If you want a basic popcorn maker without a lot of bells and whistles, this one will work for you. If you are picky about your popcorn (you like it warm and buttery), then this air popper would not be your best bet. I like it because it is easy to use, is fast, requires little maintenance, and is better for you than oil popped corn. However, I don't put butter on my popcorn, so that might add to the easiness factor. In terms of the design, the plastic top falls off relatively easily, and it takes a few times to figure out how many kernels to put in to make the amount you want without it spilling over the bowl. I use this popcorn popper only occasionally, but it is nice to have on hand. It also makes for a nice healthy snack if you don't load it with butter. Performance Very basic, but does the trick. Settings/Features Could be designed better. Ease of Cleaning Only two parts. Very easy. Ease of Use Just pour the kernels in, and let it do it's job. Durability Not much too it, but I have had it for a while so it must be durable.