- Klarstein’s Electric Grills: practical BBQ all-rounders
- How does an Electric Grill work?
- Important features to consider when buying an Electric Grill
Klarstein’s Electric Grills: practical BBQ all-rounders
An electric grill is a type of mobile barbeque that runs on electricity and therefore does not need coal, wood or gas to cook food. You can use your electric BBQ grill wherever there is a power outlet: electric grills are therefore adapted to space and time requirements of city life, because they can be used in the kitchen, on the balcony of your flat or in the garden.
In general, an electric grill offers great versatility in cooking food and is often the most convenient choice for people who live in flats or condominiums, do not have a garden or do not have much space but do not want to give up the pleasure of a good barbecue. In recent years technological progress has helped manufacturers make great strides in the design and operation of electric grills and electric BBQ grills, creating powerful, high-performance devices, meaning that the choice of an electric outdoor grill is no longer an obligatory fallback but an alternative solution among the different grills on the market.
Take a look through our product ranges and be inspired when buying an electric grill on Klarstein. You can be sure that you will be able to cook your favourite dishes with a reliable device that is easy to use and is made of durable materials.
How does an Electric Grill work?
Just like a charcoal grill or gas grill, an electric grill produces heat to cook food using the electricity naturally present in the home, without the need for other fuels whose use may be prohibited in a block of flats. All you need is an electrical socket and possibly an extension cord. Although there may be variations, in most cases the heating elements (coils) are made of a special nickel and chrome alloy acting like a large electrical resistor when current passes through it, causing it to heat up. The more electricity that passes through the coil, the more heat is produced. Using the thermostat, you can adjust the electrical power of the electric grill. The largest and most powerful models range typically from a minimum of 800 W to a maximum of 2000 W - 2300 W.
The great advantage of an electric grill is that it does not directly produce flames, thus avoiding smoke in apartment buildings. Using a smokeless electric BBQ grill means you won’t have to give up the pleasure of a juicy grilled steak.
Important features to consider when buying an Electric Grill
The first element to consider when buying an electric grill or electric BBQ grill on Klartsein is its structure. Depending on your needs, you can choose from several options. Following some important aspects to look at:
It is important to note the relationship between the actual size of an electric grill and the hob’s size. You can get an idea of this ratio by looking at the various products’ photos, particularly the edge width. Therefore, you should consider three aspects: the number of diners and which dishes you want to cook at the same time. The hob’s width is usually not less than 25 cm and is proportionate to its length: on an electric grill with a width of 25-30 cm and a length of 40-50 cm you can easily cook four medium-sized steaks at the same time.
Size and materials influence the electric grill’s weight. If you want to use your electric grill inside the house and in the garden, you will need a light model which is easy to transport. A slightly heavy structure helps to ensure the barbeque’s stability and may be safer in some situations. The weight can vary from a very light overall structure of around 1 kg to a more complex and important one of up to 10 kg or more. In any case, whether heavy or light, for safety reasons you should place the electric BBQ grill on a stable surface.
- Shape and cooking surface
Shape refers to both the structure’s overall shape and the cooking plate’s shape. Electric grills are available in two main variations, with a rectangular or an oval shape. Evaluations of the overall dimensions of these two types are subjective. The cooking surface can vary from a simple metal grid to a plate with a smooth or wavy texture. The type of surface mainly influences the overall weight. Some electric grills have different cooking surfaces, which have the great advantage of cooking other dishes simultaneously.
Don’t miss out our offers and let yourself be inspired by the innovative design of our electric grills, built with high-quality materials, and offering long-term value for your money. Additionally, all our Klarstein products come with a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days.