My mom got this waffel maker for me on Valentines Day. I love that my waffels come out in hearts! I have had it a while now and I use it almost every week. The maker really does make great consistant waffels. I love that it is small and easy to store. It is extremely easy to clean, which is mostly why I use it so often. The best thing about this waffel maker is that it is reliable. Anyone can use the maker. I can be doing a first class meal in the kitchen with bacon, eggs, and waffels and I am never worried about buring my waffels. The alarm always tells me when the waffels are ready to be removed. This would also be a great gift for someone, I have found however that you can only find the heart shaped maker around Valentines day so it would be a great purchase in advance type gift. But I would trust any waffel maker by VillaWare after using this product. It isn't too cheap but it is an affordable gift for a loved one.