I used this griddle constantly for a long time. The griddle surface is fantastic for doing pancakes and hot sandwiches. The grilling surface was equally excellent for family staples like hot dogs and hamburgers. We used it for grilling fish with good results. My only complaint with it is the plastic framing that holds the pan. I have managed to melt two of them due to various mistakes. Someone turning on the stove, not realizing the griddle was too close and then having it left in the oven. Granted, these mistakes were not the fault of the manufacturer, but I would have preferred something more substantial holding the griddle. It melted under very little heat quite quickly.