A few years ago now, I bought GE's Convection Toaster Oven to take the place of a real oven. Living in a studio apartment with only a kitchenette (mini fridge, sink and stove), I needed a small toaster oven that could do the bulk of my baking. And I would say that it has bore up quite well given the amount I've used it. I've used it to bake meats, breads, casseroles and desserts. Even Heating The heating was more consistent in the beginning of my toaster oven's life. Safety Unlike my boyfriend's smaller toaster, my GE Convention Toaster never caused any major or minor safety issues. It does not smoked when I toast something as simple as bread. The only time my toaster oven made me nervous was when I tried to broil steak. It cannot really handle that -- at least without setting the smoke detector off. Ease of Cleaning It is kind of difficult to clean. I wish it had a self-clean button like some real ovens! Durability Amazingly, it has lasted years. Design It is pretty spacious for a toaster oven. Most pans, however, do not fit in it. When I bake muffins or cupcakes, for instance, I can only use one 6 cup tin at a time.