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If you are new to home baking, then this is the place to start, as we have everything you need to know to knead the dough!
First of all, make sure you look after your Panasonic Breadmaker and together you’ve a lifetime of happy baking ahead of you.
Most importantly, keep the various components – as listed here – clean and ready for your next bake.
But never clean your breadmaker immediately after use, as it must be allowed to cool down first; you’ll be too busy munching on fresh-baked bread in any case!
BREAD PAN & KNEADING BLADE
- Twist the bread pan anticlockwise to remove it and, if the kneading blade proves difficult to free, put a little warm water in the pan and leave it for up to 10 minutes. Or if it is embedded in your loaf, carefully remove it when the bread and the blade are cool enough.
- Do not submerge the pan, but wash these non-stick components with warm, soapy water – away from sharp utensils that may scratch the surface. Soak well and avoid scouring products, using a soft, non-stick-safe sponge on stubborn residue.
- Ensure the areas inside the blade and around the shaft are clean and that all components are dry before you next use your breadmaker.
BODY & LID
- The exterior of your breadmaker can be kept spotless simply by wiping it down with a damp cloth.
- Always ensure the steam vent openings are clean and clear.
- When wiping inside the body with the bread pan removed, be especially careful not to damage the temperature sensor on the front wall.
- The raisin and nut dispenser is removable and must be washed with water after each use.
- The entire dispenser lid can be carefully freed if required by raising it to approx. 75 degrees, aligning the connections and pulling it forwards; it can then be washed similarly.
- Be sure not to damage the seal and to reconnect it properly when it is dry.
Why not check out The Ideas Kitchen breadmaking Tips & Tricks section here for FAQs – you’ll find everything you knead to know!
And make sure you don’t miss our Ingredients on Test section here for the lowdown on all the various types of flour and everything else you can add to the mix.