An exceptional grill. We have limited space so when our old grill croaked, we bought this Cuisinart tabletop. There is a large area for grilling; it will grill 5 large porterhouse steaks. The thermomator on the lid is very accurate; it is extremely well made and substantial. We love it, as we grill at least 3 times a week year round. The full front handle makes it very easy to use, and the side shelves are great for plates and seasonings. Performance Heat is very even and accurate; the heat set knob allows me to set the heat very well. Versatility Not only can I grill right on the grids, but it comes with a special pan for roasting vegetables and other delicate items. Ease of Use Simple controls-auto ignition Ease of Cleaning I just wash in sink Durability It is of course outside and looks like new. We do not cover it.