The Cuisnart Griddler is the ultimate appliance for a little kitchen. Or any kitchen for that matter, but I have to say I couldn't imagine my cooking with out it! I don't know what assumptions you have made about the rest of our little abode after seeing this tiny tot kitchen, but there is no sprawling porch with a barbecue pit connected to this place. So I use this griddler for all my grilling as well as paninis and grilled bread. However, the endless possibilities are not even my favorite part. The fact that you can snap the plates off to put them in the dishwasher makes this gadget even more of a dream. You can either clamp the top down to cook meats quickly or open it up flat to cook for a crowd. The griddler can be bought at most any store that carries kitchen appliances, but can also be bought here on Amazon.