I purchased this oven to bake my polymer clay projects so I'm not sure how it works to actually cook food. I needed an oven that was strictly for craft projects. It heats up quickly. I have read reviews by people who say the timer doesn't always go off but I have not experienced this. My oven "dings" loudly when the timer reaches 0. It is easy to clean. Beware that the unit does get hot to the touch when it's in use so monitor younger individuals who may be baking in it. You do have to watch the height of your craft project as the oven has only about 3.5" from the heating element which is in the top of the unit - not the bottom. Beads and flatter items work best. Overall, I am very happy with this item. Even Heating Projects heat evenly unless they are taller. You do have to watch that the uppermost part of your craft doesn't darken as it will be nearer the heating element. Safety Outside of unit will get very hot when in use. Don't leave anything lying on top of the unit and watch "little fingers" don't get burned. Ease of Cleaning Reach in and wipe it off. Baking tray has lip so nothing rolls off. There is a pull out tray in the bottom. Durability I have been using my unit for about 6 months and it still works like new. Design I would have preferred more than the 3.5" space between tray and element but the unit is small so easy to store.