I have no problem with this bread machine. it's easy to use, user-friendly controls, but I have struggled a little bit at making whole wheat bread in it. I'm not sure what difference having a whole-wheat setting makes, but I wish it had one. I like that I can open up the top and see what's happening inside without it messing up any of the process. That allows you to add more water if you need to as I live in a low humidity location. i do wish the lid was attached though. sometimes it comes off when i don't want it to.