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 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.
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.
It is a pieced of junk. Pulse TV sells it for half the price, but I wouldn't not pay a dollar for it. It is made from cheap metal. The reservoir for the water is very shallow so the water cooks away quickly. Do not waste your money. It is going into the recycle can. Do not buy it. If you want one I'll give you mine.
Smokeless? Not so much. I followed the instructions completely and my apartment filled with smoke. I had smoke detectors screaming and 2 fans blowing all of the smoke out of my apartment. I tried to cook brats on it and the outside was burned but the inside was not cooked at all. I would not recommend this product.
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!
As others elsewhere on the internet have said, the coating does not hold up well, but I'm okay with that. Brush it with a little oil before use. Clean up is a little dirty as well, but again, for the way burgers cook on it, I am okay with that too. Delicious.
Enjoy it and use it. However, after using it several times and washing it, some of the black color changed its color. Why, I don't know as I washed it by hand. So needless to say, it doesn't look as nice but still works.