Against the background of the quarantine measures introduced in many cities of Russia, many of their residents had to face significant changes, including in the diet. Traditional kitchen appliances, despite their wide range of uses, still have some limitations. In particular, it can be difficult to simulate the effect of a barbecue or barbecue at home. The conversation about meat fried on fire did not come by accident – late spring is traditionally the season of barbecue, and against the background of a difficult epidemiological situation, picnic trips may well be banned.
However, this does not mean that you have to completely abandon the juicy fried sirloin or steaks. You can cook meat no worse than on a brazier, while not leaving your home, you can use an electric grill. In addition, you can cook on it without the use of oil – this will be surely appreciated by adherents of a healthy diet. In our today’s review, we will consider the technical parameters and some features of the Wollmer S807 contact electric grill.
|View||Contact electric grill|
|Temperature range, ° С||160-230, continuously adjustable|
|Timer, min||Up to 30|
|Working area dimensions, cm||30×25|
|Non-stick panel material||Coated aluminum|
|Equipment||Corrugated panels, grease tray, spatula for turning food and cleaning after cooking|
The following accessories are included with every Wollmer S807 grill:
- Grill body
- Removable aluminum panels with grooved surface and non-stick coating
- A removable tray into which, during cooking, fat melted from food and excess juice flows down
- The plastic spatula that does not damage the coating
- User’s manual
- Warranty card
- Book of recipes
At the same time, the standard set will be quite enough to cook tasty, aromatic, juicy meat in the kitchen no worse than on the grill. At the same time, the price of the Wollmer S807 grill is democratic in comparison with competing models. For it, the buyer receives a functional, easy-to-use and reliable kitchen device, which is suitable for both rare use (on special occasions) and for daily culinary experiments. This model is easy to clean, in 4 minutes it reaches a maximum temperature of 230 degrees and maintains it for up to 2 hours, and can also be adjusted in height to suit various dishes.
The design of the S807 model belongs to the contact type – this is the so-called. press grills in which the temperature impact is from the top and bottom. This method not only ensures even frying, but also shortens cooking time compared to 1-sided frying in a pan. Also, with such cooking, moisture loss is reduced, so the products are more juicy.
The grill body is made of unpainted polished metal. This execution suits the design concept of a modern, technological kitchen, Hi-Tech and Techno style. In addition, metal without paintwork is less afraid of scratches and mechanical stress, and fingerprints are less visible on it. The front surface is finished with a glass insert.
With the lid down, the grill is compact and ergonomic, it does not take up much space on a kitchen rack or on a cabinet shelf. When cooking, the working height depends on the thickness of the product being prepared: the top cover can be fixed in 5 positions. Therefore, you can cook with equal convenience both a thin burger patty and a thick steak – the top frying element will fit snugly anyway. Also, the adjustment helps to evenly distribute the pressure on the food, which is convenient when frying vegetables, soft cheese, etc.
If you want to cook more meat or vegetables than will fit on the bottom bar, then the BBQ mode comes in handy. In it, the grill unfolds like a book, forming 2 work surfaces. In particular, you can fry steaks in one half, and prepare a vegetable side dish on the other.
The fat melted during cooking flows into a special tray located at the bottom of the device. It can be accessed from the front – when closed, the tray is flush with the front of the grill. After cooking, remove it and wash it in water, then put it back.
The hotplates are also easy to clean. When installed in an electric grill, they are tightly pressed with metal clamps – this eliminates backlash and at the same time maintains an air gap in which air circulates, simulating the effect of frying on the grill. To detach them, there are black buttons on the case; when you press them, the panels come out of the mounting slots and are easily removed.
You can control the cooking time and temperature on the display. It allows you to precisely set the required parameters – and in some dishes, a difference of several degrees can significantly affect the taste of the dish.
Electric grill control S807
The rotary switches and display are located on the front of the device. The left knob adjusts the operating time – by turning it to the right or left and controlling the change across the screen, set the desired duration and fix it with the button located in the center.
The right knob is for setting the temperature. The Wollmer engineers have implemented a dual display system here:
- the value in degrees is displayed on the LCD screen;
- Markings around the knob indicate the appropriate doneness: Low (low, 160 to 180 degrees), Panini (medium, 180 to 205 degrees), and Sear (high, 205 to 230 degrees).
