Summary: I thought I had picked a great choice after reading all of the glowing reviews. NOT! First of all - this thing is HUGE! - -my bad for not reading the specs closer...it is big enough to feed a family of 10! It takes forever to heat up....and takes forever to cook anything. Directions state to use a combination of settings - first 5 - then lower to cook fish, chicken etc. Well...the only time it gets hot enough - is on 5.
Summary: The grill works very well, we have used it many times. it's pretty nice to grill something inside. A lot easier to clean than the George Foreman we were using, I have put the Foreman in the junk pile because of the cleanup issue with it. This grill isn't as fast as the Foreman but makes up for its speed by the versatility it has..
Summary: I had my doubts that this grill would really work as well as described but it really does. I think the key is to pre-heat the grill very well, not just until the "ready' light comes on. This will give you the grill marks. After you turn the meat you can turn the heat down and put the lid on to finish cooking through. I add a little " liquid smoke" to the marinade to give a grilled flavor.
Summary: Bought for my husband for Christmas - he loves it. There are only 5 pieces, besides the lid and removable cord, there is the grilling surface, the drip pan and a light-weight base. The grilling surface is easy to clean, however you will need a soft brush to get the drippings from spaces, but that is with any grill or grate. The grilling surface has 2 cool-touch handles, and you put water in the drip pan which makes it super easy to clean.
Summary: Love it. I am disabled and unable to handle a standard grill. I add a dash of liquid smoke to the water in the drip tray and food tastes as good as if it were cooked over any outdoor grill. The combination of the liquid in the drip tray and the lid keep everything moist. I'm so happy to be able to grill again, in all weathers too. Excellent product. Easier to clean than a standard grill.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy to Start, Even Heat, Lots of Space
Summary: I purchased this item as a gift for my mother in law, but when the item arrived, it was missing a part. I called Delonghi several times over the last 7 months to obtain a replacement part, only to get the run around from them. I still have not received the replacement part, and am now considering legal action, to include notifying the BBB, against them. Their service is totally unsatisfactory.