I bought this after seeing one being advertised on a TV channel. For the price and with its accessories it is certainly good value. It doesn't come with a hinged lid like the more expensive ones, but that probably isn't such a big bonus. The adverts do give you the impression that these things cook a lot faster than they probably do, but the fact that they heat up very quickly is a definite bonus for grilling things. The timer is a basic clockwork thing so it will continue ticking after you have finished cooking, as you cannot cancel the timer like I can on my cookers clockwork timer, or if you can, I haven't worked out how to. They don't take up much room on your bench and it's a matter of finding things to cook in it that are what it's good at, like grilling I imagine. But it won't be replacing my griddle pan in a hurry!
I've added an extra star now, because of the price, and I'm using it more. What it's good at is reheating things that you don't want to go soggy in a microwave, like that half a pizza that you had left over, or the onion bhaji's you bought with the yellow sticker on in the supermarket! Chicken thighs, very good! I'm sure it does larger roasts just as well, but I've found that quickly re-heating things is what I use it for the most.
Cooked a roast chicken in mine for the first time last week, medium size chicken, and it took about 1 hour which was pretty quick! Came out lovely and juicy!