Hot summer evenings, the sun setting late… It’s time for grilling with family or friends. Summer is not officially here yet, but many French people have decided to take advantage of the small pleasures that accompany the holidays before their time. Those who are lucky enough to have a garden have already reinstalled their barbecue, while others are waiting to do so in their vacation rental.

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t also take advantage of these cooking methods. If the barbecue is very often prohibited on the balconies – find out from your condominium – the plancha is authorized! Generally electric, it is easily placed on a table and allows those present to cook their food as they wish. A good way to not get too tired in the kitchen when you want to save time.

Even when you already have a barbecue, it is not forbidden to have fun with this other cooking appliance. Interviewed in 2021 by Planet, Jean-Christophe Piquet – commercial director of Esprit Barbecue – explains that he recently observed “an explosion on the plancha part”, which is quite “unusual”. “This year, more than the previous ones, customers have opted for this cooking element,” he adds. How to explain it? “Most of the time, vacation rentals – such as houses on Arirbnb or gites – offer planchas and few barbecues. So there is this memorial side of the holidays, these good times spent all together”, confided Jean-Christophe Picket at Planet. Do you want to be seduced? Discover the seven best models on the market for less than 100 euros.