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DeLonghi - Livenza 5 in 1 Grill - Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cooks great easy to clean

    Posted
    shadowfox186
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    I love cooking burgers and pork chops. The problem is cooking on the stove is always messy and takes longer because you can only do one side at a time. With this grill I can use it to cook both sides at once. I love how it changes modes to a griddle and cleanup is a breeze. The plates are removable unlike other grills and they can put the dishwasher. The plates are non-stick so you don't have to use too much grease or butter. It is very lightweight and easy to assemble. I store it in a cabinet to save counter space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for couples or single person

    Posted
    redderr
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    Look this is a great item for a small family under four, best for couple or single person. But the time it would take to cook a good size meal for four or more is not worth it. The unit comes with the grill, 2 cups for grease collection, a scraper and 2 grill plates and 2 griddle plates. It does a very good job on hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks with a good sear but best to keep thickness to under 1-1/12 inch. Pancakes are a breeze and come out great. Cleanup is easy but nevertheless time consuming with the parts you might use in cooking your meals from the grease cups, the cooking plates, the scrapper and the grill itself... which come on no matter how much grease you collect, some will get on the grill itself so that will need some sort of cleanup as well. For a small number of people (under 3, ideally two or less) 4 stars, above then 3 to 3 1/2 stars. It cooks well, food is succulent, juicy and so on...so a worth while investment but bear in mind that the unit can take up a lot of space when using the the lay flat configuration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely multipurpose

    Posted
    CoppinFam
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    In the box you will find the main unit, along with the grill spatula, two drip pans, a pure flat grilling surface and a pair of traditional grilling plates. With that being said, yes you get those wonderful grill lines on your meats as well as those perfect burn marks on your panini. The contact group comes with two distinctive modes, one for making things like a panini and then one that's temperature controlled for various types of meats or other foods. There are also different cooking temperatures that will cook different layers or cook to well done. I surely wish I had one of these back when I was in college, surely a foolproof way of making the meals correctly the first time. The contact grill has large rotating knobs with easy to read temperatures and settings. It also includes the surface and ready lights to let you know when the grill surface is at the right temperature as indicated by a green LED located on the left side of the grill. I've used this product for about four days now to make things from eggs to pancakes and for my daughter's event I was able to make grilled fish tacos, and steaks. I've to say I'm very impressed with this product and would highly recommend it to my friends and family because of the overall design and use of the product. From the ergonomic handles and the counter space saving design this small cooking device definitely has it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice replacement for an old grill

    Posted
    GAHokie
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    My current indoor grill was getting long in the tooth and the coating was starting to peel. I like the design and that both sides open flat. In this day and age of tap this and swipe that, I really like the knobs. Dialing in a temperature is an improvement over my last grill which was a 4-point scale. There's also a green light that flashes on when the temperature is in zone. It has cooked all my foods evenly and leaves nice grill marks. A bonus is you have a knob for grilling and one for griddle. The grease catch seems a bit awkward as it's like a small measuring cup. A cup that seems prone to being knocked over if you're not careful. It's good that the plates are removable, so they can be easily washed. The grilling plates do seem a little light/thin some I'm curious how the coating and the plates hold up over time. I wish the power cord was a little longer, so I could use this closer to under my range hood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DeLonghi Knocks Out Foreman!

    Posted
    Cueball2000
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    It's a knockout for sure. I've had a few George Foreman grills over the past 20 years and they were OK. To make a hamburger or veggie burger they did the job but I could never make much more with them. They were always set to just one temperature and couldn't be adjusted. I tried making various other sandwiches using them but they always seemed overcooked in some areas and undercooked in others. This DeLonghi - Livenza 5 in 1 Grill let's me adjust the temperature to my liking and let's me use it to make more than just hamburgers. The grilling plates which can be used to make burgers, chicken, steaks, fish or paninis come off (for easy cleaning) and can be swapped out for griddle plates so I can make eggs or pancakes. The unit can be used in 5 different configurations such as a contact grill for paninis, full grill, full griddle, half griddle or combination half grill and half griddle. The 3 knobs are clearly marked so you know exactly the temperature for the method of cooking you desire. The handle is rubber coated so I never feel the heat of the grill. They included 2 drip cups to catch the grease and fat that drains off the food and a small spatula for flipping the food. When open, the grill takes up about 18 inches of space so in a small kitchen like mine, I've to move around the pots and pans to give me counter space but with the DeLonghi grill, I can finally ditch my frying pan and skillets. So far, I've grilled chicken breasts, hamburgers and made a panini and as soon as I finish writing this review, I think I'll make a grilled mac and cheese sandwich. Yum!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great. Cooks Even Better

