For those grillers looking for that “grilling experience” but who might be limited, the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is a great option. 

DESIGN + VERSATILITY | Top Electric Grill

The company that designs Easy Street Grills (MECO) has been a family owned American manufacturing company since 1959 and has been continuously making BBQ Grills in their East Tennessee factory since 1968. Back in nineteen-fifty-nine, the company was known as Metals Engineering COmpany and their first MECO grills were sold all across America and Europe. They still strive to make 100% American-Made grills today. One of their top selling grills is the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill, a great option for those who aren’t able to grill with charcoal or gas (due to housing restrictions) or for those who want the convenience and affordability of electric grilling.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill

The Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is a top contender in the electric grill market.

The Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is a top contender in the electric grill market. Electricity as a fuel source is very affordable, and you don’t have to worry about having enough charcoal, gas, or other fuel sources. Just turn it on with the flip of a switch and start cooking. There are some downsides to electric grills, like:

  • Inability to reach searing temperatures
  • Lack of portability: your grill needs to stay plugged into an outlet
  • No charcoal-grilled flavor
  • Not able to smoke foods like gas and electric grills can

However, there are some advantages to working with electric grills. Affordability and simplicity are two benefits to these grills as well as safety. You aren’t working with fire as a heat source, so there really are no fire hazards. One seriously great feature of the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is that it actually LOOKS like a grill, as silly as that may sound. Even if you can’t or choose not to grill with charcoal grills or gas grills, you may still be after that “grilling experience”, and the Easy Street Deluxe will give it to you.

Affordability and simplicity are two benefits to these grills as well as safety.

This grill has 200 square inches of cooking space, enough space to cook a feast for a family. It has thermostatic control and 1500-watts of electric power which is similar to about 5,100 BTUs of heat from a conventional grill. It might not seem like a lot, but it still has the ability to cook a well-rounded meal. A disposable grease pan catches grease, making clean-up easier and also making this an outdoor-only grill. On the inside, there’s a unique reflector pan design that keeps the heat high enough to handle the thickest steaks, while the stay-cool handle makes sure you don’t sizzle your fingers when lifting the lid.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review Grill Top

200 Square inches of grill space

SAFETY + DURABILITY | High Safety Standards

There are a lot of safety features that come with the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill. Not only are electric grills safer to use, they are much easier than dealing with bags of messy charcoal or tanks of volatile gas. There is no risk of flare-ups because you aren’t cooking over an open flame, and the grill is easy to turn off and cool down once you are finished using it. The Easy Street Deluxe is also UL approved and CUL-listed which increases safety standards regarding electric code and safety.

There is no risk of flare-ups because you aren’t cooking over an open flame…

As far as durability goes, the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill should be kept stored inside or covered to prevent weather damage to the electric component of the grill. Otherwise, the rest of the exterior is made of resistant materials like powder-coated exterior and folding side tables and a lower storage shelf made of a weather-resistant wood-plastic composite that never needs refinishing, never splits, checks, or rots.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review Side Tables

Convenient side tables

PERFORMANCE | Workhorse Electric Grill

Ease-of-Use

The Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart grill is an electric grill workhorse, and it’s capability to grill with one or two zones as well as the rotisserie attachments make rise above other electric grills we’ve reviewed. It provides 200 square inches of cooking space, enough to cook about 10 burgers or a couple steaks at a time. The Easy Street Deluxe comes with a disposable grease pan that catches grease, making clean-up easier. Some users have stated that adding a sheet of aluminum foil to the grease pan makes for even easier clean-up, preventing the need to keep replacing the removable grease pan.

The Easy Street Deluxe comes with a disposable grease pan that catches grease, making clean-up easier.

MECO designed this grill with two convenient wheels that make for easy transport. The wooden shelves provide space to set grilling materials on as well as storage options. A viewing window on the grill’s lid makes for easy tending to food without having to lift the lid, causing precious grilling heat to escape. The heating element has thermostatic control and is UL and CUL-listed for added safety. Even better, this grill is safe enough to plug into any standard household outlet, which makes it easy to plug in the grill, plug in some awesome Bluetooth speakers, and lay on the best hammock ever while waiting for your food to grill.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review Smokey Flavor

Add wood chips for smokey flavor

Best Features

There are a number of thoughtful features that come with the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill, making it a great choice when looking for the best electric grill. Three different heating positions provide great versatility for an electric grill. Along with the foldable side tables, the three-position element and rotisserie caters to almost any grilling need. The three heating positions create:

  1. a zone of even heat for traditional grilling
  2. zone of different temperatures for cooking medium, rare, and well-done simultaneously
  3. converting to a fully vertical position for rotisserie grilling

The thermostatic control, 1500-watt heating element helps control these different heating positions and easily plugs into any standard household outlet. This heating element is UL and CUL-listed, meaning that it’s up to date on the latest electrical safety standards.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review Temperature Control

…it’s up to date on the latest electrical safety standards.

