We received an Oster Flip Waffle Iron for Christmas and we just love it! With previous waffle irons the waffles would come out crispy on one side but not so much on the other side. Because this waffle iron has the flip capabilities it browns both sides of the waffle evenly. The waffles come out perfect every time. Both sides of the waffle iron have a non-stick coating which helps to make the waffles come out easily. It also comes with a handy plate that fits under the waffle iron so if you happen to have some of the batter spill out there is no mess on your counter. There is a control mechanism so you can choose how dark and crispy or how light you want each waffle to come out. There is a light control that tells you when the waffle iron is heated to the perfect temperature and also will tell you when each waffle is finished. It is very easy to use – even the most novice person in the kitchen can make the perfect waffle. The instruction manual that comes with the waffle iron has recipes included which makes the whole package a perfect gift for anyone who loves waffles!