    Posted
    RBrylawski
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    Our George Foreman Grill broke ages ago and we never replaced it. We never really liked it to be honest. But sometimes, having the ability to press a sandwich comes in really handy, so we had the opportunity to get this DeLonghi 5 in 1 Grill. And we've had a great time using it. So far, we've made the best Cuban Sandwich I've ever had. We've grilled hamburgers and even made a complete breakfast using the Griddle Plates. Everything has cooked perfectly. The design of the grill has a nice professional look that should fit the nicest of kitchens. The Durastone Ceramic coating on the grill and griddle plates makes cleanup simple and I'm thinking the finish will be very long lasting. In addition to the griddle and grilling plates you get two drip cups (though they call them drip plates for some unknown reason) and a cleaning tool. The cleaning tool doesn't really do much and the drip cups seem more like an afterthought. One thing I found completely surprising, at least with the unit I received. There were no instructions in the box. There was a page with a parts list and the box it comes in also provides some information. But for a device from a company like DeLonghi to have no instruction manual at all seems odd. I wound up going to www.delonghi.com and found out I could register the grill there and I was able to print a [sort of] 4 page user guide. Note to DeLonghi: A proper user guide, with maybe some how to suggestions should accompany something like this. Otherwise, this is a welcome addition to our kitchen and now we can make Cuban Sandwiches at home, far better than any served near us and we live where the Cuban Sandwich was invented!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and Stylish Grill/Griddle

    Posted
    LindaCT
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    Design: This contact/grill is fancy looking and meant to impress. It's not an eyesore appliance in the kitchen (should you choose to leave it out on the counter and have the room for it to be displayed). It's not too heavy, yet it seems very sturdy. What you get: The contact/grill, 2 cups for excess grease, a scraper for the grill (easy clean up so it probably won't get used much, if at all), directions on use. You get 2 grill plates and 2 griddle plates. Directions: It comes with directions, but it is easy enough to figure out. There is a red light to let you know that the appliance is on and a green light to let you know when it is ready. There are three knobs clearly marked on the front of the appliance, the middle button for off/mode selection (leave in middle for off and turn left for the open grill/griddle and to the right for contact grill panini press). The other 2 dials are for temperatures, left dial for Warm, Low, Med, High and Sear for open grill/griddle and the other dial for actual temperatures ranging from 175F - 450F. As I stated, it is clearly displayed and above each dial. This appliance has a little lever on the right hand side of the handle. Just push the lever and it will lay down flat for two surfaces to cook on. The top plate (cover) adjusts for depth of your food just by setting it on top of other. OF NOTE: I couldn't find directions on how to adjust the top half so that it will lay flat with the bottom half to cook evenly. There was a piece of plastic attached to the handle that needed to come off and then it adjusted with no problem. Size of cooking area: I have grilled 4 good sized hamburgers with the top on with room to spare for a couple of hot dogs you could squeeze in. You can grill two extra large size sandwiches with room to spare. There is room for probably 4 medium size chicken breasts or 2 large. . When appliance is opened, both sides are available for cooking, so you could conceivably cook veggies on one and meat on the other or twice as much meat. Get creative. The grill/griddle plates: It comes with a set of sturdy ceramic plates for grilling and another set to use as a flat griddle for pancakes, etc. and they are very easy to change out. You just push a button on the right side and lift them up and at an angle. It's great that they come off so easily for cleaning. Easy clean up: This comes with two drip cups that you use when grilling to catch any grease leaking out. This worked great when I made bacon. If you are cooking with the grill open and using both sides you need to put a cup on both sides. There is one little outlet built into all the plates on one of the corners where you would set the drip cups. I loved that the bacon was less greasy than it normally is in a fry pan. On my first try with the grill I cooked 4 quarter pound hamburgers and very easy clean up on my second try I made a grilled Reuben sandwich and some cheese melted onto the grill plate and it wiped right off for quick clean up. Overall: I really love this griddle/grill. It's very versatile, easy to clean, and works great. This is a wonderful choice if you are looking for an indoor type grill like this. Great in the winter when you don't feel like facing the cold outside to grill your food and it cooks much better than any frying pan. I will use this mostly in the winter months, but also on lazy days when I just don't feel like starting up the grill outside. I highly recommend this. I posted pictures of it opened and closed.

    I would recommend this to a friend