The unit is small and compact. It makes 4 small triangular waffles (sometime interconnected depending on how much mixture you put in). It is easy to use and by filling the templates to that the mixture just covers the highest point there will be no overspill. The waffles take about five minutes to cook on the highest setting. Using a very small brush of oil prevents sticking. The waffles come out easily using a slight encouragement with a spatula (heat resistant material). Cleaning is remarkably easy. First, don't overfill and there will be no excess to get into the surroundings of the templates. Second, a quick wipe with a tissue or damp cloth is all that is needed. The waffle are deep but not too deep and come out coked perfectly, though you can lift the lid after a couple of minutes to see how they are doing, and then cook for longer to your taste. I can recommend this waffle maker highly and wish I'd bought one years ago, especially as the pre-umade mixtures yo can buy so cheaply save all of the hassle of having individual ingredients. I find that 250gm of mixture make about 8 waffles. Whilst cooking the smell is delicious and lingers for ages afterwards. Yummy!