This is a great idea but the product was not built to work the way the idea suggests. The plates don't heat up enough to cook foods - I found that most of the time I was "boiling" things like steak or chops instead of grilling them because the equipment didn't get hot enough. There is no way of controling the temperature - it's either on or off. Cooking times listed in the booklet that comes with the grill are not long enough to cook the foods. The different cooking plates do switch out easily and once you get the hang of securing them they do stay in place nicely and they clean up easily - they just don't cook the way I thought they would. This was a very disappointing purchase.
This is a total piece of crap - Don't buy it, don't !!, June 26, 2010 This review is from: Total Chef TCG08G-CA 4IN1 Sandwich, Waffle, Grill & Griddle (Kitchen) I used the grill plates twice and the Non-stick coating peeled off. I thought I would try one more burger on the grill plates just an hour ago and this time the burger stuck fast to the "Non-stick" surface and to clean the stuck burger will probably result in another large area peeling off. I contacted Koolatron after the plates peeled but they never gave me the courtesy of a reply. A total waste of my retirement money. I give it no stars (though I had to click 1 star to complete this review) but feel they owe me 6 stars.Total Chef TCG08G-CA 4IN1 Sandwich, Waffle, Grill & Griddle
I rarely used the item, but I had it for a month and the items wiring short circuited when I plugged it in. That was the end of it. My maintenance man couldn't even fix it, he said I'll have to buy another one. Never again thank you very much!
This was a gift for my daughter who lives in a dorm. She reports that it is working to perfection so far!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It works for the purpose assumed!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
Loved the design, four interchangable sets of plates made it a versitile applicance. Unfortunately the product that I received did not work. It just didn't get hot enough to cook the waffle in a reasonable time. After about 15 minutes the waffle was cooked but not brown nor crisp. Later I tried the sandwich plates with the same results. Instead of the stated 3 - 4 minutes to grill the sandwich I gave up at 12 minutes and ate the soggy mess. I looked up reviews of the product to find that many other people had the same problem.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Terrible! Loved the interchangable plates but the product doesn't work. It never gets hot enough to crisp a waffle. Looked up reviews of this product and learned that many other people had the same problem.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
Arrived in no time-was just as described- waiting for the reveal at Christmas to see how it works
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks great- however do not know how well it works- its a Christmas gift still wrapped
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect