The Cuisinart griddler makes 'multifunctional' an understatement! With four separate cooking options, it can handle everything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and panini. It helps you prepare more servings of more kinds of food in less time, so you can cook for a crowd — no one has to wait! Simply change the cooking plates and adjust the floating hinge to use the Griddler as a Contact Grill, a Panini Press, or your choice of an extra-large double Open Grill or Griddle. The hinged, floating cover adjusts to the right thickness for contact grilling and sandwich making. Non-stick grill and griddle plates are removable; cooking plates drain grease away for healthy cooking. Selector knob has a 'power on' indicator light. Two adjustable temp controls include indicator lights.