The first thing you should know about me is that I love making bread, and this machine makes the process ten times easier. It is very easy to use and there are detailed instructions on the side of the box to show you how to use it. I also feel like my bread turns out better when i use this machine versus other brands. The only con of this machine is that sometimes it can be quite noisy, so you may not want to use it when your children are taking a nap. I recommend this bread maker to all of my friends that love cooking and they all agree that it is one of the best bread makers on the market right now. I have also bought the machine as gifts for others several times, and they always seem to enjoy it.