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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

    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

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    DeLonghi grill - what was I thinking??

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    BBReviewer
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    I certainly wasn't thinking it would be as large or as heavy as it's. This baby is huge even when it's closed. I've always wanted a grill/griddle for paninis, steaks, etc. Now I've one and I've nowhere to put it in my small kitchen to use it let alone space to store it. It is well packaged and protected for shipment. The parts are somewhat greasy and some even appear to be rusty looking. It comes with grill and griddle plates. This model doesn't come with waffle plates. It does come with a large grease drip cup. It is easy enough to figure out. Push the side button to release the plates for cleaning, changing. Turn the knob to lower/raise the top or turn the BBQ knob to allow the sides to lay flat. When laid out flat, you can use each plate separately with separate temp controls. You can also raise the top up so it doesn't rest on the food and acts as a broiler. There is a lot it can do. It is versatile. It is just so darned huge that I don't know that I will ever be able to really use it. If you have a lot of space and strength, this may be ideal for you.

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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: 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend