I have owned a few waffles makers and I only had one previously that actually worked good, but it ended up getting ruined after lending it to someone. So anyways I went to an online site to look for a new one and when I came across the presto flip side Belgian waffle maker, it looked okay. Nothing spectacular, but it had some good reviews so I figured it was worth a shot. It was kind of in between on the expense chart. After using it I can say it was probably not worth what I paid, but back to when I first used it. I followed the directions and made sure it was cleaned before I used it and even used a little cooking spray to make sure nothing stuck. I did it how I always make them with a little pancake mix and poured it in. I've never had this problem before, but when I put in the batter and closed it, it seemed like it was so heavy it was making batter come out of the sides. Regardless as it kept cooking, the timer went off, but when I opened it only half of the waffle was cooked and the part that was cooked was overcooked. It should have had even cooking considered it wasn't in a frying pan where it could cook more on one side. I tried it only a couple more times after that with no luck and receieved a refund. I wouldn't recommend it and maybe try a well known brand and it probably is worth the price if you enjoy making breakfast and home cooked waffles.