Livart LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill Review

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Small shallow orange box with a criss-crossed metal grate on top.
LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill

Livart's LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill is an indoor electric grill popular for Yakitori style grilling. Traditional Japanese Yakitori is bite sized pieces of chicken with or without vegetables on skewers, with a soy sauce based marinade. However, the 982 is not limited to Yakitori and is often used to grill a variety of small meat, fish and veggie items. The one half inch openings on the grill grate prevent small foods from falling through onto the heating element.

Capacity is limited with the two position 10 7/8" x 7 1/8" stainless steel grill rack, but some owners happily grill a couple steaks, burgers or chops to their satisfaction. Some view the 982 as an ancillary grill to sear a few items that end up in a pot, pan or baking tray as ingredients to a larger recipe.

The only smoke it produces occurs when drippings hit the 1200W heating element. Still an exhaust fan is recommended for kitchen use. Avoid grilling foods with high fat content or oily marinades as they can cause flare ups.

It's a steel box with a slide out grease tray at the bottom and an adjustable height stainless steel cooking grate on top. Even more powerful outdoor electric grills don't get nearly as hot as a charcoal or gas grill, but if you don't expect high temp searing and need a small BBQ grill for indoors, the 982 is worth a look. Lightweight, easy to use, easy to clean and moderately priced, most owners are pleased with their little orange boxes.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$75
Primary Function: 
Grill
Indoor Grills and Smokers
Fuel: 
Electric
Primary Capacity: 
78 square inches
Main Burners: 
1
Made in the USA: 
No
Review Method:

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LIVART

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Established in 1978, LIVART imports and distributes a wide variety of products manufactured in Asia to the US market. They offer many cooking and kitchen items like rice cookers and refrigerators and also distribute Heating and Cooling, Home and Office, and Outdoor products. We see their LG brand on a lot of showroom floors. Their small electric indoor grill is a popular item in the vast LIVART catalog.

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