Have you ever used a ceramic electric grill? If you haven’t, don’t worry; in the world of grilling they’re relatively new. Tabletop electric grills have only really started to take advantage of ceramic in the past few years. However, when it comes to cooking with ceramic, there is a rich history of it. Ceramic is a great material for grilling and roasting, and the tradition actually comes from Japan.
The traditional ceramic grills and smokers, also commonly referred to as “kamados”, have been popular items for a while in the US. The term is from the ceramic smokers, which are modeled after the design that has been around for centuries. In Japan, they primarily use it to cook and stem rice. Today, however, people love to use ceramic to cook up their meat. People find that ceramic grilling cooks more evenly, and works better when cooking for hours at a time, helping the meat become juicer as the lid walls in the flavor.
Ceramic smokers can sometimes reach temperatures of 600-700 degrees, making them ideal to sear steak or ribs. Safer than wood-burning smokers, there is a downside to indoor smokers with ceramic casings; you’re never going to quite get the taste of wood chips or hardwood chunks ingrained into your meat. An indoor ceramic smoker may help the food heat up highly, but there’s still no substitute for an all-day-long cooked rib or wing.
When you’re using an indoor smoker, ceramic is the choice for nonstick, easy cleaning and if you’re a person who is always in a hurry, this is a good thing to remember while shopping for a new electric grill.
Top 5 Best Ceramic Electric Grills 2017-2018
- This grill is the one that excels when it comes to indoors cooking. This ceramic countertop grill can cook up to 5 servings for food for your family at a time without much effort. As a ceramic grill, it’s up to 5 times more durable than the other models, and it’s also stain and fade resistant. The model comes in several different colors, so if it’s about to become a permanent kitchen fixture, order accordingly. (I personally think that red is the most handsome color.) Like other Foreman models, there is an easy-to-clean splash tray that collects the fats and other byproducts. Featuring a sloped grilling surface that helps remove up to 42% of fat from meats, this model brings you the best of ceramic grilling and the best of electric grilling. You get a model that can heat to high temperatures quickly, and yet it still cuts the fat. While you won’t get the same smoky flavor of barbecue, you’ll definitely get a great flavor.
- This is a good ceramic electric grill for those on a budget who are looking to cook with ease. It’s a very easy to use model of ceramic grill with a digital timer that helps you cook accurately and efficiently. This model cooks some foods better than others. It excels with sandwiches, Paninis, and normal cuts of chicken. However, some meats will get stuck if you use marinade, so it’s best to use this model to cook things you plan to add sauces TO rather than take time to marinate, only to end up with a big mess on the grill plates. The brushed stainless steel is pretty handsome, and this makes a great tabletop electric grill if you love to cook sandwiches.
- This Ceramic Tabletop Electric grill is the runner-up in the ceramic grill category overall. I’d leave it out if I could, but a lot of people love this grill for a couple of very specific reasons. This is just as it’s described – a large grill, which can cook meats as well as sandwiches for the whole family. But here’s another secret: a lot of people choose this grill when they’re looking to avoid Teflon. This is a Teflon-free ceramic grill, which makes it freer of toxins that others, however, it’s definitely not easy to clean. The tray is also not the best when it comes to collecting grease. However, overall, this grill gets the job done for those who want to avoid Teflon and are looking for a good countertop grill solution for a whole family.
- This ceramic electric grill functions as a griddle as well, allowing you to cook up multiple foods on the surface no matter what meal you’re making. People love this ceramic tabletop griddle because it heats more evenly than other indoor grills. The heating controls go up to 450 degrees, which is honestly higher than many models, even those that don’t brag about their high temperatures. It’s known for heating up quickly. Even better, the nonstick surface really helps to make clean up a breeze. Even pancakes don’t stick to the surface. This ceramic electric tabletop grill features a large 10″ x 18″ cooking surface that can fit enough food for your entire family.
- This grill is for those of us ready to cook way into the future. LED lights light up the controls and this countertop electric grill is available for both indoor and outdoor use. This grill has a reputation of being a very good tabletop electric grill that can also function as a griddle. Like most electric grills, this one heats up with infrared heat technology in about 10 minutes and is very easy to clean. There are 7 heat settings to choose from, but if you’re looking for something super-precise, skip this one and choose one that’s more traditional.
Summing it Up:
So many companies have started to use ceramic as a part of their daily grills; it’s hard to know which is the best. Start with sizing if you’re shopping – how many people do you regularly feed? Then think about the types of food that you cook. For example, turkey usually requires long cooking times. Can the tabletop grill you’re looking at handle this for you? These models are all made by trust companies. If you can’t decide on one of the models featured here, don’t be afraid to explore other models in the brands. They’re some of the top grilling brands for a reason, so check them out.
Each grill has its own pros and cons. Don’t take them lightly; pay special attention to the ones listed here. And make sure to read reviews as well before you make your decision.
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