Love this grill. It is versatile and efficient. As advertised it is easy to clean. We use it now for quick meals instead of our big, clumsy outdoor grill that requires propane. Wonderful for hot dogs, fish filets, grilled cheese sandwiches etc. I like to keep my counters clean, but leave this out because we use it nearly every day either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even my 10 yr old granddaughter can use it (carefully) to make sandwiches. I am moving that outdoor grill to a remote spot.