I own a Panasonic Automfatic Bread Maker that I have had for a few years. This Bread Maker makes a 1 lb. loaf of bread of different types--white, wheat, etc. It has a couple of bread modes that can be used (basic or whole wheat). It 4 bread baking modes ( bake, light bake, rapid bake or dough). I generally use the rapid bake mode which makes a good small of bread. I usually use regular flour and don't buy the wheat flour or the special bread baking flour because of the price. The rapid mode of baking bakes in approximately 3 hours. To bake all I do is place all of my ingredients within the bread pan, close the lid and press the Start button. When the bread is done the Bread Maker will beep to let you know when the bread has baked. You may then remove the loaf of bread from the bread maker and let it cool. It is a nice Bread Maker for the baking that I do and it is also a Bread Maker that I would recommend to anyone in the market for one. Stability While in Use It doesn't move around. Performance My bread is browned to my perfection, although the loaves are only 1 lb. Ease of Use The instructions are quite simple if you are new to the use of a bread maker. Durability I have had mine for several years and it still works.