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Prepare a wide variety of foods with this nonstick De'Longhi Livenza digital grill. It includes grill and griddle plates that can be switched out depending on the type of food being cooked. This 14.5-inch De'Longhi Livenza digital grill has a hinged top so you can make delicious panini, and it pairs with a digital cookbook app.
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Overview

What's Included


  • DeLonghi Livenza All-Day Electric Grill
  • Griddle plate
  • Grill plate
  • Sptaula

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 53)

Features


Electric grill

Perfect for entertaining.

LCD control with temperature indicator

Bright and easy-to-read display with temperature control.

FlexPress System

Cook in a variety of ways such as contact grill, Panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle or even waffle mode (with plates purchased separately), eliminating the need for additional appliances.

Variable temperature

For precision cooking with a variety of foods.

130 sq. in. cooking surface

For making a delicious family dinner or a classic backyard barbecue.

Dedicated APP

Provides a digital cookbook with suggested settings sand recipes.

1800 watts of power

For versatile heating options that meet a range of cooking requirements.

Removable plates

The removable grill plates can tackle it all.


Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

  • Clean-up was very simple as well.Jason
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Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Large, sturdy multipurpose grill

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    CraigB
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    Pros Plenty of grilling space Includes flat and griddle cooking surfaces Can make waffles with optional accessory Versatile Easy to read digital screen Includes timer function Easy dishwasher cleanup Top and bottom cook surfaces are controlled separately Includes companion app Premium appearance Cons Actual temperature does not match set temperature Heating is very uneven Dials didn’t feel smooth for such an expensive product Steep slope on for drippings causes items such as eggs to run Drip tray removal is in back Massive size limits kitchen placement in normal kitchens Only includes temperature settings and no Low/Medium/High High amp draw might require using a separate circuit The Delonghi Livenza is a very large multipurpose grill. The grill surfaces have an integrated heating element. The claim is by offering direct heating of the cooking surface you get even distribution of heat. With the included flat grill and griddle and optional waffle plates you have the option to cook nearly anything without the need of a stove or oven. In fact, the Livenza can even serve as an open broiler. A timer and sear function are also included to round out the package. There are only temperature settings and no options for Low, Medium, and High so some knowledge of cooking temperatures or using the companion app are recommended. Cleanup should be easy since the plates are dishwasher safe and the drip tray catches everything else. The front display has a slight angle meaning food will likely need to be cleaned off the front but the task is not difficult. Strangely, the drip tray must be removed via a back slot. With such a large grill, a side or front removal of the tray would be preferred. If you intend to purchase the Livenza, keep in mind this is a very large grill. You could be forgiven for mistaking this for a commercial grade restaurant grill it is that large. It looks and feels the part in every way. It feels very sturdy as if it was intended for frequent use. Digging deeper into the grill, the commercial type nature continues where each heating surface is controlled separately and a bright, easy to read display shows the set temperature of each heating surface. Unfortunately, the temperature set cannot be trusted but more on that later. The knobs feel sturdy except that turning them feels rough, almost as if there is sand stuck behind the knob. This takes away from the premium feel a bit. After continued use the rough feeling lessoned. One can only hope this is because they are tight from the factory for extended use and require a breaking in period. Carrying on with the more commercial theme, with this grill open you have as much surface area as most residential cooktops except nearly all is useable. When cooking large amounts of greasy food, such as bacon, enough bacon grease is vaporized where you may want to consider using it under your vent hoot if you don’t have tall ceilings. Because of the size of the grill, if you intend to use both surfaces at the same time while having another appliance running, such as a small toaster oven, you will need more than a 15-amp circuit. Probably the boldest claim is that the Livenza solves the largest problem every cooking surface or grill and that’s uneven heat. Unfortunately, during testing it could not live up to this claim. Temperatures were verified with a thermal gun to very as much as 80 degrees Fahrenheit from one area of the plate to another. This can the difference between overly runny eggs and dry eggs. Not only are surface temperatures inconsistent, they are regularly higher than set. When the temperature was set to 400 degrees, a check with a thermal fun verified temps of 436-448. A setting of 350 yielded 398 degrees. This does not prevent the Livenza from being a competent cooking tool, only less than accurate or consistent. If you are in the market for a very large multipurpose grill for larger meals and value a sturdy build quality and commercial look this grill may be for you. Just be ready for temperature inconsistencies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This May End Up Replacing Our Gas Weber

