Best Bread Maker Comparison

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Best Bread Maker Comparison

best breadWhat is the best bread maker? This is one of the most common questions asked before purchasing a new bread maker. Technological advancement has led to the development of modern bread makers that are more efficient, reliable and economical on electricity.

The Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic bread maker and Cuisinart CBK-100 2-pound programmable breadmaker are among the top units in this niche. They have amassed thousands of positive reviews from clients. Nevertheless, their specifications and capabilities are different.

Here is an in-depth comparison of these two great bread makers to help you make an informed decision.

Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker

Compact Design

This bread maker has a very compact design which in turn will provide more countertop space for other kitchen accessories. Its dimensions are 14 x 13.5 x 9 inches while its total weight is only 15.4 pounds. This means that you can easily relocate it from one place to another.


It has a third generation Yeastpro automatic dispenser that adds a specific amount of yeast to the bread with other ingredients at the right time to deliver best results. All you have to do is measure your yeast and add into the holder. To make the process of retrieving baked bread from the machine safe and easier, the designers have incorporated a wire handle on the inner bake pan. More importantly, the pan has a quality non stick coating that allows the bread to slide out easily. You can also program the machine up to 13 hours in advance. This means that you can set it to prepare fresh bread or cakes for breakfast when retiring to bed.


The Panasonic SD-YD250 bread maker comes with an easy to use LCD digital display. This in turn helps to make the programming process and selections more convenient. The menu selection offers the following options for bread choice:

  • Basic Bake
  • Basic Bake Sandwich
  • Basic Bake Rapid
  • Basic Bake Raisin
  • Whole Wheat Bake,
  • Whole Wheat Bake Sandwich
  • Multigrain Bake
  • Whole Wheat Bake Rapid
  • Whole Wheat Bake Raisin
  • French Bake
  • Bake Only


Cuisinart CBK -100 2-Pound Programmable Bread Maker

Compact Design

Just like Panasonic bread maker model, this one too has an elegant design. Its dimensions are 18 x 12.2 x 15 inches and weighs 18 pounds. As you can tell from these figures, it’s bigger than the latter but can fit perfectly into most kitchens.

FunctionalityMaking bread has never been easier as this appliance has the ability to accurately mix all the ingredients, knead the dough and finally let is rise before expertly baking it to your specifications. It comes with a measuring cup and spoon that you can use to add the ingredients during the preparation process. Note that all mix-ins should be added before the onset of the baking cycle with the other ingredients. Before proceeding to the final baking cycle, this bread maker is engineered to produce 6 very audible beeps to notify you of the progress. At this stage, you can decide to re-shape the dough if necessary or remove the kneading paddle to prevent formation of a small hole on your loaf in the long run. Once it’s through with the baking process, it will produce a series of 15 beeps and the bread display window will indicate 00:00.


It offers three loaf size options; 1, 2, and 1-1/2 pounds. You will also have the choice of choosing light, medium or dark crust colors depending on your personal taste and preferences. One highlight that makes it a great bread maker is that it offers many pre-programmed menu selections hence there is no limit on the type of bread that you can bake. Examples of options available include:


  • Packed Mix
  • Sweet Bread
  • Gluten Free
  • Cake/Quick Bread
  • French/Italian
  • Sweet Bread
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Jams
  • Bake-Only
  • Rapid Bake



Both bread makers are very convenient and user friendly with well done user manual’s. Be sure to first read the instructions to achieve the best bread baking results. They are also both very affordable; price tags range between $ 100 to $150.

Baking Options

Gone are the days when you had to stick to just one type of bread. These bread makers allow you to bake many different types of breads very easily. Another notable point is the Panasonic SD-YD250 does not have a gluten free cycle where the Cuisinart CBK-100 does. So, if you are looking for a bread maker with a gluten free cycle then the Cuisinart CBK-100 may be your choice.