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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grill for all your favorite cooking

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    Santy41
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    I wanted to upgrade from that popular electric grill and I found this all day electric grill. So far I cooked burgers,chicken, paninis and some vegetables and it's been great. The plates are easy to clean since they are removable. I like th way that you can open up the top and make it double space to grill a lot of food and you can adjusted at different tempetures. This grill is made heavy duty so it's kind of heavy and hard to storage in your kitchen, so you have to find a space in your kitchen counter. The only problem I have was that the grease tray didn't captured most of the liquid on the back when I grilled meat but nothing major, most of it when inside the tray. The only thing this grill needs is a stand so you can use it outside like in the porch or patio to have an outdoor cook out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the Line Electric Grill/Panini Press

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    TechGuy
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    Highly recommend this product. Premium grill/press. Really easy to use. It is about the size of a toaster. Nice alternative/replacement to using/maintaining an outdoor grill, especially in cold weather places. Well built and built to last. Oil drip cup slides under the grill in the back, so it is not visible. Can use for a variety of foods and food types. Easy to clean Pros: - Large LED/LCD display panel - Removable grill plates - Large cooking surface (130 sq in) - Variable temperature - Plates are dishwasher safe - 5 cooking functions: contact grill & panini press, open full grill, open full griddle, half grill half griddle - Floating hinge grills thick sandwiches without crushing them - Digital Cookbook App - Modern design Cons: - Waffle plates sold separately - Premium price point (but you get what you pay for!)

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great, Cooks Even Better

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    Kelby
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    Design: De'Longhi did a fantastic job designing this Livenza grill. It looks great in our kitchen! Although it is relatively large, I do not mind leaving it out on the kitchen counter because of the sleek and modern design. I appreciate that the oil drip cup slides under the grill in the back, so it is not visible. In addition, the buttons and heat control knobs are easy to use, and the illuminated display is easy to read. Versatility: The De'Longhi Livenza is the most versatile grill I have used. Many of my favorite meals can be cooked on the Livenza thanks to the swappable grill plates. For example, I like how I can make pancakes in the morning then grill burgers for dinner. Cleaning the grill plates is a breeze because of the non-stick surfaces, and they are dishwasher safe. Effectiveness: The cooking surface seems to evenly distribute heat, so food gets cooked the same no matter where it is placed. Once I learned about the features and became comfortable using the Livenza grill, I was able to cook my desired meals efficiently and effectively. The dedicated mobile app has been very helpful since it recommends what grill plate to use, what temperature setting is best, and how long to cook the food. I suggest downloading it! Verdict: Because of the design, versatility, and effectiveness, I now prefer the De'Longhi Livenza grill over any other cooking appliance in my kitchen. I can say with confidence that I would recommend this Livenza to anyone looking for an 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

    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 don't 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