Mike Williams

Mike Williams has been with Kenyon International for over 8 years, providing him with extensive knowledge of the sales and manufacturing world. Kenyon Grills, located in Connecticut, began as a small manufacturer of aviation and marine instruments in 1931 — as business developed they led the way with the breakthrough development of ceramic glass cooktops for the high seas, becoming the standards for yachts around the world. The popularity led to the creation of models that can be enjoyed in homes. Kenyon’s products are all locally handcrafted, with the company itself being one of the largest manufacturer in North America of two burner ceramic glassware cooktops and electric grills. Through William’s expertise, Kenyon continues to surpass challenging engineering concepts to create innovative cooking experiences.


Check out Mike’s full interview on Authority Magazine and Thrive Global.


HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2021…is FINALLY here!!!

After months of quarantining/staying home and baking banana bread, many of us are eager to hit the reset button. It’s time to live up to those promises we made to ourselves and eat healthier, workout, and most importantly feel better. Now more than ever, we are all focusing on the importance of leading healthy lifestyles to maintain strong immune systems.  It’s easier than ever to be super-motivated when that first week of January rolls around.

With the right tools, you can set yourself up for success, and instead of attempting that quick-fix diet (that never really works), we can find success following these simple tips;

Drink Water

Think you drink enough water? Think again. When it comes to optimal hydration, be sure to follow this simple rule:

Consume half your body weight in fluid ounces of H2O

Example: 150lbs = 75 fl oz

Often, when our bodies are lacking water, we feel even more hungry than we normally do. You may even find yourself eating far less once you become properly hydrated.

Level up your resolution by trying some healthy add-ins like fresh lemon or lime, fruit, or cucumber.

7-8 Hours of Sleep

Many of us are forced to stay home right now, which means more time on social media and watching TV. You might find yourself sleeping later and waking up groggy. Sleep is like any healthy habit: consistency is key.

Having trouble falling asleep at night?

  • Set a specific bedtime in your mind. Doing so gives your brain and body a little mental feedback on your body’s internal clock will start winding down. The more you keep a “bedtime routine,” the more your brain and body can recognize when it’s time to shift gears.
  • Drink hot herbal teas (like Chamomile or Kava) with honey and a slice of lemon. The lemon aids in digestion so you’ll have a better start to your morning and the herbs will help to calm your nervous system preparing your body for relaxation.
  • Stretching your hamstrings, back, and shoulders nightly will help release tension built up from your busy day.  This will also signal your body to shut down, helping you fall into a regenerative sleep.
  • Make sure your room is set to a cooler temperature during the night. Program your thermostat so this happens automatically.
  • Power Down- The soft blue glow from a cell phone, tablet, or digital clock on your bedside table may hurt your sleep. Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue-light sources an hour before you go to bed. Cover any displays you can’t shut off.
  • Try a series of 10 second deep-breathing excercises or listen to guided mediation or calming music that will lull you into a deep sleep.

Meal Planning

Plan ahead and you’ll never find yourself asking “What’s for Dinner tonight?” 

We are all spending more time in the kitchen cooking, so it’s important to devise a meal plan in advance so you can make fewer trips to the grocery store. Keep a magnetic notepad on the fridge detailing breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and dessert selections for the entire week. You can also keep a digital version of your list on your phone. Once you’ve made your food plan of attack, go through each section and make a shopping list of all the ingredients you’ll need for every meal. Incorporate several of the same ingredients throughout the week to get the most out of your food and your budget (like proteins, salad, rice, fruit, vegetables, and eggs).

Just Move It

Dedicate a little time each day, at least 2o minutes, to some form of exercise. Invest in a pedometer to help keep you on track and accountable for your daily required movements,  I.E 10,000 steps per day! If you are working from home this is an especially vital habit to get your blood flowing and to boost your metabolism.

Don’t neglect strength training! Weight lifting doesn’t have to be intimidating. No need to go crazy, just get a small set of hand weights you can use at home.  After all, muscle burns fat! Watch “how to videos” to make sure you are using correct form and posture.

