Overall rating is that this is a great buy. Durability I got this as a Christmas present to myself. I had been wanting a waffle maker and at the price this one was worth a try. It is easy to use, even my ten year old can do it. The timer makes the waffle turn out great every time. The only issue i have with it is, I would like it to come apart from the stand to make cleaning a little easier. But, I am not complaining on anything else. I really like this and I even bought a few more items of the Bella brand, a toaster and a single cup coffee maker. These items and the waffle maker may seem "cheap at the prices" but they are awesome products. The waffle maker gets used a few times a month in my house and is holding up very well. No more waffle house, saving me time and money when we want waffles. The color choices are great also. Several to choose from and if you want to change colors you can always spend another twenty bucks and change it :) Gotta love that.