Looking for the best indoor grill? In this
video we’ll break down the top nose indoor grills available whilst comparing them for
price versus performance. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best indoor grills on the market, we have included links in the description for each
product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget
range. Starting off at number 1 we have the T-fal
OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill in Silver.
This electric press leaves those lovely griddle marks on your food. That makes it easy to
wow guests (and your family). And, it’s a convenient size to place on the counter
near a plug point. You may have a little more trouble finding the space for the eight-serving
grill, but it’s not that bad. This indoor electric grill has a drip tray
for catching fats, which makes it perfect for grilling meats. It seems to nail chicken
every time. Hold the phone, you get a whole lot of options
here. There are six automatic cooking programs (burger, fish, poultry, red meat, sandwich,
and sausage). That’s usually enough to make a home cook excited, but it gets better still.
There’s a cooking level indicator accompanied by audible beeps that alert you to the current
stage of your meat – rare, medium and well-done. Interestingly, there’s also a manual setting
and the ability to cook meats from frozen. (Did you just fall off your chair; we did
when we found out for the first time.) Yep, the drip-tray and the removable plates
are dishwasher-safe. But, we urge you to read the manual regarding the removal and positioning
of those plates; it’s not always as easy as you would think. And, you really don’t want
to apply too much force. You’ll pay about $150 for this indoor electric
grill, but you’ll get plenty of features for that price. Almost as many as (and sometimes
more than) indoor grills in the highest price bracket. Add in the 1-year limited warranty
and you know you’ve got an incredible little indoor grill.
At number 2 we have the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill in Black.
No need to keep gas canisters or charcoal on hand for this grill; this George Forman
grill works anywhere you have an electrical plug point. That’s right; this baby is electric
even though it functions mostly the same as an outdoor grill. The grill plate does, however,
have a fat collection tray. Which is just what you would expect from Foreman, even if
it were not the sort of thing you would find on most outdoor grills.
If you aren’t aware of the way a Foreman grill works, we urge you to consider watching
this classic infomercial from 1996. Yes, the ol’ boxer has been changing people’s eating
habits for that long. In any case, this indoor grill is best for cooking meats because it
removes all the extra fat, leaving your meats healthy and lean.
There’s a single control dial that allows you to make adjustments from low to high.
You may need to fiddle with it a bit, but it doesn’t take long to get it right.
The grill plate is wonderfully dishwasher-safe, as is the removable drip tray. Both of those
will make your life easier, though we urge you to get those pieces washed as soon as
they are cool enough. The body of this unit is an electrical appliance, though, so that’s
a wipe-with-damp-cloth sort of thing. The price on this puppy is less than $80,
which isn’t bad for the product you get. In fact, we’d say it’s a steal for anyone
that loves to grill but is relegated to working on a balcony (or hiding in the kitchen). You
can also get a two-year or three-year protection plan to safeguard your investment. We kind
of love that. At number 3 we have the Hamilton Beach Indoor
Flavor-Searing Grill. You can use this electric appliance as both
a grill and a press. And, it does both remarkably well.
Think meats and sandwiches when looking at this particular model. We think it does the
meats much better, but the sandwich function makes this a viable machine year-round.
You will have some control over the temperature, but it all comes from a single dial that allows
for settings between 200 and 400 (plus seer). There is an indicator light and that’s rather
useful since it is important to heat this machine before adding your foods to it.
The removable hood, grill plate, and drip tray are dishwasher-safe. And that’s a real
bonus, but you may need to wangle to get the hood in. After all, you can fit up to eight
servings on the nearly 120 inches of non-stick grilling space.
Considering what this indoor electric grill does and how well it does it, you should expect
it to cost more. We would have gotten it wrong on The Price Is Right, overshooting by a good
$20. You’ll probably pay less than $55 depending on the time of year you buy.
At number 4 we have the Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill.
This awesome appliance is an electric grill, griddle, and press in one. And it does each
one of those things really, really well. Meats are a solid option, as you would expect
from any indoor grill of this caliber. But, c’mon, this baby has a dedicated panini
setting and we’re still dancing around the room about that.
You can adjust the temperature between 310 and 450ºF. The digital readout shows you
when the temperature is in the right place and if it dips at any point. There’s also
a searing option. And, then there’s that dance-worthy panini setting that you and everyone
you know will rave about. Add to that the six adjustable height settings and you’ve
got yourself a machine to love. It’s just what you would expect for the
price, isn’t it? Dishwasher-safe plates and a removable drip tray.
We wish it wasn’t so expensive – $270 is a lot to pay for an indoor grill. Then again,
if you use it all the time, you won’t mind the splurge.
And for our final pick at number 5 we have the Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Grill.
As you would expect, this is one of those indoor electric grills that sits on a countertop
fairly close to an outlet. Keep in mind this is one of the larger countertop grills, so
make sure you have the room to accomodate it.
You get a drip tray with this appliance, so you know it’s good for meats. But, it doesn’t
do a bad job with veggies either. The embedded heating element means the grill distributes
heat evenly. That’s great if you’re cooking the same foods across this grill. The lack
of hotter and colder sides, however, means you’ll need to pay attention if you’re
cooking veggies as well as thick steaks. You get an adjustable (and removable) thermostat
along with a dial of heat settings (from one to five). It’s not the most advanced temp
control system, but you do get that evenly cooked food.
It’s got a non-stick coating. You’ll need to wipe the drip tray and the grill plates
clean. Same goes for the body of the appliance. At that point, you may as well hand wash the
glass lid too. Sorry. For less than $55, you can have an indoor
electric grill that feeds a crowd of people. Now, the grill plate is non-stick coated,
so you will need to work a little harder to protect your investment, but what appliance
lasts forever (especially at this price point)? So that sums up our top indoor grills of 2019.
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