Grill Veggies and Proteins

Cooking on your grill is a great way to transform healthy foods and proteins into the perfect plate that never feels like a comprise. If you have a Kenyon grill you can keep your grill indoors and accessible on the kitchen counter along with other appliances you’ll need to have ready on the quick, like a blender, so preparation of your meals and snacks will feel almost effortless.

Add an assortment of spices, rubs and marinades to your protein of choice before grilling. Spices can be nutritionally valuable while adding a burst of flavor. Choose fresh or dried spices or get creative and make your own blends to keep on hand. A winter favorite of our’s is Tumeric which contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, much needed during the current pandemic.

Healthy Recipes to Make on Your Kenyon Grill:

Grilled Zucchini & Portobello Steaks with Sun-dried Tomato Aioli

Serve as an appetizer, side, or main dish… you’ll want to slather this sun-dried tomato aioli all over it!

Grilled Cauliflower Steak Pizzas

For a healthy and yummy vegetarian dinner, this fun take on pizza is made with thickly sliced cauliflower as the crust.

Grilled Salmon with Zucchini

Our go-to recipe for grilled salmon which tastes fresh and delicious.  A simple meal that is ready in just 20 minutes.

Steak and Asparagus

This easy weeknight dinner cooks entirely on the grill and takes less than half an hour to make.  If asparagus is out of season, substitute for grilled romaine or another one of your favorite vegetables.


The start of 2021 is very different from any beginning of a New Year we have ever experienced, but don’t give up on hope. Have faith, stay strong, and know good things and better times are on their way! 

sea ray

As part of Sea Ray’s Seas & Greetings virtual event series, they invited Kenyon for a cooking session. Get in the holiday spirit as you learn how to make fluffy gingerbread eggnog pancakes topped with sweet-tart cranberry compote and a dollop of nutmeg whipped cream.

Click here for Gingerbread Eggnog Pancakes recipe.

Chef Kab and his wife Sophal try indoor grilling with a Kenyon City Grill. Watch them grill up BBQ Chicken, Steak, Kabobs, and even make breakfast.



all recipes

Looking for some gift giving inspiration for the chef in your life? Check out our Texan Grill + Stand featured in Allrecipes wow-worthy cooking gifts for guys!

“Made to be the ultimate option for the grill master in your life, the Kenyon Texan + Stand electric grill is designed to include a workspace for prep, cooking, and even serving”


Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Happy

“If you’re a dedicated prepper, you’ve already got your bug-out bag, coronavirus prepping and pandemic prepping sorted out, with shelves full of rice and beans and bottles of water and gasoline. But for the rest of us, those trying to keep living our fairly normal lives while stuck at home, the stuff that can help us stay happier and more comfortable through the coming fall and winter months looks a little bit different.”

“The Kenyon City Grill is different from its electric peers because it is  a smokeless portable indoor/outdoor grill fully suited for all weather conditions, with  a patented concealed electric element that eliminates flare-ups from dripping fat, and because it is in contact with the grate, it eliminates the random hot and cold spots typical of gas grills, giving you more consistent temperature control. It also heats up very quickly, reaching 500° in less than 5 minutes and 600° in less than ten. The grate itself is non-stick and ideal for delicate fish or veggies, but still gives the colorful grill marks many cooks covet, and is dishwasher safe, as is the removable lid, while a disposable drip tray completes the easy clean up…”

Read the full article of Forbes here 


Kenyon Launches Cook With Kenyon, a Mobile App for Customers Designed to Further Elevate Their Grilling Experience

The app offers Kenyon customers a dedicated space for recipes and grill manuals

Clinton, CT, October 21, 2020Kenyon International, Inc., a specialty electric grill and cooktop manufacturer, today announces its first-ever mobile app, Cook With Kenyon. The app offers customers an inside look into nearly 100 recipes that were developed using a range of Kenyon grills. Utilizing key features from these specialty grills, such as the drip trays and attachable griddle, the recipes are best suited for Kenyon’s line of indoor and outdoor electric grills. The always current and ever-evolving recipe feed keeps everything fresh, and will turn any griller into a BBQ genius. In addition, the app will feature manuals for every Kenyon grill so users can easily learn the ins and outs of the products they own.

