I purchased this because it was the largest griddle I could find, because I cook in bulk and store food in the freezer. It would also be extremely helpful for large families, or for any situation where you need to cook a lot of food and want to do it fast. We brought our griddle to a potluck, and it was a big hit when everyone could make their own soft tacos all at once -- everyone gathered around, added their own ingredients, and made a party of it! There are no cold spots as long as you preheat the griddle (as stated in the instructions) for about 10 minutes. We could fit four large flour tortillas, or 9 corn tortillas, or about 12 pancakes, or nearly an entire package of bacon on this grill. For the bacon, the tilt feature was easy and the grease catch tray worked just like it should. Switching between tilt or flat surface is as simple as pulling the handles out sideways or pushing them back in toward the griddle. You remove the cooking control/electrical plug to make the rest of the griddle completely submersible or dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus when you've just cooked a whole package of bacon at once. But be forewarned -- this really is a huge griddle, and the only way we could fit it in our dishwasher was to put it griddle-surface-side down on the lower rack. We almost had to remove the silverware tray hanging on the dishwasher door, but it fit anyway. This meant that we could not wash anything on the top rack in that load, because the water wouldn't get up there past the griddle. But because it was covered with bacon grease, being able to wash it in the dishwasher was a major bonus. (When we cook something relatively "clean" like quesadillas, we just wipe it down with a damp cloth, using a bit of soap as necessary). We found that it stored easily in a cabinet we have that's deep and narrow, and meant for storing cookie sheets and cutting boards. But you could easily store this under a bed or in a hall closet if you have to -- save the box to keep it clean if you need to use an unorthodox storage location. We are very pleased with this griddle -- it was just what we were looking for, and it fits our needs perfectly.
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