Summary: Switched from a Breadman Pro after 4 years, and am so happy with the Zojirushi. I had gotten to a point in my gluten free bread baking that I needed to be able to program my own settings. This allows me to do it. Wonderful, dependable baking, time after time.
Summary: It works quietly, the bread pan is easy to clean and put in. Due to the larger interior, I can clean crumbs easily. The freebies measuring spoon, bread knife excellent quality. Bamboo board is light and easy to clean.
Summary: Everything about this machine including the documentation seems to be first-rate. But my success rate in the bread baking area has not been stunning. Out of my first five loaves only one - the basic white bread - came out perfectly. The other four, although I followed the directions to the letter and watched the instructive video, didn't seem to rise to the occasion.
Summary: I have looked at this machine, the reviews, the comments, and those who use it in their business (King Arthur Flour) for over a year, and when the opportunity to buy one came, I jumped at it. I made several loaves of bread (some of which I gave to neighbors) and banana nut bread in it in the first week, and every item showed superior results.