So you want to install an electric grill on your balcony? That’s great! Electric grills are the safest and tastiest way to barbecue. But before you make your purchase, you’ll want to run through a checklist to make sure you’re getting the right grill.
In this blog, we’ll go over some of what you need to know before purchasing an electric grill for your balcony.
#1: What’s the Best Electric Grill Size for a Balcony?
One of the benefits of electric grills is that they don’t require a fuel source other than an electrical outlet. As such, they can be far less bulky as they don’t need a fuel tank, fuel lines, or place to hold hot coals.
This means electric grills are perfect for larger balconies and smaller patios alike.
Small Electric Grills for Patios
If you’re limited on space, you’re going to want to go with a tabletop or built-in grill. All that either one of these needs is an elevated space like a countertop to sit on. Depending on how wide your countertop is, you can get a grill as small as 16”, all the way up to as large as 48”.
Large Outdoor Electric Grills
If space isn’t an option, then you have even more opportunities! If you want a stationary centerpiece grill, then the pedestal model is perfect for your outdoor kitchen. If you have the space, but would like the convenience of a kitchen on wheels, the closed-base design allows you to relocate your grill as needed for storage or convenience. These grills are available in sizes as small as 24” up to surfaces as large as 48”.
Read More – Barbecue with a View: Using a Balcony Grill
#2 Running Electricity to Your Cooking Grill
Before you purchase your electric grill, you’re going to need to make sure you have access to the right sort of wattage and outlet. Make sure your balcony’s outlet can support whatever wattage is needed.
For example, ElectriChef grills require 220v of electricity to operate (similar to an electric dryer). So whether you’re a tenant or a developer, ensure you have the right electricity running to the grill before you make your purchase.
#3 Servicing Your Electric Barbecue Grill
Like with any appliance, you’re going to want to make sure it’s sustainable for you and/or your tenants. Fortunately, with an ElectriChef grill, servicing your grill is easy!
Since these grills are made with premium American-made stainless steel, they are super easy to clean up. Forget all those heavy chemicals. All it takes to clean an ElectriChef grill is warm soapy water.
For extra care of the stainless steel, you may occasionally want to get a stainless steel cleaner to prevent the saltiness of the coastal air from causing oxidizing.
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to protect your grill with a cover when not in use.
Purchasing Your Electric Outdoor Grill
If you’ve gone through our quick checklist and you’re ready to buy … congrats! Go ahead and check out all the great ElectriChef models and see which one works best for your balcony.
Still need more information? For those of you who might be a developer or architect, we have our helpful SpecSheet that gives more detailed information for you to have while you design your next project’s outdoor kitchen.