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Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill

Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill

Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill
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Features

  • Removable, dishwasher safe plates with Element IQ
  • Opens flat to 'BBQ Mode'
  • Voltage- 110-120Volts,1800 watt embedded heating design. 310- 450F variable temperature control with Low, Panini, and Sear Modes
  • 6 adjustable height settings
  • Integrated, removable drip tray. Removable, dishwasher-safe plates.

Description

The Breville Smart Grill's Element IQ technology bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor at an unrivaled new level. Heat sensors embedded in the grill plates compensate for the temperature drop when cold food is placed onto the pre-heated surface. The sensors then detect this heat drop and compensate by injecting heat for rapid recover back to the desired cooking temperatures. The 1800-watt embedded heating design ensures maximum heat into the plates for faster cooking and reduced pre-heating time. This creates a BBQ-quality sear and sizzle. The flat bottom plate is suitable for eggs and pancakes while the top plate is ribbed to sear meats. Plate positions are interchangeable and can be extended into an opened, flat 'BBQ Mode.' Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Grill began with the simple fact that searing meat requires continuous high heat. What kind of machine cooks as well as a barbecue, but cleans fast like a frypan? The answer is the Breville Smart Grill, which allows you to sear meat indoors at a high consistent temperature without making a mess. It uses Element IQ technology and an 1800W heating system to electronically detect heat loss and provide rapid heat recovery. Countertop grills experience a drop in temperature when the cold meat or ingredients are introduced to the pre-heated surface. Even if they start off at the right temperature, most countertop grills can’t recover from this heat loss, heating up again slowly. This means less efficient cooking and tougher meat. The BGR820XL uses a smart technology called Element IQ to detect the drop in temperature and inject more heat for a rapid recovery back to the desired cooking temperatures. Also, embedded elements in its grill plates help the grill maintain intense heat and recover from heat loss. The elements are cast into the plates themselves, which means that most of the heat generated by the elements is transferred to the plates instead of being lost (see below). That means less time to pre-heat and also rapid temperature recovery. In addition to Element IQ and embedded plates, the Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill has numerous features: the top plate has six different adjustable heights that can be used for large sandwiches, small sliders, open-faced melts, or anything inbetween; the plates are removable for easier cleaning and can be interchanged depending on your needs (so the ribbed plate is either on the bottom or the top). The plates are nonstick plates made from cast aluminum coated with titanium infused Quantanium, for oil-free cooking and easy clean up. The housing is stainless steel, with die-cast arms. The base can be tilted at an angle to drain, or lay perfectly flat for eggs, pancakes, and paninis. You can use it closed and use it to grill like a Panini press, or open it 180 degrees into barbecue mode, in which fat is drained from both plates into the drip tray. There are three different temperature settings (low, Panini, and sear, ranging from 320F to 450F), temperature and time control dials, and a countdown timer and sound alert. Many plates have exposed heating elements, where the grill plate sits directly on top of the heating element. Exposed elements lose much of the heat that they generate, instead of transferring the heat to the plate. This means the grill requires more time to heat up and more time to recover from heat loss, which extends cooking time and yields tougher meats. The BGR820XL has grill plates with integrated heating elements, where the elements are embedded in the plates themselves. Rather than losing much of the heat that they generate, the heat is transferred directly to the plate. This means the grill requires less time to heat up and less time to recover from heat loss, which decreases cooking time, increases searing temperatures, and yields tenderer meats. In Panini mode, use the top and bottom plates to press Paninis or grill ingredients on two sides at once. The height of the top plate from the bottom is adjustable, allowing you to press both large sandwiches and small sliders. There is a ribbed plate and a flat plate, and both plates are removable and interchangeable so you can choose the plate that suits your cooking style and clean the plates more easily. In barbecue mode, open the grill plates 180 degrees so the Smart Grill lies flat, and use it to grill and sear meats and vegetables. This doubles your cooking area, and also presents the option of grilling on both the flat plate and the ribbed plate. Additional ribbed plates and flat plates are available for purchase on Amazon if you'd prefer to have a uniform cooking surface in barbecue mode. (Located on the left side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the timer for your preferred cooking time, and the Smart Grill will alert you when time is up. (Located on the right side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the Breville Smart Grill in three different temperature settings: low, Panini, and sear, which range from temperatures of 320F to 450F. If you'd prefer to view the temperature in Celsius, flip the temperature conversion button. Element IQ detects the drop in temperature when you introduce cold ingredients to the pre-heated surface and automatically injects more heat to bring the Smart Grill back up to temperature and compensate for heat-loss.


