Had same brand only smaller for 20 years so when it broke so far that I just couldn't use it anymore I finally had to buy a new one. This was in my price range so I got it. Only used a few times so far but just love it. I seasoned it like instructions said and cooked three batches (8 each) of pancakes and nothing stuck. When done wiped it with a paper towel and stored away. Should probably just leave on counter as I will be using this for more than just pancakes. If you need a griddle this is the one to get. You won't be disappointed. Have always been happy with Presto products.