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PANASONIC BREAD MAKER WITH GLUTEN-FREE BAKING MODE DEBUTS AT INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW


January 5, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – Panasonic unveiled today its 2015 Bread Maker featuring a gluten-free baking mode at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  The Panasonic Bread Maker is part of Panasonic’s expanded line-up of healthy-lifestyle small home appliances. 


Unlike standard bread maker models which offer only one rise mode, the Panasonic Bread Maker offers a short-rise feature which enables users to also bake gluten-free foods using a wide range of recipes.  The bread maker (SD-YR2500) will be available in September via panasonic.com and other retailers.  Pricing and additional availability details will be announced at a later date.


“Leading a gluten-free lifestyle has become an increasingly popular direction for people seeking a healthier diet or managing digestive health issues,” said Denise Selman, Senior Product Manager – Small Appliances & Healthcare, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.  “We designed our latest Panasonic Bread Maker to offer consumers a convenient option to create fluffy and tasty gluten-free breads at home using their favorite recipes.”


In addition to the new gluten-free baking mode, the Panasonic Bread Maker delivers exceptional kneeding technology for mixing ingredients evenly – critical in ensuring perfect results. The SD-YR2500 is also the only bread maker to feature an externaltemperature sensor which measures ambient temperatures throughout the baking process and makes the necessary adjustments to the program to ensure consistent results regardless of the external temperature – also critical in delivering perfect results.


The SD-YR2500 features 16 baking modes -- including settings for white bread, French bread, pizza dough and pasta dough –  and can make large (aprox. 1.4 lbs for white bread) and extra large (aprox. 2.2 lbs for white bread) vertical loafs.  A yeast dispenser adds yeast at optimal timing and a removable and washable raisin & nut dispenser distributes added ingredients evenly and at the ideal timing in the baking process.


For more information about the Panasonic Bread Maker with gluten-free baking mode and all of Panasonic’s home appliance products, visit the Panasonic CES website at panasonic.com/CES and the Panasonic USA website at panasonic.com.


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About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from Ultra HD 4K TVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked fifth overall --  the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.

To learn more about Panasonic USA’s products, visit www.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic USA on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.


 


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