Indicator lights- two indicator lights keep you in control. one is a power light to show when your grill is plugged in, and the other indicates when the grill is preheated and ready to cook up a tasty meal. floating hinge- the 1” floating hinge accommodates a wide range of foods and maintains their thickness and juiciness. dishwasher safe drip tray- excess fats and oils collect in the external drip tray that can be wiped out and cleaned in the dishwasher. improved george tough non-stick coating - the durable george tough non-stick coating prevents the need for oil or butter, making the cooking process easier and healthier. the new and improved coating is 2 times more durable than previous models. removable plates- the removable plates are completely dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.