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I was looking for an electric griddle that could be used outside in the summer months and indoors the rest of the year .I looked on Amazon and went through what seemed like hundreds of them until the Andrew James Electric Teppanyaki Table Grill caught my eye .All of the reviews on this item were positive , so I decided to hedge my bets and purchase one .The total cost including P&P was £37.90 , delivery was extremely fast with it arriving just two days after I ordered it .
Inside the box you get the grill plate which has a cooking area of 46 x 26 cms . The grill itself has a non stick coating , there is an 1800 watt adjustable temperature control which has five settings and it also has six wooden spatulas and a plastic drip tray to catch all those unwanted fatty juices .
That weekend it was sunny so we decided to christen our new grill and have a garden breakfast , taking it out and setting it up is , as the meerkat say simples .Just place it on a level surface plug in the temperature control on the left hand side of the griddle adjust it to the correct temperature and away you go . The five temperature settings are easy to use basically you just turn it much like an old radio dial although we didn't have to turn it any higher than the third setting for its first use, less than a minute and you reach optimum heat to begin cooking . ( It heats up almost as fast as pair of good quality hair straighteners .)
The grill was large enough to feed two comfortably ,to put this into perspective , for me , thats enough cooking area to cook two fried eggs ,two portions of mushrooms , two portions of tomatoes and six rashers of bacon and at a squeeze you can have a slice of fried bread on there too . Greedy me !!Best of all it's the healthier option . I dislike using oils or fat to cook , so on its first outing I didn't use any oils at all , and it still cooked a perfect breakfast .
The non stick claim actually lives up to expectations , if not exceeds them , although there was plenty of residue left from the cooking this all cleaned up with the wipe of a cloth .
Needless to say that this summer ...if that's what you can call it ! it hasn't had as much use as I had intended but it has the great benefit of being portable . So will be brought out every time the sun makes an appearance .
I prefer the convenience of cooking outside , it has more benefits than negatives , the main one being that the house doesn't smell of fried foods .As much as I like to eat the food , the aromas that linger after cooking put me off eating it more often .In my opinion this grill is the best of both worlds because it can be used outside my kitchen stays smelling fresh and because I have no need to add fats it makes an otherwise fatty food healthier to eat .
Summary .This is a quality piece of kit ,healthier fried foods , portable and best of all affordable. I give this 5 stars and highly recommend it .