I have used this grill with great satisfaction. It’s large enough to easily hold enough food for 4 servings, plus the griddle comes in handy for toasting buns and such. I haven’t had it smoke at all not even a little. It grills just like outdoors, including the grill marks (Which I love). And I can have something grilled and on the table fast. No one has to go out on the deck to cook. It’s all done on the counter – top. I can’t say enough good things about this grill. Cleanup is easy and fast, two of my favorite words in the kitchen. I did a lot of research and reading reviews before making this purchase. I believe I found one of the best of the indoor grills out there. it isn’t the best indoor grill but it certainly is up there.