Product Dimensions 16 x 14 x 5 inches


Item Weight 18.92 pounds


Manufacturer Breville


ASIN B003SIN0BC


Item model number BGR820XL


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 426 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #130,366 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #158 in Contact Grills


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 16, 2010


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Delivery

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Returns

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Features

  • Removable, dishwasher safe plates with Element IQ
  • Opens flat to 'BBQ Mode'
  • Voltage- 110-120Volts,1800 watt embedded heating design. 310- 450F variable temperature control with Low, Panini, and Sear Modes
  • 6 adjustable height settings
  • Integrated, removable drip tray. Removable, dishwasher-safe plates.

Description

The Breville Smart Grill's Element IQ technology bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor at an unrivaled new level. Heat sensors embedded in the grill plates compensate for the temperature drop when cold food is placed onto the pre-heated surface. The sensors then detect this heat drop and compensate by injecting heat for rapid recover back to the desired cooking temperatures. The 1800-watt embedded heating design ensures maximum heat into the plates for faster cooking and reduced pre-heating time. This creates a BBQ-quality sear and sizzle. The flat bottom plate is suitable for eggs and pancakes while the top plate is ribbed to sear meats. Plate positions are interchangeable and can be extended into an opened, flat 'BBQ Mode.' Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Grill began with the simple fact that searing meat requires continuous high heat. What kind of machine cooks as well as a barbecue, but cleans fast like a frypan? The answer is the Breville Smart Grill, which allows you to sear meat indoors at a high consistent temperature without making a mess. It uses Element IQ technology and an 1800W heating system to electronically detect heat loss and provide rapid heat recovery. Countertop grills experience a drop in temperature when the cold meat or ingredients are introduced to the pre-heated surface. Even if they start off at the right temperature, most countertop grills can’t recover from this heat loss, heating up again slowly. This means less efficient cooking and tougher meat. The BGR820XL uses a smart technology called Element IQ to detect the drop in temperature and inject more heat for a rapid recovery back to the desired cooking temperatures. Also, embedded elements in its grill plates help the grill maintain intense heat and recover from heat loss. The elements are cast into the plates themselves, which means that most of the heat generated by the elements is transferred to the plates instead of being lost (see below). That means less time to pre-heat and also rapid temperature recovery. In addition to Element IQ and embedded plates, the Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill has numerous features: the top plate has six different adjustable heights that can be used for large sandwiches, small sliders, open-faced melts, or anything inbetween; the plates are removable for easier cleaning and can be interchanged depending on your needs (so the ribbed plate is either on the bottom or the top). The plates are nonstick plates made from cast aluminum coated with titanium infused Quantanium, for oil-free cooking and easy clean up. The housing is stainless steel, with die-cast arms. The base can be tilted at an angle to drain, or lay perfectly flat for eggs, pancakes, and paninis. You can use it closed and use it to grill like a Panini press, or open it 180 degrees into barbecue mode, in which fat is drained from both plates into the drip tray. There are three different temperature settings (low, Panini, and sear, ranging from 320F to 450F), temperature and time control dials, and a countdown timer and sound alert. Many plates have exposed heating elements, where the grill plate sits directly on top of the heating element. Exposed elements lose much of the heat that they generate, instead of transferring the heat to the plate. This means the grill requires more time to heat up and more time to recover from heat loss, which extends cooking time and yields tougher meats. The BGR820XL has grill plates with integrated heating elements, where the elements are embedded in the plates themselves. Rather than losing much of the heat that they generate, the heat is transferred directly to the plate. This means the grill requires less time to heat up and less time to recover from heat loss, which decreases cooking time, increases searing temperatures, and yields tenderer meats. In Panini mode, use the top and bottom plates to press Paninis or grill ingredients on two sides at once. The height of the top plate from the bottom is adjustable, allowing you to press both large sandwiches and small sliders. There is a ribbed plate and a flat plate, and both plates are removable and interchangeable so you can choose the plate that suits your cooking style and clean the plates more easily. In barbecue mode, open the grill plates 180 degrees so the Smart Grill lies flat, and use it to grill and sear meats and vegetables. This doubles your cooking area, and also presents the option of grilling on both the flat plate and the ribbed plate. Additional ribbed plates and flat plates are available for purchase on Amazon if you'd prefer to have a uniform cooking surface in barbecue mode. (Located on the left side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the timer for your preferred cooking time, and the Smart Grill will alert you when time is up. (Located on the right side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the Breville Smart Grill in three different temperature settings: low, Panini, and sear, which range from temperatures of 320F to 450F. If you'd prefer to view the temperature in Celsius, flip the temperature conversion button. Element IQ detects the drop in temperature when you introduce cold ingredients to the pre-heated surface and automatically injects more heat to bring the Smart Grill back up to temperature and compensate for heat-loss.


