Livart LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill, Orange Review
Editor Rating: 4.7
Specifically for Yakitori style of cooking - this grill is not only perfect for cooking small pieces of food, it can also be used for baking or heating a pan.
Looking for an affordable electric grill for light grilling at home? We recommend the Livart LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill. It does not only grill, it can also bake and heat a pan.
This grill is made in South Korea. The country is not only known for its advanced technology and quality products but they are also known for "Yakitori style of cooking" where they grill small pieces of food usually on the dining table while they're eating. The best about this grill is that it does not only grill but it can also heat a pan or pot. For Koreans, this is a great feature since they usually like combining grilled foods and soup in their meals. Since Koreans like to grill and boil a soup indoors on their dining table while having a meal, they've made this grill smokeless and odorless to keep it from setting off the smoke detector and filling up the entire room with the smell of food.
What is most special about this grill is its drip pan. While most grills use the drip pan for catching grease, this grill uses the pan in several ways. Yes, it catches grease for easy cleanup but also the manufacturer recommends users to put water in it to minimize smoke, flare-ups, and splattering. Other than that, this ability is a great flavorizer for your food. Furthermore, the drip pan can be used to cook food while you are grilling on the wire mesh. This is a great technique since you are letting the flavor of the grilled food to flavorize the food that you have in the bottom pan.
This grill has a lot to offer and if you want more details, read further below.
Brand: LG Livart
Dimensions: 8.3 x 15.4 x 5.1 in
Weight: 6 pounds
Watts: 1200 W
Advantages and disadvantages
- Easy to store
- Yakitori-style cooking
- Flippable stainless steel grilling wire mesh
- Adjustable height to hi and low
- Can be used to heat a pan or pot
- Non-stick bottom tray
- Bottom tray can be used to bake or cook other foods
- No lid
- Cord is not that long
- Does not get hot enough
- Cooks slow
- Not enough cooking area
- Sides can get hot but easily cools down
- Temperature is hard to control
- The wire mesh is a bit hard to clean
This grill feels solid and you could tell from the way it looks that it is well-constructed. As it is made in Korea (South), the grill is basically created for Yakitori-style of cooking which means it is ideal for grilling small pieces. If you are familiar with Korean food, it is common for them to cook or grill small pieces of food on the table while they're eating. It is a fun way to cook and most people visit these Korean restaurants just to experience this.
Although the grill looks like it could be heavy, it is not. It is lightweight and can easily be carried or stored anywhere you want which means that it could be used outdoors or indoors. This is certainly one of those flexible electric grills in the market as its usage is not limited.
The cooking surface is made entirely of stainless steel wire mesh that is flippable and can be adjusted to two different heights: high and low. This feature provides you with the ability to control the amount of heat that gets directed towards your food.
As have been mentioned, the grill is made basically for Yakitori-style of cooking where you cook small pieces of food and not only that. The grilling wire mesh can also be used for heating pan or pots. So, you get to cook juicy grilled food while at the same time have the ability to heat sauce or soup.
The drip pan at the bottom isn't your ordinary drip pan. Yes, it does its job well in catching food juices, excess fats and grease and helps in flavoring your food. Yes, the water that you put in the drip pan makes it smokeless and odorless which makes it really convenient to put on a dining table while you're eating. What is most surprising about the drip pan is that it can be used to cook food as well! You can bake on it and instead of putting water, you can put meat on it and let the meat catch all the flavored juices from the food that you are grilling on the wire mesh. Totally versatile! Saves time and lets you cook several types of food at once.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use it outside?
Is it made in China?
It is made in South Korea.
Can I use this outside the USA?
You'll need a transformer.
Can I put water in the bottom pan while cooking?
Does it have temperature settings?
No, but the grill can be raised and lowered.
How long is the cord?
Can I use an extension cord?
How do I contact the manufacturer?
Call 877 260 4949 or email [email protected]
Does it have a lid?
How long does it take to heat it up?
About 5 minutes.
Do I need to oil the grill rack?
What happens to the drippings on the heating element?
They just drop off, vaporizes or burns up.
How to add smoke flavor?
Adding liquid smoke adds smoke flavor to your food.