When you start looking for a gourmet set you come across a lot of options. Gourmet sets, gourmet sets with teppanyaki, with raclette, with stone grill. We sought out the best for you and list them.
But why buy a gourmet set? Several times a year it comes out of our cupboard. Anyway on holidays like Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but also in the summer when another planned barbecue falls through.
Sometimes I even get the suspicion that the kids are secretly hoping for rain. I think they are still too small to let them barbecue by themselves, but cooking or wokking with the gourmet set is fine. And they love doing it. “Look daddy”, they say, “this is how you cook a hamburger”.
So if you don’t yet have a gourmet, I can heartily recommend buying one. If only for your children. Below you can choose which one suits you best.
What is the best gourmet set for you?
Are you looking for a 2-person or a 10-person gourmet set? An expensive one or an inexpensive one? One for just gourmet cooking, or one with extra features? We make choosing easier with our Top 10.
The gourmet set best of all
Princess 103080 Dinner4All
The Princess 103080 Dinner4All is more of a gourmet set than a gourmet set. Everyone at the table has their own gourmet set, attached to a porcelain plate. Handy, because that way you don’t have to keep reaching over each other’s plates to turn your meat. In the middle is a central unit, topped by a practical serving dish.
The smooth plate of each gourmet set has a non-stick coating, so you don’t need oil or butter to fry your meat or omelette. You simply clean the griddle plates with a cloth under the tap. The porcelain plates can go in the dishwasher.
A great advantage of separate gourmet sets is that there is no mixing of flavours or ingredients. Do you have an allergy, a food intolerance, or just hate garlic? No problem. A pity, though, that you can’t switch the couples on and off individually.
- Ideal for allergies or intolerances
- Practical to use
- Easy to clean
- Quick to use
- Maximum power 250 W
- Firmly at the price
- Geen aparte aan/uit knop per gourmetstel
The best buy
As the gourmet appliance with the best value for money, the Princess 162840 comes out of our test. This gourmet appliance has a reversible grill plate with one ribbed and one flat side.
It is a 3-in-1 appliance: you can grill and gourmet with it, raclette, and by reversing the grill plate you can also use it for teppan yaki. The Princess 162840 is suitable for 8 people, so 8 pans and spatulas are included.
This gourmet set heats up very quickly and the temperature is adjustable via a thermostat knob. The grill plate has a non-stick coating. You therefore do not need oil or butter for frying. Moreover, like the pans, the plate is dishwasher-safe. When we gourmet with 8 people, it is a bit cramped, so the grill plate could have been a bit larger.
- Low price and excellent quality
- Multiple uses
- Heats up quickly
- Adjustable thermostat
- Easy to clean
- Maximum power 1200 W
- A bit on the cramped side for 8 people
The best cheap
If you are looking for an inexpensive gourmet appliance with plenty of space, choose the Princess 162700 Oval Party Grill. The ribbed plate of this appliance has a flat area in the middle for frying pancakes or crepes.
The shape of the Princess 162700 is oval, so everyone can easily reach their pans. Under the griddle is a raclette grill, under which you can prepare, for example, dishes of vegetables with cheese.
The removable grill plate and the 8 raclette pans have a non-stick coating, making them easy to clean. Thanks to the integrated thermostat, you will always cook at the right temperature.
There is one point of note, though: when you put your pan on the grill plate, it does take a while before it is hot enough to fry or wok all types of meat.
- Cheap raclette gourmet set with special section for crepes and pancakes
- Cosy gourmet, with crepes for dessert
- Adjustable temperature
- Easy to clean
- Maximum power 1200 W
- Pans slowly heat up on top
Best for large parties
Tefal 10 Inox Design R4588 Raclette
The Tefal 10 Inox Design R4588 Raclette Raclette lets you gourmet with as many as 10 people at the same time. This raclette set is very versatile: you can grill, bake, raclette and stone grill with it. For the latter, however, you need to replace the grill plate with the natural stone plate provided.
The grill plate and pans have a Tefal non-stick coating and the Tefal Thermospot, which indicates when the right frying temperature has been reached. Thanks to the Tefal non-stick coating, the pans and grill plate are also easy to clean.
In the raclette section below the grill plate, you can deliciously prepare dishes with cheese. The Tefal 10 Inox Design R4588 does have one drawback: you have to make a choice beforehand whether you want to gourmet or stone grill.
