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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

    Professional

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    mamallg
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    The DeLonghi Livenza All Day Grill Included with the grill are removable plates- 1 set of griddle plates, 1 set of grill plates, grease tray, waffle dosing cup, cleaning tool, and instructions. There is also a waffle plate accessory that was not included but available. There is a free DeLonghi recipe app that coordinates with the grill. There are many options when using the grill. There are 4 positions of height for the upper plate. You can close the grill to make sandwiches, paninis, burgers, meat and veggies. You can use it totally open to grill or BBQ, make pancakes, eggs and bacon or veggies and meat. There is also a broiler mode to use on sandwiches, flatbreads, and crostini. Each plate has a separate temperature control for exact and efficient cooking that is displayed on a digital screen. There is also a timer for each plate. The grill is quite large. I have a large kitchen with many cabinets and I still had to do some shifting to find room to store this appliance. The plates are easy to remove to interchange or wash. The hardest part is getting the temperature set correctly according to what I'm cooking. This is no little George Foreman that I'm used to cooking on. This is a highly professional grill and makes some serious sandwiches.

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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

    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

    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

    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

    Great Grill

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    DoubleJ
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    Great Grill This is a great grill overall. It heats up very fast and cooks evenly. I really like the removable grill plates which can be washed in the dishwasher. The grill can be used several different ways, from fully flat for pancakes, etc, or you can use it like a sandwich press for paninis, or you can set it so that the top grill doesn't actually touch the food, if you want to use it similar to a broiler and not crush your food items. I really wish the waffle plates were included as this would make it even more versatile. They can be purchased separately, but at an additional cost of $60 from the manufacturer. Pros Grill plates are very easy to use/attach/swap, otherwise no assembly required Heavy/sturdy construction, seems very durable Even temperatures Separate temperature controls for top and bottom plates Built in timer Multi function Has an app... based on reading other reviews, I think I need to actually check this out. It seems more useful than I originally imagined. Cons Waffle plates not included, so we can't ditch our waffle iron. At this price point, I would expect that to be included. Not so much a con but the temperature control has only predefined different settings like 140, 175, 215, ... 300, 355, ... 450, so you can't set it to something like 350 or 349.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Bit Pricey, But Delivers On Features

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    Jturn
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    For years, I've had a Foreman grill, which, for what it is, works well and is priced friendly. This DeLonghi is significantly more expensive than that particular grill, but it provides a number of features and a vast amount of flexibility to make the increased cost worth it. My favorite feature of this grill is the adjustable hinge. This allows for two awesome grilling modes beyond the normal press mode: one where you can have the grill completely open so you have two separate grill surfaces (which makes the independently adjustable temperature settings for each grate a key feature) and one where you can have the top plate elevated. This gives you the ability to make grilled sandwiches, grill your meat on one side and grill your toppings/buns on the other, etc. Also, the removable grates allow you to switch between a flat surface and a grill surface, which provides a great deal of flexibility (especially awesome in the open position). Finally, build quality seems top notch. The hinge system is rock solid and I don't foresee having any issues long term using the elevation feature. Overall, the only negative to me is the price. If you're willing to spend the money, this is a great grill. It's definitely worth a premium over cheaper models because of the wealth of grilling options and features.

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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every Home Should Have One!!!!

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    RogerD1959
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    This is one of the rare times I buy something with NO downside. Being able to set a precise temperature to cook with is a game changer. I wish I had gotten the one with the Waffle griddles included as well, suggestion to future buyers. This appliance does just about everything, fry eggs, make grilled cheese sandwiches, awesome pancakes, grill steaks, seafood, and hamburgers. All with out scorching, burning, unless you want a well done steak, or overcooking. Not having to guess what the cooking temperature is makes a huge difference with everything you cook. It also works in many different configurations. Full flat grill, grill & griddle, griddle press, grill press, grill & griddle press, full flat griddle. This appliance does it all perfectly. Clean up is a breeze, you can put the cooking surfaces in the dishwasher, if you really want to, however, everything is real easy to clean in the sink. Because all the cooking surfaces are non stick, I recommend sink clean up because dishwasher chemicals tend to wear the cooking surfaces over time. Least that has been my experience with all other non stick products, so I clean them in the sink. Just don't do like I did and order the one with out the waffle plates, I will be ordering those from DeLongi. Final thought, this truly is an ALL DAY use appliance, I never put mine away, that would be tragic! It is extremely well built, tough, and fully capable of handling breakfast, lunch, and dinner, most of the time I just wipe off the plates and wash them at the end of the day.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly even heat and efficient

