Thought it was time to write a review. I purchased this machine in 1998?? I used it to bake loaves of bread for church parties, and made countless loaves of bread.
Went to use the machine this morning, and I realized it works the same today, as it did when I bought it about 15 years ago. I researched on the internet when I first started using the internet.
It just quietly does a great job every time.
Wash bread pan right away after each use, but wait til it cools. Wash by soaking and use gentle rag and gently remove all dried flour (if any)
Let it air dry completely before storing.
I don't know if the manufacturer would recommend this, but every so often I put a small amount of WD40 on the underneath part of the bread pan where the mixer turns, and turn it manually a few times, before storage. But it works fine without this. NOTE: this is for the pan only, not the machine.
I keep the bread machine on the counter out of the sun and you should keep it covered.
I highly recommend this product.
Everyone looks forward to getting a loaf of bread.
The consistency of the dough it makes, is wonderful.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with Panasonic. This is entirely an honest review.