When it comes to cooking and baking to be honest I hate it. I only cook because of my kids otherwise I'd just opt for easy and frozen meals lol don't judge! And forget about baking, it's not that I can't bake it's just I don't like it. My husband from the other hand very much enjoys cooking but he gets to do that sometimes on weekends and he loves baking cupcakes for kids.
When I saw this machine on special I immediately thought of getting it for my husband since he loves baking so much lol. His Mom was making cakes for weddings and other special occasions all her life and my husband had inherited that passion for baking from her. I recall my husband mentioning that he'd like to try making fresh bread at home and I just laughed at him. Why slave over something that you can get from local bakers. Of course someone like me who hates cooking and baking wouldn't understand his passion lol.
This compact bread making machine has different function. Bread is not the only thing this little guy can handle, it also supposedly good for making cake, pizza dough, yogurt, jam, rise and gruel. That's actually more than I bargained for. So now I am patiently waiting for my husband to create something in it so we can all enjoy lol. And who knows maybe I will give it a try as well. Even though it says you can make stew, sticky rice, stir fry, rice wine etc I won't be using for any of that since I already have pressure and slow cookers for that and I believe using it just for bread related stuff will make it last longer anyways.
It's a nice looking machine, seems well made and does not have a cheap look at all and for now it gets all 5 stars. Once my other half gets to use it I will post with updates.