Yes, the ElectriChef sears food at 600°! You get that wonderful sear but without the taste of charcoal or gas.
There is no difference in grilling performance as the 115V model also heats to 600°.
ElectriChef grills are made for outdoor use only.
Often the fire codes prevent charcoal or gas grills from being used in multi-unit and high rise residences.
All ElectriChef grills arrive fully assembled and ready to use.
If you do not have an outdoor outlet that carries 220V then, yes, you will need one installed.
Yes, your ElectriChef is built to withstand the elements.  However, we do recommend you use a grill cover (see our Accessories section.)