Best Electric Grill Reviews 2018

Best Electric Grill Reviews 2018 – Come summer and we all love to have our friends over for a niche barbecue in our backyard.

As so many families including me are planning or have chosen to live in an apartment rather than a house, having a barbecue in your backyard is now a distant memory.

The good news is that with amazing technology for a electric grill which is for the outdoors, you can make an excellent barbecue in your balcony.

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We have selected the best 5 electric grills for outdoors and have tested them. We tried various methods like we grilled whole red peppers , corn cobs, veggie kebabs , red onion and yellow squash.

We also grilled quarter lb. patties for hamburgers which were about 80% lean. We also grilled chicken breasts which were boneless.

We have kept it simple so that we don’t affect the taste much and understand how which one is the best.

For that purpose we have only used salt, olive oil that was extra-virgin and pepper as seasonings

Now to check the results              

Best Electric Grill Reviews 2018

BrandProsConsBest ForPrice
Weber Q 140 Electric GrillElegant
189 inches cooking surface
Easy to use
Temperature up to 600F
Easy to clean
Chicken had a rubbery feel
Apartment owners who have balconies. It is excellent and grills well.Check Price
Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-InfraredElectric and Propane models
Infrared Technology
Easy to set up
240 inches cooking space
600 F temperature
Could cook the chicken and beef together
Meat was juicy and tender
The classic grilled flavor wasnt there in the corn cob
Chicken pieces stuck to the grill
Hard to clean
Apartment owners who need a large quantity of meat to be grilled at one goCheck Price
Cuisinart CEG-980 VersaStand Electric GrillProfessional Looking
Good grilling height
145 inch cooking surface
Juicy meat
Could cook the beef and chicken together
Fast grill
Lid to grill distance less than 3 inches so difficult to insert vegetables
Soggy vegetables
Good for a small apartment. Good if you will be mostly cooking meat. Check Price
Kalorik GRB 32231 S Barbecue GrillCan be used in and out of the house
Built-in speaker, mp3 jack and radio player
8.5 inch lid to grill distance
Easy to clean
Easy to assemble
Slow pre-heat
Better for meat than veggies
It is perfect for someone who wants to grill indoors and out. It is great to have in a party since it connects to music. Great if you are mainly grilling meat.Check Price

Best Electric Grill Reviews 1 – Weber Q 140 Electric Grill

Weber Q 140 Electric Grill

Weber’s Q 140 has a very elegant porcelain-enameled cooking grate made of cast iron.

It has a pretty good grill surface measuring 189 square inches.

It has a footprint which is 20-1/2 into 27 inch.

The best thing of this electric grill is that you just have to remove it, plug it in and start it and its on.

You can just pre-heat the Q 140 to the setting that is the highest for about 20 minutes.

When we checked the grill thermometer was charred and has a temperature of much more than 600 F.

This is pretty awesome and gave us confidence that this is a really good electric grill.

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The Veggies: We put in all the vegetables and checked it. We kept rotating it after every five minutes so that a quarter is exposed to the grill.After a bit more than 20 minutes all the vegetables has a very good look and had good fragrance. Since corn takes a little while more to get grilled, we kept it on for about 5 minutes more.The corn was perfect and the juicy red pepper too was done well with its skin peeling off easily showcasing a nice, well grilled internal flesh.

The kababs were slightly charred but they were firm and had their taste.

The Meats: We allowed the grill to heat some more for a while and then put the hamburger patties on the grill.After 5 minutes, we flipped them over and then cooked the other side for 5 more minutes. The patties came out medium well done.

It gave a really good grill flavor.

Since chicken needs much less heat than beef, we brought the temperature down from high temperature to medium temperature and then we put them on the grill.

After 15 miutes we flipped the chicken breast and kept it for another 15 minutes. The problem with grilling chicken though was thats since it wasn’t even, the thin parts came out dry and the thick parts were juicier though overall it has a rubbery feel.

 

Pros

  • Elegant
  • 189 inches cooking surface
  • Easy to use
  • Temperature up to 600F
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Chicken had a rubbery feel
Overall: Weber is a brand known for its grills and this one to lived up to its name. It is the hottest of our review and even at a temperature of 140 degrees it still had deep grill lines in the food.Another advantage of this grill is that since it has heat retaining liners made of aluminum you can get the grill hot faster and also it is easier to clean. Since it is for the balcony it comes in a model which is a table top but you can also opt for a rolling cart model which will help you get the grill to a higher level.

 

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Best Electric Grill Reviews 2 – Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill

Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill

The electric grill is available in electric and propane models and is a better version of its earlier Caddie model.

This combines cooking with infrared Technology and also old conventional based traditional grilling.

This can be set up with just a signle screwdriver and a wrench so is very easy to set up.

It has a very nice round design and it gives you over 240 inches of surface for cooking and if you have an elevated rack that you have an additional 80 inches of cooking surface.

