I am very happy with the quality of the mold. The resulting bar size is perfect , and the clear lid is very handy and allows me to keep an eye out for overheating, etc.The extra height over the silicone allows for tall bars, but does make putting embeds in a bit trickier. I have a pair of silicone tongs that I use to help me with this. Unmolding takes a bit of practice if you are used to a wider bar, but the loaf came out quite neatly with the use of sodium lactate in my recipe. This is a very nice mold, and I can tell that it will last me a good, long time.