One with both flat surfaces would not be that hard to clean. I want the convenience so I can do other things while the thing is cooking. My couple of years old George Forman grill is flaking up to the shit house, and it has a set temperature. I have only ever cleaned it with a non-abrasive cloth. It doesn't even resist food sticking that well either (in fact, it is shit these days). Inhaling the shit may be bad if it happens to get done, but I am sure that inadvertently eating the shit is worse. Tried cooking with alu foil, and with oil. The foil tends to stick to the item and tear of in little bits. I doubt that the body would absorb such a flake, but if it does absorb real tiny pieces, that would be bad (aluminium is non-toxic, but it is bad shit from a health point of view). As above. Product recalls don't happen? What about that incident in China a few years back where melamine was added into infants milk. Sometimes a company's profits is more important than human life. See above. I would not be surprised if the choice to add melamine to the milk was made by someone whom had some idea of the consequences, but chose to proceed anyway.