Summary: Well worth replacing periodically. They tend to loose their no-stick coating. Change the pan too when oil appears underneath on the pan drive. Nothing wrong with the machine, just the seal on the pan has had enough.
Summary: Bought this one to replace the alternative shaped pan which had failed ( circlip broken - a common fault). This one is finished to the usual high standard. My wife insists that the quality and consistency of the bread is improved by this shape of pan. Overall, very pleased.