Product Dimensions 16 x 14 x 5 inches


Item Weight 18.92 pounds


Manufacturer Breville


ASIN B003SIN0BC


Item model number BGR820XL


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 426 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #130,366 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #158 in Contact Grills


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 16, 2010


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Removable, dishwasher safe plates with Element IQ
  • Opens flat to 'BBQ Mode'
  • Voltage- 110-120Volts,1800 watt embedded heating design. 310- 450F variable temperature control with Low, Panini, and Sear Modes
  • 6 adjustable height settings
  • Integrated, removable drip tray. Removable, dishwasher-safe plates.

Description

The Breville Smart Grill's Element IQ technology bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor at an unrivaled new level. Heat sensors embedded in the grill plates compensate for the temperature drop when cold food is placed onto the pre-heated surface. The sensors then detect this heat drop and compensate by injecting heat for rapid recover back to the desired cooking temperatures. The 1800-watt embedded heating design ensures maximum heat into the plates for faster cooking and reduced pre-heating time. This creates a BBQ-quality sear and sizzle. The flat bottom plate is suitable for eggs and pancakes while the top plate is ribbed to sear meats. Plate positions are interchangeable and can be extended into an opened, flat 'BBQ Mode.' Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Grill began with the simple fact that searing meat requires continuous high heat. What kind of machine cooks as well as a barbecue, but cleans fast like a frypan? The answer is the Breville Smart Grill, which allows you to sear meat indoors at a high consistent temperature without making a mess. It uses Element IQ technology and an 1800W heating system to electronically detect heat loss and provide rapid heat recovery. Countertop grills experience a drop in temperature when the cold meat or ingredients are introduced to the pre-heated surface. Even if they start off at the right temperature, most countertop grills can’t recover from this heat loss, heating up again slowly. This means less efficient cooking and tougher meat. The BGR820XL uses a smart technology called Element IQ to detect the drop in temperature and inject more heat for a rapid recovery back to the desired cooking temperatures. Also, embedded elements in its grill plates help the grill maintain intense heat and recover from heat loss. The elements are cast into the plates themselves, which means that most of the heat generated by the elements is transferred to the plates instead of being lost (see below). That means less time to pre-heat and also rapid temperature recovery. In addition to Element IQ and embedded plates, the Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill has numerous features: the top plate has six different adjustable heights that can be used for large sandwiches, small sliders, open-faced melts, or anything inbetween; the plates are removable for easier cleaning and can be interchanged depending on your needs (so the ribbed plate is either on the bottom or the top). The plates are nonstick plates made from cast aluminum coated with titanium infused Quantanium, for oil-free cooking and easy clean up. The housing is stainless steel, with die-cast arms. The base can be tilted at an angle to drain, or lay perfectly flat for eggs, pancakes, and paninis. You can use it closed and use it to grill like a Panini press, or open it 180 degrees into barbecue mode, in which fat is drained from both plates into the drip tray. There are three different temperature settings (low, Panini, and sear, ranging from 320F to 450F), temperature and time control dials, and a countdown timer and sound alert. Many plates have exposed heating elements, where the grill plate sits directly on top of the heating element. Exposed elements lose much of the heat that they generate, instead of transferring the heat to the plate. This means the grill requires more time to heat up and more time to recover from heat loss, which extends cooking time and yields tougher meats. The BGR820XL has grill plates with integrated heating elements, where the elements are embedded in the plates themselves. Rather than losing much of the heat that they generate, the heat is transferred directly to the plate. This means the grill requires less time to heat up and less time to recover from heat loss, which decreases cooking time, increases searing temperatures, and yields tenderer meats. In Panini mode, use the top and bottom plates to press Paninis or grill ingredients on two sides at once. The height of the top plate from the bottom is adjustable, allowing you to press both large sandwiches and small sliders. There is a ribbed plate and a flat plate, and both plates are removable and interchangeable so you can choose the plate that suits your cooking style and clean the plates more easily. In barbecue mode, open the grill plates 180 degrees so the Smart Grill lies flat, and use it to grill and sear meats and vegetables. This doubles your cooking area, and also presents the option of grilling on both the flat plate and the ribbed plate. Additional ribbed plates and flat plates are available for purchase on Amazon if you'd prefer to have a uniform cooking surface in barbecue mode. (Located on the left side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the timer for your preferred cooking time, and the Smart Grill will alert you when time is up. (Located on the right side of the Smart Grill front) You can set the Breville Smart Grill in three different temperature settings: low, Panini, and sear, which range from temperatures of 320F to 450F. If you'd prefer to view the temperature in Celsius, flip the temperature conversion button. Element IQ detects the drop in temperature when you introduce cold ingredients to the pre-heated surface and automatically injects more heat to bring the Smart Grill back up to temperature and compensate for heat-loss.


