This is the most convenient thing to use when you need to cook but do not want to turn on your big oven and heat the whole house. It emits way less heat and cooks a lot faster in my opinion. It is very big too, you can fit a small frozen pizza in here very easily. This is a very versatile toaster oven. The stuff you can cook in here is endless. My favorite thing to use this for is the broiler. I like having melted, slightly browned cheese on my sandwiches. I put my sandwich, minus the top piece of bread, in here under the broiler and in just minutes it's ready to eat. Toasting Evenness I do not use this for toast that often, I do more bagels in here than anything. Everything I have ever toasted though has browned very nicely and evenly. Even Heating Everything I cook in it comes out perfect so very even heating. Safety Some heat will be emitted but as long as you don't stick bare hands in it, it is very safe. Safety The outside will get warm and of course you need to use a mitt or tongs to remove your food as the trays inside will be extremely hot. Ease of Cleaning Trays, including the crumb tray, slide right out making clean up super easy. Ease of Cleaning Trays slide right out for easy cleaning. Durability Appears to be made of good quality durable materials. Durability Very durable! Design It is big so storing is a bit of a problem. Design This is a larger toaster oven as it can fit a lot of food in it. It is a bit bulky but if you have the counter space for it it does look very nice sitting out.