The answer lies in the use of advance element IQ technology. When you put any cold food or meat on the pre-heated surface the heat sensors embedded into the grill plates detect this heat loss immediately.
Unlike other grills, they compensate for this drop in temperature by injecting rapid heat onto the grill surface. Also, they prevent losing the heat they produce. Thus it ensures that the food continues to cook at the required temperature.
This combined with 1800 watt heating elements & heating coils (embedded underneath the grill plates) can produce maximum heat faster than you might expect from a countertop grill. The result is faster cooking and shorter pre-heat time.
Next, this Breville’s BGR820XL Smart Grill comes with two grill plates in a clamshell design. There is a ribbed plate and a flat plate. And, the good news is they are interchangeable.
The clamshell design along with the hover lid allows you to open the grill plate completely flat at an angle of 180 degrees. In effect, this is a Barbeque Mode.
It doubles the cooking surface and you can utilize both plates to grill. Barbeque mode works best because now you can enjoy steak dinner, pancakes, grilled sandwiches, and prepare to cook meats, vegetables, and other recipes.
You can adjust the top plate into six height settings and turn this into the Panini Mode. You can hold the die-cast handle and fold it to make a press.
The ability to adjust the height means your food will not get squashed regardless of its thickness. So, choosing your cooking style is more convenient with this appliance.
However, the best part is the Ease of Cleaning. Oil-free cooking comes true due to the non-stick grill plates that are coated with cast aluminum. This also makes them scratch proof and dishwasher safe.
Moreover, greasy residue inevitably develops during the grilling process. But the removable aspect of the grill plates lets you easily clean this accumulates.
In fact, you can tilt the plates to drain drop off oils and fats into the drip tray that rests at the base. The drip tray is integrated and removable. So, it is very easy to wash and bring it back in.
In terms of temperature control, the device has a temperature control dial seated at the bottom right side. This allows you to choose temperature ranges from 320 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
And depending on the kinds of food, you can set the temperature at three different modes: Low, Panini, and Sear.
There is a switch that shows you the temperature of the grill surface. If you want to see the temperature in Celsius you can do it just by flipping the conversion button.
The timer control dial at the left bottom side also gives you the chance to lock down the desired heat-up period. Additionally, the smart grill will make a sound alert when the time is up.
You can generate and heat your cooking ingredient as much as until it gets up to the sear mode around 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Talking about the Sear Mode you can keep this high temperature consistently and yield tenderness on your meat. We all enjoy this from a typical outdoor grilling which you can get having this Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill model.
To be honest, Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill can give you the luxury to cook as good as a barbeque and cleans as fast as a frypan. We don’t see this kind of versatile cooking appliances far too often on the market.