Hamilton Beach Compliment - Another good product from Hamilton Beach
TROY, MICHIGAN -- In our apartment complex, we're not allowed to have charcoal grills on our patios. Through the years, I've used the portable table top gas grills. Since I don't store them throughout the winter, the elements do a good job of ruining them every couple of years or so.
My Sis was visiting about three weeks back and after one look at my grill, told me she was buying part of my 2007 Christmas gift early. She went to Target and for $39.99 bought the Hamilton Beach Indoor/Outdoor electric grill. She had bought one for their use as my BIL recently underwent bypass and valve replacement surgery.
This is an appliance I use on my kitchen counter--and I use it often. The base measures 18" x12", stands 4" high. The grid measures 14" x 10".
Unlike my previous gas grills which had only three heat settings, this one has five heat settings--and it gets really hot! Not only does the food taste good when cooked on this grill, the extra advantage to me is the fact that both parts, base and grid, are dishwasher safe. The only part not dishwasher safe is the power source which resembles that on an electric fry pan.
Prior to giving it to me, she warned me not to pay attention to some of the wording on the packaging. She knows if I'm told to eat 'healthy,' or something is 'good for me,' it's like waving a red flag in front of a bull. I grill a well-marbled steak and top it with some butter and a squirt of lemon. If I want a Big Mac, I don't want the Food Police telling me it's 'not good' for me. Both the packaging and instruction booklet show 'HealthSmart' on them.
Since receiving the grill, I've done steaks, hot dogs, burgers, bacon, and various veggies. Each was delicious.
This is a fairly large appliance which doesn't get packed in the box after each use. In fact, I've tossed out the box and keep the grill on a shelf in my storage pantry for easy access.
I would recommend this grill to anyone--whether 'watching' what they eat, or eating what they like, as I do.
SIDEBAR: I just wonder why the instruction booklet has to be printed in three languages? END SIDEBAR