Although it takes a little bit longer to make a batch of cupcakes because you can only make six at a time it is completely worth it. The cupcakes always bake so perfectly and never burn. Clean up is easy, and it's especially great in the summer because you do not need to turn on your oven and heat up your house or apartment! I really like how compact the maker is. It does not take up a lot of room, but still manages to do a lot of work. I wish that it had a timer that would tell me when the cupcakes are ready, but there is a light features that tells you when the maker is hot enough. Another bonus is that although it takes more time to finish the whole batch, they do not take as long to bake individually usually between eight to twelve minutes depending on the thickness of the batter. This means that as I am still baking the cupcakes I made first are usually ready to be frosted so I can get a jump on that! I love my cupcake maker.