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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
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Grill for a Well Lit Kitchen

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    TimothyTrimble
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    The DeLonghi - Livenza electric grill is the first indoor grill that I've ever owned and I've discovered that I've been missing out. I've always been a big fan of grilling food outdoors, especially steaks, chicken, brats, and hamburgers. There's no left over grease to deal with and the food just tastes better. But, when it's wintertime, the outdoor grill does not get much use. With the electric grill, we get to stay indoors, and still have the grilled foods. This grill heats up quickly and the coated steel cooking plates distribute the heat evenly. The cooking plates are interchangeable can easily be inserted or removed via a side mounted release button. Each plate has corner drip spouts for allowing grease and juices to flow into the supplied catch cups. They are also dishwasher safe which makes for an easy cleanup. The ribbed plates are perfect for steaks, burgers, hotdogs, chicken, brats, or panini sandwiches due to the floating top, which provides for a flat and even pressure on the items being cooked. The flat plates are great for meats, flat grilled sandwiches, vegetables, and even pancakes. My only gripe with this grill are the plastic control knobs. With the bulk of this device being metal, I would have expected the knobs to be metal, which would have provided a higher quality feel. And the control knobs are poorly marked with a dark paint, making them hard to read even in a well lit kitchen. Overall, I'm very pleased with the DeLonghi - Livenza grill. It makes a nice addition to our kitchen. I just have to squint a little when adjusting the controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    quick and easy grill for steaks, sandwiches, more

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    TechNerd
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    I got the DeLonghi - Livenza 5 in 1 Grill and I'm really happy with it. I'm a single dude :( and have to cook for myself so when I want to make something simple and easy the DeLonghi grill is my go-to cooking tool. I've done steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna melts, warmed up food almost anything on this grill. SUPER easy and quick since it's cooking on both sides . For steaks it only takes 8 mins after it's been warmed up. For sandwiches it doesn't take that long. And for thick sandwiches or steaks you can unlock the top to contour the thickness of the steak or sandwiches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome indoor grill/griddle

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    Dawntastic1
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    This 5 in one grill is an awesome addition to my kitchen! I used it to make bacon and eggs, at the same time which was a first for me, and everything turned out great. I hate trying to fry different breakfast items in several pans on the stove and try not to overcook stuff, so I usually do 1 thing at a time... this item took care of that problem. It did a great job on our cheeseburgers as well. I also tried out making a panini and it worked perfectly. I used to have to use this small Mickey Mouse sandwich griller, with 2 small square wholes, making it impossible to use many different types of bread. You don't have that problem here, plenty of space to make multiple sandwiches using whatever bread you choose. Definitely happy with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good indoor grill

    Posted
    Shail
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    I have mostly used this as a press and here are the things that I have observed. 1) Good design, looks pretty sturdy 2) Setup is a bit complicated 3) Once setup, it is pretty easy to use. The dials are self explanatory. I like the fact that it can be set to a specific temperature (Rather than just hi-med-lo). 4) Warms up pretty quickly. In my test it reached 350F in around 4 minutes. 5) Cooks the food evenly 6) Easy to clean as the plates can be detached easily and are dish-washer safe 7) I don't have much counter top space in my kitchen, so it is a little bit bigger than I would have liked but because of the bigger size it also allows to griddle/grill more items at the same time. So, this can be seen both as a positive or negative depending on your personal situation. 8) They are grease cups provided in the box but they don't attach or slide into a specific area. Thus, they kinda stay loose and you might accidentally knock them over. Overall, I like this grill (I am not sure why is it called 5 in 1 though). It is great for indoor grilling (specially in winters). It makes great grilled sandwiches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, easy-to-use grill

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    FlyingC
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    This is a solid, nice looking grill for making sandwiches and cooking meat. It can also be opened up flat to be used as sort of a replacement for an electric skillet. It was very easy to set up and use the first time, and it's also very easy to clean the removable grill plates. It has a couple of collection cups that are a handy way to collect grease and liquids that run off whatever you're cooking. In the press mode you just use one, but in the open griddle mode you use two (one for each plate). This grease collection can be a good thing, but it might also be a disadvantage if you're used to letting something cook in its own grease, like bacon for example. You won't have to spoon it or pour it out of the skillet anymore, but it won't be there for cooking with this system. One other thing to keep in mind is this grill is rated at 1500 watts. So that means it will use the entire circuit if you have a standard 15 amp circuit in your kitchen. We only had a coffee maker plugged into the circuit (no hot plate, just the clock functions on) and the grill would trip the GFCI. Once I made sure the grill was the only thing plugged in, it ran fine without tripping the breaker again. Overall, I like this grill and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Who needs a stove?

    Posted
    DaveG
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    I've always been impressed with the quality of the products that DeLonghi builds. Everything has a great look and solid feel. There's a bit of a premium associated with that, but in certain cases is worth the price of admission. We needed a panini press to assist with cooking duties during a kitchen remodel. The best part of the DeLonghi 5-in-1 is the easy to swap cooking surfaces. You have the grill grates for your paninis, steak or any foods you want with grill marks (it also works perfectly for cooking bacon). Or you can swap the smooth cook top to make pancakes, scrambled eggs, etc. Everything swaps with ease - but be careful if the grates are still hot. The temp control dials are wonderful. There's a dial in the middle to switch between open and closed - I'm not exactly sure why. You also have two dials to control temperature depending if you're cooking with the grill open or closed. The dials operate very smoothly and allow very fine control of the temperature. The heating surfaces cooked very evenly. No real difference in temperature between the inside and outside - which made for a lovely sandwich with even color overall. Clean up is easy. The ceramic surface is durable, but no sticking. I'd recommend using the same utensils as you would for conventional non-stick. I'm not sure if it's a requirement, but I'd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Make paninis, grill steaks and burgers & pancakes

    Posted
    JerryZ
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    Make paninis, grill steaks, burgers & pancakes all with the same appliance. First I want to point out the drip cup. They give two (2) as one may fill up quickly depending on what you are grilling. To me its the #1 great idea over most units I've seen. Check out this video on youtube of the cup in action: https://youtu.be/WoE7__qZbrk No mistake, you want to use this griddle on its own circuit. Especially in today's kitchen with GFI breakers protecting us from electrocution near sinks. Why, because you can select either the bottom grill/plate or both the bottom and top. That what makes cooking so simple and fast. The grill plates can be removed and replaced with flat griddle plates with the touch of a button on the right of each element. GREAT FEATURE, they even embossed the TOP and BOTTOM plates with their orientation so you can quickly and reliably install them in their correct positions. The center control knob has three (3) selections, BOTTOM-OFF-BOTH. The Top and bottom heating elements each have their own temperature knobs to the left or right of the OFF knob. Super simple to adjust. My first effort was a simple burger dinner for two, made quickly without having to flip the meat like on the grill. What was really great was the sear marks from the grooved ceramic plates. They clean up easily, like teflon. I look forward to paninis and grilled cheese sandwiches with the grandkids (and me).

    I would recommend this to a friend