After much research and consideration, purchased this grill/griddle to use on a Viking cooktop. We have now eliminated 2 non-stick grill pans (that never gave us the searing we desired) and a non-stick grill. Excellent for breakfast (easiest over-easy eggs we've ever made) and the dinners have been incredible (grilled chops, steaks, hamburgers). In 2 weeks we've only managed to "put it away" once - it seems we're always planning the next time it's going to be used and it just gets dried on the cooktop. One caveat - you better have a good exhaust if you plan to grill meat. Our downdraft is not working currently (need to call for repair) and we've had to open windows to clear smoke. Wonderful product; has taken the quality of foods we prepare this way up a notch.