I love Hamilton Beach. They make pretty good products, at a pretty good price. This waffle maker is no exception. It's cheap, and it gets the job done. Though it's a little small, that's only a problem if you're averse to having 3 medium sized waffles over 2 bigger ones (which, shouldn't be a problem for many). It's non-stick, which is very useful. And once it starts sticking a bit, buying a new one isn't much of an expense! It costs you about what a meal for two at IHOP will!! It's also a resistant product. We usually make waffles Saturday mornings, and like to leave the waffle maker open after we're done using it. This has caused it to get bumped, and even dropped, but it hasn't stopped working yet! After 3 years, this is our waffle maker of choice, and our brand of choice. It's perfect for small families and/or single people.