One of the many things we all missed the most during the different stages of quarantine was samgyupsal. While Korean barbecue restaurants are starting to go back in business with quarantine restrictions relaxing a little bit, some people would still prefer to stay at home.
But who says you can't have samgyup at home? With an electric grill, you and your family can easily enjoy a Korean barbecue night in the comforts of your own home. Of course it is best to purchase one that not only fits your budget but has great features too. Let us help you make that choice.
Purchasing an electric grill might seem simple or straightforward enough, but there are a few things you might want to keep an eye out for in making that purchase.
When grilling, it is important to know when your grill has reached the perfect temperature for your meat. Setting the right temperature depending on your choice of meat has an effect on the cook and taste of your meal.
With the number of electric grills available now, there are some that come with automatic heating, some have temperature knobs, while others can even be controlled with an app.
If you are purchasing this grill primarily for your family's Korean barbecue nights, it is practical to get one that fits on the dining table. If however you are looking to use it for other meals - such as grilling slabs of meat, or making pancakes - then it is practical to get a bigger one .
There are grills that come with a pot that makes it great for your shabu-shabu nights. Others have different grill pans or plates that you can adjust depending on what you want to cook for the day. Another popular grill doubles as a sandwich or panini maker that cuts down preparation time for your favorite snack.
You can't discount the clean up after eating. It is best to choose a non-stick griddle surface that is easier to scrub after use. This also makes cooking fried eggs and crepes on your electrical grill much easier.
There are different types of non-stick pans available out there - from your regular non-stick, to ceramic, to stainless steel. Regular nonstick pans are the most affordable of the three although it does not fare well in retaining heat.
A ceramic non-stick pan is slightly more expensive yet easy to clean. It promises a better heat retention in your cooking and is more durable than your regular non-stick pan.
While a stainless steel non-stick pan is the most expensive of the three, it is the most difficult to clean. It more than makes up for it however in terms of durability and cooking quality.
It is best to know that your grill can last a long time with your family. Looking for a grill with a warranty assures you that you are protected from damages and defects that may happen especially if it is ordered online and shipped to your home.
Check for consumer reviews and see the quality of the grill and also how it was packed and delivered to them.
Keeping our buying guide in mind, we rounded up 10 of the best electric grills you can buy online today.
|Size||13.5" x 11.5" x 7.12"|
|Functions||Grill, Panini Press, Griddle|
|Size||458mm x 343mm x 185mm|
|Functions||Grill, Griddle, Waffle|
|Size||1165 cm² grilling & skillet|
|Functions||Griller and skillet|
|Size||76 x 26cm|
|Functions||Grilling and stewing|
|Size||47 x 27cm|
|Temperature Control||Adjustable Thermostat|
|Size||29 x 32cm|
|Temperature Control||Thermostat Control|
|Functions||Grill and Panini|
|Size||210 x 310mm|
|Temperature Control||Knob-controlled heater|
|Size||288 x 107 x 243 mm|
|Functions||Grill and Panini|
|Size||94 x 35cm|
|Size||36" x 24" x 12"|
|Placement||Stand-alone and Countertop|
Black and Decker
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
DeLonghi Contact Grill
Imarflex Smokeless Griller and Skillet
ILO 2-in-1 Electric Grill
American Heritage Ceramic Electric Grill
Black and Decker Contact Grill
Electric Grill Skewer
Tough Mama Grill and Sandwich Press
BBQ Grill Portable Electric Griller
Kyowa Electric Griller with Stand
Clever Multi-functional Compact Grill
An App-Controlled Griller for Smart Cooking
For Your Family's Elevated Salu-Salo & KBBQ Nights
Hotpot and Barbecue in One Griller
Cool-Touch Handles and Automatic Shut Off Feature to Avoid Accidents and Burns
Compact Griller for the Newlywed Couple's Starter Home
Satisfy Kebab and Barbecue Cravings With This Grill
An Affordable 2-in-1 Grill and Sandwich Maker
Hassle-Free Outdoor Grilling Experience
An Electric Grill You Can Use Both Indoors and Outdoors
|Size||13.5" x 11.5" x 7.12"||458mm x 343mm x 185mm||1165 cm² grilling & skillet||76 x 26cm||47 x 27cm||29 x 32cm||210 x 310mm||288 x 107 x 243 mm||94 x 35cm||36" x 24" x 12"|
|Temperature Control||Adjustable||Digital||Variable||Automatic||Adjustable Thermostat||Thermostat Control||Knob-controlled heater||Automatic||Adjustable||Knob-controlled|
|Functions||Grill, Panini Press, Griddle||Grill, Griddle, Waffle||Griller and skillet||Grilling and stewing||Grill||Grill and Panini||Grill||Grill and Panini||Grill||Grill|
|Placement||Countertop||Countertop||Countertop||Countertop||Countertop||Countertop||Tabletop||Countertop||Stand Alone||Stand-alone and Countertop|
There are a lot of new recipes that trended during quarantine and you might be on the look out for new equipment that can help you in the kitchen. Here are some suggestions of items worth checking out.
As more and more people are enjoying home-cooked meals as a positive side effect of being in quarantine, experimenting with different meals is exciting. Now you don't have to wait until your family once again enjoys korean barbecue - this time right at your dinner table. Don't forget the kimchi!
Author: Laura Mercado
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