Inviting friends over to share the joy of raclette cooking is a time honoured tradition in Switzerland, and the idea is rapidly spreading around the rest of the world. And why not? Sharing stories over drinks while creating personalized dishes is an activity everyone will love. And you'll be cooking with your friends, not for them. The Swissmar Raclette Party Grill is heated by a 1200 watt element, which simultaneously cooks the food on the top grill, and melts cheese on the trays below. The grill is incredibly simple to use...and very quick to clean. Getting started is as easy as taking it out of the box and plugging it in. You'll have delicious plates of food for you and your guests to enjoy before you know it!