Summary Unit is reliable and relatively inexpensive to purchase. It doesn't take up much counter space due to its smaller size. Easy to read buttons and the functions are easy to use. Suggest you only use the "light" setting unless you like your crust especially dark. Very easy to clean unit. Makes normal looking bread unlike some other brands/models of bread makers. See-through viewing lid is larger than other machines so you get a better view of the bread baking. Unfortunately the larger viewing area causes more heat to escape making your kitchen warmer. Also, the top of the bread will be lighter than the sides of the finished bread. You can fix this problem by placing an oven mitt or towel over the window when not viewing your bread baking. This will correct the heat from escaping, and it will correct the browning so that the whole bread is the same all the way around the loaf.