I am not a fan of this waffle iron one bit! I don't even remember how I got it. I think it might have been a gift. It's not a waffle iron that I would have bought myself and yet I have it. For one, it's too small and secondly it takes forever to cook the waffles. With a family of five this waffle iron just takes too long to feed everyone. By the time I've made enough for everyone, they are done eating and I'm in the kitchen finishing breakfast by myself. The next thing that I hate about this thing is that is never fails to cook uneven waffles. I love waffles and the ones this produces are very much lacking. Half of the waffle will have a nice color and crisped up while the other end will be undercooked and spongy. Not very appetizing at all. I swear frozen waffles heated up in the toaster taste better! I don't remember the last time I used this waffle iron and I plan on tossing it in our upcoming garage sale.