We had this little George Foreman grill for a few years until I recently finally donated it. I think we used it maybe 5 times total, he cooking surface isn't large at all, and even if it was bigger, I just don't see how using this grill is more convenient than using a pan. At least with a pan, I can wash it in the sink. With the grill, you're stuck wiping it with a rag and hoping it's clean enough. I don't see a place for this grill in the home of someone who also has a decently stocked kitchen, and a stove. I do think that it would be a useful item for someone that doesn't have access to a stove, in a college dorm room for example. If your only other option is a microwave, this is probably a step up from that at least. My other complaint is that the cord is far too short to be useful, but that seems typical on small appliances these days so I imagine it's for safety purposes or some other reason.