Top 5 Compact Electric Grills:
- Best Selling – Weber Q-140 Portable Electric Grill
- Cheap – Sanyo Countertop Electric Griddle
- Best Overall Performance – Meco Electric Grill
- Versatile Multi-Purpose Cooker – George Foreman G-broil
- Full-Featured Char-broil Patio Caddie Electric Grill
Weber 526001 Q-140 Electric Barbeque Grill
Weber is renowned for its kettle-cookers and grills in general. With the advent of this portable electric grill the savvy grill master will find themselves in possession of a device with a 120v heating element, 189 sq. in. worth of cooking area, and an aluminum casting with stainless steel wire grate. These simple, yet effective, features combine with the typical price of just over $200 are considered to be the solid middle ground between price and performance. Weber Q-140 is useful for anyone who either prefers tabletop electric grills or cannot use natural gas or charcoals. It makes welled cooked burgers while catching fat grease to the drip tray, and somewhat manages to preserve some of the flavors which are hard to obtain with ordinary indoor electric barbeque grills.
Cheapest Model with Good Quality:
Sanyo HPS-SG2 Indoor Barbeque Grill with Nonstick Cooking Surface
This model is one of those compact electric countertop grills that is noted for its price and its capacity at the same time. It has a solid 120 sq. in. cooking surface crafted with a non-stick coating for easy cleaning and reduced flare ups. It is perfect for searing small size food just like an outdoor electric grill. While Sanyo HPS-SG2 cannot simulate the taste and flavorful odor of a charcoal grill, it does provide many other wonderful benefits of a countertop electric griddle. It allows excess fat to drop into a removable pan below the cooking surface. Further, by filling the pan with water first there will be far less smoke involved. It possess a powerful 850 watts heating element which can be adjusted for maximum cooking control. Heart healthy approach size and a price tag of around $35 sets these portable electric grills up to be one of the best indoor countertop electric grill models currently competing on the low price BBQ market.
Best Overall Cooking Performance:
Meco 9300 Deluxe Tabletop Electric Grill
The Meco portable electric grills are noted for having the best overall performance for several reasons. This Meco grill has 200 square inches of durable, powder finish, cooking surface. It is powered by a 1,670 watts infrared electric heating element for maximum energy efficiency. There are variable heat controls and dual-temp modes for cooking rare or well-done meals like steaks at the same time. The fact that it has a porcelain cooking grid for easy cleaning and that this Meco electric grill retails for around $130 also contributes to its overall performance per cost factor.
Versatile Multipurpose Cooker:
George Foreman GRP72CTB G-Broil Electric Nonstick Grill
This quality appliance is a solid utility electric tabletop grill that is designed with performance in mind. It boasts a 72 square inch of cooking surface with a 1 1/2 inch floating lock hinge for melting items in the top. This sort of utility allows for not only grilling meat but for accommodating thick’ grilled cheese sandwiches, fish, and more. The most useful aspect of these versatile tabletop electric grills are their simplicity and convenience. Between its fat-fighting angle which allows the melted fat to slide down into its drip tray and the ease at which this model is cleaned the entire grilling process becomes much simpler. The non-stick coating and easy to remove, dishwasher safe, grill plates contribute heavily to maintenance factors. Currently this model retails at under $60 – a very good bargain for all the grilling features this George Foreman line provides.
Full-sized Powerful Burner:
Char-Broil Patio Caddie Electric Grill
This super high-end portable electric grill has a very good heat output ratings, almost as powerful as what you get from full-sized large outdoor gas grill burners. Its features run the gamut from granting 700 degrees Fahrenheit heat technology to the heavy-gauge porcelain-coated steel basis construction. The Charbroil Patio Caddie is a freestanding electric grill that boasts top-of-the-line capacity for its considerably compact size due to smart vertical design that saves on a lot of space, great for limited space patio set ups such as in balconies of your apartment. Its 1650-watt power source provides excellent heating capacity to its 187 square inches cooking surface. This means that the grill can not only handle cooking at hot temperatures it can also do so while grilling a good deal of food, even under windy conditions. For the true master grill chef this model retails for around $170.
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