The Bottom Line
The Meco Tabletop grill is available in a number of configurations, including mounted on a full height pedestal and one with a glass window. However they are all built on the same basic design. Built to be as small as you can get with a 200 square inch cooking surface, this is a portable little grill and not too expensive. Like most electric grills however, it has trouble generating the high temperatures you want for grilling.
- Small and portable
- Can accommodate an optional rotisserie
- Low quality construction
- 200 square inch stainless steel cooking grate
- 1500 watt electric heating element
- Porcelain coated steel cooking grate
- Enameled steel construction
- Weighs 23 pounds
- Made in China by the Meco Corporation
Expert Review - Meco Tabletop 9300 Grill
Outdoor electric grills are a compromise. They are bought because the place where you live doesn't allow an open flame and since they need an electric outlet and really shouldn't be run on extension cords because of the high amperage draw, they are not all the portable. They don't produce that authentic flavor or experience, but if they are your only choice then they are better than nothing.
This offering from Meco has been around for many years and it a pretty good portable electric grill. On the other hand there have been an number of new electric grills hitting the market lately that make this one rather obsolete.
The heat output of the Meco 9300 is pretty good for an electric, though the thin body limits how much heat it can hold in. The heating element is as hot as it can be and close to the cooking grate, which unfortunately is not heavy enough to retain heat and limits the searing capabilities.
These days, electric outdoor grills tend to be expensive, so this one is more the bargain buy.
at around $150USD, depending on where it is found, it runs considerably less than the better models. For this reason I do recommend the Meco based on price and value, though I would recommend being willing to spend more.