I owned a family size original Foreman and liked it a lot. But, when I used my mom's grill, similar but made by a different company, I was no longer satisfied with my Foreman. My mom's had removable plates that were dishwasher safe. I found this to be a stroke of pure genius and hoped that Foreman would follow suit. When this grill came out I couldn't wait to buy it. I always throw the plates in the ddishwasher and they've held up very well. Then there was the added delight of several different plates to choose from. I have cooked everything from chocolate chip cookies and waffles to breaded chicken strips and hamburgers to marinated steaks on my newer model Foreman. There are so many new features...this is deffinitely a fine tuned model.
To say that I am happy with my purchase is an understatement. I have owned this grill for just over a year andd have yet to regret it.