I bought this because i wanted a popcorn machine so half the popcorn doesnt burn and i was told that the just tastes different. So i decided to give this a try, and liked it. I got it at a good price online. You need a stove, but on the same hand its portable. Lastly it pops popcorn for maybe one or two people. Performance Its good, way better than poping in sand. As long as you have a good stove. Usually doesnt burn the popcorn but always to carefull (You can see the popcorn popping) Settings/Features Its good, i mean there not really much to set unlike many other popcorn poppers. Ease of Cleaning Cleaning it might take a while. It usually gets greasy if you use oil, and i'm afraid ill break it. Ease of Use One pro about this is that, its easy to use if you have a stove. You should place it on the big burner and not cook anything on the stove. Durability I can say much since i have only had it for about a year, but so far so good. I have a slight crack but it doesnt really make a difference.