Welcome to our big lotus grill test 2023. Here we present all the Lotus grills that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best lotus grill for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a lotus grill.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The Best Lotus Grill: Our Picks
- 3 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Lotus grill
- 4 Decision: What types of Lotus grills are there and which is the right one for you?
- 4.1 What distinguishes the LotusGrill and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.2 What distinguishes the LotusGrill G280 and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.3 What distinguishes the LotusGrill XL and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
- 4.4 What distinguishes the LotusGrill XXL and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
- 5 Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate lotus grills
- 6 Facts worth knowing about the Lotus grill
- The Lotus Grill is available as a table or stand grill and you have the option to expand the grill with additional accessories.
- The Lotus Grill is only suitable for outdoor use
- Due to the ventilation of the charcoal, only little smoke is produced when lighting the barbecue.
The Best Lotus Grill: Our Picks
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Lotus grill
What is a Lotusgrill and what is it used for?
A lotus grill is a compact and low-smoke tabletop grill. It has a very simple design and consists of an inner and outer tray, a charcoal container, a lighting tray, and a stainless steel grill grate.
For most people, a classic charcoal barbecue is part of every summer. The charcoal provides a unique aroma for everything that goes on the grill.
But the pleasure of grilling also brings some challenges. Classic charcoal grills can be quite large and bulky and can make going to the park quite cumbersome. The Lotus grill is almost smoke-free, easy to assemble and, according to the manufacturer, is heated up and fully ready for use in just 3-5 minutes. Its compact design makes the Lotusgrill very portable and perfect for barbecuing,
How does the Lotusgrill work?
How much does a lotus grill cost?
|LotusGrill XL||approx. 160-280€|
|LotusGrill XXL||approx. 300-500€|
|Lotusgrill imitated||approx. 30-100€|
What are the alternatives to the LotusGrill?
The replica Lotus grills are often cheaper, but you may also have to reckon with some differences in quality. Some manufacturers who have copied the Lotus grill are, for example, Medion, Florabest or El Fuego.
Since the lotus grills work in a similar way and are all built for grilling, it is ultimately more a question of price which lotus grill you want to buy. Another alternative is the electric grill. This is also a tabletop grill. However, you need a socket for the power supply, which limits mobility. As with the Lotus grill, you can also control the heat with a regulator.
Decision: What types of Lotus grills are there and which is the right one for you?
What distinguishes the LotusGrill and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
The LotusGrill is a round table grill and weighs less than 4 kg. The grill grate has a diameter of 32 cm and is made of stainless steel, making it suitable for up to 5 people. Individual parts such as the inner tray and the grill grate are dishwasher-safe and facilitate cleaning. There are buckles on the sides to fasten the individual parts together. The charcoal container has a capacity of 250 grams for charcoal. According to the manufacturer, this lasts between 40 and 90 minutes.
What distinguishes the LotusGrill G280 and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
The LotusGrill G280 is the smallest model in the LotusGrill family and has been specially developed for on-the-go use. This is also a tabletop grill. It is wonderfully suitable for a picnic, a camping trip or a boat trip. The LotusGrill G280 is available in 6 different colours and weighs less than 3 kg. It also comes with a USB power cable. The grill grate has a diameter of 25.8 cm.
What distinguishes the LotusGrill XL and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
The LotusGrill XL works on the same principle as the LotusGrill with the difference that the grilling surface is twice as large. Accordingly, the grill is suitable for up to 10 people. Almost twice as much charcoal fits into the charcoal container, which in turn means a longer burning time. Except for the larger diameter, the LotusGrill XL is identical in construction to the smaller model. However, the LotusGrill XL weighs an impressive 6.5 kg.
What distinguishes the LotusGrill XXL and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
The LotusGrill XXL is a barbecue trolley with two built-in fans. This grill is also ready for use in a few minutes. The special feature – flying sparks are reduced to a minimum by the closed basket. Excess fat is drained into an inner bowl of the grill via the centre of the grill grate and collected, so that less smoke rises here too than with conventional charcoal grills. The LotusGrill XXL weighs a total of approx. 22 kg. The grill grate has a diameter of 57.6 cm.
Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate lotus grills
In the following, we will show you which criteria you can use to decide between the different Lotus grills. The criteria you can use to compare the lotus grills with each other include the following:
- Diameter of the grill surface
- Power supply
Diameter of the grilling surface
The diameter of the grill surface is a very important factor in the purchase decision. Depending on whether you usually throw larger or smaller barbecues, you should think about how many guests you want to serve beforehand.
The classic lotus grill is sufficient for barbecues for up to 5 people. For larger occasions, the LotusGrill XL or XXL models are suitable, as they both offer larger grilling surfaces for up to 10 people.
Most components of the Lotus grills are made of stainless steel and are therefore rustproof and dishwasher-safe. The outer casing of the models is made of powder-coated steel.
The fans are usually battery-operated, but these are included in the delivery. Some models also have a USB power supply. This is the case, for example, with the LotusGrill G280. Conveniently, you can then also connect the grill to a USB-supplied power source, such as a power bank. This is especially practical if you are on the road and have either forgotten the batteries or if they are empty.
If you like to barbecue outside in the park, camping or on a boat, it is particularly advantageous if the Lotus barbecue is not unnecessarily heavy. A light weight gives you more flexibility and mobility.
Facts worth knowing about the Lotus grill
What accessories are available for the Lotus grill?
There are a number of useful accessories for the LotusGrill that you can buy additionally. However, the following accessories are only suitable for the original LotusGrills and are not compatible with every Lotusgrill. In the following overview, we show you a short list of the accessories and what purpose they serve:
|Grill bonnet||The grill bonnet is ideal for gently cooking the food and keeping it warm. Grill bonnets are available in glass or stainless steel. Some also have a useful thermometer built in so that you can cook the food at the perfect temperature under the bonnet.|
|Pizza stone||The LotusGrill can also be used as a pizza oven. The pizza stone is particularly suitable for a crispy base. The result is a pizza like from a stone oven. However, you should always use a grill cover to bake the pizza perfectly.|
|Teppanyaki plate||A teppanyaki plate is a grill plate. There is usually a grooved side and a smooth side. The fluted side is suitable for searing meat, while the smooth side is ideal for grilling vegetables.|
|Fondue attachment||In the middle of the fondue attachment is a small grill plate on which you can sear your meat. In the fondue dish itself, you can then pour in the broth and prepare the vegetables and other ingredients in it. The juices from the meat flow over the edges of the grill plate directly into the broth, which gives it even more flavour.|
What charcoal do I need for the Lotus grill?
Classic charcoal produces more smoke. For this reason, it is recommended to use beech charcoal, which also has a very high calorific value.
What can be prepared on the Lotus grill?
You can grill a variety of food on the lotus grill. Grilling meat, fish or vegetables is no problem for the Lotus Grill. With the accessories, you can extend the versatility even further and, for example, bake bread or pizza.
With the matching fondue attachment, it is also possible to prepare delicious fondues on the Lotus grill.
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