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    gonzaloejimenez
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    I was undecided whether to buy a gas or electrical grill, since I love steaks but I usually cook just for my self, so I was looking for a small grill. But I found this Delonghi Electrical grill, and I love it. The size is perfect for the steaks I want to cook, it is very easy to operate, it is almost intuitive, you can control de temperature individually of each side, and there is a reason for that, and is that you can widely open both sides and use both of them as a flat grill and not as a contact grill, which is an awesome idea!! The unit is well constructed, with self-adjusting hinges. It includes 2 types of plates. Included are 1 set of the grill plates and is set of the griddle plates. It also comes with the oil drip cup and a cleaning tool. Another feature I have found really eficient is that the heating element is embedded in the plates, so it heat up the plates very even and I could not find any issues about hot or cold spots. The heat distribute better and that also means energy saver. The plates can be removed and clean individually, another brilliant idea, and the clean is pretty easy. The digital display makes it look really cool, and easy to understand the operation. There is a setting that allows you to change the temperature from farenheit to celsius. These are the dimensions: 18 x 14 x 7.5 inches. The two cooking areas are both: 15 x 9 inches. Finally, another very important detail, is the appearance, the stainless steel finish make it looks wonderful on my kitchen counter.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to any Kitchen

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    Nate34
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    First of all this thing looks awesome. The black and chrome are sleek. It not only fits in to any kitchen, but adds to the overall look. The set up is very easy and has a very nice color "Get Started" guide to get you going. It tackles a wide variety of foods like pancakes in the morning, a grilled cheese for lunch, then chicken or burgers for dinner. It has a drip tray to collect excess oil or grease for cleaner, healthier cooking. It comes with a spatula and 2 sets of plates. Another very cool feature is the app that gives you a digital cookbook. You can learn new recipes and cook things you never have before for new meals. There is a large LCD with clear settings and temps visible. The cooking surface has plenty of space and cooks evenly and as thoroughly as you like. You want something well done (which is the way I like it), or medium, rare? No problem. For me the best feature is how easy it is to clean up after. Just put the plates in your dishwasher and you are all set. The Delonghi grill is an awesome addition to any kitchen, whether your a skilled cook, or just someone that wants that perfect grilled cheese, and everything in between.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great electric grill

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    tyeske
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    I have previously used other smaller table top electric grills and they work ok. This brings table top grills to a new level. This unit allows you to individually set the temperature of the top and bottom grills. It also has a digital readout for both, so you know what temperature they are set at. Also, I have never seen a table top grill that can open up and be used flat. the top can be opened and then you have twice the cooking area. What an awesome feature. The next thing that blew me away was the broil feature. You can actually set the top grill at a couple different heights and use it to broil. It comes with two sets of inserts. Both the smooth/flat grill and the raised grill for meats etc.. . They pop out easily for cleaning as well. I would highly recommend this grill to anyone looking for an electric table top grill.

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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor grill

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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid and Stable

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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

    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Kitchen grill - year round use!

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    You could say I'm sort of a meat guy, which is why I was excited to have an opportunity to try out the new DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill! Not just because I live in Minnesota where the winter nights are so cold your nose freezes together, but because I can continue my grilling year round! In short, I was impressed the ease of use, quickness of grilling and ultimately the taste of my food after cookig on this grill - but there are some shortcomings. Read on for more. The grill arrived in a sturdy box, well packed and HEAVY. It should be heavy - it's a solid kitchen appliance with multiple grilling plates - mine came with flat plates for things like pancakes and grill plates for meat. Yum. Interchanging the plates is relatively easy - just have to figure it out once and your good to go. I was hoping to receive some waffle plates too - but that wasn't in my unit bundle. There really wasn't much setup. I removed and washed the grill surfaces, placed them back in and fired it up! I didn't know if the grill would smoke a lot, so I placed it right on the stove top underneath my woefully inadequate microwave/exhaust hood system. My exhaust system vents directly outside - so that's a plus if your using an electric grill inside the kitchen. You can see from the pictures, it does produce some BBQ smoke when you're grilling for sure. It wasn't bad in the house though - but I'll be sure to place it there again when I use it. See picture. Each plate has its own temperature setting. For grilling most meat (steak, hamburger, pork, chicken) the guide tells you to set each plate at 450 degrees F - the max setting. Let the plates warm up (it tells you when they are ready) and put your food on allowing both the upper and lower plates to contact the food. BONUS - your food is done in roughly ? the time since you're cooking both surfaces at once - no need to flip! You set the temperature by adjusting the two large control knobs on the front and reference the LED readout for the setting. The unit features an adjustable hinge on the upper plate so you don't squish your panini's bread, etc. There are a few down sides to the grill though - let's go through those: Size - it's both a blessing and a curse. You can open the grill up and lay it flat - using both side like a normal outside grill - so you get more cooking area. You could set one side as a grill and the other as a griddle. Clever indeed! The problem is storing it. The grill itself it large, and when you have extra cooking plates with it - they need to be stored too. Keep this in mind when purchasing it. See picture. The power cord is pretty short. I could see another 3-4 feet needed for many applications. The note in the box is a bit disturbing: "California Proposition 65 - This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm." Really? The coating on the plates? I don't like it. Overall - this is a solid, heavy, well-built and full-featured kitchen grill that will see occasional use around the home. I would suggest checking out the competition and sales before purchasing but if you do select this model I don't think you'll be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend