. At first glance, they look very similar. The Panasonic sd-yd250 is the older model but looking at them you wouldn’t immediately be able to tell.
On the Panasonic sd-rd250, the control panel is centered on the top front of the machine. With the sd-yd250, the control panel is still on the top, but affixed to the side. This setup seems to be a nonfactor as far as performance is concerned.
These machines are roughly the same size and dimensions, you can see the comparison chart below.
While they certainly look a bit different from one another, they do share a commonality in appearance as neither has a viewing window.
Loaf Size and Crust Options…
With either bread machine, you’ll end up with delicious loaves of bread that have a more vertical orientation. As you use the same baking pan for all loaf sizes, loaf dimensions change height-wise only. Larger loaves will be taller but the width and length will remain the same.
Having the ability to control the crust and size of your bread loaf is very important to most bread machine owners. This is one area where the Panasonic sd-yd250 beats the sd-rd250 in a major way. The sd-yd250 has 3 crust options (light, medium, dark), and 3 loaf sizes (medium, large, extra-large). The sd-rd250 has just 2 crust options, light and dark, and 2 loaf sizes (large and extra-large).
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Panasonic sd-rd250 Bread Machine
The Bid Difference…
There are two things that separate these machines and in my opinion, it could influence your purchase decision. The rd250 comes with a dispenser that gives you the option to add fruit or nuts at the most optimum time during the baking process.
The sd250 comes with a yeast dispenser that automatically adds the yeast at the most optimum time. The rd250 does not come with the yeast dispenser. While the yeast dispenser would seem to be beneficial, it isn’t all that necessary. As long as you follow the directions, you will end up with goof bread as long as you follow the instructions.
Nonstick Baking Pans
Both machines have nonstick pans, but the Panasonic SD-RD250 has a diamond-fluorine coating. This serves a few purposes; it helps to distribute heat evenly, it makes the baking pan nonstick, and it helps your bread loaf slide out easily. Both baking pans have a convenient handle.
Both bread makers come with a standard one-year warranty.
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