I love this every time I use it. It is a great alternative for getting the big grill going for a small lunch. I have only used it for meats, but I have been especially pleased with how well it cooks chicken, cooked thoroughly and still juicy every time. I was given this grill second hand because me friends family had gotten to big for the smaller size. The drip tray was missing, but it is no big deal, I just stick a plate under the edge and it works great. Such a great gift. Performance Have only used for meat, and maybe a few veggies, but I have been happy with the outcome every time. Durability I was given this second hand. I am not sure how much my friend used it before me, but it seems to be holding up well. Ease of Cleaning Some people have commented that these grills are hard to clean, I have not had a problem, I use a squirt bottle of water while it is still hot and then wipe it down when it is just cool enough to touch. Never had a problem. Ease of Use Put meat on...cook...eat!