Electric grill

According to some studies, electric grills are becoming increasingly popular. The advantages of electric grills are obvious:

Since no fuel is required, the smoke is less than the charcoal grill or the gas grill. Therefore, the electric grill is particularly suitable for use on the veranda or in the home.

A second advantage is that no grease is burned on the grill itself, but can drip off in a collecting container. Cancerous substances can not be deposited on the food.

Severin electric grill with grills
This purchase councilor for the big Elektrogrill comparison 2017 will bring you the most important purchase criteria.

In addition, you will also find instructions on how to handle the electric grill, so that you do not run into a big mistake during use.


1. What types of electric grills are there?

Electric grills consist basically of a housing, a heating element and a grate.

The heating element consists of a metal rod. It is heated by the electric current. This process can take a relatively long time, but reaching the target temperature does not take as long as the conventional grill.

One can only distinguish between the two electric grills: the table grill and the grill.

While both types have no functional differences, the table grille can be used both outdoors and in the kitchen, since its space requirement is smaller. The floor grill is mounted on a rod or a tripod.

Often 2-in-1 solutions, where the stand is optional, can also be used without this.

Further optional is a cover, which allows indirect grilling better. Since the temperatures on the electric grill do not reach that of a gas or holcole grill, the cooking takes longer however.

2. charcoal grill

The charcoal grill is the classic form of the grill. In the normal case it consists of a body which can absorb the charcoal or the charcoal briquettes. The grill is placed at a certain height.

Most grills have a number of adjustment options for the grate height so that the heating effect can be individually adapted to the food to be grilled. The igniting and burning-up of charcoal must take some time. For the preparation of a charcoal grill you need as a rule at least 30 minutes. Column grills with an air guidance system create the heating in a shorter time.

2.2. gas Grill

A big problem with the charcoal grill is that the fat dripping down from the steak or the sausage and burns with smoke formation. On the steak, in such a case, the substance can deposit benzopyrene.

The gas grill is very strong; Once the luxury product among the grills, it slowly grows to the standard. The temperature control functions similarly fast and uncomplicated as with an electric stove and the use of gas is safer than the classic grill charcoal.

The preheating time is minimized for a few minutes in the case of the gas grill and also the smoke development is minimal to not available compared to the conventional charcoal grill.

High-quality gas grills from brands such as Weber or Napoleon also have a side burner that allows the user to cook sauces for a BBQ or a chili on a cooking flame.

3. What should be considered when buying an electric grill?

A clear advantage when purchasing online against all local retailers is of course the great product selection.

However, this always cloudy the overview. So that you really know what you recognize a good grill, you should mention the essential criteria before your personal electric grill test in the purchase advice:

3.1. Grill type

There are electric standing and table grills. But which electric grill is better?

If you need an electric grill for use in the garden or on the terrace, you should grab a grill (sometimes “column grille”).

The pure table grill is intended for use in the apartment or on the balcony. Especially in the kitchen, it can become a helpful accessory. Most of these models are rather smaller and designed for 2-3 persons.

3.2. shape

As a rule oval and round grill grills have the advantage that the heat is directed to all parts of the grill. With some rectangular grills, the heat in the corners is not very good, so they can hardly be used.

In our electro grill comparison, the rectangular shape dominated, but the comparison winner with the oval grill grate could achieve better results when grilling.

Note: The Clatronic unit has problems with the correct heat distribution, but it is sufficient for two people as a table grill and can be convincing above all by the unbeatable low price.

3.3. special shapes

A special form is surely the sausage toaster. The private horizontal grill for sausages marketed by Severin under the name of Wurster is also available in a catering version. The smart sausage is like a toast to treat, does not need to be used and jumps out of the device after adjustable grill time. A supplied small grill helps to avoid burns of the fingers.

3.4. Size of the grill

The size of the grill is of course dependent on the number of persons you would like to entertain with the electric grill. In our electro-grill comparison, just like in the electro-grill tests of the well-known test magazines, different sizes have occurred.

A comparison winner in the category electric grills should provide space for the catering of more than 2 people.

3.5. The heating power

The performance (expressed in watts) differs in the case of the electric grills in comparison not exorbitant. 2000 watts are an appropriate scale. Again, much helps a lot; The stronger the grill, the shorter the heating time and the better the grill.

Note: The power indicated by the manufacturer always refers to the operation at full load.

3.6. Material of the grill surface

With the material of the grill area, there were few surprises in the electro grill comparison. Most manufacturers rely on aluminum castings with non-stick coating from one or more layers.

In this case, the burning of the grill material is effectively prevented, the cleaning also takes place relatively easily.

