The West Bend 2 lb breadmaker consistently makes a good loaf of bread, with easy preparation and easy clean up. I've been using mine almost daily for three weeks, and have not been disappointed with the resutls. The timer allows me to prepare recipes the night before and wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread. I used the "dough" and "bake" setting for banana bread recently, and found that when a short mixing time is called for, it's better to mix the batter in a separate bowl and then use the "bake" setting, but other than that I'm very pleased with this breadmaker. Additionally, the breadmaker can be noisy during the kneading cycle. I live in a small apartment with a tiny, unreliable oven. I love being able to provide my family with fresh, homemade bread, made without preservatives or unnecessary ingredients. The West Bend 2 lb breadmaker is a great solution for a busy mom like me.
South Hamilton, MA