Product Dimensions 16 x 14 x 5 inches


Item Weight 18.92 pounds


Manufacturer Breville


ASIN B003SIN0BC


Item model number BGR820XL


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 426 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #130,366 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #158 in Contact Grills


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 16, 2010


abunda_amazon_reviews The controls and the unit are excellent. But the girddles just don't last. The coating started going after less than a year. It's now very difficult to clean. Since it's for searing, the griddles get burned-on food. I've only used plastic scrapers, sponges, and brushes on it. At this price, I considered it "lifetime". It's not even a few years.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Griddle non-stick doesn't last -- very hard to clean;;David;;;Great cooking but with some issues. Having used this for over a year now, I can say I use it a lot for indoor grilling. Love how it cooks and the resulting foods. Chicken ends up nice and juicy as does pork. It goes without saying that burgers are great. Now the issues: Grease sometimes misses the grease tray and ends up behind the grill on the counter top. Not horrible, but inconvenient. Now the biggie. The non stick on the cooking plates comes off easily. I had two ribbed surfaces and both had the non stick worn off within 11 months, and I am very careful about how I clean it. Soap, water and a soft nylon brush are all I ever use. I tried to contact the company and see if there was anything I could do under the year warranty, but never got a reply. Both phone messages and emails went unanswered. I guess I really like the grill, because I finally broke down and ordered two new plates, just to replace the ones that no longer had non stick.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great cooking but with some issues;;Threed;;;As a big fan of contact grilling, I'd worn out my George Foreman grill after several years of use and went looking for a serious upgrade and found this grill. I was initially concerned about the hefty price, but reading the reviews and looking at the pictures, I'd decided that it was clearly a high quality piece of equipment that would last and be worth the investment. When the grill came, I was not disappointed - the build quality on this thing is approaching commercial grade; everything from the dials, to the finish, right on down to the heavy duty A/C wall plug. If I was another home cooking appliance in my kitchen and had to sit next to this thing, I would feel seriously intimidated. The Breville Smart Grill isn't just for looks either, it cooks every bit as even and quick as every review says: chicken breasts in 5 minutes, whole thick bone-in steaks in 10 minutes, veggies, grill lines and all, the list goes on and on. After one week, I fell in love with this machine - I practically wouldn't eat anything that hadn't first been electrically heat-snuggled by my snazzy smart grill. After our initial honeymoon, and a good 4 months into our home-grilling marriage, the Breville Smart Grill broke my heart. When we first started cooking together, nothing, and I mean nothing stuck to her surface. I'd grill something, wipe her down, and enjoy my chicken/beef/veggies, but after a while I had to start prying my food from her surface - in short, she got clingy. I thought to myself, alright nobody is perfect, I still love her - but then the chipping began. Her beautiful, diamond like non stick surface began to come off - she was a smooth customer when we first met, but in just 4 months of loving, albeit often use, her surface became rough. Prying food quickly turned into violent struggles to retrieve my meal from her death grip without burning my hands in the process; a couple times she almost hurt me, and all I wanted was my dinner. We became distant, I started eating out, I couldn't even look at her when I went into the kitchen...I even unplugged her for a while. The last straw was when she started to fall apart on me - literally. After I'd recovered from our last couple fights, I plugged her back in and tried to give things another go, and that's when things got real bad. Not only would she not let go of my food, but now when I lifted her lovely steel handle she clung so hard to my chicken tenders that she'd detach her bottom plate....that's when I knew it was over. She doesn't cook for me anymore, she just sits on my kitchen counter and scares the crap out of my toaster...sometimes I let her burn some boneless chicken thighs for my dog, but that's about it. Every now and then, when I go into the kitchen, I see her and think of the good times, like when she grilled all those steaks for my buddies and I during the football game, or when she helped me impress this girl (she didn't mind my seeing women, as long as they didn't try to cook for me) with some excellent grilled salmon. That's what I do now, I just try to remember when things were great between us, and I try not to think about how bad things got - it's better this way.....it just wasn't meant to be.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2014;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;A home-grilling love story gone bad.;;Mr. Robo;;;Forget about foreman grills. This is truly a non-stick grill. Chicken, pork, beef, bacon, eggs, wraps, pizza, just about anything I need a grill for to re-heat or cook I use this grill. I do love that I can buy extra plates if I damage or screw up the ones I have, but I have been exceptionally careful and only use %100 silicon type utensils, no scratches here. Even burnt cheese from making cheeseburgers comes off with just a quick spray of hot water. I do have one complaint. The grease drain. When making burgers and other beef products when the blood juices ooze out of the burger and hit the grill it kind of clumps up and when it eventually falls into the grease tray it doesn't continue all the way into the main area of the grease tray. So while cooking some things the whole upper part of the grease tray can be blocked up and there will be a mess behind the grill. I didn't realize this was happening until a couple of days later and then removed the grill and saw the big mess I had to clean up. Cleaning time actually takes more then cooking time. But for reliable cooking, I don't think there is a better indoor grill out there. I do wish the power cord was longer. Since the power cord is so short the grill sits under the cabinets and when grilling %100 of the smoke just rises right into my cabinets. I have a funny feeling my cabinets are going to start and smell like cooking grease or have a negative affect.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Read review - almost perfect but we all know nothing can be perfect right?;;Opentoe;;;This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove, I use it all the time. Cooks steaks perfect in 3 minutes. Paninis in about 5. Had to buy a griddle for the top because it comes with only one (the top that comes with it is flat). Only downside is the oil drop catch on the back doesn't catch everything. Not a big deal.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove;;Brian Nakayama;;;After having used the BGR820XL for about a month now I'm finding it to be one of the most versatile appliances we own for the kitchen. There's not much I can't do on it. I opted to buy the BGR820RP smart grill ribbed plate as I'm more apt to use it for most meals versus the bottom flat grill that comes with the unit. I like the fact the grill can be opened completely to create two flats surfaces on which I can cook a complete meal. We make panini's on a regular basis and this grill cooks them to perfection. Bottom line, it's worth the money, especially given its versatility.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Turning Out To Be My Most Versatile Appliance;;John F. Wright;;;Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am very disappointed. I've only had it for a few months and the burner has already stopped heating correctly. Look at the pictures. It's heating can range over/under 100 degrees around the set heating temp. I am so upset with this purchase.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2017;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am ...;;Heamo78