- £35.00Bestseller No. 1
George Foreman 4-Portion Family Health Grill 18471 - Black
  • Capable of cooking up to four portions of food this healthy grill is also quick and easy to clean due to a non-stick coating on the griddle plates
  • George Foreman grills work by channelling fat and grease away from your food as it cooks, collecting in a separate removable drip tray
  • A floating hinge means your grill will close around different types of foods regardless of thickness ensuring total coverage when cooking
  • The handy 'ready to cook' indicator will illuminate when your George has reach optimum grilling temperature
  • Multifunctional and fully flexible you can grill meat, fish and vegetables or maybe use it as a panini press/sandwich toaster the options are endless
- £1.50Bestseller No. 2
Andrew James Teppanyaki Electric Party Grill Machine - Indoor Hotplate BBQ for Table Top Cooking Non-Stick Cooking Hot Plate - Includes 8 Wooden Spatulas (Large (46cm x 24.5cm))
  • ELECTRIC TEPPANYAKI PARTY GRILL - This Large Teppanyaki Grill from Andrew James has a hotplate cooking surface that measures 46cm x 24.5cm so there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space.
  • PERFECT FOR SOCIAL DINING - Teppanyaki Grilling is supposed to be a social event, with everyone putting their own individual portions on the grill and cooking their own food at the table. It's great for family cooking, indoor BBQs, dinner parties or even on camping, caravaning and self-catering holidays.
  • NON-STICK GRIDDLE HOT PLATE - The flat hot plate requires very little extra oil or fat to get cooking started and any that is released during the cooking is channelled away from the griddle pan and collects in the removable drip tray. With so little oil your cooking is healthier and cleaning easier.
  • 6 HEAT SETTINGS FOR CONTROLLED COOKING - The large teppanyaki table top grill machine has 6 individual heat settings so you can control the heat and achieve perfect results. Because it is electric it is completely portable and you don't need to place it on your hob to heat.
  • 2 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY - Shop in confidence. The Andrew James Teppanyaki Table Grill is covered by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.
- £5.84Bestseller No. 3
Severin PG 2790 Electric Barbecue Grill, 2500 Watt, Black
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Severin PG 2790 Electric Barbecue Grill, 2500 Watt, Black
  • Large chromium-plated grill wire with 2 cooking height adjustments
  • Low generation of odours and smoke through use with water filled tray
  • Enamelled steel housing
  • Detachable heating element and grill wire
  • Micro-safety switch, heating element turns off automatically when removed
- £60.99Bestseller No. 4
Tefal GC713D40 Optigrill+ Grill, 6 Automatic Settings and Cooking Sensor, Stainless Steel
  • Ideal grilling results, from rare to well-done; automatic thickness measurement adapts the cooking for ideal results
  • LED cooking level indicator accurately indicates the level of cooking from rare to well-done
  • Six automatic cooking programmes (burger, poultry, bacon, sausage, red meat and fish), which automatically adapt the temperature to each type of food to cook it ideally
  • Manual control, featuring four adjustable temperature settings to cook all sorts of food, including frozen foods
  • Removable, non-stick plates and drip tray are dishwasher safe, for fuss-free cleaning; 600 cm square cooking surface, for 2-4 people
- £35.00Bestseller No. 5
Excelvan Portable Electric Grill Indoor Barbecue with Large Easy Cleanup Cooking Surface and Thermostat Drip Tray,1400W (Black,S)
  • Cooking area: 37*23cm. Extra large cooking surface, allows multiple ingredients to be cooked at the same time, useful for a variety of meals.
  • Featuring a separate heater and grill plate, the ribbed design of the cooking surface ensures complete heat coverage of the grill plate and lets you achieve the best results. Special channel design at bottom side of die-cast aluminum grill plate. Protects the heater better and extend service time.
  • Ideal for dinner parties, individual meals, barbecue-style food, stir frys. Portable grill is great for travelling, especially for camping and caravanning holidays. It is easy to carry and move anywhere you need it.
  • Non-stick surface means very little oil needs to be used. The ribbed surface with holes and oil drip tray keep the food free of fat and grease, meaning food cooked on the grill is healthier and retains its natural flavour.
  • Features an adjustable temperature control, which can be adjusted to your desired temperature for different food.


3.7. Additional extras

For the additional extras, we have paid particular attention to the dishwashing strength and a lid.

The gratings of some models can be cleaned in the dishwasher. However, since they are relatively bulky, this point may be neglected. Most users do not like it.

The lid can be used for indirect grilling. If you like this product, you’ll definitely be sure to find the perfect refrigerator for your cooking needs. This allows even more meat to be gently cooked.