- Suitable for 10 persons
- Raclette, grill and stone grill in one
- Thermospot indicating when the grill and pans are up to temperature
- Easy to clean thanks to tefal non-stick coating
- Maximum power 1350 W
- No temperature control
- Choose in advance between grilling or stone grilling
Best family gourmet set
Solis 5 in 1 Table Grill 791
If you want to go gourmet with the family, consider buying the Solis 5 in 1 Table Grill 791. With this grill/gourmet/raclette, you get 8 pans with heat-insulating handles: 4 wok pans and 4 raclette pans.
So everyone has their own pan. Like the grill plate, the pans have a non-stick coating on top. There is no need to use butter or oil and cleaning up afterwards is a breeze.
Also handy is the bottom plate underneath the gourmet set. Gourmet/raclette pans that are not being used can be safely stored there, even when they are still warm.
The Solis 5 in 1 Table Grill 791 gourmet set, which incidentally is also great for a grill party with friends, heats up quickly and has an adjustable temperature. The only downside: despite the number of gourmet/raclette pans, the appliance is best suited for 4 people. Fortunately, an 8-person version is also available.
- Easy to clean thanks to non-stick coating and stainless steel casing
- You don’t need butter or oil for this table grill
- 8 pans are included with this raclette
- Maximum power 1400 W
- Not practical for more than four people
Best for 2 persons
WMF Mini Raclette For 2
A grill party for two, why not? With the WMF Mini Raclette For 2, you bring home a gourmet set with almost unlimited gourmet and raclette possibilities. The grill plate with non-stick coating has a ribbed side for grilling and a flat one for fish or vegetables, for example.
You get 2 single pans and 1 double pan with it. Handy that WMF has thought of a plate to put away unused pans.
Fun cooking also includes a tasty dessert. That is why this grill comes with a porcelain bowl and forks for a delicious chocolate fondue. Let the grill party begin!
Finally, we should mention the beautiful design of this gourmet table grill and the fact that it is very economical with its maximum power of 370 watts. The latter does mean that this type of appliance takes a little longer to heat up.
- Very complete raclette, gourmet and table grill
- Reversible baking tray
- With porcelain fondue bowl
- Includes matching raclette pans, gourmet spatulas and forks
- Energy-efficient, maximum power 370 W
- Warms up slowly
Best gourmet set for allergies and intolerances
Bourgini Chef’s Dinner Party
There are several brands offering a type of unit with individual baking plates, but we liked the Bourgini Chef’s Dinner Party gourmet set best. Around a central unit with porcelain serving dish in the middle of the table, you connect four individual stations with removable baking trays and porcelain plates.
This way, guests at your grill party can prepare different dishes entirely according to their own preferences, without mixing products or flavours. Ideal for allergies, food intolerances or vegetarians, for example. All your friends can thus enjoy this gourmet set in a healthy way.
The units of this gourmetset have a detachable cord, as well as each having its own on/off button. This way, the griddle does not stay hot unnecessarily if someone finishes before the rest. When finished, everything is quickly clean again, thanks to the non-stick coating on the griddles.
Just clean them with a cloth and they can go in the dishwasher together with the porcelain plates. Also handy: the central unit and individual stations are stackable. And you can expand this gourmet set with an extra gourmet unit, although this is at the maximum.
- Preparing fish, meat and vegetables without mixing flavours and ingredients
- No butter or oil needed thanks to non-stick coating
- All stations individually controllable
- The gourmet set is expandable with an additional station
- Maximum power 1000 W (4 x 250 W)
- Maximum 4 people (with additional unit 5)
- Substantially priced
Best gourmet set with stone grill
Steba RC 4 Plus
Do you like gourmet, raclette and stone grill? And want all these options on the table at the same time? The Steba RC 4 Plus has both a gourmet griddle and a stone grill section, with a raclette grill underneath. So all the options, without having to change a grill plate.
The Steba RC 4 Plus is for 4 people, but you get 8 pans for the gourmet part and the raclette. So you can have a cosy dinner without having to wait for a pan. Because of the division, there is a bit limited space for pans on the griddle.
