The next best thing to living above a bakery, this Oster EXPRESSBAKE Breadmaker not only fills the home with the welcoming aroma of freshly baked bread, but it also makes delicious loaves readily available-- without having to leave the house. Make anything from cinnamon-raisin bread for breakfast, banana nut to serve with tea, or a loaf of rustic whole wheat to serve with a hearty stew for dinner. For a basic bread recipe, simply add measured ingredients (liquid, then dry, then yeast) to the removable baking pan, gently snap the baking pan into the bread maker, and close the lid. Then make the desired selections from the user-friendly three-step control panel--the bread maker takes care of the rest, baking up a 1-1/2-pound or 2-pound rectangular- shaped loaf to delicious perfection. Choose from three crust colors (light, medium, or dark) and eight bread settings, which include Basic, Whole Wheat, French, Sweet, Dough, Bake (for dough or jams), 80-minute EXPRESSBAKE , and 58-minute EXPRESSBAKE --for homemade bread in under an hour. In addition to the crust color and eight separate settings (each with a handy indicator light), the control panel offers a digital display and up/down arrows that allow for adjusting the time, as well as a Start/Stop button for turning the unit on and off. The bread maker also provides a 13-hour delay timer--great for coming home to a fresh loaf of bread at the end of a busy day. Other highlights include a glass viewing window for watching the process without lifting the lid, cool-touch housing for safety, and a non-stick surface on the aluminum bread pan to ensure the bread slides out easily. With its small footprint and sleek, modern design, the bread maker measures approximately 11inches wide by 15 inches long by 11 inches high and carries a one-year limited warranty. A user manual comes included, filled with helpful instructions, tips, and mouthwatering recipes like Italian herb, cottage cheese and chive, apple walnut bread, and more.