This is such a good idea if you have toddlers or are a student. It cooks either 4 soft or hard bolied eggs, one poached egg or half a tin of beans, plus up to 2 slices of toast. Its not a massive meal but very handy for small appetites It heats up beans at about the same time as the toast and its a lot less washing up than a pan or a bowl! It is very handy to cook toddler sized beans or eggs on toast. The down sides are it really doesnt cook many beans, it couldnt make more than a snack to be honest and its quite a slow toaster. im happy that we replaced our broken toaster with this but i wouldnt swap a working one for it.