- Gourmet griddle and stone grill at the same time
- For gourmet section and raclette 8 pans available
- Temperature adjustable, separate knob for raclette
- Maximum power 1450 W
- Little space on baking tray for pans
Best with smooth griddle
The Tristar BP-2641 Bamboo Grill XL has a combined grill and flat griddle. That combination makes it the best gourmet set with a smooth griddle, as you keep the choice between grilling and baking.
The Tristar BP-2641 has an attractive bamboo casing, which makes it a jewel on the table. A table grill that should be seen.
The griddle is made of cast aluminium, which does not deform easily. It has a non-stick coating and is dishwasher-safe. The bamboo casing can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth. The adjustable thermostat is removable, allowing easy storage of the table grill. Gourmet pans are not included in this set, but you could of course buy some pans separately.
- Suitable for 6 persons
- Heats up quickly
- Temperature adjustable
- Easy to clean
- Stylish dining thanks to bamboo surround
- Maximum power 2200 W
- Without gourmet pans
- Cord is on the short side
Best gourmet set with fondue pan
Solis 3 in 1 Combi Grill 796
If you are looking for a gourmet set and fondue set in one, we think the Solis 3 in 1 Combi Grill 796 is the best choice. The fondue pan is suitable for a delicious cheese fondue, a chocolate fondue for dessert, but also to keep satay sauce warm, for example.
Besides the gourmet and fondue function, this 8-person appliance also has a raclette. So with one raclette set on the table, you have plenty of options. The temperature of the fondue set can be controlled separately.
The only downside is the price, which is quite high.
- Extensive range of uses
- Easy to clean thanks to non-stick coating
- Storage space underneath for unused pans
- Temperature easily adjustable
- Maximum power 2200 W
- High purchase price
The 10 best gourmet appliances listed
To make choosing the best gourmet appliance even easier for you, we list the entire Top 10 here again in an easy-to-read table.
Buying a gourmet set: how to choose the right gourmet set?
If you want to buy a gourmet set or gourmet set, it is good to consider what you want to do with it. There are many options:
- The pure gourmet set: prepare delicious dishes directly on a grill plate or with small pans.
- Gourmets and stone grills. There are gourmet sets that include a plate for stone grilling in addition to a grill plate. Some models are equipped with a grill and a stone grill section side by side.
- Gourmet and raclette. Here you can slide pans under the grill plate, for example to prepare dishes with cheese.
- Gourmet and teppan yaki. These gourmet sets also have a flat teppanyaki plate, on which you can prepare meat and vegetables the Japanese way.
- Gourmets and fondue. Some gourmet sets also have a fondue pan, often stainless steel.
As if that were not enough, there are also gourmet sets that combine the various options. There is also the gourmet set with separate grill plates. You are spoiled for choice. In addition to the type of appliance, pay attention to whether it has sufficient power (power is the number of watts). Take another look at our Top 10 to see which came out on top.
Conclusion: what is the best gourmet appliance?
Looking at our test results, you can at least draw one conclusion: Princess is the queen among gourmet appliances. As far as we are concerned, the Princess 103080 Dinner4All gourmet set delivers the ultimate gourmet experience. But be sure to look further in our Top 10. There you are sure to find the gourmet that meets all your needs.
Frequently asked questions
A ribbed plate often has a non-stick coating. Clean it under the tap with a damp cloth. A stone plate is soaked for an hour in warm water with salt or soda. Then clean it with a sponge.
A gourmet set, pans and all kinds of products such as meat, fish and vegetables. You use the pans to prepare dishes, but you can also do it directly on the grill plate.
Examples of meat and fish products suitable for gourmet: mini slavkins and burgers, shoarma, chicken fillet, puffer steak, pork fricandeau, peeled prawns, salmon, cod and marinated Victoria perch.
The power required depends a bit on the type of appliance. Most appliances have an output of between 250 and 2500 watts. With a lower power rating, you have to wait a bit longer for the appliance to heat up and your dishes to be ready.
With raclette, you melt slices of cheese (special raclette cheese can be bought in the supermarket) in a pan, which you place under the griddle of your raclette set. You eat the melted cheese with potatoes, gherkins and pearl onions.
Non-stick pans allow you to fry without oil or butter. Moreover, such pans are easier to clean. The fact that the handles are heat insulated is no superfluous luxury; the pans get quite hot.