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    pillboy
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    Since this is a kitchen appliance for the most part, and not really in my domain, the following review is by my wife, Mrs pillboy: I find it enjoyable to use this versatile appliance. We may never need or want to use our gas grill again. We’ve made boneless chicken breasts, hamburgers, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes, hash browns and eggs this past week. La mia pizza era eccellente! Our favorite was homemade pizza. We prefer a crispy bottom crust and achieved just that, in the very first attempt! This appliance is not ideal for making eggs, however it can be done if you "herd" the eggs with a spatula - the eggs want to flow towards the grease tray at the back of the grill until they solidify. This grill would be great for entertaining small gatherings or perhaps daily use for larger families. It fits nicely on our smooth-top range, under the exhaust fan. We found this location ideal, especially when cooking meat. In the future we may use it on the porch both for space and venting. I recommend the brief De'Longhi videos found under “From the Manufacturer” for informative overviews of several aspects of the appliance. I wish I had watched them prior to using the grill. Pros: No assembly required Contemporary styling Sturdy construction Informative display Simple to use Easy to clean Even surface temperature On screen timer (its use is optional) Multi-functional - Closed Grill, Broiler Mode or Open Grill Ability to adjust plates to different temperatures and change temperatures during cooking if desired Underside temperature of the appliance is not hot (countertops are unaffected) Cons: Waffle plates are not included - they may be purchased separately Price seems a bit high Eggs want to travel to the grease tray Other Observations: Cord length of 32 inches may require an extension cord in some settings Heats to 450° F in 4 1/2 minutes The variable temperature control dials include the following Fahrenheit temperatures: 140°, 175° 215°, 250°, 270°, 285°, 300°, 320°, 340°, 355°, 375°, 400°, 410°, 430°, 450° The sear function increases the temperature to 464° F for one minute and cannot be used again within a 30 minute period, even if the appliance is turned off then on again Default setting is Fahrenheit - Celsius setting is also included if desired

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Kitchen grill - year round use!

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    TechMatcher
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    You could say I’m sort of a meat guy, which is why I was excited to have an opportunity to try out the new DeLonghi – Livenza All-Day Electric Grill! Not just because I live in Minnesota where the winter nights are so cold your nose freezes together, but because I can continue my grilling year round! In short, I was impressed the ease of use, quickness of grilling and ultimately the taste of my food after cookig on this grill – but there are some shortcomings. Read on for more… The grill arrived in a sturdy box, well packed and HEAVY. It should be heavy – it’s a solid kitchen appliance with multiple grilling plates – mine came with flat plates for things like pancakes and grill plates for meat. Yum. Interchanging the plates is relatively easy – just have to figure it out once and your good to go. I was hoping to receive some waffle plates too – but that wasn’t in my unit bundle. There really wasn’t much setup. I removed and washed the grill surfaces, placed them back in and fired it up! I didn’t know if the grill would smoke a lot, so I placed it right on the stove top underneath my woefully inadequate microwave/exhaust hood system. My exhaust system vents directly outside – so that’s a plus if your using an electric grill inside the kitchen. You can see from the pictures, it does produce some BBQ smoke when you are grilling for sure. It wasn’t bad in the house though – but I’ll be sure to place it there again when I use it. See picture. Each plate has its own temperature setting. For grilling most meat (steak, hamburger, pork, chicken) the guide tells you to set each plate at 450 degrees F – the max setting. Let the plates warm up (it tells you when they are ready) and put your food on allowing both the upper and lower plates to contact the food. BONUS – your food is done in roughly ½ the time since you’re cooking both surfaces at once – no need to flip! You set the temperature by adjusting the two large control knobs on the front and reference the LED readout for the setting. The unit features an adjustable hinge on the upper plate so you don’t squish your panini’s bread, etc. There are a few down sides to the grill though – let’s go through those: Size – it’s both a blessing and a curse. You can open the grill up and lay it flat – using both side like a normal outside grill – so you get more cooking area. You could set one side as a grill and the other as a griddle. Clever indeed! The problem is storing it. The grill itself it large, and when you have extra cooking plates with it – they need to be stored too. Keep this in mind when purchasing it. See picture. The power cord is pretty short. I could see another 3-4 feet needed for many applications. The note in the box is a bit disturbing: “California Proposition 65 – This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” Really? The coating on the plates? I don’t like it. Overall – this is a solid, heavy, well-built and full-featured kitchen grill that will see occasional use around the home. I would suggest checking out the competition and sales before purchasing but if you do select this model I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Grill for Small Enclosures

