My husband and I purchased our Hamilton Beach grill when we were living in a small apartment with no outdoor space to grill. We definitely used it a lot and although we now have a house with two grills we still have it because it is so useful that I haven't wanted to get rid of it. It is very easy to use and it does what it does very well. It isn't an outdoor grill so of course it isn't going to give the same results but it cooks well and is really easy to clean. We mostly used our grill to make grilled chicken or steak. I used it sometimes for burgers as well. Food doesn't come out with that "grilled flavor" but it does cook evenly and fairly quickly and I never once had food stick to the non-stick plates, even when I left it on a little long. Compared to indoor grills that friends and family own this is really easy to clean, nothing sticks to the plates and everything just wipes off really easily with a damp cloth or sponge. For people who do not have the space for an outdoor grill or a way to grill indoors in bad weather this is a really good option.