This toaster oven was given to me as a gift years ago. It seemed a bit odd looking compared to other toaster ovens that I had seen. I used it to make toast first, and was very pleased with the evenness of the toasting. We have since used this toaster oven to make anything from pizza to cookies! I used this toaster oven instead of my regular oven for anything I can! Compared to other toaster ovens that I have used, this one is simply better. It is so easy to use and has a compact design to save counter space. Even Heating It is perfect for toast, cookies, and pizza! Safety The sides get really hot during use. We melted a bread bag on the top once. Ease of Cleaning The crumb tray is easy to access from the outside of the oven and catches everything that falls to the bottom of the oven. Design The design seemed a bit unusual looking when I first received the toaster oven, but it saves space. The controls are very easy to use. After many, many years of use my toaster oven has yellowed a bit and looks old.