I used this grill through college and it cooks everything quickly, but overcooks meat and veggies (whatever food is unlucky enough to be cooked inside). This is not my favorite cooking method- because the grills are on an angle, all the juice/oil/grease fall run off into the reservoir below, so food is left tasteless and with a dry cardboard/jerky texture. Performance This grill (over)cooks everything very quickly. There is a grill on the bottom and a grill that closes down on top of the food- so the food cooks from both sides and cooks extremely fast. In a matter of minutes, it cooks anything. Durability I used this grill during college, and I moved several times and cooked with it constantly. It held up very well, and I found it to be extremely durable. Ease of Cleaning It is bulky as a grill- and the grill plates do not detach from the entire apparatus, so the entire grill must be placed into the sink in order to clean it. But, the grill plates are non-stick, so they can be wiped down, as can the plastic parts (spatula and grease reservoir dish). Ease of Use All you need to do is plug the grill in, slap food inside and pull the top down. It is very simple and easy to cook with the George Forman Grill.