My sister received this for Christmas to make homemade quesadillas but our entire family ends up using it for more than that! It works very well for individual person quesadillas as long as you do not overfill them. If you do that, everything will spill out and it does end up very messy. It is relatively easy to clean because all you need is a wet cloth. You cannot take off the plates to put in the dishwasher or soak in the sink. It heats up quickly and does a nice job melting cheeses and heating your meats and veggies. It also adds a nice brown top to the tortillas for "authentic" looking quesadillas. We have used this for quick cheese sandwiches and other types of sandwiches as well because it does a nice job of heating the food through. Faster than an oven but not as a fast an in-home grill. Although I haven't really needed it, It comes with this drip reservoir which would be useful if you were cooking something that was juicy.