This waffle maker was cheap, but the good stops there. It doesn't let you know how much waffle mix to put in, so it either overflows, or there isn't enough mix to create two whole waffles. It takes a bit to heat up, and there is no beep when the waffle is through, so unless you are standing over it (to clean up the spills, maybe), then you will burn your waffle. I disliked it so much that I haven't bought a waffle maker since I gave this one away. I make pancakes now. Performance There is no timer setting, so the waffles are likely to burn unless you are standing right in front of it constantly. Settings/Features There are no features other than one letting you know it's hot. It doesn't let you know how much mix to put in for it not to overflow/produce a partial waffle. Ease of Cleaning If you pour too much waffle mix in, it pours out of the back and front. It drips waffle mix onto the counter. The nonstick surface is easy to clean; however, the area in the back where the mix comes out is really difficult to get clean. Ease of Use It's not complicated. Durability It did last for years and years, but I hated it so much that I gave it away. I was sick of cleaning up waffle mess.