I bought this 3-in-1 Grill, Griddle, & Waffle Iron in 2000. I use it constantly for a wide array of kitchen needs. Besides using as grill, griddle, and waffle iron, I fry bacon in the waffle plate/heat setting, which prevents splatter and mess. The metal plates' drain spouts make cleanup simple, too. When unit's not plugged in, I take out the grill plates to use in flattening homemade tortilla dough to make perfect rounds before finishing with a rolling pin and cooking on my comal.
It would be great if more plates were available in other shapes to make other items with this unit, such as Belgian waffles, waffle cones, and pizzelle. I have also have the "famous name" grill which is okay for some things, but I like Black & Decker's smaller size, small enough to keep on my counter, so tend to use it more. I live in a studio, so counter space is at a premium and I love multi-tasking appliances like this!!