Summary: you get what you pay for with this Panini. Very small non-removeable plates (clean-up is quite difficult), only 1 temperature (bread may be burnt on the outside before in the cheese on your sandwich is melted), don't try to do open-face grilled cheese, the locking mechanism is only strong enough to hold one side (right side) while the left side sags down.
Summary: Easy to use, easy to clean, powerful enough. It's not a high end machine, but it's built well enough to stay in our home. The kids love panini grilled cheeses and we used it a lot allready! Perfect for the price!