I love this toaster and it was the best wedding gift received. We always use the toaster oven over our stove, since it heats up faster. We also use the toaster oven in place of a toaster and microwave when heating up food. Even Heating Heats fairly evenly, but noticed when cooking pizza that it cooks faster in the back of the oven. To ensure even heating when baking a pizza, we just rotate the pizza halfway through. Safety Have had no safety issues. The toaster oven does get hot, so you want to make sure there are no items on the counter touching the toaster oven. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean, just need to remove the tray and rack and wipe them down. My husband cleans the toaster oven, which shows how easy it is! Durability This toaster oven is durable. Design Really like the design of the toaster oven including the buttons, since some toaster ovens have dials. I also like that the back of the toaster oven is concave in order for pizza to fit.