I have a small family (just my husband, myself and our 1 year old) so I don't really have a need to cook many things in "bulk" persay, but I still feel that a griddle has been a very positive assett to my kitchen appliance lineup! This griddle gets a workout several times a week making things like pancakes, hashbrowns, bacon, grilled cheese and so much more! I also use it when I make my homemade tortillas, and the process goes so much faster now that I can do more than one tortilla at a time! I love how this is cool to the touch on the base, so I don't have to worry about little fingers getting burned. I also love that the cord is removeable so I can store it up high (again, away from little fingers!). This griddle is also SUPER easy to clean - easier than my pans even! This is a great product that every home should have!