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By David - Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
Griddle non-stick doesn't last -- very hard to clean
The controls and the unit are excellent. But the girddles just don't last. The coating started going after less than a year. It's now very difficult to clean. Since it's for searing, the griddles get burned-on food. I've only used plastic scrapers, sponges, and brushes on it. At this price, I considered it "lifetime". It's not even a few years.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Threed - Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
Great cooking but with some issues
Great cooking but with some issues. Having used this for over a year now, I can say I use it a lot for indoor grilling. Love how it cooks and the resulting foods. Chicken ends up nice and juicy as does pork. It goes without saying that burgers are great. Now the issues: Grease sometimes misses the grease tray and ends up behind the grill on the counter top. Not horrible, but inconvenient. Now the biggie. The non stick on the cooking plates comes off easily. I had two ribbed surfaces and both had the non stick worn off within 11 months, and I am very careful about how I clean it. Soap, water and a soft nylon brush are all I ever use. I tried to contact the company and see if there was anything I could do under the year warranty, but never got a reply. Both phone messages and emails went unanswered. I guess I really like the grill, because I finally broke down and ordered two new plates, just to replace the ones that no longer had non stick.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Robo - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2014
A home-grilling love story gone bad.
As a big fan of contact grilling, I'd worn out my George Foreman grill after several years of use and went looking for a serious upgrade and found this grill. I was initially concerned about the hefty price, but reading the reviews and looking at the pictures, I'd decided that it was clearly a high quality piece of equipment that would last and be worth the investment. When the grill came, I was not disappointed - the build quality on this thing is approaching commercial grade; everything from the dials, to the finish, right on down to the heavy duty A/C wall plug. If I was another home cooking appliance in my kitchen and had to sit next to this thing, I would feel seriously intimidated. The Breville Smart Grill isn't just for looks either, it cooks every bit as even and quick as every review says: chicken breasts in 5 minutes, whole thick bone-in steaks in 10 minutes, veggies, grill lines and all, the list goes on and on. After one week, I fell in love with this machine - I practically wouldn't eat anything that hadn't first been electrically heat-snuggled by my snazzy smart grill. After our initial honeymoon, and a good 4 months into our home-grilling marriage, the Breville Smart Grill broke my heart. When we first started cooking together, nothing, and I mean nothing stuck to her surface. I'd grill something, wipe her down, and enjoy my chicken/beef/veggies, but after a while I had to start prying my food from her surface - in short, she got clingy. I thought to myself, alright nobody is perfect, I still love her - but then the chipping began. Her beautiful, diamond like non stick surface began to come off - she was a smooth customer when we first met, but in just 4 months of loving, albeit often use, her surface became rough. Prying food quickly turned into violent struggles to retrieve my meal from her death grip without burning my hands in the process; a couple times she almost hurt me, and all I wanted was my dinner. We became distant, I started eating out, I couldn't even look at her when I went into the kitchen...I even unplugged her for a while. The last straw was when she started to fall apart on me - literally. After I'd recovered from our last couple fights, I plugged her back in and tried to give things another go, and that's when things got real bad. Not only would she not let go of my food, but now when I lifted her lovely steel handle she clung so hard to my chicken tenders that she'd detach her bottom plate....that's when I knew it was over. She doesn't cook for me anymore, she just sits on my kitchen counter and scares the crap out of my toaster...sometimes I let her burn some boneless chicken thighs for my dog, but that's about it. Every now and then, when I go into the kitchen, I see her and think of the good times, like when she grilled all those steaks for my buddies and I during the football game, or when she helped me impress this girl (she didn't mind my seeing women, as long as they didn't try to cook for me) with some excellent grilled salmon. That's what I do now, I just try to remember when things were great between us, and I try not to think about how bad things got - it's better this way.....it just wasn't meant to be.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Opentoe - Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
Read review - almost perfect but we all know nothing can be perfect right?
Forget about foreman grills. This is truly a non-stick grill. Chicken, pork, beef, bacon, eggs, wraps, pizza, just about anything I need a grill for to re-heat or cook I use this grill. I do love that I can buy extra plates if I damage or screw up the ones I have, but I have been exceptionally careful and only use %100 silicon type utensils, no scratches here. Even burnt cheese from making cheeseburgers comes off with just a quick spray of hot water. I do have one complaint. The grease drain. When making burgers and other beef products when the blood juices ooze out of the burger and hit the grill it kind of clumps up and when it eventually falls into the grease tray it doesn't continue all the way into the main area of the grease tray. So while cooking some things the whole upper part of the grease tray can be blocked up and there will be a mess behind the grill. I didn't realize this was happening until a couple of days later and then removed the grill and saw the big mess I had to clean up. Cleaning time actually takes more then cooking time. But for reliable cooking, I don't think there is a better indoor grill out there. I do wish the power cord was longer. Since the power cord is so short the grill sits under the cabinets and when grilling %100 of the smoke just rises right into my cabinets. I have a funny feeling my cabinets are going to start and smell like cooking grease or have a negative affect.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Nakayama - Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017
This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove
This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove, I use it all the time. Cooks steaks perfect in 3 minutes. Paninis in about 5. Had to buy a griddle for the top because it comes with only one (the top that comes with it is flat). Only downside is the oil drop catch on the back doesn't catch everything. Not a big deal.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By John F. Wright - Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
Turning Out To Be My Most Versatile Appliance
After having used the BGR820XL for about a month now I'm finding it to be one of the most versatile appliances we own for the kitchen. There's not much I can't do on it. I opted to buy the BGR820RP smart grill ribbed plate as I'm more apt to use it for most meals versus the bottom flat grill that comes with the unit. I like the fact the grill can be opened completely to create two flats surfaces on which I can cook a complete meal. We make panini's on a regular basis and this grill cooks them to perfection. Bottom line, it's worth the money, especially given its versatility.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Heamo78 - Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2017
Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am ...
Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am very disappointed. I've only had it for a few months and the burner has already stopped heating correctly. Look at the pictures. It's heating can range over/under 100 degrees around the set heating temp. I am so upset with this purchase.

