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DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill - Black/Polished Chrome-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

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  • The versatility is nice, and having separate temperature control is great for cooking different ingredients.helpfullbuyer
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cooking

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    Carlos
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    It works great and we are cooking a lot with this grill. Burger taste great and very easy to clean. We love it

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great built grill

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    Todd
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    This thing is very nice, and well constructed. Cooks everything very well. Love mine...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice product with some very useful features.

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    Andy
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    Grill is very easy to use and this model comes with two sets of grill plates (missing the waffle plates that come with the next model up) so there are many options for cooking. The two plates each have their own temperature settings, so you can cook two completely different foods at the same time with it in the open position. There are really many different positions since the plates can be set to cook in the closed position or can be set to several levels of thickness for sandwiches and other foods or they can be completely open and used as a large cook surface. Very flexible and is what makes this truly an all day grill. The grease trap is large and does a great job catching overflow whether the grill is used open or closed since both plates empty right into it. The included scraper does an excelent job getting stuck on food loose so the rest can be wiped clean. The plates (obviously) remove and can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning. There is also a latch to keep the lid closed while transporting and the top has a handle that works well for carrying. I expected the app to be a gimick, but was really surprised by how useful it was. It has an almost over-simple start screen that hides all the features included. It will definitely not be too difficult for even younger cooks to get the basics down for their favorite foods. My only disappointment here was the terminology that some cuts of meat are called is nothing like I have ever heard in my life! I have to look some of them up, which I guess could be called a plus since I am expanding my vocabulary while I make my food! I am looking forward to cooking many more things with this than we can with our flat griddle, we are finding more and more uses for it all the time. I would recommend this for anyone looking to get a grill or griddle since it has so many uses in such a small footprint. As I write this, we are camping and brought our All-day grill with us since it folds up much smaller than out griddle we normally bring to cook bacon and pancakes.

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  • 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

    Awesome Grill for the house

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    jonnyd2885
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    This is an amazing grill that is hugely convenient for cooking in the house in a healthy way. Similar to other grills of the same style, but with much better controls and a much nicer look for the house. The grill goes all the way up to 450 degrees and has the option of opening up completely to function similar to a BBQ and also has the ability to sear your meat. Easy to clean, easy to use, and easy to assemble and disassemble. This is the grill to get for your house.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Grill Does It All

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    mstanleynh
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    Got my DeLonghi Livenza All-Day Electric Grill just in time as my griddle was on its last legs and the weather has been so awful for grilling outside. We put the grill to work right out of the box. Speaking of which, it's really well packaged and needs very little assembly to get it ready for use. My wife and I are huge fans of pancakes and this grill couldn't have been any easier to use. Set the digital temp and you're off an cooking. The controls are simple and easy to read and offer temperature select, timer, etc. The temperature was perfectly dispersed across the cooking plate and did a fantastic job on our pancakes. With the removable cooking plates, cleanup is a snap. Simply wait for it to cool down and then take the griddle plate off and wash, no fuss. . unlike trying to clean a griddle. There is plenty of space for cooking by folding the unit open and using both the top and bottom as cooking surfaces. Next, we used it for grilling burgers inside as it's been rainy and windy outside. Set it up under our stove hood and put the grilling plate in place. We were really surprised as how evenly it cooked our burgers and pretty quickly as well. Again, cleanup was a breeze since the grill plate can be removed and washed separately. Haven't had a chance to make paninis or try the cookbook app as of yet, but based on our initial experience with this grill I'm sure we'll be using it again this week! Pros: Easy to read and use controls Multiple cooking tops for different foods Removable cook plates for easy cleanup Top-of-the-line construction and finishings Cons: Haven't found any as of yet! If you're looking for a very versatile and compact electric cooker, look no further than the DeLonghi Livenza All-Day Electric Grill!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile, Love it

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    DMNFL
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    Things like this have been around for a while, but this unit packs a lot of features that I have personally never had and I really like. The removable grills that are dishwasher safe are great for quick cleanup, for example. For actual cooking, I like that it opens completely flat if you don't need to cook on both sides. Of course, for two sided cooking, it literally cuts your time in half. You can "grill" things with it or just make some Paninis. My wife loves broiling things for a minute or two at the end of cooking and with other indoor grills we've had, that wasn't an option. But this has a broil option. I haven't tried it, but you can even make pizza on this. And the inclusion of the flat places means that you can make pancakes or anything else that you want that needs a flat surface. The app companion is a great thing as well. Don't forget about it. It's not life changing, but is helpful. Also, think about using this in different situations. If you have power, you can take this camping, or to the park and not use community grills. I would highly recommend this.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome grill and griddle in one

