I received this Popcorn Maker a couple of years ago for my birthday. I love popcorn and rather have a maker than use microwave popcorn. This is very easy to use and heats up very fast. I like that you can just turn it over and use it as the bowl without having to dirty another bowl or dish. It just takes a tablespoon of oil in the bottom and about 1/2 cup of corn and you get a nice big bowl full. The only problem I have had with it was when I was trying to make Carmel corn each year. It only does a batch at a time. You have to wait until it totally cools off before you can make another batch. This makes it pretty time-consuming if you are trying to make a lot of popcorn. . But for a nice size bowl of popcorn this works great. Performance If you use the right about of popcorn it pops it all in a very short time. Settings/Features There really are not any setting or features. Just an on and off button. Ease of Cleaning Best part is just wash out the lid and whip the bottom. Non stick bottom so very easy to clean.