Excelvan Portable 1120W Electric Barbecue Grill Adjustable Temperature Settings Ideal for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Smokeless, Non-stick, Easy to Clean, Black Review

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

Editor Rating: 4.7/5

Indoor or outdoor - this grill is safe to use anywhere and cooks healthy, flavorful food.

Not all electric grills can be used both indoors and outdoors. So, if you want to be more flexible in choosing a place to grill your food - pick this grill. It is affordable and safe to use anywhere. It has cool-touch safety handles and base and ETL approved.

The heating element which is the most sensitive part of an electric grill won't get damaged easily because it is protected by a die-cast aluminum grill plate with special channel design. This gives you a guarantee that the grill is going to last for several years.

When it comes to the actual cooking process, you have the option to select several temperature settings including an option to warm your food.

The cooking surface is ribbed with holes so that the excess oil gets drained to the drip tray and used to flavorize your food. The combination of a ribbed cooking surface and a deep drip tray keeps your food less oily, healthy and at the same time flavorful. For more details about this grill, read further below.


Brand: Excelvan
Dimensions: 20 x 9 x 4 inches
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 year
Volt: 120V
Watts: 1120W
Color: Black
Cooking area: 15 x 10 inch
Includes: Excelvan Grill, drip tray and user manual

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Great price
  • Simple design
  • Well-constructed
  • Portable
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to clean
  • Removable non-stick grill and drip tray
  • Easy to store
  • ETL Approved
  • Can be used indoor and outdoor
  • Adjustable temperature settings
  • Ribbed design cooking surface
  • Heats evenly
  • Cool-touch safety handles and base
  • Does not set off smoke detectors
  • Large cooking area
  • Easy to use
  • Temperature knob not labeled in degrees
  • May not be hot enough to cook thicker foods
  • No lid


Physical attributes

This grill has 3 parts that are easy to assemble: the cooking surface, heating element, and the drip tray. Because these 3 parts are separate from each other, they can be detached for easy cleaning.

Once assembled, the grill feels solid and well-constructed but not heavy which makes it ideal for travelers and other outdoor activities where an electrical outlet is available. Most people plug it into an outlet in their van or RV when traveling. Aside from its portability, the grill is also easy to store. It is not huge and not thick so you can easily slip it under your car seat, in a small drawer or bag.

What makes this grill easy to clean also is its non-stick cooking surface. Because the food residue does not stick to its surface, there is no need for harsh detergent or rough cleaning tool. The grease and food residue is easily washed away and can be wiped with any smooth cloth or towel.

This grill is not only great for outdoor use. It is also perfect for indoor cooking which is very useful for those who does not have enough space on their balcony or when the weather is bad. It is ETL approved which means it complies the requirements for safety standards. It has cool-touch safety handles and base and produces less smoke making it ideal for those who live in apartments or condos with restrictions on gas and charcoal grills.

Electric grills are easy and convenient but the heating element below these grills require careful attention and maintenance. What is nice about this grill is that its grill plate is made of die-cast aluminum and has a special channel design at the bottom side that protects the heating coil. This feature prolongs the lifespan of the grill which makes it a really good value for money.


The 3 components that make this grill a good griller are its non-stick surface, ribbed surface, and drip tray.

The non-stick surface allows you to limit the amount of oil to be used for cooking. The ribbed surface lets the excess oil to drip from your food. Less oil means healthier food.

While keeping your food healthy, the grill also keeps your food flavorful. The drip tray catches the grease and fat while the water in it prevents flare-ups.

Finally, the grill has adjustable temperature settings which allow for cooking and also warming your food.

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