Look no further than the Electric Portable Holland Grill if you've got problems with gas/charcoal cooking restrictions in your apartment block or condo.
Arguably the electric version of the companion is perfect for anyone who wants to grill outdoors in a restricted area – maybe on a balcony outside your apartment or at a campground where naked fires are forbidden. Clearly electricity as a power source does have its restrictions for moving further afield.
Whether you plump for gas or electricity as your power source, these grills fold up into a really neat package that makes them easy to carry. Clean up is pretty straight forward too for the griller on the move.
And also want the benefit of a grill that is distinctly portable (it even has legs that fold down). Not forgetting a reliable fuel source? The Companion has it all.
The critical difference with this particular Holland BBQ grill and its sister gas grill is, naturally, its power source – electricity – by way of a 1600 Watt heating element that conducts heat evenly across the grill.
The downside of it being electric is that the heat produced isn’t as powerful as the alternative afforded by gas or charcoal grills. This is, however, readily overcome by allowing a little extra time when cooking. You do, of course, need a ready supply of electricity so not a problem when at home or on a designated campground but more problematic maybe when ‘out on the open road’.
As with any other Holland Grill, it comes with a drip pan situated between the food being cooked and the heat source so the food won’t be able to catch fire as you cook it the food juices and flavours are thus kept locked inside.
What is extremely good about this grill is its size because in the U.S. it’s linked to a 120 volt system (the U.K. for example is on 230) - you can't really get sufficient heat to cook effectively with a very large electric grill.
Note that you do have to grill with the lid down and this may be a bit disconcerting at first. This is because it a convector grill so it is working in a completely different way to cooking directly over coals / gas burners.
The upside is that you get particularly tender meat with this method of cooking. Another plus is that the grilling space is more generous than other similar models on available on the market.
Don't worry about not being able to see your food as it cooks. Think of it like putting something in the oven for 15 minutes, you wouldn't look at it every 3 minutes would you? You'd just trust and it's the same with these grills.
Ideal for singles or couple barbecuing in restricted heat source locations although the electric model might not be for you if you are going to use it more as a "go anywhere" portable grill. For that consider gas, here's the link to the portable gas version perfect for tailgating.