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    cinsteadofak
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    I really enjoyed using this grill. It has so many features that I used this to replace my old griddle. How I used it so far For breakfast I used the flat plates and opened the hinge so that I could cook pancakes (see photo). I was able to easily fit 3 pancakes (1/4 cup batter) on each plate. Both plates were set to 300? F and the griddle signaled when each plate reached the desired temperature. I noticed that the pancakes cooked at the same rate, no matter where it was located on either plate. For dinner, I used the grill plates to make steak fajitas. I set the grill to 450? F and cooked both sides at once, with the lid closed, in under 6 minutes. The steak was expertly well done, with picture-perfect sear marks. The grill did steam quite a bit, so I would recommend cooking under a vented hood or open space. We also plan to purchase the sold-separately waffle plates, although due to the design we wouldn't be able to make the traditional flipped Belgian waffle. App DeLonghi has a very nice app that gives ideas for the proper settings and cook times for many different kinds of foods. There are even recipes and preparation instructions, but I noticed the INGREDIENTS tab only has the picture of the food with a cook time and serving size. I assume DeLonghi plans to update the app soon to include the actual ingredients. Cleanup The drip pan did a great job of catching the dripping from both plates. The plates were very easy to wash, since the plates have a Teflon coating. I did notice some splatter on the controls, but it was easily wiped off with a damp washcloth. To summarize, I highly recommend this grill. It cooks evenly, is easy to clean up, and is very versatile. Really the only con I can think of is that the waffle plates weren't included on this model and that they aren't Belgian waffles.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor grill

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    PeboQuattro
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    The DeLonghi Livenza Grill is a great choice if you are looking for an indoor grill. The grill plates are interchangeable and it includes searing plates and a set of griddle plates. The plates are non-stick and clean fairly easily. I have cooked chicken breasts and some burgers and have been very pleased with the performance. The dials rotate to adjust the temperature in Fahrenheit. For me, the plastic dials don't turn smoothly and feel slightly cheap on what otherwise looks to be a high end appliance. The grill displays on screen what temperature each side is set to and if the plates have reached optimal operating temperature. I like how the hinge opens up allowing you to cook on two independently temperature controlled surfaces. You can even have different plates on each side to further expand the cooking versatility. The plates are heavy duty and maintain temperature during cooking. A trade off is the plates take much longer to cool relative to other electric grills I have owned. There is a timer feature as well, though I tend to use Alexa or a timer on my phone to keep track of cooking time. DeLonghi also offers a companion app that can be referenced to determine temperature, plates, and cook time; though it isn't required to operate. The size of the grill is a strength and a negative in the same stroke. I like having the surface area to cook multiple chicken breasts, but the large size also makes the unit bulky and heavy. Aesthetically, it is nice enough to be left out from time to time, but I would prefer to have an item like this stored in the cabinet which is difficult to do due to size. Overall, I am happy with the unit and recommend the Livenza to someone who wants a versatile, high performing indoor grill.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile indoor grill

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    BeingHonest
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    A good counter grill. The versatility is nice, and having separate temperature control is great for cooking different ingredients. The removable cooking plates makes cleaning much easier. While being able to convert from press grill to a dual grill is useful, the "broil" configuration is not as so since the locking positions are limited and ends up either being too high to provide heat or too low that it's touching the food. The press grill is a bit heavy and will flatten out more delicate meats, like salmon, or squeeze the juices out of steak and burgers. Liked: Different cooking configuration Dual temp controls Changeable cooking surface Disliked: Press grill is heavy and can crush some food Broil feature didn't work that well I tested this out as much as I could and my results were mostly good. Using it as a conventional grill was fine. I made burgers, chicken, and fish and they all came out fine. Switching to the griddle plate, more liquidy food like eggs will run towards the drip pan. Cooking with the grill press is probably only good for really thick food, like big sandwiches or really thick steak. The press is heavy enough that it will press down on the food and either crush it or squeeze out all the flavorful juices. It tends to overcook much faster as well. In that case, it's better to use the grilling position. The broil position wasn't that useful for me. The top has three positions that it locks into and usually ends up being too high and doesn't get hot enough to really heat, or it's too low that you might as well be using it as the press grill. This grill does what I needed from an indoor grill and having the extra functions just adds more to the versatility.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cooking appliance I've ever bought!

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    Larrymc
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    Unlike any other appliance that I've ever bought, I use this daily, many days twice a day. Works great a a grill, as a griddle, makes great toast in a minute or less! Expect some smoke when grilling steaks, etc. But well worth dealing with the smoke! Heats up quickly, easy to clean. Comes with 2 grill plates and 2 griddle plates. Waffle plates also available. More expensive than many other similar items, but well worth it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife Love's It!

