I'm here because I was looking for this grill to buy for a gift. I've had mine for over five years and cook waffles on it regularly, I've never had a problem, the waffles cook evenly. The unit still looks brand new. No complaints.
I have owned this electric grill for roughly 2 or 3 years now. I bought it when I was in college because it was one of the cheaper, smaller grills. I don't have a lot of storage so I love the size. It's hinged unlike a traditional panini press so you can't put huge sandwiches inside and expect it to latch closed. For a lower-end sandwich grill, it does the trick for ham and cheese, quesadillas, caprese sandwiches, even fluffernutters! I love it!
Had this grill for less than one month. When attempting to scrub off some crusty residue from some steaks, the non stick coating began peeling off. I was using a very soft brush after prepping the grill with wet paper towels to soften the crust. Had to toss the grill out.
Ordered 2 of these for use in charity fundraisers. My biggest mistake was not inspecting these units for 8 months, that's my fault. When I did get around to inspecting them, one was so bent up as to be completely useless due to shipping damage. Second unit was somewhat useful, however, the front rollers thermostat was completely jacked up. I have the choice of "burn the cr*p out of it" to "Stone dead cold". Not that the shipping boxes did not show any gross problems, else I WOULD have inspected them sooner.
The units look fine, and present well. However, the lack of structural integrity means that even the slightest mishandling will result in a non-functional unit.
I would be miles ahead had I simply donated the $400 these units cost rather than hoping for a better result in cooking hotdogs. If you do order one of these units, I strongly advise that you completely, thoroughly, and PROMPTLY inspect them and return any that fail to meet expectations.
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