I am very happy with this waffle iron. It heats up fairly quickly, and is very accurate. The waffles are always done when the indicator light goes out. The only negative is that it doesn't hold as much batter as the directions say, so it spills over the edges at times. I use less than the directions say and spread the batter around to prevent spillage. Performance The performance of this waffle iron is my favorite part of it. The waffles come out perfect every time. They are never under cooked and they never burn. Settings/Features I am happy with the settings. It was very easy to learn how to use. Ease of Cleaning This waffle iron is easy to wipe clean unless the batter spills over the edges. Then it gets hard to wipe it clean around the edges. Ease of Use This waffle iron is very easy to use, and I will buy another Toastmaster Waffle Iron when this one wears out. Durability This is a heavily used item at our house, and it still works as well as it did the day I got it. It is a sturdy waffle iron.