This was the second waffle iron I bought, when I knew I wanted to have two on hand before my extended family came for a brunch buffet. It did a great job of making the waffles and helping us to "streamline production", as my father-in-law put it. I was very pleased with the purchase. Performance The waffles were not quite as perfect as my other waffle iron made them, but they were still a big step above how most waffle irons tend to work! Settings/Features It's all very simple and basic, which I prefer. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles with my waffles. Ease of Cleaning I did have a tougher time cleaning this one than my other waffle iron, but it wasn't too horrible once I figured out a few tricks. Ease of Use It's very easy to use! Durability This held up really well through several visits and lots of people using it. It got bumped fairly hard and knocked a bit out of alignment, but we were able to figure it out and fix it fairly easily. Other than that, it holds up well.