I was thoroughly disappointed in this toaster oven. I purchased this unit in December and had to replace it by June. The knobs fell off and became impossible to turn. I also had a difficult time keeping this unit clean. The door became so greasy and caked on. I will not buy this unit again. Even Heating This toaster oven does heat all foods evenly. From toasting bread to heating food and snacks, I never had an issue with uneven heating. However, I did only own the unit for approximately 6 months before I needed to get rid of it. Safety The top of this unit gets VERY hot. However, it is well labeled with a Caution sign. In the time that I owned this toaster oven I had several instances where the elements began to smoke when I accidentally spilled something on them while cooking. Ease of Cleaning It is difficult to clean the top and sides because of the heating elements. The glass door was difficult go get grease off. Durability I purchased this unit for my family at Christmastime. I needed to replace it six months later. The top knob had fallen off and the bottom knob was so difficult to turn that I decided to just purchase a new unit. Design I ask you to reference my durability comment. The size of the unit was quite nice for my small countertop, I did not find it to be bulky. However, the poor craftsmanship of the knobs skewered any positive comments on the design.