A griller is a device used for cooking food. With a griller, food is usually roasted. Electric grillers are of two types - clamshell contact (contact-press) with both side heat element and open-flat grills with only single side heat element. The heating element is either embedded within the cooking surface or is directly below it. Many electric grills have a drip pan underneath the elements to catch any juices that run off meat and other items during the grilling process. These pans are detachable, so the drippings can be used elsewhere.