I had never used a bread machine before owning this one, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. The instructions were very simple to navigate and use. The machine itself is a pretty good size, it's not huge but it's not tiny either. Finding a place to store it was a challenge just because of the height of it but I have found a space it fits. I find myself using my machine mainly for dough. I do make bread in it from time to time but I do dough the most. Mainly because I can put all my ingredients in and forget about it. No kneading and waiting and all of that. Just set it and forget it. This machine is not super loud which I like. I have heard other machines run and they are very loud. I do find that sometimes while my dough is kneading the machine does move down the counter. When I have made bread i have enjoyed it. I did find the crust settings are alittle off. Light is medium, medium is dark, and dark is hard. Everything takes testing I guess. I am overall happy with this bread machine, it is easy to clean, good quality, price point is very good and for the 10 years I have had it, it is just like new. I would recommend this product to others. It is not something that you will probably use all the time but for the money you pay for it, it's ok.
Grand Rapids, MI