Good idea, but not ideal for us. We have a bread maker, and the loaf produced is a little too tall, and has to be squashed a bit to get it to fit in the keeper. Thats our problem, otherwise it does a good job of keeping the bread fresher for longer,and keeps things like flies off. On a down note, there are small breather holes in the end walls, and splits in the plastic are starting spread from them, so it's life could be limited. The included slicing guide is simple, and again, works, but it won't fit inside the keeper properly, which is a bit odd.