The recipes were meticulously developed with easy preparation and clean up in mind, and span from traditional grilled meals such as loaded burgers and chicken skewers, to unique dishes like grilled plums with whipped ricotta and Luxardo cherries. Customers will see a breakdown of ingredients needed to prepare these recipes on any Kenyon Grill.

“We have such a talented group of recipe developers at Kenyon, and we knew that this expert insight would resonate well with our customers,” said Phil Williams, president at Kenyon International Inc. “We developed the app and recipes to encourage our customers to think outside the box, and continue to elevate their experience while using our grills. We’re thrilled to provide easy access not only to these delicious recipes, but also our wide selection of grilling manuals so our customers can learn more about the product features while recreating recipes right from home.”

With the introduction of the Cook With Kenyon app, Kenyon continues its dedication to product ingenuity and its mission to provide top-of-the-line customer experiences. The Kenyon product lines include premium electric grills and ceramic glass cooktops, designed with the latest cooking technology. Its grills are available in an assortment of portable or built-in models to fit every individual’s cooking needs.

The app is free to download through Google Play and the Apple App Store. To download the Cook With Kenyon app, visit: www.play.google.com/store/apps/kenyon or www.apps.apple.com/us/app/cook-with-kenyon


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Food Network featured the City Grill in an article called Are ‘Smokeless Grills Really Smokeless?’.

A smokeless grill is ideal for small spaces like an apartment or a small outdoor patio. In fact, Kenyon’s City Grill is aptly named for that specific intention, designed with urban living in mind and a perfect fit for an indoor kitchen or a small balcony. This grill is approved for indoor and outdoor use, and with a nonstick grate and disposable drip tray it’s easy to achieve a perfect sear without any scary flare ups. Therefore, it’s particularly perfect for those who love the grilling experience but don’t have space for a traditional one. The powerful heating system climbs to 500 degrees in five minutes and can exceed 600 degrees in just 10 minutes. Its removeable lid is dishwasher-safe and the stainless-steel exterior is designed to be weather resistant and rust-proof. One customer said “I LOVE this thing! It heats up quickly, cooks things to perfection, and the clean-up is a breeze. Perfect for my condo!”


Read full article here. 

alpha men

Alpha Men featured our City Grill on their list of barbecue essentials.

We’ve spoken about this little number before. Perfectly suited for urban grilling, it’s electric-powered, has lines that would please a German gourmand, and powers up to an impressive 315 degrees Celcius, ensuring great medium-rare beef without smoke or flare-ups. Best yet, it’s easy to wash and when you’re all done, it can slide away until the sun shines once again.

Read full article here.

spruce eats

The Spruce Eats included our Kenyon Floridian Portable Electric Grill in their list of ‘The 6 Best Electric Grills of 2020’.

While the price tag may be a little higher, you can’t beat the sleek design and quality performance of the Kenyon Floridian All-Seasons Portable Electric Grill. This high-end model can heat up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes, and it’s even approved for indoor use on days when the weather isn’t agreeable.

The Floridian All-Seasons Grill has 155 square inches of cooking space, and the whole unit is made from sleek stainless steel. The grill grate and lid are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and reviewers say this electric model is durable and delivers unbeatable results.


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Spy, a publication that focuses on gadgets and product reviews, included the Texan Built-In Electric Grill in their “13 Top-Rated Indoor Grills For Charbroiled Flavor Without The Smoke.”

“If you consider yourself a grill master, and you really want to have a grill top built into your kitchen or outdoor living space, look no further than the Kenyon Texan All Seasons Built-In Electric Grill. Kenyon has built a name for itself by creating electric grills that integrate seamlessly with existing countertops, and the Texan Grill is no exception. This indoor/outdoor grill boasts two independently controlled grill plates that can heat up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit in minutes. It also has a dual lid, allowing you to work with one half of the grill closed and the other open should you be cooking different foods for the same meal. With this awesome cooker installed on in your kitchen, whether that’s indoors or outdoors, you’ll never need a traditional grill again.”


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