There's nothing going better then baking your own bread. I learned how to make zucchini bread and was dying for a bread maker. I actually found this at a yard sale and figured I could put good use to it. I'm beyond impressed with this bread maker! Talk about healthier, fresh bread. The manual is pretty easy to follow. You even get a couple recipes to try. Even if you're not a baker, this is so easy to use. I love the express feature, it can make a loaf in about an hour. No more running to the store for bread. I made a cinnamon raisin bread and it came out so soft and moist. Love this bread maker. Very easy to clean The pan is dishwasher safe as well. It's not to bulky either and isn't too heavy. Another great feature is that it doesn't get too hot. It's cool to the touch which is great since my 6 year old Is quite curioys. This is great for those with kids.