The Pampered Chef Square Baker is so convenient for baking any type of food. I bake chicken in this baker, as well as making different small casseroles. Although you cannot put this in the dishwasher, I still really like to use it because the food you bake in it cooks evenly. The square baker is stoneware, so you cannot wash it with soap. Rather you just scrape the food off with the vinyl scraper sold by Pampered Chef. You can rinse it with water, but they say you should not use soap because it can soak into the porous stoneware. Performance Everything bakes evenly when you make it within the square baker. Ease of Cleaning This is relatively easy to clean, but I don't like the fact that you cannot put it in the dishwasher. Sometimes it sits in my sink for awhile before I am able to wash it. Durability Since these are made of stone, you have to be careful to not drop anything on them. Design I like the design of this and the cranberry color on the outside of the pan.