Now I can BBQ indoors and still enjoy the flavor. Came right on time for memorial day, so I was able to prepare some BBQ. There is what they call (white noise) which is the fan running. There was a tiny smell, but this the first day if many days of cooking with it. I can't wait to try the griddle. My last indoor grill couldn't do half of what this little puppy can. Plus, it's much heavier than my last one. I love the lid on it so you can slow cook it and maintain any splatters. He's up pretty fast and consistent. I will update later as I explore more with it.