I have used this Black and Decker waffle baker so many times since purchasing it that it has practically payed for itself. When thinking of kitchen gadgets and gizmos B&D might not be the first brand that pops into your head, but they make some really really good kitchen machinery and this is one of them. I love this waffle maker. First off, it is bigger than most waffle makers- which means there is more space and the waffles in my opnion come out cook more evenly and better tasting with this waffle maker. I have had the smaller waffle makers in the past and for some reason the waffles always came out half burned and half soggy. I never have that problem with this waffle maker. Secondly, it's very well made. The handle/latch and top is made very well. Easy to clean and doens't scuff up or ding easily. While those aren't big deals for a kitchen appliance, at least not to me- it's still a nice feature. Thirdly and probably one of my favorite parts about it, is that it is nonstick and super easy to clean when you are done making breakfast with it. YOu can just wipe it out and be good to go for the next time that you want to use it. So overall, it is a great waffle baker/maker. It costs a little more than your average run of the mill one, but it is worth it and I recommend this one if you are in the market for a waffle maker.