I have actually owned 2 indoor grilling appliances and this Hamilton Beach family size Healthy cooking Grill is by far my favorite thing to cook on. The ease in which it is cleaned, the fat catching apparatus, the timer, the size, in my eyes make it the perfect indoor grill. The grilling plates are so easily removed, you only have to slide a button aside to remove both bottom and top plates, they are dishwasher safe as well. The Fat catching apparatus (for lack of a better term) is slid under and to one side of it's own little compartment and it is also dishwasher, top rack safe. I can grill 4 nice size new york strips at once on this grill and all in less than 10 minutes from start to finish. This appliance has so many different uses it is a must have in your kitchen. Everything from grill cheese to panini's, grilled chicken, pork chops, steaks and excellent for hamburger patties. It sears the outside of the meat so that it keeps all those yummy juices on the inside making a fantastic steak or hamburger or pork chop. I highly recommend this product hands down over the foreman grill.