The Grillex is a circular metal appliance that sits over a gas or electric range. Thread your meats and vegetables onto the five included skewers, arrange them inside the Grillex's perimeter, and the heat source cooks the food Brazilian barbecue style. When used outside, the company says, you can place a piece of charcoal in the grill basket to provide a more authentic barbecue flavor (Note: We could find no reviews for this use of the product).
While reviews of the Grillex are limited, one comes from a trusted source: Good Housekeeping magazine, which asked an intern to try the Grillex in his dorm room. He says the Grillex was easy to set up and -- with a nonstick pan and no mess on the stovetop -- was also quick to clean. It comfortably held 4 pounds of meat and vegetables and, best of all, produced food that was delicious, juicy and flavorful. A handful of consumer reviews posted on Amazon.com are equally complimentary, with one user saying: "I was skeptical about feeding eight people, but if you use all the pieces it comes with, you really can cook about 4 pounds of meat." The only drawback of the Grillex is that when used indoors, the results lack the authentic char that's typical of traditional Brazilian barbecue. A couple of users on Amazon.com say they wish the Grillex came with more baskets and skewers (which can be purchased separately).
1. Good Housekeeping
Posted by Paul Hope but written by a Good Housekeeping intern, this article describes the author testing out the Grillex in his dorm room. He says the product was easy to set up and clean, and he was able to load 4 pounds of different meats and vegetables around its perimeter. His verdict: "The results were delicious, although only the peppers and onions were slightly charred. As promised, each meat stayed juicy and kept its unique flavor."
Review: How to Grill Indoors All Year Long, Paul Hope, Dec. 3, 2010
Only a handful of users rate the Grillex on Amazon.com, but all of them have positive things to say. One reviewer says, "I was skeptical about feeding eight people, but if you use all the pieces it comes with, you really can cook about 4 pounds of meat." Some minor complaints are about insufficient baskets and skewers. One owner says vegetables sometimes slip off the skewers, but this can be prevented if you use toothpicks provided with the product.
Review: Grillex US-10 Indoor Brazilian Portable Barbecue Grill, Contributors to Amazon.com