We are a family of eight so we usually do two batches so everyone has enough. We all love this and it is so easy to use that any of our kids can use it on their own. Performance We have not had any problems with our popcorn popper. It makes plenty of popcorn in just a few minutes. So simple to use and extremely fun watching the popcorn pop just like at a movie theater. Settings/Features There are not really settings on this popcorn machine, it's just simple to fill and pop. Ease of Cleaning This is the only category that deserves a poor eating. I tend to be a clean freak and I have not had any luck getting this popper clean. The amount of grease build up is a downfall because it's super hard to clean! Ease of Use Simply put in your butter and popcorn kernels and turn it on! The kids love it! Durability We have had our popcorn popper for over two years. We use it regularly and the kids have even loaned it out for different school activities. It's small enough to store it anywhere and also take it places, like school.