I received this bread maker as a gift after asking for one thinking it would be easy to get homemade bread quick. It did make good bread but was so confusing to use! It took more time trying to program it to do estimated than it would have taken to mix and knead the bread by hand. Theoretically it was nice to have so many options, but more than once I would wake up to a baked loaf of bread at midnight when it should have been done at 8 in the morning. The recipe book also recommended using bread flour and I never had any on hand as well as dry milk. It was annoying that it called for " special" ingredients that I didn't normally have. The stainless steel design looked nice but showed every single fingerprint and dust particle. It almost fell off the counter once while kneading a two pound loaf. After that, I only did one pound loaves and it never had a problem staying in place. Ultimately, I got rid of it since after a while I was tired of all the time it didn't save me!