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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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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    This May End Up Replacing Our Gas Weber

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    pillboy
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    Since this is a kitchen appliance for the most part, and not really in my domain, the following review is by my wife, Mrs pillboy: I find it enjoyable to use this versatile appliance. We may never need or want to use our gas grill again. We’ve made boneless chicken breasts, hamburgers, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes, hash browns and eggs this past week. La mia pizza era eccellente! Our favorite was homemade pizza. We prefer a crispy bottom crust and achieved just that, in the very first attempt! This appliance is not ideal for making eggs, however it can be done if you "herd" the eggs with a spatula - the eggs want to flow towards the grease tray at the back of the grill until they solidify. This grill would be great for entertaining small gatherings or perhaps daily use for larger families. It fits nicely on our smooth-top range, under the exhaust fan. We found this location ideal, especially when cooking meat. In the future we may use it on the porch both for space and venting. I recommend the brief De'Longhi videos found under “From the Manufacturer” for informative overviews of several aspects of the appliance. I wish I had watched them prior to using the grill. Pros: No assembly required Contemporary styling Sturdy construction Informative display Simple to use Easy to clean Even surface temperature On screen timer (its use is optional) Multi-functional - Closed Grill, Broiler Mode or Open Grill Ability to adjust plates to different temperatures and change temperatures during cooking if desired Underside temperature of the appliance is not hot (countertops are unaffected) Cons: Waffle plates are not included - they may be purchased separately Price seems a bit high Eggs want to travel to the grease tray Other Observations: Cord length of 32 inches may require an extension cord in some settings Heats to 450° F in 4 1/2 minutes The variable temperature control dials include the following Fahrenheit temperatures: 140°, 175° 215°, 250°, 270°, 285°, 300°, 320°, 340°, 355°, 375°, 400°, 410°, 430°, 450° The sear function increases the temperature to 464° F for one minute and cannot be used again within a 30 minute period, even if the appliance is turned off then on again Default setting is Fahrenheit - Celsius setting is also included if desired

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Kitchen grill - year round use!

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    TechMatcher
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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 are 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 ½ 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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Grill for Small Enclosures

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    Trobadour
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    The DeLonghi - Livenza All-Day Electric Grill is mpressive, both visually and functionally. After using it to cook multiple meals, I can see how this can quickly replace many of my pans and even my stove top. To begin with, the electric grill feels like it's worth its cost. Every thing about it's construction feels sturdy. It comes with the flat pan-like panels installed which is ideal for eggs, tortillas, and other things you'd normally make in pans. I swapped those out to test the grill panels, which are included. There is a third option of panels to make waffles, but those do not come with this unit and are sold separately. There is a recommended free phone app that is a companion to the unit. It is not necessary but in an effort to test everything touted about the unit, I downloaded it. It's mainly suggestions to set a timer for the various foods you can cook with the grill. I followed those suggestion and made the following: 2 sirloin 3 inch thick hamburger patties and 1 sausage link (5 inches); 1 frozen chicken breast and 1 sausage link (5 inches). The first time I made the burgers, the meat was done as expected. I set the timer exactly as it was suggested in the app, 6 minutes for two patties. The meals cook quicker because both, the top and bottom panels heat up independently. The instructions on the app said: Set temperature on both panels to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Push the seat button and wait for a beep. Temperature will remain at 450 for the duration of the timer. Because I added a sausage link, my meat needed an extra minute and a half, but it was well done all around and inside. The chicken breast was also thoroughly cooked and from a frozen state. If you plan on using this daily (perfect for college students), then cleaning can easily be done with the included grease scraping tool and a napkin. Eventually, however, the panels will need cleaning. A simple press of a button makes the panels removable and you can hand wash them over a sink. A great feature of this grill is that the top panel can lie completely horizontal to the table, doubling up your cooking space and simulating a stove top. My reason for deducting one star is as follows: the top of the grill has an option to make paninis. A gentle push from the bottom of the top panel unlocks part of the top lid so that it swings and doesn't press down on sandwiches so as to not make them super flat. That feature is a little to sensitive and in my use, the lid turned into the panini mode without me wanting to. I tried finding something on the unit to make it more secure, but I couldn't find anything. It's not a big issue for what is otherwise a great product, as it fixes itself upon closing of the panels to cook.

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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

    Great Grill, Sturdy, Large, Rem. griddles, tricky

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    hokie00
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    This grill is very nice. It has a large cook space(s) with flat pan or grill pan option. It has a single open grill, closed panini, closed broil, or open double grill options (doubling the space). It seems very versatile and the heating seems even. You can also individually control the temperature of each plate. This unit comes with the 4 plates (2 grill, 2 flat), main grill unit, drip tray, and cleaning tool (flat/slotted edges) Optional units have the waffle plate. It cooks well and can take the place of stove top, oven/broiler, grill. The cook space is about 12"x18" each side. The heating element is in the pans so they heat more evenly but must be clipped into the base. This requires you to line up the contacts on the bottom side of the pan (not too difficult but may take more than one try). Some cool features: The grill plates have independent temp control. You can turn the top off or a lower temp. The top can be open 90deg for non use, closed over bottom for panini style cooking (with a lower or same temp), closed over but not touching for oven/broil style cooking (with lower or off temp to keep heat in) Full open to use two grills at same or different temps (i,e veggies on one side, chicken on the other). I am still figuring out the knobs and releases on the side that allow all these functions (just read the manual and it's easy to figure out) Plates are removable to wash separately in sink (so you don't have to handwash the entire unit all together). I don't believe they are dishwasher safe though. Some of my issues are the following: Drip slots at back of grill don't always direct liquid into tray. There is dripping and condensation that occur along the entire back of the pan (most makes it to the tray). So prepare to do a little wipe up. On/Off Controls are unusual. When you turn the unit on, it does not stay on unless you hold down the power button to 'confirm' use. Otherwise it shuts off in a minute or so. There is also a timer you can set. Once the timer goes off so does the unit shortly after, you will have to turn it back on again. Basically, don't leave the unit unattended for long when you first start using it. It may take a while to figure out it's on/off nuances. If you don't use the timer it shuts off in 90 minutes. It's large which is good, but tough to store anywhere unless you want to leave out on you high-demand counter.

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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

    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grill for all your favorite cooking

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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Grill

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    Parker
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    First off this grill is large and fairly heavy which to me is a good thing for a grill. It looks to be quality made. Aesthetically it looks great and fits in with my other kitchen appliances. The grill comes with four plates (grill and griddle). It can do paninis, lay flat top style, and even have the top stay right above your food broil style. The tops and bottom have separate temperature controls also. What I like the most is the grill is large enough to cook a whole family dinner at once.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Griddle

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    Nismo456
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    First off this grill/griddle is very well constructed, much better than the competition. I really like the fact that the griddle/grill can can split/fold back and use much like a mini barbecue grill. Each plate has its own temperature setting. The only issue I have and its minor is that connecting the plates aren't always easy to install. Overall I love it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    Great grill. Heats evenly, great product. I found it a little heavier than I thought it would be. I thought the cord could have been longer. I'm not a big cooker, so I only tired it a few times so far. Cleaning was easy. This is a very nice looking appliance, and looks great in the kitchen. I will use it more this summer. I love grilling over frying any day.

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