Everyone loves to cook on our grills. However, for many people, the prime grilling season is out of reach when we want to grill most. We love cooking on our charcoal grills, but it may simply be impractical. This is often the case for apartment-dwellers, who are not allowed any open flame grills. Gas grills can be expensive and sometimes require expertise to install. Grilling on an electric grill can be the compromise between our living situation and our deep desire for a well-grilled steak on game day.
Not every grill comes with a lid, but many of us prefer an electric grill with a glass lid. A lid helps to seal in flavor, and if you slow-cook with it, you will be able to get a barbecue-like consistency, especially when it comes to juicy taste. In fact, taste is the top reason people like grills with lids, and that’s the biggest draw for these appliance.
Some people like the fact that some of these indoor grills have vents in their glass windows, while many of us love to peep at food while it cooks. Windows on electric grills uniquely allow you to peek at the food without opening the lid, which prevents you from interfering with it to see if it’s cooking well. Finally, others just want a glass grease guard in place. Shopping for a regular electric grill and one with a lid are two different beasts. You have limited models to choose from when it’s all said and done, and you must read reviews carefully. Electric grills are a big draw.
Glass lids need to be cleaned and maintained regularly, but they’re a great alternative to grilling and will save you many evenings of expensive takeout if you’re like me.
Please always take the time to read reviews (not just ours, but others, too!) and consider your lifestyle before making any purchase. If you only cook out once or twice a month for your family, you don’t need a 15-capacity grill meant for tailgating parties.
Below are 5 great models of electric grills with their own lids in 2017-2018
- This is a stylish electric grill with glass lid available in both red and black that’s suitable for countertops or tabletops. It’s 14 inches of grilling space, which makes it a bit of a pain to store when not in use. Hopefully, you can use it regularly enough that it won’t be an issue. It’s build hardy for wear and tear. The lid is vented so that steam can escape freely and keep the pressure down. It also will spread the aroma of dinner across your home. This model has 5 temperature settings so there’s a lot of versatility in grilling temperatures. It’s also got enough space for 4 large burgers or 7-8 skewers.
- Hamilton Beach is best known for its practical and well-loved indoor cooking appliances, and this indoor electric grill is no exception. While the window is optional, it’s definitely a good feature if you want to keep an eye on your food when you’re trying a new recipe or cooking experiment. This grill works at a high searing temperature that locks in juices. You can use the knob to adjust grilling. It’s very easy to use, and the racks pop out to put in the dishwasher after each use. The grilling space is 9 x 9, which is enough to cook two portions of veggies and burgers for two people. The lid window isn’t as large as some of the other models here, however.
- This stainless steel electric grill has a generous window letting you watch every part of your meal as it cooks. The glass is not only for you to watch; its functional purpose to prevent splashes and messy grease. The grill/griddle allow users to cook multiple servings at a time, up to 4, in fact. The heat maxes out at 450 degrees, which is pretty good for this type of appliance. The pan and the drip pan are both dishwasher safe, making cleanup easy.
- This 2-in-1 has a grill side of the plate and a griddle side of the plate, both with 15.5”x11.5” cooking space, which can let you grill at least 4 servings at a time on either side. The removable glass lid prevents grease splatter and retains heat when you plan on barbecue for dinner. There are also grease channels that help drain excess oils and fats away the food where the oils then collect in the drip tray. The tray and fittings are easily cleaned with warm water and soap.
- This is a grill that you can use with or without the lid without any problem. This special grill design evenly distributes heat, giving you a consistent end product every time. The fats and oil are diverted to a spill-proof tray, which you can pop out and cleaned when you need to. (Soap and water is preferred.) The grill surface is nonstick, so less oil is required. The food you grill in this grill will have the fat melted off in most cases, creating a final meal with a lot less fat.
Summing it Up:
There are a lot of good reasons to use an indoor grill. Grilling indoors with a lidded appliance can help you seal in flavor and keeps “peepers” from ruining your food. If you prefer this type of grilling, make sure that you check out the models above. Don’t forget to clean the glass regularly to make sure your view of the food remains unobstructed. And don’t forget to use warm water and soap on the rest of the appliance if it is not dishwasher-safe.
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