The well for the water is not deep enough and it's very hard to fill it without spilling, and it evaporates too quickly. I had a similar product years ago and it was easier to fill. Also there is smoke, although supposed to be smokeless. And lastly, I noticed when cleaning it, there's a lot of really black stuff which does not come off, and I'm worried about it. It was there from the beginning, even underneath. it doesn't look right, and I should have returned it after one use.
I consider my wife to be a chef, but she had so many problems with this grill. I walked in the kitchen and the kitchen was smoky. I asked her what was going on and she said the food was sticking onto the grill. I asked her if she had tried coating the grill (with some type of spray) she said yes, I asked her if she tried no spray and she said yes. So, I don't know what the problem was with this grill. She doesn't cook her food on a high heat, so that wasn't the problem either.
The description said it was a \"smokeless\" grill. It was anything but. It filled my apartment with smoke on the first use, so I haven't used it since then. Also, there are no instructions on how much water to put in, so I just filled it as high as I thought it could go without running over while cooking. It ran over a bit but then I adjusted the flame and it was okay. I figured with more water there would be less smoke. Boy, was I wrong! I do not recommend this product.
The grill came with no \"How to guide\". The only instructions I saw were on the side of the box that I almost threw away because of the small printing. The box was torn and raggedy as if I ordered a used item. no packing slip or packing material in the box with item. It seems I bought an \"As Is\" item selling at a retail price. I was not a happy camper when I opened the shipping carton...Not what I expected...
It definitely makes juicy cooking due to moisture coming from the bottom circular water storage. Removes some oil and fat too through the holes. Makes it a grill-like cooking. Shipping was on time. But it is a cheap light material. Don't expect it to be a George Foreman type strong material. Use something soft sponge to wash or put in dishwasher (safe). I lost some of the coating with a hard wash. It is worth for $10+$4.99 shipping.
The smokeless grill is smokeless, but hard to cook with as there is no weight to it, causing it to slide across the stove top. Also, the water required in the bottom of the \"grill\" makes it awkward to get from sink to stove, or once full, stove to sink.But for the few dollars it will cost you, it definitely reduces most if not all the smoke that would come from a regular pan/griddle.
The water reservoir at the bottom was so small that there was only room for a tiny bit of water and both spilled when moving and evaporated before the meat even cooked very long and was not easy to refill. The directions also said in one part not to preheat and in another to put the meat on a hot grill. I used it once with disastrous results, put my meat on my outdoor bbq and will never use it again.
I live in an apartment and don't have room for an outdoor grill. I have tried 2 other very expensive stove top versions. One smoked up my house so bad and was horrible to clean. The other took triple the time to cook a piece of chicken. This small and simple version gives me the all that I would expect from a great outdoor grill. WELL worth the money and more.
Disappointed that it was not smokeless. I had black smoke in the kitchen when the water boiled dry in the bottom of the pan. There were no instructions saying the water had to be constantly refilled (in hind sight of course that would make sense) and trying to refill the reservoir was very tricky as there the water went everywhere and made a mess.
I already own one of these I bought at the fair. I really like it as it's low fat cooking and so easy. Just pour water, wine, beer or whatever liquid in the tray, and turn the burner on. It steams the food and is easy to clean. Great gift!