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    JCChiefsfan
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    I have to say that this is one of the best well thought out design wise indoor grill that I have ever seen, let alone use. You can make so many different dishes on this perfectly sized heating surface that we have started trying new things that we wouldn't have ever tried with just our stove and gas grill. This Delonghi electric grill is pretty heavy and made very durable and I expect we will be handing it down to our daughter when that time comes because I truly believe believe it will last several decades, it's just that well built. The dual cooking surfaces are great for cooking on one side while using the griddle side at the same time at 2 different temps which are extremely useful. You can also use it as a broiler with 3 different temps to choose from depending on what you are cooking of course. Last but not least is just how easy it's to use and the best part to me is how simple it's to clean! It's freaking fantastic and takes very little effort to clean which is obviously my favorite thing about it. As far as cons go, this is pretty rare for me but the only downside I can see is it might be a little heavy for some and it's a little pricey but it's definitely worth every penny!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice look and food delivery

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    Luis
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    Over the last weeks I've been using the product quite consistently for sandwich, meats or roasted vegetable, my impression is that is able to deliver an over-average quality in all the products. When I received the product, my first reaction was more than positive, is clearly well fabricated with attention to the details and with a level of quality that intend to fit in a well-equipped kitchen: color, lights screens are there to make its look more attractive and this is going to dress your space. The size, over the average grill, could scare the owners of a small size kitchen (as mine) but when you realize the alternative uses that you could give to your new equipment, you realize that it deserves the space that is taken saving space for a couple of previous appliances. One additional positive outcome is that is so easy to clean and to prepare the food that I am observing that in the last times our food preparations are more often grilled when used to be fried (in in a pan with some oil), so I would like to believe that we improved our dietary habits by using this (this comment is not tested by any serious medical study). Couple of warnings for the new buyers, if you are planning to buy something that is plug and use this could not be your first choice. The product allows you to determine the heat and the time of each of the heat surfaces and require a certain understanding of cooking and elaboration times. If elaborated cooking bothers you or you are not into following cooking times/temperatures go for something less sophisticate. Also, this grill brings a certain level of technology into your kitchen so to follow instructions provided by the manufacturer could be more than needed: I never read my previous foreman grill but this one I felt that I needed, and I think pays-out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    There is nothing more spectacular then this grill

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    CrysisComplex
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    Wow, Just wow. This grill have exceed all expectations when it first arrived at my house. The grill is going to be perfect for the summer days when you don't want to bring out the large outdoor grill and the food taste fantastic! The friends love how easy it is to use and work. First off this thing is well constructed every inch of this Delongi Livenza grill is premium. full stop. I have never used anything so premium! The handles are strong and no part of this electric grill is flimsy, All of this is steel just brings the product to life. The front panel is chrome with two strong knobs that independently cook each side of the girl. There is a sear function that works perfectly with each cook in my experience. There is a timer on the grill itself so no need to break out a spare timer. The display on the Delonghi is bright and fully readable.There are 2 die-cast plates and both are dishwasher safe. The plates are strong enough to last for years and years to come. comes with an oil drip cup and cleaning tools so it comes with all the things you need. The food taste heavily, my first meal with this Livenza grill was jerk chicken with roasted potatoes and grill carrots and it was so delightful. The app also is helpful as you can pick various sizes and cuts of meat to show you how to cook it properly with the grill. I have to say Delonghi went all out with this home grill. I would happily recommend this to friends and family especially those with an apartment or a smaller living space. You can never get old of the grill taste of food and this grill accomplish that for us.

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  • 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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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent All Around Indoor Grill

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    couponkingofjax
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    The DeLonghi All-Day Grill System is a pleasant surprise. It is versatile, easy to use, and easy to clean up, making it a home run in our kitchen. The flexibility with the precise temperature controls allow me to use the grill for a lot of different cooking situations. I so far have successfully grilled perfect steaks, pressed paninis, grilled vegetables, and cooked bacon all with ease. The fact that the plates are removable allow for easy clean up. I also especially love that the grill can be left open and you have 2 full plates of grill space. To me that is the Major selling point, because it allows twice the grilling space. I would recommend this grill to anyone who's looking for an in home grill. It fits the bill and then some.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice griddle

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    beefrob
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    I received the Delonghi electric grill as part of the Best Buy tech insider network. I am currently using this grill with my camper and will be taking it to Montana and Utah on a 2 week camping trip. The grill works extremely well for what I am using it for. My wife and I have cooked bacon, burgers and grilled cheese as well as omlets on the Delonghi grill. You can use the top and bottom griddle or just one. The griddle allows you to set what temperature you want and seems to hold that temperature very well. We have been very please with how the grill works and how well it cooks food. We will be tent camping the west and will use this grill as our only grill for the trip. (We have electric in our tent sites) after this trip I will have a better feel for durability, but I believe it will do fine for our trip. I think this is a nice grill for cooking small quantities or frying bacon. It is a little expensive, thus the 4 stars, but it is very nice.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    well built and designed grill

