We used to have an outdoor grill but it stopped working within a couple years of purchasing. Since it was unfixable, it ended up in the trash. We live in Minnesota and the grill didn’t get much use so I had expected it to last a lot longer than it did. Being one of our first big “married purchases”, I was really disappointed and we have yet to replace that grill. When I came across Stephens Stovetop BBQ Grill, I was intrigued. Not only would we be able to grill all year round, I wouldn’t have a large grill to store for three quarters of the year when we are unable to use it. Stephen’s Stovetop BBQ sent me a sample for this review.
The very first thing to note is that Stephen’s Stovetop BBQ Grill must be used on a ~Gas Only~ stove top. I took my grill out of the box and discovered three separate pieces: the Base, Drip Tray, and Grill Top. They easily assembled by stacking one on top of the other.
Stephen recommended grilling salmon and veggies for our first meal and I had full intentions to do just that. However, it got crazy cold here in Minnesota and I haven’t gotten to the grocery store. Since the grill kept calling my name, I just couldn’t wait another day. I had my husband dig the shrimp he purchased, a couple months ago, out of the freezer. Since I’ve never made shrimp ever before, I quickly googled what to do with it. Since it called for marinading, I turned the grill on to warm up and then I tossed together a marinade and also a dipping sauce and then was ready to get grilling.
I really liked that the instructions include a small grilling guide for how long certain foods take. Since the veggies were going to take longer, I threw those on the grill first while the shrimp sat in the marinade. After flipping once, I put the shrimp on skewers and placed those on the grill too. Following the instructions, I set the timer and flipped after five minutes. Another five minutes and the meal was done. I was shocked at how easy and fun it was to grill, especially during Winter in Minnesota!
Now, the true test would be if my husband liked it. I didn’t measure any of the ingredients for the marinade or dipping sauce and improvised when I didn’t have all the exact ones either but I didn’t tell him any of this. We sat down for lunch and he absolutely loved it. He said it was even better than the shrimp at our favorite restaurant! I still can’t believe how easy it was to make either.
Since I was so stoked at my lunch experience, I decided to jump straight to dessert for the finishing touches of the meal. Stephen recommends grilled apples so we went for it. I cut them into slices and placed on the grill. After putting them on, it occurred to me that perhaps I should have cleaned the grill first. Hoping that they wouldn’t taste like shrimp and onions, I finished grilling them. We topped with a scoop of Cool Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Absolutely delicious results. It was the perfect combination of sweet and relatively healthy.
I also experimented with making quesadillas. This was quite simple as well. I just took two shells, added filling and cheese, and placed on the grill. I was able to fit two at a time. It only took about 7 to 8 minutes on each side and they were ready to go. Really yummy and simple.
Now for clean up. The best part about Stephen’s Stovetop Grill is that it is ~Dishwasher Safe~. Typically, I wouldn’t put an item like this in our dishwasher but since it was a review item, I did. I’m happy to report that it turned out perfect.
We have been really happy with our results when using Stephen’s Stovetop Grill. So far, we haven’t had a single thing to fail that we’ve grilled on it. I love that it’s easy to assemble, easy to use, and easy to clean. Add in the delicious results and it’s a winner.
This would make a great gift for Valentine’s, Father’s Day, Birthday, or for no reason at all. It’s been a crowd pleaser in our home and I think it will be in yours too.
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I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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