Occupies less space as you need just this one to make 3 different things like panini, toast sandwich and waffles.
Buffed metal mordern look.
Initially I got the unit and within a week the plates in the top compartment were no more holding. It has a clip that clicks when you insert the plate in top and bottom compartment.
I called customer care and they replaced the unit for free. Very satisfied. May be that particular unit was bad. Another one which was replaced works just perfect.
Sometimes I feel it just heats only center part of the plates (particularly sandwich maker plates). So some parts get brown or over toasted as compared to edges, but it is minor thing which I guess can be overlooked considering the price, effeciency of 3 in 1 and great customer support.
The instruction manual says red and green light when heating up and ready. Does not auto shut off when cooked or auto regulate the temperature (I am assuming). I never tried to cook it for longer time and see if burns but based on instruction it looks like it does not have any of such auto feature.
Overall a good product.