Pros: Digital Timer a big plus
Aids fat reduced cooking
East to use
Cons: Non-stick covering on griddle flakes eventually.
Hard to clean
No replacemkent griddles
This is one of the original griddles with the addition of a digital timer. The digital timer is great because if you are distracted , it wiill turn off the griddle at the preset time. This is especially important if you are preheating the griddle. It does not have removable griddles which makes it difficult to clean easily. You must be very careful never to use any hard surface to remove the grilled item. This is especially true when the surfaces are still hot. This will destoy the surface and future grilling will only hasten it's demise. You will eventually have to toss the item away. There are no replacement griddles available
Later models have removeable griddles that you can soak to soften the grilled material and remove without damaging the surface. This is a great improvement on the original design.
Continual scraping will be the ruin of this item. Do not pre-heat the griddle too long without the item to be cooked. It will become too hot and soften the surface material. A few minutes is all I use.
The concept is great. Later models fixed the original flaws. This is my fourth unit so I've learned to deal with the minor flaws. It is a must have in any modern kitchen