Prior to finding out that I have a gluten intolerance, I got the Emerilware Bread & Baguette maker for Christmas. It came with a recipe book, detailed usage instructions, and the baguette insert. I made a few loaves of bread in it. The recipes were tasty but it took several failures to get the high elevation adjustments just right. I wasted a lot of flour making bricks before the bread got better. The baguettes, however, were amazing right away. They cooked perfect every time. They were simple to make and absolutely delicious. Stability While in Use It's noisy, but there's no rocking or hopping when it's kneading. Performance I've used other bread machines where every loaf was perfectly cooked. This one was a bit disappointing in that regard. Ease of Use The machine itself is easy to use and easy to clean. There are a lot of settings though, so you want to be sure that you are very familiar with them before you get started.