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1.0 out of 5 stars
By David - Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
Griddle non-stick doesn't last -- very hard to clean
The controls and the unit are excellent. But the girddles just don't last. The coating started going after less than a year. It's now very difficult to clean. Since it's for searing, the griddles get burned-on food. I've only used plastic scrapers, sponges, and brushes on it. At this price, I considered it "lifetime". It's not even a few years.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Threed - Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
Great cooking but with some issues
Great cooking but with some issues. Having used this for over a year now, I can say I use it a lot for indoor grilling. Love how it cooks and the resulting foods. Chicken ends up nice and juicy as does pork. It goes without saying that burgers are great. Now the issues: Grease sometimes misses the grease tray and ends up behind the grill on the counter top. Not horrible, but inconvenient. Now the biggie. The non stick on the cooking plates comes off easily. I had two ribbed surfaces and both had the non stick worn off within 11 months, and I am very careful about how I clean it. Soap, water and a soft nylon brush are all I ever use. I tried to contact the company and see if there was anything I could do under the year warranty, but never got a reply. Both phone messages and emails went unanswered. I guess I really like the grill, because I finally broke down and ordered two new plates, just to replace the ones that no longer had non stick.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Robo - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2014
A home-grilling love story gone bad.
As a big fan of contact grilling, I'd worn out my George Foreman grill after several years of use and went looking for a serious upgrade and found this grill. I was initially concerned about the hefty price, but reading the reviews and looking at the pictures, I'd decided that it was clearly a high quality piece of equipment that would last and be worth the investment. When the grill came, I was not disappointed - the build quality on this thing is approaching commercial grade; everything from the dials, to the finish, right on down to the heavy duty A/C wall plug. If I was another home cooking appliance in my kitchen and had to sit next to this thing, I would feel seriously intimidated. The Breville Smart Grill isn't just for looks either, it cooks every bit as even and quick as every review says: chicken breasts in 5 minutes, whole thick bone-in steaks in 10 minutes, veggies, grill lines and all, the list goes on and on. After one week, I fell in love with this machine - I practically wouldn't eat anything that hadn't first been electrically heat-snuggled by my snazzy smart grill. After our initial honeymoon, and a good 4 months into our home-grilling marriage, the Breville Smart Grill broke my heart. When we first started cooking together, nothing, and I mean nothing stuck to her surface. I'd grill something, wipe her down, and enjoy my chicken/beef/veggies, but after a while I had to start prying my food from her surface - in short, she got clingy. I thought to myself, alright nobody is perfect, I still love her - but then the chipping began. Her beautiful, diamond like non stick surface began to come off - she was a smooth customer when we first met, but in just 4 months of loving, albeit often use, her surface became rough. Prying food quickly turned into violent struggles to retrieve my meal from her death grip without burning my hands in the process; a couple times she almost hurt me, and all I wanted was my dinner. We became distant, I started eating out, I couldn't even look at her when I went into the kitchen...I even unplugged her for a while. The last straw was when she started to fall apart on me - literally. After I'd recovered from our last couple fights, I plugged her back in and tried to give things another go, and that's when things got real bad. Not only would she not let go of my food, but now when I lifted her