Summary: I "accidentally" bought this machine for myself. It was actually supposed to be a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. I found out later that she already had a bread machine so I ended up keeping it. Wow! I'm so glad I did! This machine does every thing it says it does. When I first started using it I would allow the machine to run full cycle and bake the bread in the machine.
Summary: This was given to me as a gift. It was originally purchased from Amazon.com at an excellent price (under $50). I have had many bread makers over the years and this one performed well right out of the box. It is less expensive to make bread than buy for me. Plus, homemade bread isn't mostly air. The house smells wonderful too!
1 - Very friendly interface and large buttons. They are logical.
Summary: I used the product happily only one week (made three loaves of bread successfully). After one week, the bread machine will not heat the top part of the bread. And the top part will not fully rise and only half cooked bread on top. Now the product is only good for dough.
Summary: For 40 dollars it's not a bad machine. I haven't had another one before, so I have nothing to compare it with. The bread is fine, although I am not particularly impressed with the way it looks when the machine actually bakes it. For some reason after the dough raises,when the baking begins, it deflates, so the bread ends up being a little concave. No way does it look like the picture they have on the box witht he bread pushing the lid open!
Summary: I have had this machine a little over a year now and had to replace the pan because the Teflon lining was peeling off. (I always take good care of my utensils - I have some pans and knives that are 40 years old in my kitchen, so it is not my failure at taking good care of it). I bought a new pan (total cost: +/- 28$ with shipping) and Sunbeam sent it to me and I should never have accepted the parcel, because the cardboard was so light that the pan inside was actually...