I have no idea whether the health concerns are real, but we sold ours for $10 when we moved. It took up too much counter space that's better used for other things. We only really used it for heating up leftovers anyway. Soups and other runny things can be heated on the stovetop in 5 minutes, and the oven will warm up a plate of food in 15-20. Likewise, melting butter and boiling water really don't take that long over a flame. If I'm in that big a hurry, it's probably a sign I should slow down.