How much is a Teppanyaki grill? These 4 things go into pricing

When looking to buy a Teppanyaki grill, the first thing that probably comes to mind is: how much is a Teppanyaki grill?

You can have cheap teppanyaki grills for as low as $30, but mid-range tabletop teppanyaki grills go for around $100 and you might want to pay over $150 for a top brand. Stovetop teppanyaki grill plates are around $250 for good and durable grills.

In this post, I don’t want to focus on the top teppanyaki grill brands, because I already have an article on the best teppanyaki grills for your home right here

Instead, let’s take a closer look at how the prices of good grills go up.

My favorite tabletop grill, this OZQP is a lot of fun and very very durable for a tabletop grill:

OZQP Teppanyaki tabletop grill

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As for a stovetop grill, this Everdure Furnace is the most durable I’ve found in an affordable price range:

Everdure furnace teppanyaki grill plate

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What goes into the cost of a tabletop teppanyaki grill?

There are a few things that go into the cost of a tabletop teppanyaki grill:

The quality of the cooking surface

this is probably the most important part of the grill as it is where you’ll cook your food (although it won’t do you any good if it can’t reach the right temperatures).

It needs to be of good non-stick quality so your teppanyaki dishes will be easy to move around (that’s a big part of the cooking style) and it should be easy to clean afterward.

The best materials are ceramic and non-stick Teflon coating.

The size of the grill

Another thing to look out for is the size of the grilling surface. You will probably need a fair amount of room if you’re going to be cooking teppanyaki style.

This way you’ll be able to move around all of the separate food you’re preparing without them interfering with each other.

The other thing about a large surface is the ability to use it a party where you or your guests can all cook at the same time.

The temperature

The temperature settings are an essential part of any electric tabletop grill and for teppanyaki, you’ll want some extra flexibility.

This style of cooking involves playing around with the heat levels so it should be able to get hot enough for quick searing, but the settings also need to be flexible to be able to get precise temperatures.

Cleaning

Aside from the right cooking surface for cleaning, ideally, your grill should be able to be taken apart for easy cleaning. 

At least the cooking surface should be able to be removed so you can thoroughly clean it without damaging any electrical parts. 

The OZQP has this feature, which is why it’s one of the best tabletop grills on the market at this time.

What goes into the cost of a stovetop teppanyaki grill?

A lot of the same things that go into the cost of a tabletop teppanyaki grill also go into determining the price of a stovetop one, although it’s also quite different.

The quality of the cooking surface

Of course, you’ll want a quality cooking surface here as well, but the materials you’re looking for aren’t the same non-stick or ceramic coatings.

For a stovetop teppanyaki grill, you’ll want to look for cast iron preferably, or a good quality stainless steel.

The size of the grill

Obviously you’ll want to look for a bigger grilling surface to be able to make a lot of side dishes at the same time and prepare meals for your family or even a party at once.

Just remember that you’ll also have to fit it onto your stovetop so you should make sure that it fits your kitchen.

The added benefit of a larger stovetop grill plate is that you can set it atop of a few different burners at the same time and get different heat levels on each of them for searing, grilling or resting your food.

The temperature

The temperature doesn’t play the same role here as it does with a tabletop grill because you can’t set the temperature on the grill surface itself.

Instead, you’ll want to look for a quality material that can withstand high temperatures on your stove burners.

Conclusion

This is my opinion on the prices of teppanyaki grills and what you should look out for when buying one.

My recommendation is to spend a little more and get a decently priced grill, either for your table or your stove and avoid being frustrated with the quality later.

But I also understand if you want to try it out and see if it’s for you with a cheaper model at first.

I also have this article on teppanyaki hot plates if you want to take a look at some very affordable models to get you started.

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