I am very happy with this grill/raclette set. I had been looking for one for quite a while, and since the raclette is French/Swiss dish, it was not easy to find one in the US. The set is very easy to use, the top keeps the potatoes hot, the cheese melts fast in the little teflon dishes. I've also grilled other meats and vegetables than the traditional ingredients for raclette. It has helped me a lot when we had unexpected guests: it's an easy way to prepare something fast, simple and good. I've had it for a very short time but I've already used it more than I would have thought. The only inconvenience was the fact that it doesn't come with the wooden spatulas for scraping the melted cheese off the little teflon dishes. I had to by some small bamboo spatulas, but other than that, I like this raclette/grill/fondue set a lot.
This grill is absolutely awesome! We had a raclette party with it that was a lot of fun. You can grill the cheese in the underside while grilling stuff atop, or keeping potatoes or anything else hot on the grill. I had boiled some potatoes before hand and then sauteed them with duck grease instead of oil until the outside was a bit golden, and kept them on the grill for us to eat on the side of the cheese and salame/sopressata etc. I had a raclette machine like that when I lived in Europe, but I thought it would be hard to replace here. Well, this machine does it all perfectly!! I'm very happy with the purchase. As a plus, it's extremely easy to clean up, and it doesn't takes too much space. I just store it in a shelf out of sight when not in use, and it doesn't clutter my kitchen or anything.
We lived in Europe for 20 years and loved Swiss raclette. This is described more as a grill, but it would be a shame to use it only as that. A quick "google" search of Swiss raclette will show you how to use this as intended. I bought this as a gift for my son and daughter-in-law and they love it. But then, my son grew up eating Swiss raclette! This is great for casual entertaining.
Just used the set last night. It is a great raclette set. Just want to mention that if you place the little dishes on top of the set to keep them warm make sure that the plastic handle does not touch it. My daughter's dish melted a tiny bit last night. Great rapport quality/price. I would recommend that item to anybody and I am planning on purchasing one for my self.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good