I wanted a smaller oven but one which was still big enough to use for "normal food" (like frozen pizza, corn bread, brownies, muffins, reheating leftovers, etc). This oven is great---I love it. Sure, it costs more, but the investment is really worth it. It's easy to operate, looks good, doesn't take up too much room and really fills the bill. I use it every day for something. Glad i bought it!