This makes it easy both to meet the exact requirements of the recipes and to choose a cooking mode according to your own preferences.
There is also a button for switching the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
To facilitate the control of the operating mode, a special indication is provided. The screen flashes when the appliance is turned on and during heating, and a beep sounds when the desired temperature is reached or the timer ends.
In order for the Wollmer S807 electric grill to work efficiently and correctly, you should follow the recommendations for its use.
Preparation for work
Before the first start, remove the frying panels and the grease tray – and rinse thoroughly in water with any detergent. Then we dry it or wipe it dry – and set it back. If necessary, lubricate the surfaces with vegetable oil – but this is not necessary, since they are coated with a non-stick coating.
To use it effectively and safely, the grill must be located on a firm, level surface. There should be no foreign objects around it within a radius of 20 cm: during operation, the device actively emits heat energy, and also needs an air supply for circulation.
Important! When switched on for the first time, a small amount of smoke may form. This is completely normal, as internal metal parts are coated with a preservative at the factory, which will burn out during use.
The grill must be preheated before starting to cook. To do this, close the top cover and set the appropriate mode with the temperature controller:
|Low||From 160 to 180 degrees.|
|Panini||From 180 to 205 degrees.|
|Sear||From 206 to 230 degrees|
The grill will then begin to heat up. It takes 3-4 minutes on average to reach the set temperature. At this time, the LCD glows orange and the word HEATING flashes on it. The grill informs about the end of heating with a sound signal and the screen stops flashing.
Next, lay out the food and press with the lid or lay out the grill in the BBQ position.
When cooking by time, set the desired interval with the timer knob. The maximum duration of 1 cycle is 30 minutes. We fix the selected time by pressing the button located in the center of the handle – after that, the countdown starts, displayed on the LCD screen. When the set interval has elapsed, a beep will sound.
Important! Pressing the center button again pauses or completely stops the cooking time countdown, but does not turn off the device.
When the timer expires, the grill does not turn off, but goes into energy saving mode. To turn it off completely, turn the temperature control to the Off position.
Important! By turning the heating knob to the extreme left, you can turn off the device at any time during operation.
A protective shutdown function is also provided. After 60 minutes, if the user has not changed the temperature or timer settings, the device turns off. This is indicated by the termination of the screen backlight.
Care and maintenance
Before cleaning, you need to wait until the grill has completely cooled down, then additionally check if it is turned off. After that, we take out the tray for collecting fat and juice and pour them out, and send the tray to the sink.
Now detach the panels. If food remains adhered to them (and this is unlikely due to the non-stick coating), remove them with the plastic spatula that comes with the kit. Next, we wash all the elements in warm water using liquid detergents. Also the components can be washed in the dishwasher.
Important: Do not use abrasive products that could damage the non-stick coating.
Wipe the body of the electric grill with a slightly damp sponge, then with a soft cloth or paper napkin. When the hobs and tray are dry, place them on the grill and store it.
Important! Do not allow moisture to get inside the device.
Advantages and disadvantages
Summing up the review of the Wollmer S807 electric grill, let’s highlight its strengths and weaknesses.
- Quick warm-up;
- 5 levels of cover fixation
- The ability to use in BBQ mode
- Cooking time control
- Collecting excess oil and juice in a tray
- Reliable non-stick coating, the ability to cook without oil
- Simplicity and clarity of management
- Removable, easy-to-clean panels
- Scapula-cleaner included
- Sealing juice in the meat
- Several degrees of roasting
- The possibility of frying until a beautiful crust
- short power cord – 65 cm;
- the top and bottom panels are not interchangeable;
- glass finishing of the front surface is easily soiled.
The S807 features SteakWind technology. It consists in the air gap between the heating element and the frying surface. When you turn on the grill, the air heats up and creates a crispy crust on the meat, which keeps the juice inside the food. In addition, the grooved panels mimic the heat generated by the hot coals, so food cooks faster and more evenly. Moreover, thanks to SteakWind, not only meat and fish are juicy, but also much more tender and soft vegetables. As a result, you don’t even have to leave the house to get dishes “like from fire”.
So, with the Wollmer S807 grill at home, you can cook many delicious and healthy dishes, even without special culinary skills. For those who value convenience and the ability to eat healthy without much effort, this is ideal.