I seriously love this thing. I have been using it for the past 3 + months to make all of my family's bread. ALL of it, averaging a loaf a day. I debated long & hard about which bread maker to purchase and I am so glad I went with the Zojirushi. It has not disappointed! My kids & hubby have even given it a name - Bread2D2. This thing is so reliable. I love that I can put in the ingredients, turn it on, and have fresh bread less than 4 hrs later. I love that it has regular shaped loaves instead of those funny upright loaves like some bread makers make. I love that it is easy to use and easy to clean. I have mostly used it for basic wheat sandwich loaves, but have done a few fancy breads like jalapeno cheddar. It's also great for making things like buns, biscuits, or rolls. I let Bread2D2 do the dirty work and then take the dough out, shape it, and stick it in the oven. I also love the timer feature. It's so nice to be able to start it before bed and wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning! When I was first starting, I did go through several bread recipes before finding one that is perfect. I use this one: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/100-whole-wheat-bread-for-the-bread-machine-recipe with Great River Organic Whole Wheat Bread Flour. Yum! Stability While in Use It is built solidly, doesn't scootch around on the counter the way I imagine some bread machines would do. Performance Always perfect, never a problem. In the past 3+ months, I have probably made 90 loaves of bread. If any of them have ever come out not just right, I know it is my fault and not Bread2D2's. Durability So far, so good!