Oh yes the smell will be wonderful all throughout your home Tex. And it does come with instructions and even some different kinds of bread recipes often. My mom always loved me to make her loaves of cinnamon raisin bread in my machine so when I would make some I would make a loaf for me and one for her. In most bread machines you can make a lot more than bread too. Enjoy yours. My oldest daughter "kidnapped" mine right after we moved back to Louisiana from Florida...and I haven't seen my bread machine since.