I have both the jumbo size grill and the smaller grill with the bun warmer. I bought the jumbo-sized because the smaller champ grill just isn't big enough for more than two people. Unfortunately, this one is so large that I don't think it is worth the trouble. While using it, I've had instances where the meat has turned out dry, probably due to the fact that the majority of the fat came out. Less fat is good in some cases, but not good in others. Burgers for example, if left on too long, will turn out dry and will start to fall apart. I also find it hard to cook people's food to there liking on this, aka medium rare, well done, etc. As for cleaning, in all honesty, I think a pan used on the stove top to cook your meat or one lines with foil in the oven would be easier to clean. I absolutely hate the little cleaning tool that this grill comes with. A paper towel or dish clothe soaked in warm water and applied to the grill when still warm cleans it much better than the tool. Overall, not sure all the effort is worth it. If you have the space and can have a real outdoor grill I would get that instead. It's well worth the money, in my opinion. This thing does make great hot sandwiches though.