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    Trobadour
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    The DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill is mpressive, both visually and functionally. After using it to cook multiple meals, I can see how this can quickly replace many of my pans and even my stove top. To begin with, the electric grill feels like it's worth its cost. Every thing about it's construction feels sturdy. It comes with the flat pan-like panels installed which is ideal for eggs, tortillas, and other things you'd normally make in pans. I swapped those out to test the grill panels, which are included. There is a third option of panels to make waffles, but those do not come with this unit and are sold separately. There is a recommended free phone app that is a companion to the unit. It is not necessary but in an effort to test everything touted about the unit, I downloaded it. It's mainly suggestions to set a timer for the various foods you can cook with the grill. I followed those suggestion and made the following: 2 sirloin 3 inch thick hamburger patties and 1 sausage link (5 inches); 1 frozen chicken breast and 1 sausage link (5 inches). The first time I made the burgers, the meat was done as expected. I set the timer exactly as it was suggested in the app, 6 minutes for two patties. The meals cook quicker because both, the top and bottom panels heat up independently. The instructions on the app said: Set temperature on both panels to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Push the seat button and wait for a beep. Temperature will remain at 450 for the duration of the timer. Because I added a sausage link, my meat needed an extra minute and a half, but it was well done all around and inside. The chicken breast was also thoroughly cooked and from a frozen state. If you plan on using this daily (perfect for college students), then cleaning can easily be done with the included grease scraping tool and a napkin. Eventually, however, the panels will need cleaning. A simple press of a button makes the panels removable and you can hand wash them over a sink. A great feature of this grill is that the top panel can lie completely horizontal to the table, doubling up your cooking space and simulating a stove top. My reason for deducting one star is as follows: the top of the grill has an option to make paninis. A gentle push from the bottom of the top panel unlocks part of the top lid so that it swings and doesn't press down on sandwiches so as to not make them super flat. That feature is a little to sensitive and in my use, the lid turned into the panini mode without me wanting to. I tried finding something on the unit to make it more secure, but I couldn't find anything. It's not a big issue for what is otherwise a great product, as it fixes itself upon closing of the panels to cook.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't neglect the app!

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    TechEnthusiast
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    This DeLonghi Livenza Grill comes with an app (What doesn’t these days?). Not one for using apps with appliances, I opted to wing it without the app. Oops. That proved to be a mistake. This grill has a lot of options and settings, and without the app you may find yourself floundering some. I later downloaded the app off the Google Play Store and installed it on my android phone. I found it a little worrisome that this app needed to know my identity and needed access to my photos. The app itself is useful though. You select the type of item that you’re looking to cook, answer a handful of questions about your specific piece (type of cut, size, etc . . .), and it gives you cooking instructions including temperatures and cooking times for that piece. The grill comes with flat skillet plates and grill plates. The plates are well-constructed and remove and install easily. The plates and grease tray are both dishwasher safe, which is a huge bonus, in my mind.However, the plastic cleaning tool that comes with this grill is a joke. It’s a thin piece of poorly machined plastic with little plastic filaments coming off of it at the edges. Mine was already warped out of the box. The instructions warn not to use this tool on the grill while the grill is hot as excessive heat may melt the tool. I would go further and add that this tool probably shouldn’t even be near the grill while it’s operational lest it melt into a puddle of plastic on your counter. I opted not to use the cleaning tool at all, and I let the grill cool completely and used a soft non-abrasive cloth to clean it instead. It took some vigorous scrubbing, but the grill seems to have cleaned off nicely. The grill doesn’t come with any cooking utensils. The instructions clearly state not to use any metal tools with this grill (always a good rule of thumb with non-stick surfaces), so I opted to use a silicone spatula. I don’t like cooking with oil because of the high fat and cholesterol content, and I was surprised that the instructions recommended liberally oiling various meats for best results. One of the big selling points of contact grilling has always been that it’s healthier and drains off more fats and oils than other cooking methods. This instruction seemed to fly in the face of that. I used a modest amount of olive oil spray while cooking, and my food turned out okay. I’m relieved to report that the olive oil spray did not seem to have any negative impact on the grill plate. I’d had some concern about it burning in and leaving a permanent gunk stain on the plate the way some cooking sprays do. I was surprised by the amount of moisture coming out of the front of this grill. I’d assumed that all of the drippings and the like would exhaust out of the back. That being said, I experienced a significant amount of condensation on the front of the grill. Given how cleanly it cleaned up, I suspect that this was just water vapor; but I thought it worth mentioning as it did catch me by surprise. I’m fairly happy with this grill and the app that comes with it. I would recommend this grill to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid and Stable

