There is no place like home. While that may be true, sometimes there is no place like the backyard. Sure, it may still be home, but that doesn't mean it is always welcoming (or even accessible) during the cold winter months. Therefore, the real home is indoors, where it can always warm and inviting regardless of the temperature outside. Too bad that high-powered charcoal or gas grill out on the patio can't come inside too.
Just like all roads lead to home, there is more than one way to make a meal. The Downtown Grill Electric Hibachi ($600) is a serious contender for kitchen attention. The high-powered grill is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and achieves temperatures up to 700 degrees. The 1,800-watt grill has a ThermoCeramix coated grilling surface which allows for even heating across the cooking grid. Similar grills using the technology have reached
Like any kitchen appliance or gadget, no utility matters until it is put to use. The countertop grill has a footprint of 19x16 inches with a cooking surface that measures 15.5 by 10 inches. In use, the grill heats up in 10 minutes, meaning that real char flavor that gives food such an important flavor dimension is only as far away as the kitchen. No bundling up necessary.