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.