A family member gave us this product when we moved into our new house. I actually surprised myself with how much use I get out of it. It heats up extremely fast and uses a light indicator to show when it is heated. You can build your quesadilla on the maker and then close the lid once you're finished. It takes minutes to heat up and melts the cheese evenly between the plates. It also creates an indent to create individual pieces. I use a pizza cutter to finish slicing. Once your quesadilla is finished and the maker is cooled down, it's so easy to clean! I used a paper towel soaked in water and the dried cheese literally scrapes right off. This is such a handy item to keep around! I love it for a quick lunch or small snack during the day.