We purchased the grill with a deep dish plate to take on a recent trip. I prefer my home cooked meals to the high sodium foods in restaurants so I freeze and take along casseroles. This was great for that warming the meals I had frozen, but we also enjoy using it at home to cook meats and vegetables on the grill. I am a bit concerned that the Sear light never stops blinking once it is pressed - and lately the temperature light never stops blinking either. I've got to check on that. It is advertised a 5 serving but that applies only if you eat VERY small portions. We are not big eaters, but only 2 or 3 portions would fit on the grill.
The "manual" says that the Ready light will come on when the selected temperature is reached. The is no ready light, there is no way to select the temperature. Other than than is seems a good machine. We had another more expensive removable plate unit with time and temp settings that was excellent, except that the grease builds up on it and unless you clean it every time is quite a pain.
I am an over the road truck driver. .. The cost of eating out is very expensive as we all know..The fast foods for a truck driver are not as good and much more costly to a truck driver due to the limited places as to where you can fit a tractor trailer. .. truck stops are conveniently located and are more truck driver friendly as far as parking and room for maneuverability...However prices are much much higher. They know we need it sooo we are going to pay...not fresh not made on site on little grills or under warming lights. Hard dry etc yuck. .. I bought this to use in my truck it has saved me in 2 weeks already about 600.00 dollars. . My husband and i run team so he is a much much happier man eating fresh hot cooked meals made right in our truck.. eggs pancakes bacon sausage gravy etc for breakfast. . Grilled cheese and soup etc lunch.. and fried chicken, hamburger helper, steak onions mushrooms... The same things that we could make at home we can now make on the road. .... huge huge savings.... it has more than paid for itself over and over... not had any problems with it. .. it does a great job and the price was great... Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with our electric skillet. .. The size is great. Very large... my mom saw how large and decided to order one too. She LOVES it... This is what she uses to do her cooking at home just about for every meal because it cuts down on the mess on the stove. .. lol. That's a big plus in its self.... I would definitely recommend this product. ...
After delivery yesterday couldn't wait to try it out on steak for dinner. Was so fast & easy 5 minutes for a juicy, tender & browned steak. Fell in love with this product. I gave it 4 stars only because the removable grates you cook on are not metal but a non stick composite. Easy to clean with removable grates & cleaned while they were still warm & cleaned up like new. Product is light weight & can easily be stored if you have space big enough for it under cabinet or pantry. Would also be ideal for camp sites with electricity for all meal especially breakfast.
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