The cheapest I could find this grill was $140 at Home Depot and the same on Ebay. Then it popped up on Woot for much, much less ($80!). I was afraid I was going to get something less than desirable at that low price but it is absolutely great!!!! I have cooked chicken, steaks, fish and vegetables and everything has cooked perfectly. I think the key to getting those beautiful char grill marks is to oil the grill first, turn it on high for about 15 minutes, then put your meat on, let it sizzle, peek at the underside after a few minutes, if grill marks are there flip it over, repeat and then turn the temp down and finish cooking until done. I keep my grill super clean and I think that helps with the initial charring...no crud on the grill means maximum contact between the blazing hot grill and the meat.