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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

    Sandwich Magic

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    MGoose
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    I like this thing. It reliably makes a great sandwich. I really didn't know how easy it was to make great hot sandwiches at home. Pros - Great results. Sandwiches come out golden brown with perfect lines. - Easy to clean with removable non-stick plates that just wipe clean. You can put them in the dishwasher, but I haven't seen a need to. - Separate heat settings for top and bottom plate. - Big enough to makes more than one Sandwich at once. Neutral - Use a dedicated outlet. It tripped the GFCI in my kitchen when we turned on the microwave on the same circuit. - Make sure the top plate is not locked in open grill mode before pressing a sandwich or it will be smashed flat. Cons - Instructions are thin and not that helpful. - No recommended cooking times or settings. - Bottom grill dial has low to high (sear) heating settings, top press dial has temperatures 175-450F. It is not clear how they relate, but I just set them both to max for golden brown sandwiches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great. Cooks Even Better

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    RBrylawski
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    Posted
    glspark2007
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I got this grill primarily to replace my old panini press. I have an outdoor grill, so not sure how much use it will get for traditional grill items. For the most part, I was pretty happy with the product and results. Before getting to the good points, there were two things I was a little disappointed by. The first was the apparent packaging of the the item. It seemed to be wrapped up tight but after pulling it out of the box I saw that the plug was bent out of shape. I had to carefully push it back before I could even plug it in. I was also disappointed by the lack of instructions. There was a very basic manual on how to set it up but not much more. This grill has 5 settings but it doesn't tell you what temperature to cook anything at. I made paninis yesterday with it and had to completely guess what the best temp to cook it at was. There was no guidance on that. That does lead into the things I liked though. The grill heats up very quickly. There was hardly any preheating time and it left nice grill marks on my paninis. I also LOVE that the grill plates are removable and dishwasher safe. That's a huge step up from my last one that was a pain to clean. I also like that this can be laid flat. I'm going to try using it as a griddle for pancakes! All in all, a few minor drawbacks but a solid product with a lot of possible uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend