This Nesco roaster has become my best friend on Thanksgiving and other holiday's. I can roast my turkey in it and leave my oven open for all the other goodies I have to make. It roasts my turkey's as well if not better than my oven too! I know you can cook a ton of other items in here too but I bought mine mainly for turkey's. It cooks it slow so the meat stays incredibly juicy. The inside of this roaster comes out so cleaning is pretty easy. It was also very affordable! Toasting Evenness Well you can't toast in a roaster but this roasts very evenly. Safety Very safe to use. Outside will get somewhat warm but not super hot. Ease of Cleaning The inside holder comes out and is dishwasher safe. Durability Very durable, we use it every holiday and it has held up very well over the years. I even wrap it in a towel and take it with to other people's houses and it is still undamaged and works perfectly. Design It is pretty big, it is an 18 quart roaster, but the color is very nice and it looks good sitting out while in use.