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U. S. Manual for Panasonic SD BT 10P

ChurchLady's picture

U. S. Manual for Panasonic SD BT 10P

Over the years I've worn-out three breadmakers.  (One actually committed suicide by rocking across the countertop and throwing itself off the edge.)  When my 10-yr old Black & Decker breadmaker groaned its last over a cheese-and-onion roll dough last weekend, I went to a local 2nd-hand store to look for a replacement.  I found a Panasonic SD BT 10P breadmaker in nearly new condition for $11.25.  The vessel is, I think, a 1 lb. loaf size.  I found several manuals available on line, but unfortunately, upon examination, they are all written for use in the United Kingdom, with measurements in grams and mililiters, and calling for such ingredients as "treacle" (which is a sugar-syrup).  Of course, I can use the recipe book for my old breadmaker, which was a 2 lb. loaf size, and halve all the ingredients, but I really would like to have the manual for my "new" machine.  Panasonic's website is no help.  This breadmaker is probably old enough that they no longer find it profitable to provide any support.  Moreover, this model was probably developed for use in the UK and only a few were produced for use in the US.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

mini_maggie's picture

Maybe not the options you were hoping for, but...

1. Get a small kitchen scale that can be zeroed with the breadmaker pan on it and weigh your ingredients.  Maybe not what you're used to but far more accurate and reproducible.

2. Measuring cups and spoons with both metric and imperial are widely available and inexpensive. 

3. Pick up a great bread machine cookbook with 1 or 1.5 lb recipes.  I have a 1 lb Zoji breakmaker with a 6 cup bread pan (meaning 6 cups of water fills the pan, not recipes with 6 cups flour), and all but a very few 1.5 lb recipes fit in it.  Donna Washburn and Heather Butt's bread machine cookbook has a table in the front section that lists bread pan capacities in cups and corresponding recipe sizes that will fit, and every 1.5 lb recipe I've tried from their book (without scaling back) have turned out fantastic, although I do use the firm setting (with shorter second rise) for most recipes over 3 cups of flour. 

That should take care of recipes, and the UK manuals should be adequate to learn about your machine features.  Great deal!

ChurchLady's picture

Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful suggestions.  I think your suggestion to buy a great bread machine cookbook with 1 or 1.5 lb. recipes is a good one and I had been thinking along those lines myself, particularly since I think this machine's vessel might accommodate a 1.5 lb. loaf.  I tried a 1 lb Egg Bread loaf recipe, using 2 cups of flour, and the resulting loaf did not fill the vessel to the top.  So, I think your discussion about the Washburn-Butt's cookbook table is most helpful, although my machine does not have a "firm" setting.  Yes, my purchase was a great deal (even without the manual).  It does not appear that the machine was used more than once -- there was just a trace of residual bread dough on the inside of the lid, but not a mark or spot on the inside or outside of the vessel or the baking chamber, and no scratches, dents, etc. on the outside.  We have a nearby 2nd-hand store which offers special discounts on Sunday and Monday.  I bought this breadmaker, an equally mint condition Black & Decker 12-cup Coffee Maker (for hospitality at Church) and a small bread basket, all at 33% off, for a total of $16.84 on Monday of this week.  It was a great shopping day!

hungryscholar's picture

Looks like the manual says a maximum of 300g of flour which works out to about 2 1/2 cups. If I add water at 75% hydration that brings it up to 525 g or a little over 1 lb, so it definitely seems to be a 1 lb machine, although as mini_maggie says some 1.5 recipes ought to work. If there's a recipe in the manual you really want to try we could always convert the measurements, but I'd start with a book or search around online. King Arthur flour has a selection of bread machine recipes here:

I would say it was a European only model if it weren't for the voltage differences.

ChurchLady's picture

It is definitely made for U.S. usage because it is labeled for 120V, AC only.  There are several of the same model offered for sale on eBay (at much greater prices than I paid).  Thanks for the tip to the King Arthur flour web page.  That might be just what I need.  One other difference I noted between the UK manual and what I am used to with previous breadmakers, the UK model at least calls for yeast in first, followed by the rest of the dry ingredients, then liquid last -- just the opposite of what I am used to doing.  I'm in for some experimentation.  Thanks for your prompt response.


Tim Fox's picture
Tim Fox

I have this manual and it is a huge file (nearly 26MB for the entire manual).  Most browsers don't allow uploading of files that large, but If anyone wants just the recipe pages, I can probably figure out a way to get them to you.  It may also be possible to upload the entire manual in installments. Let me know.  BTW we've had this machine since 1991 and it still produces the best bread.