Even if you aren’t able to have a charcoal or propane grill, the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill does an excellent job of providing the grilling experience. Line the bottom of the grill with aluminum foil and wood chips for extra smokey flavor. Although the grilling grates won’t provide a hot sear like conventional grilling, you’ll still get nice grill marks from the hot grates and are able to to cook large cuts of steaks and chops. Also, the Easy Street Deluxe comes with a rotisserie attachment, allowing you to whip up a juicy, delicious rotisserie chicken.

Also, the Easy Street Deluxe comes with a rotisserie attachment…

The little details, like the convenient wheels for easy portability, viewing window, and side tables are the cherry on top of this exceptional electric grill. Thanks to the wheels, it’s easy to cart around the Easy Street Deluxe, and also to store it away when the fun has ended. This little grill is compact enough to sit in tight corners and spaces. Also, it comes with a viewing window on the lid. We all have that little kid inside us who loves to check on the grilling progress every 15 seconds. However, that can lead to decrease in grilling temperature under the lid. The viewing window helps us to satisfy that inner child while still allowing your feast to stay properly heated. In addition, the convenient side tables give you extra space to set your grilling supplies on and provide extra storage.

PRICE + LONGEVITY | Affordable in More Ways Than One

Longevity

The exterior of the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is pretty durable with a powder-coated exterior. However, it’s important to take care of the electric component of this grill and keep it out of the elements to prevent damage. Keep it stored indoors or under a water-tight cover to prevent water damage. Other than the weather, this grill is built very well and should hold up to many years of grilling and normal wear and tear.

…keep it out of the elements to prevent damage.

The folding side tables and lower storage shelf are both constructed of a weather-resistant wood-plastic composite. This look-of-wood material never needs refinishing, never splits, checks, or rots. This adds to the durability and will keep the appearance of this grill looking great without having to worry about keeping the wood tables and lower shelf clean and dry to prevent rotting.

Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill Review Viewing Window

Price

MECO, the company that makes Easy Street Grills, has been making grills in Tennessee for over 40 years and is an American built and owned company. Customer service is exceptional with this company and they stand behind their products. The warranty isn’t the best, however, when it comes to higher-end appliances. The Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is warranted against defects for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. The electrical parts are warranted against defects for one (1) year with proof of purchase. Also, many customers have reported issues with missing parts upon delivery. If this ever happens after ordering from Amazon, contact Amazon right away instead of the manufacturer.

To save a lot of money…users have lined the drip tray with foil.

A few users have given some added input about the disposable grease drip tray. To save a lot of money, and make cleanup easier, users have lined the drip tray with foil. This allows you to just remove the foil and dispose of, instead of removing and tossing the drip tray every time. Also, the fact that this grill uses electricity as a fuel source will save a ton of money in the long run, as you won’t have to keep a continuous supply of charcoal or gas for grilling.

PROS

  • Has the appearance of traditional, sturdy grill
  • Viewing window helps keep heat in while checking food progress
  • 3 heating zones for versatile grilling
  • Rotisserie attachments
  • Affordable fuel source

CONS

  • Can’t reach high enough temps to sear meats
  • Disposable drip tray replacements can get expensive

THE BOTTOM LINE | Great Electric Option

For those grillers looking for that “grilling experience” but who might be limited to electric grills, or don’t want the hassle of charcoal or gas grills, the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is a great option. This grill has 200 square inches of cooking space, enough space to cook a feast for a family. It has thermostatic control and 1500-watts of electric power which is similar to about 5,100 BTUs of heat from a conventional grill. It might not seem like a lot, but it still has the ability to cook a well-rounded meal. A disposable grease pan catches grease, making clean-up easier and also making this an outdoor-only grill. On the inside, there’s a unique reflector pan design that keeps the heat high enough to handle the thickest steaks, while the stay-cool handle makes sure you don’t sizzle your fingers when lifting the lid.

Three different heating positions provide great versatility for an electric grill. Along with the foldable side tables, the three-position element and rotisserie cater to almost any grilling need. Line the bottom of the grill with aluminum foil and wood chips for extra smokey flavor. Although the grilling grates won’t provide a hot sear like conventional grilling, you’ll still get nice grill marks from the hot grates and are able to to cook large cuts of steaks and chops. Also, the Easy Street Deluxe comes with a rotisserie attachment, allowing you to whip up a juicy, delicious rotisserie chicken. Also, a viewing window and wheels make grilling just a little easier. All-in-all, the Easy Street Deluxe Electric Cart Grill is one of the better electric grills we’ve reviewed. For some other grilling options, check out some of the best gas grills on the market!