Breville® Smart Grill
Breville Smart Grill
This grill is great, I use it several times a week. It will actually sear meat as opposed to the other brand that the boxer promotes. Removable grates=easy clean-up. It does spatter if used in the open position but that goes with anything that gets hot enough to sear. I put newspaper under it and throw it away when finished. Cooks fast too, I use an instant read thermometer and cook steaks or burgers in 4-6 minutes depending on thickness and temp of grill (I like 450 for great grill marks). The grease slot does not give me a problem at all. The grease pan holds a large amount of grease and I do not spill it like the tray on the other brand every time I try to empty it. I got the extra plates (one smooth and one ribbed) for different types of food if I want to use them. The best thing is the heating element is embedded in the grate like an electric skillet so it gets hot and stays hot. It is not the lowest priced grill but I would rather buy quality once and be done with it. The grill is so nice that I purchased one for my daughter and she really likes hers too. This is my third Brevill product (toaster oven, toaster and now grill and soon a deep fryer) and I'm impressed so much in the brand and plan to replace all my small appliances with this brand.
November 4, 2014
Breville Smart Grill
This grill performs as advertised; it also cleans easily - removable and dishwasher safe cooking surfaces. I live by myself now (widower) and hated firing-up my grill to cook a single steak or other entree. It also makes great Panini sandwiches. My first Panini had too much cheese that ran out of the bread and onto the cooking surface; the non-stick surface is fantastic and the spill cleaned up in a snap. As with any product it takes some use to become familiar with it. I'm having fun.
September 1, 2014
Only good comments. I am handicapped and the grill lets me do my thing in the garage. I bought the second grilling plate and the result is perfectly grilled steaks and other meat items. The temperature control allows me to grill medium done and and medium rare. I never accomplished this feat on my gas grill. Clean up is easy and fast. Thanks for your technology advancements. The higher cost is well worth the money.
July 30, 2014
This smart grill needs to go back to school
I really appreciate the solid construction of this grill. Our family has found it to be quite versatile. Having both the pressed mode as well as the open grill mode makes it great for a variety of foods.
That being said, it would really be great if the cooking plates were reversible so that you could cook with two grills or two plates. It would also be great if you could adjust the temperature for each cooking surface so that you could cook different foods at different temperatures simultaneously. Also, the grease reservoir on the Breville has an extremely small opening which means that it clogs easily and the blocked greased winds up on your counter top. A larger grease opening would be great!!! A competitor makes this grill and it is really great. The site guidelines do not allow me to mention the competitor. Since I can not mention the competitor, just let me say that BB&B sells this popular brand in several cooking appliances.
November 24, 2013
Very pleased with this purchase.
After much deliberation about which grill system to choose for our needs--we decided on this product; there are plenty of others in competition--and we considered carefully the reviews of others buying similar grill systems. This has proven to be a good decision--well designed and easy to manage.
October 30, 2013
This grill is amazing in most respects. The one CON I can find is that is a bit heavy for the wife to move around.
I would definitely recommend this item..
January 7, 2013
SPLATTERS A GREASY MESS !!
I was so excited to receive this grill, especially after reading many reviews. It is very substantial in appearance and weight. It's LARGE. As I used it, I became more and more displeased with it. My greatest objection to it is that it splatters grease all over itself, and the surrounding countertop. I found it more time consuming to clean than my George Foreman grill with stationary plates. The opening of the drip tray is quite small and becomes blocked with the larger pieces of meat scraps; so consequently, some of the draining grease ends up on the countertop, not in the tray.
Although it has a nice digital temp. control and timer, and although it has removable grill and griddle plates, I am so unhappy with the mess it made in my kitchen, I have decided to return it. So sad.
December 11, 2012
Worth every penny!
I got the Breville convection oven for Christmas and loved it so much decided to try the Smart Grill. This is another fantastic product by Breville. Between the grill and the convection oven, I rarely use my real oven! Love that the plates are easily removed and washed. I've made steaks (we're talking Outback Steakhouse good), quesadillas, hot dogs, and I'm just getting started. Love that it is a panini press too. It's heavy duty, yet nicely designed. It is truly non stick. Though I've only had it a few weeks, I HIGHLY recommend this product. Oh and don't forget to use your 20% off coupon when purchasing!
May 23, 2012