Evo Grill is one of the best outdoor grill around. You can cook for a whole family on their powerful flat griddle. Most have btu ratings between 30-48000. With a heat range of 225ºF to 525ºF. This lets you cook just about anything you want in your backyard. However, making sense of all these different grill can be a little confusing. This article will compare and contrast and hopefully make sense of what all these features mean.
Evo Grill Review Quick Summary
|Categories||Evo Affinity 30G||Evo Professional||Evo Professional on Cart|
|Power||38,000 BTU||48,000 BTU||48,000 BTU|
|Size||36.56 x 36.16 x 11.38 inches (30 Inch Grill)||40 x 40 x 14 inches (30 Inch Grill)||40 x 40 x 37 inches (30 Inch Grill)|
|Temp Range||225-550 Degree Fahrenheit (Dual Heat Zone)||Same||Same|
|Thoughts||A lower power grill great for a smaller family. You need to mount it to use it and features a dual heat zone. Great for a mongolian style bbq.||If you need more power. It has the same features as the lower model. However, it has 48,000 btu instead of 38,000 btu. If you plan on searing a lot of steaks, this is the way to go.||This is basically the professional series but in cart form. This is the most versatile of all. Great if you cant mount it and you need to move the stove around. This is the model I recommend.|
|Reviewed Cookware||EVO Affinity 30G Series Built-in Grill||evo Professional Series Table Top Grill||evo Professional Series Gas Grill on Cart|
Why get a Evo Grill
Evo Grill are very similar to mongolian style BBQ. It is a wide circular griddle designed to let you stir fry easily. The heavy duty construction lets you sear steaks, chicken, or pork with ease. Unlike a traditional BBQ grill, the wide flat griddle can replace your home stove. No more introducing heat into your house. This will keep you cool in the summer and let you enjoy your backyard. You can either get it permanently fixed into a patio or get a portable version. They have configuration to suits the need of any household.
Some might ask how is it different from a BBQ? A BBQ uses smoke and convection heat to cook food. What that mean is that heat is carried throughout the air. Conduction is where there is direct contact of heat to the food, the grill grate or a pan is a good example. The main benefit of a BBQ is the smoke flavor that it can impart on the food. However, not all instances require smoking. In these cases. a flat top griddle like the one by EVO Grill is a good choice. They offer a quick and easy way to cook food. As opposed to a BBQ which will take hours.
Feature of a EVO Grill
Perhaps one of the best feature of EVO grill is its dual ring heating system. Instead of a stove top with only one ring, evo grill uses two ring of fire. What this lets you do is have to zones of heat. This lets you cook in the center and keep food warm on the outside. This is great when you are cooking large quantity of food and want to prevent overcooking them. There are two knobs on the side for easy adjustment.
Power and BTU
Most people do not know what BTU is. BTU is a acronym for British Thermal Unit. It is a measure of how much power a unit can give off, in this case heat. Most home stove only have around 7-8000 btu per stove. Considering that the top model of the EVO Grill can support 48000, that is saying something. Granted, it has to heat up a wider surface area, but you can be assure that it can heat up the grill hot enough for a steak. The grill can take either natural or propane gas.
Grill Top Surface and Seasoning Evo Grill
For the home model, there are two sizes available 25 and 30 inch. You should get one that suits your home but I personally would opt for the larger size. You can always cook less but not more. The grill use made of stainless steel. It is thick and heavy so it will hold tons of heat. Perfect for searing food. While stainless steel is notorious for sticking, you can season it like cast iron. It is a polymerized fat that will make the surface nonstick. As you cook in it, it will only get better. You can season the surface by spreading a thin coat of fat over it. You will then heat it up to smoking pot. Let it cool and repeat as necessary. Overtime the nonstick coating will get better and better.
Push Start and Drip Tray
Evo Grill has some convenience features. One of which is the push start. No more do you have to heat up the grill with coals or wood. All you need to do is press the button and both ring of fire will heat up.
At the base, there is a drip tray to catch any food and grease. This makes cleaning a lot easier and less messy.
Evo Grill List
Below, you will find a list of some of the best evo grill around.
EVO Affinity 30G Series
This grill has a 30 inch wide grill top. It features 38,000 BTU with dual heat zone. This means that it can heat up quickly and sear any steaks you want. It offers a quick ignition system with a heavy duty stainless steel grill. Just be aware that you have to mount this somewhere for this to work.
EVO Professional Series
If you need the extra omph, then consider the professional series. This model has all the features of the affinity 30 g series such as push ignition, stainless steel griddle and dual heat zone. However, in terms of power, it has 48,000 but. If you have a larger family and plan on searing a lot of steaks, this is the way to go.
EVO Professional Series on Cart
This model is the same as the pro model but with a cart. This is perfect if you cannot put this in a permanent location. You can also move this cart where you need. This lets you cook anywhere you want and you can transport for home to home. This is the most versatile of all.
Evo Grill Review Thoughts
Overall, the EVO Grill is a great flat top griddle. It has a powerful dual zone heat plate for fast and even cooking. If you dont need the power, then the 30 g model is a good choice. However, the professional series has that extra oomph if you plan on cooking a lot of steaks. The one with the cart is the most versatile of all. That is the one that I recommend people to get. You do not have to waste money mounting it and you can move it around easily.
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