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Swissmar KF-77080 8-Person Stelvio Raclette Party Grill Review

Swissmar KF-77080 8-Person Stelvio Raclette Party Grill ReviewSwissmar have had an excellent reputation in Europe for many years now, and the focus of the company has always been on ease of operation, and durability. People know that what they are getting with Swissmar, is something of high quality, that they can just switch on, and immediately get down to cooking. Recently they made the bold step of entering the US market, and this Swissmar KF-77080 Review will help explain to customers in greater detail, what this company has to offer.

 

 

Swissmar KF-77080 Stelvio 8-Person Raclette Party Grill with Reversible Cast Aluminum Non-Stick Grill Plate/ Crepe Top, Brushed Stainless Steel

by Swissmar [Swissmar]
Rank/Rating: 141543/-
Price: $128.00

Last Updated via Amazon: 2017-10-23 06:56:46

Pros:

  • Extremely durable product
  • Easy to clean
  • Great ignition – easy to start
  • Cooks food evenly
  • Feeds 8 people
  • Amazing Reversible Grill Top

Cons:

  • Smokes a little, when used for the first time, but smoke is not a problem after that.

Swissmar KF-77080 8-Person Stelvio Raclette Party Grill Review (Official Site):

Size/Design:

The Swissmar KF-77080 comes at measurements of 16.2 inches in length, by 9.8 inches of width, and at a height of 6 inches. So, it looks somewhat different than grills US customers are used to, and buyers will need a table to place it on outside, before cooking can begin. That said, everyone will have a table, so this is not an extra cost, and the weight of the Stelvio Raclette Party Grill is only 7.8 pounds, making it one of the lightest portable grills on the market. What buyers are getting is a genuine portable grill, that they can just pick up and carry out of the door.

Swissmar KF-77080 Stelvio 8-Person Raclette Party Grill with Reversible Cast Aluminum Non-Stick Grill Plate/ Crepe Top, Brushed Stainless Steel

Performance:

The Swissmar 8-person Party Grill, as I mentioned above, looks different than most grills on the market. In fact it looks so different, that some buyers may be put off; that would be a mistake, because it performs incredibly well, despite a small amount of smoke when one first turns it on. 

The overall Assembly can be easily done in 20 minutes, making it one of the simplest assemblies out there, and the reversible Grill top, is a genius inclusion. The rougher side, looks like your average grill top, is intended for meats and vegetables, and cooked them just about as good and evenly, as any grill I’ve ever reviewed. This was surprising, because even the best electric grills have the habit of uneven heat. There is also a generous 1200 Watts of power here too, which is more than enough for a strong heat. 

The other side of the grill top is intended for Crepes, and other foods of that nature. Europeans love to eat Crepes, and so the standard of Crepes the Swissmar KF-77080 cooks is second to none; I was blown away. The added bonus for Americans is favorites like Pancakes and Waffles happen to require roughly the same cooking methods and surface, as Crepes, so what Americans will get is, out of this world, Waffles and Pancakes. Meat is wonderful, but lets face it, nobody wants to eat steaks all of the time; in which case, having a grill that can produce world class Pancakes and Waffles as well, is advantageous. 

The reversing of the Grill top is a simple operation, as it simply slots into place easily, and both sides are completely non-stick. The compartments underneath are what makes this design unique, and after getting over my initial pessimism, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they cooked sauce, and melted cheese, plus you can also cook vegetables in these. Buyers should think of these small compartments as if they where mini-ovens, because they cook food like an oven does. Use them like little ovens, for food that tastes best when it isn’t grilled. 

The Swissmar is easy to clean, has a visible display and the manual explains operation, so simply, that just about anyone will feel like a pro first time. 

Conclusion:

Buyers really are getting a lot for a price of between $120 and $150, as the Swissmar KF-77080 can feed 8 people without a struggle. The reversible grill top will, I’m sure, be a huge success in the United States, not just because it’s strange and new, but because it genuinely cooks food that tastes great and adds to the grills repertoire. The small compartments underneath, allow the Swissmar to produce more quantity than other grills, and the non-stick surface makes for easy cleaning. Comes highly recommended.

 

Updated: July 17, 2016 — 12:47 am

The Author

Chris

Chris

I've enjoyed grilling and outdoor cooking since I first discovered them. Some of my first food memories are meals at neighborhood barbecue parties. I enjoy writing about grilling food and that's what I do on this site :)

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