I got waffle maker when I was getting really, really good at making the batter at the correct consistency and feeling confident that I could pull off getting a different type of waffle maker, one that was somewhat forgiving. Performance This unit worked great every time I used it. I never experienced any issues with it. I did find that the batter had to be of a much thicker consistency or it will run over the sides. Once I perfected this aspect of waffle making and cooking, the rest was history. Settings/Features Really simple approach to making waffle using this until. The settings are easy, as you have total control over it. Ease of Cleaning Super easy to clean this unit, I just use plain soapy, warm water and it works like a charm. Ease of Use Very easy to use this product. I love the simplicity of this unit. It does not take rocket science to figure out hope to manage this unit. Durability It held up for me for a long period of time. I am quite pleased with this unit.