I bought the cuisinart round waffle maker from macys.com to replace one of the same brand and model I had had for years. The nonstick coating eventually gave way on the old one, but I figured I would get at least a few years out of the new one. The very first time I used it the waffle stuck to both the top and bottom, requiring me to pick apart a lot of little waffle pieces, which was very time consuming and frustrating. It turned out that I had to spray with Pam before every single waffle, which should not have been necessary according to the instructions, and which made a mess and affected the taste of the waffles. I'm returning this thing and buying something else!