I purchased this item as a temporary way to cook while undergoing a kitchen remodel. The unit heats up quickly and does a very good job. The clean up was a breeze since it is coated with non stick coating. The only drawback was that when cooking burgers, the grease did not land in the cups provided to catch it. So we did have some grease leak onto the countertop. I wasn't sure if a refurbished one was a good way to go but the unit works very well. I plan on using this along with my new kitchen! I would recommend this item.