I bought this grill because I had recently bought a smaller one that turned out to be too small. As I came to love the speed and convenience of the Foreman grill I got tired of cooking my food in batches just to feed me and my daughter so when my income tax return came in I decided to upgrade. Through much research I decided on this one and purchased it online. I didn't need all the bells and whistles of timers or removable plates. To me that simply meant more stuff to store in my already too cramped kitchen. When I picked up the grill I was shocked at the size. I never gave it any thought when it gave its size and dimensions on the website. My counter is small but I would do whatever I needed to keep this beast out and using it on a weekly basis. Thus the name Foreman Monster. I was very pleased to have an equally larger drip tray as the smaller one provided two trays to switch out when one got full and I always forgot about it. I have been using the grill for a few weeks now and the tray has never gotten full due to its depth. The plates grill as even and efficiently as the smaller one and surprisingly stores sitting up neatly against the wall. It's still pretty easy to clean as is expected and I thoroughly enjoy cooking my entire meal in one batch. Dinner in 10 mins from prep to plate is now routine in my home.