This is an inexpensive popcorn make that is surprisingly ear hardy! Definitely give this a eight rating,as for ease of use,and cleaning! Performance First time this was used,it surprised me by how it performed! Most kernels with no burned ones,a few left! Popping evenly . Settings/Features This is the good part as setting are very simple,easy to use.The instructions are straight forward,so after a thorough cleaning read the instructions and used right away.MMMMM Ease of Cleaning This is the good part as I like to hand clean any then new item that I get! A gentle wipe with hot soapy water,I was able to get in easily and completely with all the parts. Ease of Use Very easy,just plug it in,warms up quickly,put in the measured amount then just wait for the great smell of fresh hot popcorn,MMM , Durability Am surprised that something at this price could be so durable! It's been knocked around and no chips or cracked any where. Have used this many times as I love popcorn and it still works great!