Wipe the grilling plates off with a damp dishcloth before using it for the first time. This will remove any dust that may be on them.
Place the drip tray under the front of the grill, not into, the appliance.
Close the lid and plug the appliance in. A power light turns on. Allow the grill to preheat for about five minutes.
Use a potholder to open the lid of the grill.
Place the food in a single layer on the lower grill and close the lid.
Allow the food to cook until the desired cooking time. Grilling times range from two and a half to 10 minutes. For example, it takes seven and nine minutes to grill a 4 oz. burger, five to nine minutes to grill a boneless chicken breast, and two and a half to four and a half minutes to grill salmon fillets.
Lift the lid using a potholder to check the food. Use the plastic spatula that comes with the grill or a wooden spatula.
Unplug the appliance and allow it to cool before cleaning.
Clean the machine by scraping off any bits of stuck-on food with the plastic spatula, if necessary, and then wiping it off with a damp sponge and drying it.