I'm sure with someone else this machine would perform better. I have come to the conclusion that I am just not meant for making bread with a machine. I couldn't get this machine to make edible bread. First I would have never risen rock hard heavy hockey pucks. Then I would have this bread that looks like it was rising, but then I end up with a loaf of bread with this sink hole in the top of it. What is that?! So I'm sure it's mostly user error, but if the machine is so difficult to use then I half blame the machine. The whole point of being the machine was to make my life easier, this has done none of that. Stability While in Use I guess the thing was stable? It didn't rock itself off the counter. So there's a win for it. Performance technically it did perform, the thing turned on, did some bread making motions, heated up and cooked it. It just never successfully performed at making the actual bread. Ease of Use What ease of use? There was no ease of use. I could never get the bread to work out so that I got actual normal bread. Durability I can't comment to durability, I know it didn't survive very long in my house.