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.
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
|Weber Q 140 Electric Grill||Elegant|
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-Infrared||Electric and Propane models|
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 go||Check Price|
|Cuisinart CEG-980 VersaStand Electric Grill||Professional Looking|
Good grilling height
145 inch cooking surface
Could cook the beef and chicken together
|Lid to grill distance less than 3 inches so difficult to insert vegetables|
|Good for a small apartment. Good if you will be mostly cooking meat.||Check Price|
|Kalorik GRB 32231 S Barbecue Grill||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
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’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.
The kababs were slightly charred but they were firm and had their taste.
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.
- 189 inches cooking surface
- Easy to use
- Temperature up to 600F
- Easy to clean
- Chicken had a rubbery feel
Best Electric Grill Reviews 2 – 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.
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.
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.
- 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
- The classic grilled flavor wasnt there in the corn cob
- Chicken pieces stuck to the grill
- Hard to clean
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.
Best Electric Grill Reviews 3- Cuisinart CEG-980 VersaStand Outdoor Electric Grill
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.
After about 20 minutes on the grill, the veggies got cooked but it lacked flavour and the veggies was more soggy than firm.
- Professional 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
Best Electric Grill Reviews 4 – Kalorik GRB 32231 S Barbecue Grill With Radio and I-Pod Connection
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.
- 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
- Slow pre-heat
- Better for meat than veggies