I purchased this as an alternative to constantly purchasing McDonald's expensive McMuffins and I originally used it to make my own McMuffins at home. I later found out that I could use this to make mini pancakes and pastries as well as Burger sliders. It has helped a lot and it takes up minimal space in my already cramped kitchen so that's a plus for me. It's so easy to clean. In fact there is minimal cleaning and it always cook's food to a perfect temperature all the way through. The only thing that I don't like is that after a little bit of use the egg holder gets a little loose so if you're not careful you can spill egg into the next compartment. But it's nothing that you can't tighten yourself.