It does not heat even.It heats and burns food on top before food gets done cooking or warmed up. Even Heating Does not heat or cook even. Safety Seems to be safe so far. Ease of Cleaning It is very hard to clean inside and out.Bottom tray does not come completely out to clean. Durability I have had mine for 7 months now,and so far it has held up. Design Bottom tray should be able to come completely out so it can be cleaned.It is not designed very well.