If you live in an apartment, you know that space is at a premium. Yet you want to barbecue, because grilled meat is one of life’s great pleasures. If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, you could put a grill out there, but some complexes forbid propane tanks for fear of fire hazard. This will solve both problems at once.

The Dimplex PowerChef Convertible Electric barbecue is completely portable, so if you feel like going camping or to the beach, just pack it up and go. No worrying about charcoal or having to travel a propane tank, you just need to go somewhere with access to electricity. It plugs into any standard 120v outlet, but is available for shipment to select countries outside the US. Because it is electric, there are no hot or cold spots as you’d get with a regular grill, so every square inch of its surface can be utilized for cooking (it will cook up to 11 large hamburgers at once). Its lower element provides precise, even heat, while the upper searing element can be heated up to 650F.

The electronic control panel is user-friendly and has a digital display to eliminate guesswork. You can choose the type of food you’re cooking and the desired results and the grill will take care of the rest, automatically setting the temperature and cooking time. If you’d rather have more control than that, you can choose its manual mode to either set the heat yourself or create a custom program. The unit itself is a tabletop model, but it comes with a pedestal that will easily convert it to a freestanding grill.

The advantage of using an electric grill over either charcoal or propane is that it is more environmentally friendly, as it reduces carbon dioxide output. It also doesn’t leave any taste or scent of fuel fumes on your food. This one doesn’t come cheap at $685.00 US, but it is available now if you need one.

Source: 7 Gadgets

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