Summary Very durable bread machine that will make large loaves of bread of up to 2.5 pounds. Because of the large bread the unit is larger than most other bread machines, so keep in mind that you will use more counter space with this unit. Unit runs quietly and doesn't move around the counter, so you can program to awake to fresh bread without the worry that you will be awakened by the baking. Also, if a part wears out, Panasonic makes replacement parts available. So you won't have to toss the machine out just because some part expired. Some of the great features include a yeast dispenser, thick bread pan, and recipes that are give you the volume and weight amounts for the flour which makes it easier and more accurate.