I saw the Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven/Broiler with Convection at the store, and thought this would be perfect for cooking quick snacks or for not having to turn the oven on, on a hot day. This toaster oven is pretty big. It is nice that it is big, so you can cook a wide variety of items, and it has 2 shelves for cooking, but the con in that is that it is huge to store. I use this often enough though, that I can overlook that. For crisper pizza I cook on the bottom, for softer crust on the top. I usually just lay a piece of foil in there to keep from making a mess. It is makes a small batch of cookies in about 10-12 minutes, and they come out nice and evenly cooked. I have also made various oven type snacks such as mozzarella sticks, pizza rolls, pizza bagels, english muffins, etc and they have all came out nice. The temperature dial is easy to use, and cleaning it up is quick and easy as well. I have not yet made any raw meats in it, but I imagine they would come out just as nice. I highly recommend this over. It is a bit on the pricey side, but worth the money.