We received this grill off our wedding registry and I'm so glad we did. We had another brand countertop grill which was ok but such a pain to clean. Aside from the ease of use and even heating that this grill provides, I feel the best attribute is the removable grill plates. I'll never go back to another style indoor grill again. I'm comfortable making stuffed burgers that my family loves without stressing over how hard the cleanup will be.