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    KansasMeddlingMom
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    Just recently received this grill and the email request for a review was upon me before I really had time to use it. Therefore, I have only prepared a couple of things with it using the grill plates only. First, although it was packed very well in its box by the manufacturer and there was no apparent damage on shipping, there was some kind of abrasion on the right side hinge, looking straight on at it, that was there when I opened it. This is a very sleek-looking, solid piece of equipment that has a non-skid surface on the bottom which creates great stability for cooking. I used it to Grill/BBQ in the total open position that required use of the most counter surface. I wish the electric cord for the plugin was longer because when grilling, it must be placed on a counter surface that does not have any overhead cabinets from a safety and grease standpoint. In my kitchen that would either be on a peninsula that does not have a plugin close enough without using an extension cord or my island which does. So, the length of the cord limits where I can use my electric grill. Cooking and the ability to control time and temperature were great. One of the things I prepared was marinated chicken breasts. The owner's manual suggested putting some oil on the grates and I did that with peanut oil; knowing that other type oils could also be used. At any rate, the meat never stuck to the grill plates and the clean up in this instance was easy. I had also cooked hot dogs and did not use any oil on the plates as they secret liquids as they cook and sticking was not an issue. I see that there is a cookbook app that can be used, but because I wanted to get this review in now, I will admit that I did not have time to access and use it. When I went to the Google App Store, I put the name of this product in the search bar and it is there. This is what it says: "In accordance with the type and the quantity of food you want to cook, the app suggests the best plate position, temperature and cooking time settings. Incredibly easy to use, the app helps you to manage the most delicate stages of cooking, giving you precise instructions and tips for perfect results every time. It also features a handy recipe book filled with a host of delicious new dishes to try" There were 5 app reviews giving it a rating of 2.8 out of 5. However, I have not used the app yet so I cannot personally comment on it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does it all

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    Phjilek36
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    I have had this grill now for a couple weeks, and I have not seen anything that made me regret the purchase. Overall, this unit seems VERY durable, versatile and high quality. I was hoping it would be slightly larger cooking surface, based on the overall size of the unit, but with a 14"x18" unit, it is only able to fit 4 burgers on there. The only thing missing on this grill is the outdoorsy flavor of a propane/charcoal grill. Positives: - Since the grill plates can be placed in the dishwasher, the cleanup is quite nice. I had a different one prior, and it was a pain to clean, and was not dishwasher safe. Although this says it can be put in the dishwasher, it does say that after time, it could take off the slick finish. - The provided tooth-like spatula used to clean it is amazing, when it comes to cleaning. I cooked burgers, and it had the grease and burned brown stuff inside the grooves of the grill plates, and a single swipe with that spatula it wiped it away, like I was recording a commercial. - The App tells me exactly how long to cook things. Yes, an APP. The app shows different types of meat, bread, pancakes and eggs, and yes, even dessert and cheeses. - Timer shut off is pretty cool. Granted, the grills will still stay hot for a while, and you can’t leave the food on there, but the peace of mind knowing it will shut off is nice. - Alarm countdown timer lets you know how much time is left. - Heats up pretty fast. In about 4 minutes you are ready to throw your food on there. It lets you know when it is pre-heated - I can cook things EVENLY. Yes, that is an issue with most outdoor grills, but the ability to get the top and bottom to cook at the same time, the same temperature is not possible on an outdoor grill. It cuts the cooking time in half. - Panini-style grilling and Open-faced style BBQ grilling in the same unit. - I would bring this camping with us vs a propane camping stove. Sure, the propane gas stove may feel more outdoorsy, but this one definitely cooks better. I can cook breakfast, lunch and dinner on this grill. - Can cook a pizza. Yeah, I thought it was going to turn out terribly, but it actually cooks it just fine. The top and bottom plates are set to different temperatures, and are locked in so that there is only a little gap. Negatives: - Large size for storage (but much smaller than an outdoor grill) - Does not come with the Waffle maker grates. I was really hoping it did. Guess I have to pay more for those. - No way to store the grill plates & flat plates when not using the other set. I am not sure how to store them without setting them on top of one another and risking scratching them. I don't know how they would do that, but having interchangeable parts that are larger, it makes it difficult to account for storage. - The buttons/knobs do not have any words on them, only pictures. To some, this may not seem like a negative, but in reality, the picture that is next to the grill temperature dials, is a side view of the grill, where either the top or the bottom half is filled in with white. It is very confusing as to which is which. Is the dark filled in portion what the dial is for, or is it the white portion. Turns out, it is the white filled in portion (opposite of what I would think). I can see myself forgetting each time I grill, and having to look it up in the manual, which knob controls which grill plate. - The Cord is very short (only about 2 feet long). - Broil is only allowed 1 time, in 30 minutes. That seems kind of strange, because what if I want to broil several different things, or food that was not able to fit on the grill for the 1st round? - The top plate has a small ball/spring-like device to keep it in parallel to the handle, and when enough pressure is put on the top plate, it disengages and snaps into free pivot mode. That way the top plate is no longer angled away from the bottom plate, and drops to be parallel. I get that it is meant to pop out when I close it on a thick burger, but there is not enough tension in it so it doesn’t continually disengage when lifting it up/down or moving the whole grill around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A versatile kitchen appliance

