Breville 800GRXL Die-Cast Indoor Barbeque and Grill
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- 1500-watt die-cast indoor barbeque and grill with brushed stainless-steel body
- 368 square inches of scratch-resistant nonstick aluminum cooking surface
- Ribbed and flat plates; adjustable temperature; adjustable height and tilt
- Dishwasher-safe drip tray; 15-minute timer; recipe book included
- Measures 19-1/4 by 15 by 6-1/4 inches
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I contacted Breville via email, and they promptly replied with information on how to send it back. Assuming they concur with my assessment of the bubbling problem, I should receive a replacement. Can't ask for better customer service than that! A+
It takes a few minutes to warm up and to cool down, but that is not surpizing given the size of the grill. The timer works well but is mechanical and sounds like an old fashion kitchen timer and it does not stop or start the cooking process. This grill iteself gets hot enough to sear meat nicely and yet folds out flat to grill and griddle at the same time.
In the world of indoor grills, those that open flat give you twice the grilling area. The GRXL 800 does open flat giving you both flat and ridged surfaces at the same time. The non-stick grilling surface is huge, (the biggest in it's class). The top and bottom plates are designed to drain grease away from your meal into a single slide-out tray tray (though I can't say that it always worked when opened flat).
This unit made fantastic steaks and chicken and veggies and makes a pancake breakfast a cinch, and of course, perfect paninis. It cooks evenly from corner to corner and stays true to the temperature it's set at. The power source has a unique design that makes it incredibly easy to unplug; the cord is very sturdy and extra long, giving you a good deal of flexibility in where you lay this 22 pound powerhouse. There is also a handy lock built into the handle that doubles as a brace to hold up the lid if you don't want it touching your meal when the lid is closed.
The controls are basic; an on/off button with a single red LED, a temperature control, a timer (just a timer, it doesn't turn the unit off when the cycle is compelted), and a tilt control. The knobs are all large, making it easy to dial if you have wet fingers. The tilt control allows the bottom plate to lay flat (for sandwiches, pancakes) or tilt forward (so that grease and juices can drain into the tray).
Unfortunately, Breville only provides a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. I never dreamed that I'd need it, as the grill felt sturdy and well built. After just 15 months though, it completely failed to turn on. For about $180, I expected more.Read more ›
I regret that the plates are not reversible, and that with this grill you are always limited to one side a grill, one side a flat griddle. Good thing it is so large. But if the plates were reversible, this thing would really deliver the goods. As it is, excellent quality, good looks, good performance (fast!), and feels like it will last me years.
Better plan on giving it counter space, this thing is heavy - too much to be lugging in and out of cupboards for as often as you'll want to us it.
Finally I was contacted by a Breville rep that seemed interested in what I had to say and we covered this review point by point. BUT: at no time did he express any concern that he had a VERY dissatisfied customer on his hands. Two "Goods" that I should have mentioned are the "Briefcase Storage" and the finger hole in the plug (both most clever and useful ideas). And after a few days the "Boa Constrictor" cord relaxed noticeably, a good thing.
Note: this review edited Feb 04/08
Breville800GRXL: The Good, The Bad, . . .
First: am I the only person in the cosmos that notices shortcomings in design and execution?
1. Solid, seems well-made.
2. Seems to heat more evenly than most.
3. Does a good job of cooking (caveat: see 2 & 3 below)
4. Fantastic for cooking several full slices of bacon at one time (five large strips).
5. Would you believe? It does frozen fries quite well.
6. Grease recovery design is very good, quite clever even. BUT: if you have to empty the drip pan in the middle of a long cooking session, be sure to put paper towels under the drip area. A spout (a la teakettle) on the rear would be most helpful.
1. Not nearly so non-stick as the hype claims (rather poor compared to some other non-stick cookware that I use). Can be quite difficult to clean. If the top surface is allowed to touch an egg, the egg will stick to it (when you lift the top surface, the egg will go with it ("hang from the ceiling"). I have even had bacon stick and lift in this manner. "Incredibly easy to clean" is a stratospheric flight of fancy. Well, I guess there's hype and then there's "hype."
2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have this sitting on my counter however if your cabinets are low it is hard to open it without
sliding it off the counter a little. It cleans up well. Read more
This product is great exactly as described and it worked extremely well. The item was shipped and arrived in a timely manner as well. I would recommend it to anyone.Published on December 19, 2012 by ChazV
I love this grill/sandwich press. I use it for everything; delicious toasted wraps, grilling all kinds of meat, veg (my favourite is mushrooms tossed in olive oil, scented salt,... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Cazza
This grill drips grease EVERYWHERE! Can a contact grill that cost $300.00 be this bad? Did I get a lemon?
For starters, the surface temp is VERY uneven! Read more
Bought this grill about 2 years, worked great, even cooking and the stainless steel looked nice in my kitchen. However just last week, the grill will no longer turn on? Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by BreadNoButter
I have had this grill for at least 3 years and I think that it is well worth the money. Although I do not use it frequently, when I do, it does what it should. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011
I am an avid Amazon shopper and have an array of the outstanding Breville product line. At the price point indicated for the 800GRXL model the grill plates should be "removable... Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by Kieran T. Kole
After reading the reviews on this Breville grill I was not sure that I made the correct choice. We love it! Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Opry Mom
Breville really does make some good stuff but I am mixed on this one. I like it but it is a little bulkier than expected. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Richard Richter