You can go well over 600 degrees with this grill once you free heated at its highest settings for over 20 minutes.

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The Veggies: Like the earlier grill that we reviewed, this grill too is pretty good. We tried the tasty red pepper. We also tried the veg kebabs, we kept the corn for a little bit longer to make sure that it was grilled well.The kebabs had good flavour and had a quality of being roasted in an oven. The Red Pepper skin came off very easily.

The cob of corn was done well. The Classic grilled flavor which usually comes wasn’t there due to which we were a bit disappointed.

Meats: For the meat we cooked both the chicken and beef on a medium High flame. Since it had a larger grilling area we could grill both the hamburgers and the chicken breast together.We grilled the burger for about 10 minutes in total and got 2 medium well done burger patties. They were well very juicy however they didn’t have the grilling flavour which usually comes from a grill.

After about 15 minutes of grilling we turned the chicken over however there were chunks of chicken stuck to the cooking grate. 10 minutes later we removed the chicken from the grill and started eating. We saw that the chicken was very juicy, tender and had a lot of flavor.

Pros

  • Electric and Propane models
  • Infrared Technology
  • Easy to set up
  • 240 inches cooking space
  • 600 F temperature
  • Could cook the chicken and beef together
  • Meat was juicy and tender

Cons

  • The classic grilled flavor wasnt there in the corn cob
  • Chicken pieces stuck to the grill
  • Hard to clean
Overall: The Char-Broil Bistro is very easy to use right from its assembly, to its cooking to the control to the wide grill.We tested its TRU-Infrared which worked very well. It gave the meat a good, juicy, grill roasted quality which was not there in the rest of the grills that we tried.

The only negative that we observed was that it is hard to clean this grill as the trangular structure of it makes it difficult to reach the ends and clean it properly.

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Best Electric Grill Reviews 3-  Cuisinart CEG-980 VersaStand Outdoor Electric Grill 

Cuisinart CEG-980 review

Cuisinart CEG-980 – one of the best eletric grills. It has a very professional look with its stainless steel case.

And after you unfoled the legs that come below the grill, you see that it rises to a good grilling height.

It has a 145 inch grilling surface and you can start using it once you heat it to its maximum for 20 minutes.

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The Veggies: A slight problem that this grill has is that since it is compact, the distance between the lid and the grill is just 3 incles so it is difficult to insert the vegetables into it.You will need to use the smallest corn and cut the vegetables to cook it like we did.

After about 20 minutes on the grill, the veggies got cooked but it lacked flavour and the veggies was more soggy than firm.

The Meats: Cuisinart CEG-980 was better when it came to meat as compared to veggies. The size was not an issue in this case and we could add both the chicken breast and hamburger patties.The meat cooked quickly and after 10 minutes the chicken breast was fully cooked and the patties were medium well done. There wasn’t the normal grill lines on the meat but the meat was very juicy.

Pros

  • Professional Looking
  • Good grilling height
  • 145 inch cooking surface
  • Juicy meat
  • Could cook the beef and chicken together
  • Fast grill

Cons

  • Lid to grill distance less than 3 inches so difficult to insert vegetables
  • Soggy vegetables
Overall: It is a good grill if you will be grilling infrequently and space is an issue. The main problem with this grill is its narrow lid due to which the variety and size of the food you would like to cook will be affected.

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Best Electric Grill Reviews 4 – Kalorik GRB 32231 S Barbecue Grill With Radio and I-Pod Connection

Kalorik GRB 32231 S review

This is the last electric grill in our range – Kalorik GRB 32231 S.

It is a contact grill and is safe if you want to use outside the house and within the house.

It has a stand which has an in built speaker, an mp3 jack and a radio player.

This can set the mood of the picnic or the barbecue.

Its preheat time is slow as compared to the other smokers that we reviewed but after it was preheated for 20 minutes it was as fine as the rest.

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The Veggies: Since we tried this one immediately after the above grill, the comparison with the grill clearance to the lid was obvious. It has an 8.5 inch clearance which made it very easy to add the veggies. We took off the peppers after 20 minutes and the kebab and the corn after 30 minutes. They all had the nice char marks and it was firm and flavourful from within.
The Meats: We tried both the chicken and the patties for 10 minues and has 2 medium well grilled paties with a crisp crust and a juicy inside. We had to keep the chicken back for 10 more minutes. The breast had a well done look and a nice juicy inside.

Pros

  • Can be used in and out of the house
  • Built-in speaker, mp3 jack and radio player
  • 8.5 inch lid to grill distance
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • Slow pre-heat
  • Better for meat than veggies
Overall: I found the idea of entertainment in a grill unique and funny but other than that, it is an excellent grill. It may be one of the best contact grills which is easy to clean and easy to assemble. It is more suited for meat than veggies but it does both.

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