I have used my new Breadman Breadmaker 2 times now. The first time, in the middle of kneading the dough, the paddle came off and I had a heck of a time getting it back on with dough flying all over! However, I may not have put the paddle on securely. As for the actual bread making, I am still experimenting because I bake only low carb bread. That is the main reason I bought this breadmaker, it has a low carb option. So far I have used a recipe from the Breadman recipe book and a recipe that I found on line...in both cases the bread didn't rise very well. This is a common problem with low carb bread, so I'm not sure if I can blame the machine. I'm going to make a regular loaf of bread and if that turns out well, then I'll know that I have to tweak my low carb recipes. Overall, the machine is very user friendly and I found the price to be excellent. Hopefully I'll have a great review after I make the regular bread.