The 2-lb. Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine by Zojirushi is definitely one of the better breadmakers on the market today. My girlfriend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in late 2005, which means that she cannot eat products containing Gluten from Wheat, Oats, Barley, or Rye. This made it almost impossible for her to eat bread of any kind. The only bread which was certified gluten-free was not only exhorbitantly priced, but did not taste very good either. After putting up with bad bread for nearly one year, I decided to purchase this bread machine. This purchase quite literally changed our lives. The Zojirushi machine makes incredible bread, and inundates the home with a mouth-watering scent. We can now make bread using the ingredients we want, and with the type of crust we want. The timer allows my girlfriend to have fresh bread greet her in the morning. The hardware is very simple to use and to clean. The user-interface is not all too friendly at first, but you can quickly get used to it if you use it often enough (if you own it, you will). I would definitely recommend it to anyone.