Panasonic currently has two bread makers out, priced at $130 and $180 respectively (MSRPs). These machines are for serious bakers only, which is reflected by the very low usability and easy cleanup ratings they've received. They come with a higher than average capacity at 2.5lbs, and with a below average wattage of 550 watts.
But if we look past the steep learning curve, we see something beautiful. The Panasonic brand has consistent high scores across all other rating categories including performance and durability. It is only average in the satisfaction category compared to other brands, but this might be due to its difficulties in operation.
The Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker YeastPro is the #1 best bread machine by Panasonic. It offers a 13-hour delay timer and 12 bake settings. It is usually described as completely inaudible. The majority of owners mention that this bread machine will probably last long. However, it receives average scores for performance and reportedly delivers unexciting results.
The Panasonic Bread Maker with Automatic Fruit & Nut Dispenser is the #2 best bread machine by Panasonic. It offers a 13-hour delay timer and 5 bake settings. You will likely get the most bang for your buck with this bread machine, as it receives relatively high ratings for overall value. The majority of owners say that this bread machine will probably last long. However, it receives medium performance scores and reportedly produces mediocre results.