It's fast. It makes things crispy. It's the doodad in the oven I didn't even know existed for the longest time.
However, there are many reasons I should not love the broiler.
I burn myself.
I burn the food.
I alternate burning myself and burning the food with such regularity that NOT burning anything ought to warrant a federal holiday.
And sometimes, I do this:
Yah, did you know that the broiler gets hot enough in 10 minutes that it will melt plastic through the oven vent under the burner?
Me neither. 'Til now.