I got this in exchange for an honest review. I was a total bread machine newbie. I thought oh man, I'm going to have to knead dough....blah, blah, blah! So imagine how thrilled I was when I looked at the manual and saw that all I had to do was put the ingredients in, and turn it on! Yowza! The bread was light and soft, as well as delicious. The outside was a little harder than I normally like, but I think using "light" setting will remedy this. All in all, I highly recommend this product. It's easy, and versatile. Can be used to make many different types of bread, as well as jam.