Bought this for our Boy Scout Troop and they used it this past weekend. It performed like a champ. The ground/table we set it on was unlevel, but being scouts and resourceful, they blocked the table and the griddle on one side and it started draining through the hole to the catch pan. Clean up is just like our other cast iron pans, love that the griddle comes off of the heating unit. Burgers were cooked to perfection by 12-15 year old boys.