Electric outdoor grills are becoming more and more popular, especially for apartment and condominium dwellers for whom charcoal or gas grills are prohibited. The heating element may be separate under the grill rack or imbedded in the grids of the grill rack.
How to Buy
Electric grills require a separate 110/120-volt grounded outlet because most require 1,600 to 1,800 watts of cooking power. Most electric grills are designed with a smoking element of some type, such as lava rock, that will give grilled flavor similar to that of charcoal and gas grills.