Health grill reviews

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03.Product profiles

Profiles - What to buy

Breville BGR400 ikon Grill

Breville BGR400 ikon Grill Price: $200

Good points

  • Excellent results for cooking toasted sandwiches and hamburger patties.
  • Very good ease of use score.
  • Cord storage.
  • Grill plates are removable for easy cleaning.
  • Variable temperature control.

Bad points

  • Not dishwasher safe.

Delonghi CG660

Delonghi CG660 Price: $199

Good points

  • Very good ease of use score.
  • Variable temperature control.
  • Grill plates are reversible and can be removed and washed in a dishwasher.
  • Two-year warranty.
  • Double temperature control lets you control the two plates independently.

Bad points

  • No cord storage.

Breville TG870 Healthsmart Grill

Breville TG870 Healthsmart Grill Price: $140

Good points

  • Very good cooking score.
  • Excellent result for hamburger patties.
  • Cord storage.
  • Variable temperature control.

Bad points

  • Grill plates aren’t removable, which makes cleaning harder.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Heavy and bulky, which makes it difficult to store.

Kambrook KCG50 Essentials Health Grill (A)

Kambrook KCG50 Essentials Health Grill Price: $55

Good points

  • Very good cooking score.
  • Excellent result for hamburger patties.
  • Cord storage.

Bad points

  • Only two servings.
  • Lowest ease of use score, as it's less versatile due to it's small size (but suitable for smaller households).
  • Grill plates aren’t removable, which makes cleaning harder.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • No variable temperature control.
  • Risk of burning your fingers when rasing the lid, see Watch your fingers!

 

Profiles - the rest

Sunbeam GC7800 Café Contact Grill & Sandwich Press

Sunbeam GC7800 Grill & Press Price $109

Good Points

  • Excellent result for mixed grill and meat patties.
  • Very good ease of use score.
  • Cord storage.
  • Variable thermostat control

Bad Points

  • Poor result for toasting sandwiches.
  • Grill plates are not removable.
  • Not dishwasher safe.

George Foreman GR36S

George Foreman GR36S Price $110

Good Points

  • Excellent result for the mixed grill and meat patties.
  • Easy-to-clean exterior.

Bad Points

  • Grill plates are not removable.
  • No cord storage.
  • No variable thermostat control.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • You need to wear oven gloves when lifting the top plate.
  • Round shape can be awkward when storing.

Sunbeam GC8900 Café Series Contact Grill & Barbecue

Sunbeam GC8900 Grill & BBQ Price $269

Good Points

  • Excellent result for meat patties.
  • Very good ease of use score.
  • Variable thermostat control.
  • Cord storage.
  • 30 minute timer dial.
  • 180º hinge

Bad Points

  • Not dishwasher safe (apart from drip tray).
  • Grill plates are not removable.
  • Heavy and bulky which can make it difficult to store.

George Foreman GR30S

George Foreman GR30S Price $100

Good Points

  • Excellent result for meat patties.
  • Easy-to-clean exterior.

Bad Points

  • Lowest overall performer.
  • Grill plates are not removable.
  • No cord storage.
  • No variable thermostat control.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • You need to wear oven gloves when lifting the top plate.
  • Round shape can be awkward when storing.

(A) Discontinued, but may still be available in some stores.

 

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