An electric grill is a type of mobile barbecue that runs on electricity and therefore does not need coal, wood or gas to cook food. You can use your electric barbecue 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.
Electric barbecues and electric grills, in general, offer great versatility in cooking food and are often the most convenient choice for people who live in blocks of 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 barbecues, creating powerful, high-performance devices, meaning that the choice of an electric barbecue is no longer an obligatory fallback but a real alternative solution among the different grills on the market.
Take a look at the different electric grills in our product gallery and be inspired. When you buy a Klarstein electric grill, you can be sure that you will be able to cook your favourite dishes with a reliable device that is easy to use, easy to clean and made from durable materials.
Just like a gas or charcoal barbecue, 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 (the coil) 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, which in the largest and most powerful models ranges typically from a minimum of 800 W to a maximum of 2000 W - 2300 W.
The great advantage of electric grills is that they do not directly produce flames, thus avoiding the other great enemy of apartment buildings, smoke. Using a smokeless indoor grill means you won’t have to give up the pleasure of a juicy grilled steak even when the temperatures are too low to use
There are different types of electric barbecues, depending on the location and use. There are outdoor electric barbecues, indoor barbecues, electric grills, the increasingly popular sandwich grills and even reclette grills. Electric devices for smoking meat are also beginning becoming increasingly available.
When considering the purchase of a large electric bbq grill, pay close attention to the thermostat, which ideally should be adjustable in small temperature increments to give you precise control, and not just low, medium or high. The most efficient models feature grease collection systems that make cleaning easier. It is important to know that an outdoor electric barbecue may still be prohibited if you live in a block of flats. Always check the building regulations, although in this case with a little common sense, no one should have any objections.
Choosing a tabletop indoor electric grill suitable for indoor use allows you to enjoy a good steak or hamburger even when it is raining or in apartment blocks with particularly restrictive regulations. Although there are models of different sizes on the market, they can usually cook food for 2 to 4 people.
Very convenient, small, easy to carry and can be placed anywhere with a suitable extension cord. You can choose between a round or square grill. With this small electric grill, you can also cook indoors, and some come with a timer that allows you to program it to switch off. It is important to remember that even if an electric grill does not produce smoke, this could be generated by the food you are cooking, especially if it is particularly fatty or rich in marinade residues. Most indoor electric grills include a drip tray to catch melted fat and other liquids falling from the food you cook, and you should fill it with water.
The first element to consider when choosing an electric barbecue is its structure. Depending on your availability and needs, you can choose from several options. We will now look at all the aspects of the design individually.
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