I have used just about every make of bread machine since they came on the market and have accepted their flaws in exchange for their convenience. This is the first time I am compelled to review one. There is nothing to like about this machine from its large size and heavy weight to the exterior design with its moldings and depressions which make it impossible to keep clean. The final flaw (and I could have lived with all the others) is that it burned the loaf on the bottom. Since it is expensive to return the unit, be forerwarned and don't buy it in the first place.