I have mixed feelings towards this bread maker. It has its pros and its cons, and I really would say it has more pros than cons. It always baked the best bread up until it ended up breaking after using it for years. I would probably recommend this bread maker for someone else to try using. Stability While in Use This is another complaint I have about this bread machine. The machine always vibrated and shook a lot while in use. Most machines do, but this one was more so than the others I have owned. Performance Up until the machine ended up breaking, it worked exactly how it should. Any type of bread that I made using it always came out perfectly. The inside was soft and very chewy while the exterior was crunchy and browned to perfection. Ease of Use The instructions that came with this bread maker were so easy to follow, and it even included some recipes that were very simple to make. Durability I owned this bread machine for three years before it ended up not working anymore. That is not so bad in my opinion, so I would definitely consider it somewhat durable.