Panasonic is introducing its new Premium Bake Bread Maker SD-R2530 featuring a range of options for people seeking gluten-free alternatives.

One-third of Australian consumers baked bread or had someone in their household bake bread during lockdown, according to a recent Canstar Blue survey.

Offering a total of 30 automatic programs to bake wholewheat, sourdough, brioche and more, there are also gluten-free options to create gluten-free bread, cake, pizza dough and pasta. There is also a new dedicated function for store-bought bread mix which only requires water to produce fresh bread and a jam mode to create jam from various fruits.

With manual setting modes for bread kneading, cake kneading and bread fermentation, bakers can choose a range of recipes and get creative with Artisan-like bread shapes without having to knead or mix by hand. Two sensors gauge the room temperature and internal temperature to adjust and control the timing for the perfect dough fermentation.

The SD-R2530 bread maker also features a fully automated raisin and nut dispenser which adds the ingredients at just the right time. With a timer that can be set up to 13 hours in advance, users can add the ingredients in the evening and wake up to a baked loaf of bread.

Another addition to the range is the Panasonic SD-YR2550 Bread Maker with all the same features of the SD-R2530, in addition to an intelligent yeast dispenser, unique to Panasonic. It automatically adds the yeast to the baking pan at exactly the right time during the mixing cycle.

Panasonic product marketing manager for appliances, Ginger Yu said, “Panasonic was the first brand to sell bread makers worldwide 34 years ago, and since then we have been applying our knowledge in kitchen appliance technology to deliver bread makers for all users and lifestyles.

“Whether you suffer from gluten intolerance or prefer gluten-free options, or are health conscious about preservatives from pre-made foods, the SD-R2530 bread maker will fulfil these needs.”

Panasonic’s Premium Bake Bread Maker SD-R2530 is available in white or black for RRP $359, and the Premium Dual-Dispenser Bread Maker SD-YR2550 is available in stainless steel for RRP $439.