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    Bappy
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    DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill - Black/Polished chrome This grill is pretty cool, I used the famous boxer grills in the past and never really liked them, seemed they were clunky and the grease drip pan was awkward and problematic. Plus they were not easily cleanable as the units really didn't come apart. As for the DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill, we have an integrated center grease drip pan, removable cooking plates which are easily cleanable and interchangeable with other pairs of cooking plates for flat grilling purposed, standard ridged plates and a waffle plate (not included with my model). In any case I put this unit to use for the first time with two New York strip steaks, they cooked perfectly and the grill marks were picturesque, like they came from a fancy restaurant. The steaks cooked quickly and evenly in a mode where the top grill plate sits on top of the food, this setting is also adjustable for other types of food either where you want to put some pressure (like a Panini) or an option to sit above the food without the top plate making contact (think something like shrimp or tender fish where you don't want to necessarily want to put pressure on food or make contact). Very interested on how this grill handles boneless chicken breasts, thick cut pork chops and kabobs. The temperature controls are pretty straightforward (one each for the top and bottom grill plates) with digital readouts and a sear mode which intensely grills your food. Should also do an excellent job cooking brats, Italian sausage or Polish Kielbasa. You can probably get innovative and grill some veggies on the non stick surfaces of the unit. Overall this unit is well built, the heat from the grill plates is well insulated from the rest of the unit, so you don't have to worry about other exterior surfaces of the unit heating up. I used the unit outside on my deck and quickly cleaned up after, that process is simple and painless. Only thing that I could really complain about was the waffle grills were not included in this model. Also the cord is a little short, so you better be close to an outlet.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All around grill

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    Chadwick
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    First things first...this unit is an absolute beast. By that, I mean it is HEAVY. Definitely not something that feels cheaply made. The styling is great and blends well with my other counter-top appliances. At first I opted to try to use this without downloading the app, but some of the settings can get a bit confusing, so I downloaded the app and things went swimmingly from there. The warm up time is very acceptable and there is a wide range of temperature settings depending on what you're cooking. I've been very impressed with the versatility of this machine as it can go from a griddle for pancakes to a press grill for burgers to a broiler for whatever within a matter of seconds. The dishwasher-safe cooking grates pop in and out easily, making clean up a breeze. The included "cleaning tool" is pretty well a waste and it seems like it would melt if it came close to anything hot, so I've opted against using it. Take some time to read the manual, get the app, and familiarize yourself with the settings and you'll find yourself looking for reasons to cook on this thing. I'm contemplating ordering the waffle plates to round out the potential uses for it. --I knocked a star off for the learning curve, the fact that an app is nearly mandatory to understand all the features and the sheer heft of this unit which makes it less than portable, especially since I plan to keep it in a cabinet when not in use rather than sitting out all the time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect press and griller

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    Crasher
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    The Livenza all day grill is truly an awesome grill capable of just about anything. To talk about all the functions and abilities that are possible with this grill would take too much time. Instead I just want to focus on some of its key features to help decide if this is right for you. Out of the box you will receive two flat plates, two grill plates, an oil drip catch, scrapper, and griddle plates. Very little assembly is required and no tools are needed. This is my first true grill/press. In the past i've own other basic grills that you may have seen on t.v. but nothing truly compares to this grill. Lets talk about some of the features. First off you have a LCD digital display which gives you temperature readings and timer countdowns. Off to the right are your temperature controls for your plates. Once nice feature I like is the individual settings of each plate. Depending on your cooking style and type of food your making you can set the top plate temperature different from the bottom plate in order to insure thorough cooking. Another nice feature is the three cooking modes that are offered. You have Contact grill mode, broil grill mode and BBQ mode. Contact grill mode is just as the title suggest, the two plates make contact with both the top and bottom food that you are cooking. This makes quick work of simple snacks or foods such as grilled cheese sandwiches, Quesadillas, pancakes and much more. Broil grill mode allows you to lock the top plate into a hover position and allows the griller to be used much like an oven. Im not a fancy cook but I did find this feature was very nice when it came to making mini pizzas. Since the top plate never touches the food in this position you can easily set the temperature higher for more thorough and faster cooking. BBQ mode is a really nice feature, it allows you to lay the top plate completely on its back providing you with two cooking surfaces. This is great for when you need double the cooking space. Built in to the grill is a grease catch which drains into a oil catch allowing for healthier eating habits. One thing I did forget to mention about this grill that I did notice was the fact that it had an integrated heating element built in to the plates. The reason I bring this up is since there is no open flame and since the heating element isn't built directly in to the grill this helps to eliminate any hotspots and give you a more thorough and evenly cooked meal. Also Livenza provides you with an online app for iOS and Android in which they give you lots of cooking recipes and ideas for meal planning. If you like to cook without making a big mess or breaking out the BBQ grill the Livenza is definitely the way to go. Right out of the box you are going to see the quality and care that was put behind this.

    I would recommend this to a friend