Livart LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill Review
Top electric grills are a bit of an oddity to begin with, in my opinion. Personally, I will prefer to use gas and charcoal every day of the week, but if you’re interested in the whole electric-grill scene, this is about as unique of a barbecue as you’re going to find. Also, I will say, the taste of char comes through a lot more on this grill than on other electric grills I’ve had– it’s not quite the real thing, but it’s closer than I’ve had from other grills. This char-grilled flavor is definitely a hugely positive feature that separates this from other electric grills. This grill functions well indoors or outdoors, but will always depend on being placed upon a surface due to its small size.
Oddly, this grill is apparently fantastic for “Yakitori” style food, and is a favorite for those grillers who love making Japanese and Korean food. Though that seems to be a pretty specific niche, it is certainly worth noting. This isn’t to say it’s not a good grill for American barbecue standards as well, as it cooks steak and burgers as well as most of its competitors in the electric grill market– it just can’t necessarily cook very many at once. The space is smaller than many other grills, and won’t cook more than 2-3 burgers or steaks at a time.
Focusing on the positives, portable might be an understatement for this offering by Livart, which is only 6 pounds in weight and takes up no more than 15.4 x 8.3 x 5.1 inches of space. With this in mind, this is clearly not a very large grill, and is best suited for couples and small families, unless you’re willing to grill up several rounds of product. The stainless steel grill grate is easily removable and easy to clean, and all fat burned off of meat is caught in a trap on the bottom, which is also low maintenance.
It is easy to clean, assemble, use, and understand. Although it is small, quaint, bright, and strange, it is definitely a well built contraption and it is quite impressively effective and functional.
If you are only ever planning to grill for a maximum of 3 people, or if you are fine staying on grill duties for a couple rounds, you could do a lot worse than this electric grill– especially considering the reasonable price. If you know what you’re getting into sizewise, and are still intrigued by the grill, I would definitely recommend it.