Introduction to Countertop Grills
Countertop grills refer to any grill designed to drop into the top of an outdoor counter or island, or for use on a flat surface. These types of grills feature compact, sleek designs with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic. They are striking and modern in appearance, and function efficiently in any outdoor kitchen, especially smaller spaces. Most electric models can also be used indoors. Grills from the countertop generally range from 20" to 30", making them well-sized for family gatherings and other groups ranging from one to eight people. PatioLiving offers a diverse mix of grills for the countertop, with options to appeal to every preferred style of grilling. Our inventory includes varying styles, materials, and fuel types from top brands including Outdoor Greatroom and Fire Magic. Most models are crafted from stainless steel, with charcoal, gas, and electric fuel types available.
Benefits of Countertop Grills
Countertop grills offer an efficient and understated grilling surface in any outdoor setting, with some models suitable for indoor use when used in conjunction with a vented hood. These style of grills are streamlined in design and simple to use, with many modern features such as oversized turn-key knobs, digital temperature display, and built in monitoring systems, to ensure your food is cooked to your exact liking every time. Some models include rotating hoods, designed to cover food as it cooks and create a high-pressure heated chamber that heats quickly up to temperatures of 500 degrees. These types of grills are generally easy to clean with tilt-up elements, full-width drip trays, and removable inner liners. They are also safe, with features such as easy-grip cool-to-the-touch handles. As a merit of their size, these grills require less fuel and electricity to heat than their larger counterparts, making them a great choice for energy conscious customers.
Cooking with Countertop Grills
These grills deliver a fast, safe, and simple method of grilling, as well as a genuine grilled taste. These types of grills are suitable for cooking steak, burgers, chicken, vegetables and more. PatioLiving offers a varied selection of these grills, with options to appeal to many different styles of use. With precise temperature controls and quick heating mechanisms, these grills can be set to a wide range of temperatures, and used for everything from searing salmon to warming bread. Available options include portable, lightweight models, as well as electric grills that plug into standard outlets for easy indoor grilling. These grills are ideal for those cooking only for one or two people or without an outdoor living space suitable for open-flame grilling. Those new to grilling might also appreciate countertop grills for their ease of use, extensive safety features, and built in monitoring systems that tell you when your food is ready.
For more information about grills, read PatioLiving's Grills Buying Guide for information about grill types, power, features and safety.