The Oster Digital Food Steamer and Rice Cooker is a great two tiered size quart steamer that can be used to cook and steam all types of food. The great thing about it is that it has an option for delayed cooking, and just like a rice cooker it has an automatic keep warm setting for your food. The Oster Digital Food Steamer makes it easy to cook healthy food if you are on a time crunch or work a lot. I like to cook my rice, chicken, beef, fish, eggs, vegetables in here. It makes it easy to cook all my meals without me actually having to be in the kitchen for long amounts of time. Even if I walk away from the steamer/rice cooker it never over cooks my food because of the 95 minute timer. And my food never goes cold because of the automatic warmer. Everything that comes out of this steamer is delicious. I've even made lobster and clams in here when I had company and they came out delicious. Anyone can use this machine, and it makes cooking dinner at home easy. You never have to go and eat out again because this will cook your food for you. Performance This steamer makes perfectly steamed and cooked food everything I use it. Nothing is ever overcooked or mushy. You can pretty much make anything in here, and everything always cooks evenly. Even someone who is just learning to cook can use it. It's a great machine for the whole family. Ease of Cleaning It's easy to clean the plastic containers, all the pieces come apart easily. You can either hand wash the pieces or put them in the dishwasher. If the base gets dirty I just wipe it down with a paper towel and some spray. Ease of Use It's very each to use, it has digital buttons that you can control how long you are going to be cooking/steaming for. Durability This is a very durable machine because it's made out of plastic and not glass. If you accidently drop one of the trays it wouldn't break because it's a sturdy plastic. But I don't know what would have if you dropped the base on the floor. Design The design of the food steamer is great. I like that it has two trays that stack on top of each other so you can cook your whole dinner in the steamer if you want to. It makes dinner easier and less of a hassle. It also holds a lot of food in it, so you can even use this to make food for a party too. I know a lot of people aren't a fan of the plastic, but I like it because it's easy to clean, and it's very durable.