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    NBCTeach05
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    I have used an electric grill for many, many years for indoor grilling of meat and veggies and for making panini. It speeds up the cooking process and it is fairly to clean. I have never liked the George Foreman grills so when my grills would need to be replaced, it was so difficult to find a quality model that was durable. Nowadays, there are so many more models to choose from, each with a wide range of options and an accompanying price tag ranging from inexpensive to quite expensive. The Breville Smart Indoor 1.4” Electric Grill (BGR820XL) and the DeLonghi Livenza All-Day Electric Grill (CGH1020D) are at the top end, both selling for $299.99 and they both have similar features for the most part. The DeLonghi Livenza is called the All-Day Electric Grill because it comes with removable die-cast griddle plates for breakfast cooking and grill plates for the rest of the day (my model did not come with the waffle plates). It is convenient that the trays are dishwasher safe, but I tend to clean my trays immediate after use with moist paper towels. The cleaning tool that comes with the unit is helpful to loosen up the baked on char without harming or scratching the plates. A step up from my previous indoor grills is that there is a separate heat control for both top and bottom. That means I can use unit in a variety of ways to cook a variety of foods. For example: reheat pizza with the bottom toasting and the top as a broiler; completely open (and doubling the grilling capacity) as a grill for hamburgers and hot dogs; open as half grill and half griddle to cook fajitas with grilled vegetables; contact grill for sandwiches. This is also the sear function for sealing meat during the early stages of cooking, which keeps the meat tender and juicy. Another aspect that makes this purchase worthy of the high price tag is the Flex Press system. The floating hinge adjustment allows you to cook without crushing the food. That expands the uses of how this unit can be used (see above). My other favorite features are the safety locking mechanism, which allows me to store the unit in a pull out drawer under my counter, and the easy-to-read display. The older you get, the harder it is to read anything on appliances. The last thing I want to mention is the app that you can download onto your phone either in iOS or Android. It is the De’Longhi Livenza Grill app. The rating isn’t too high (2.8 rating), but this supplements the nine recipes you get in the black and white (hard to read and see) manual. The Troubleshooting and Cooking Guide are helpful. I was spoiled after reading the high quality Get Started booklet (large print, dark color, clear, easy to read, laminated paper). I know this is a very costly addition to a kitchen, but this is ideal for a young couple, empty nesters, or an older person who likes to cook but doesn’t want to use so many big appliances. This will not permanently replace an outdoor grill if you use one, but it is great backup when it is raining or windy outside or if you just have a few small pieces to cook in a small amount of time. It is a bit large to leave on the counter, but it does replace a griddle and panini maker. I would certainly recommend purchasing the De’Longhi Livenza All-Day Electric Grill. I have used it every day since I took it out of the box a week ago.

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