When we lived in our first apartment, my husband insisted on getting a bread machine. They were trendy at the time and who didn't have one? So we got one. And we made our fresh bread. Delicious, but best eaten the same day. Bread machine bread doesn't last like store-bought bread. Well, fast forward to YEARS later. And the bread machine was sitting all alone in the basement. I've actually fallen back in love with my bread machine. But this time, for the DOUGH cycle. I've made fresh dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, etc. All by tossing ingredients in the machine and selecting the dough cycle. One hour and 40 minutes later, the dough is ready for your recipe. No kneading, no mess. Love it! I vote pick one up. Even if you get bored with fresh bread, you can always use it for making dough.