Brushed stainless steel housing * 1300 watts of power for quick heat-up and heat retention * Heavy-duty cast iron plate * Adjustable thermostat with ON and READY indicator lights * Non-slip rubber feet
I paid $79.99 in 12/09 and have been very pleased so far. The grill heats quickly and when ready provides even heat distribution. The food cooks and looks great. I especially like the burgers that are crusty on the outside and juicy inside. I scrape the plates, while still warm, with the plastic scraper that comes with the grill and when cool put them in the dishwasher and they clean up well. The plates are very easy to take off and put on.
I never owned an indoor grill made by Ronco or George F so I won't be comparing the Waring to anything else. This review is based upon an inspection of the parts and the cooking of several foods.Waring makes professional products so they know what quality is. Don't let the word "Pro" fool you into thinking this is a restaurant-quality commercial product -- It isn't but the quality is very good. My initial observations:* The grill is heavy-duty enough for home kitchen use. The body is metal, the controls..
This is the first counter-top indoor grill I have owned. My husband purchased a Geo. Foreman for Christmas but this one seemed to have better ratings and was priced $20 cheaper with Free Shipping so we decided to try. I don't have much to compare to since it's the first one I've owned. Seems fairly easy to use. Grids are easy to take out to clean. One drawback is that since the top lid rests on top of the meat if you are cooking meat that is more than 1/4" thick the grease splatters out around the edges ..