I always looked at these and thought, "I would never buy that." I thought it was a stupid idea actually, and how on Earth could this machine really cook a pizza? Well, I was so wrong!!! My family absolutely hates it when I buy another appliance. They say I don't need whatever it is I want to buy, or that there is no room in the "Inn" to place another unit of any kind, no matter what it is. Just so you know, I like rings, earrings, and appliances -- not shoes, like most women. Well, I ordered this on a whim and boy did my family give me what for! Now, they all say they absolutely love this Presto Pizza Rotating Oven. We use it all the time and not just for pizza. If you like crisp crust, here is how we do it to get it really nice and crisp. Throw a tablespoon of butter on the rotating pan and take a pastry brush and spread the butter around to cover the entire pan. Place your thin crust (store bought) on the top of the buttered pan. Butter the top of the crust. Now run the machine with the top and bottom heat, until the crust gets golden and crisp. Now put your pizza stuff on the crust, turn on the timer and cook your pizza. The crust is just lovely. If your crust gets too brown, turn off the bottom heating element. If you eat pizza at all in your family, this is better than the regular oven. Boy, I wish they had this when I was in college. That would have been a great item to have. This is a wonderful product and you will love it if you like pizza baked at home. It works well with other food items too.