I bought this for my husband, he loves fresh baked bread. In the 2 week period that we have had this he has made 11 loafs of bread. This first 2 were a disaster, but as it turns out it was his error. The first loaf he removed the paddle at the wrong kneading cycle so the bread did not mix or rise correctly. The machine is great, built sturdy, and easy to use. So far the only thing that I have found, is I am disappointed in the recipes that are included. We went to the internet and found that there are many sites for bread machine recipes. All in all this was a great price and we are very please with this unit .