lovely steel handle she clung so hard to my chicken tenders that she'd detach her bottom plate....that's when I knew it was over. She doesn't cook for me anymore, she just sits on my kitchen counter and scares the crap out of my toaster...sometimes I let her burn some boneless chicken thighs for my dog, but that's about it. Every now and then, when I go into the kitchen, I see her and think of the good times, like when she grilled all those steaks for my buddies and I during the football game, or when she helped me impress this girl (she didn't mind my seeing women, as long as they didn't try to cook for me) with some excellent grilled salmon. That's what I do now, I just try to remember when things were great between us, and I try not to think about how bad things got - it's better this way.....it just wasn't meant to be.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Opentoe - Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
Read review - almost perfect but we all know nothing can be perfect right?
Forget about foreman grills. This is truly a non-stick grill. Chicken, pork, beef, bacon, eggs, wraps, pizza, just about anything I need a grill for to re-heat or cook I use this grill. I do love that I can buy extra plates if I damage or screw up the ones I have, but I have been exceptionally careful and only use %100 silicon type utensils, no scratches here. Even burnt cheese from making cheeseburgers comes off with just a quick spray of hot water. I do have one complaint. The grease drain. When making burgers and other beef products when the blood juices ooze out of the burger and hit the grill it kind of clumps up and when it eventually falls into the grease tray it doesn't continue all the way into the main area of the grease tray. So while cooking some things the whole upper part of the grease tray can be blocked up and there will be a mess behind the grill. I didn't realize this was happening until a couple of days later and then removed the grill and saw the big mess I had to clean up. Cleaning time actually takes more then cooking time. But for reliable cooking, I don't think there is a better indoor grill out there. I do wish the power cord was longer. Since the power cord is so short the grill sits under the cabinets and when grilling %100 of the smoke just rises right into my cabinets. I have a funny feeling my cabinets are going to start and smell like cooking grease or have a negative affect.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Nakayama - Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017
This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove
This thing is great! It sits on my glass stove, I use it all the time. Cooks steaks perfect in 3 minutes. Paninis in about 5. Had to buy a griddle for the top because it comes with only one (the top that comes with it is flat). Only downside is the oil drop catch on the back doesn't catch everything. Not a big deal.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By John F. Wright - Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
Turning Out To Be My Most Versatile Appliance
After having used the BGR820XL for about a month now I'm finding it to be one of the most versatile appliances we own for the kitchen. There's not much I can't do on it. I opted to buy the BGR820RP smart grill ribbed plate as I'm more apt to use it for most meals versus the bottom flat grill that comes with the unit. I like the fact the grill can be opened completely to create two flats surfaces on which I can cook a complete meal. We make panini's on a regular basis and this grill cooks them to perfection. Bottom line, it's worth the money, especially given its versatility.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Heamo78 - Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2017
Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am ...
Horrible grill! For the money I paid I am very disappointed. I've only had it for a few months and the burner has already stopped heating correctly. Look at the pictures. It's heating can range over/under 100 degrees around the set heating temp. I am so upset with this purchase.