When you’re looking for an indoor grill, George Foreman isn’t the only option, but it’s always at the top of the list. Electric grills have evolved amazingly since their invention in the 1990’s, but one thing has remained the same: electric grills are a great way to cook meat and veggies that will also help you cut the fat from your main dish. Cooking at home isn’t always fun and easy, but when you’re using an electric grill, there’s little effort. Clean up is typically easy with these appliances as well.
Many electric grills on the market can be used indoors and out, although some are more portable with handles and longer cords. Read each description carefully and do your own research before you choose a model. Electric grill outdoor capabilities vary, so make sure you choose the best one for your needs.
Here are the best indoor grills 2019-2020 has to offer us:
- This appliance warms up quickly and maintains a solid, even temperature as it cooks.Make sure that all the plates are locked in place for each use, and although there is a drip tray, be aware if there are a lot of extra fat drippings; if they’re not draining quickly, there can be splatter. Otherwise, this is a great indoor electric grill for any home that needs to cook up to four servings at once. The fittings come out and are easy to clean.
- This may be one of the best smokeless indoor electric grill appliances on the market. Great for homes and apartment living, this infrared grill preheats in about 8-10 minutes. Once it has heated, it gets to very high temperatures – it’s recommended that if you have any fans in the kitchen, turn them on to circulate the air. Each grill fitting is nonstick which means there is minimal clean up. Just like any grill, the thicker the meat, and the longer the cooking time. Burgers can generally be cooked in less than 15 minutes – 5-8 minutes on the first side, depending on your desired result. The grills will need to be cleaned regularly to keep them stick-free. The easiest way to do this is to briefly soak a rag in warm, soapy water and hand-clean each of them thoroughly.
- Easy to set up and use! This indoor searing electric grill is great for people who love to grill year-round, and can make some great steaks or burgers in a short amount of cooking time. This appliance is especially good at grilling up the veggies. It’s important to read the direction book – it can give you some really important insight into how to grill your foods with precision. It’s also a relatively smokeless grill, making it a great fit for kitchens of all sizes. Clean up is not effortless – you’ll need to gently clean with a brush and let dry. However, overall, this is a great electric grill for homes that need a solution that can sit on the countertop and be used a few times a week. This model gets hot and it’s quite sturdy.
- The OptiGrill is a grill that is known to be an upgrade from the typical clamshell grill. It’s got a decent amount of – about 11 and half inches by 7 and half inches of grilling space to cook upon. In terms of cooking accuracy, the digital controls give you automatic cooking programs for burger, poultry, sandwich, meat, fish, etc. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the user manual so that you learn to use all of its capabilities. It takes just about 5 minutes to heat up and 10-15 minutes to cook, depending on which category food you are using, and whether it is fresh or frozen. The beep can be annoyingly loud, however, it’s good if you plan on going upstairs to use the Internet. Clean up is easy and you can remove the plates and put them in the dishwasher.
- This smaller electric grill for home is a Foreman classic, which can make up to 4 servings of small cuts of meat at a time, or handle something thicker and larger like a Panini.When cooking multiple items, you should be able to leave an inch and a half between them, so your mileage may vary when it comes to serving sizes. However, overcrowded food can cause the food to cook unevenly. This grill is rated at 1150 watts, gets up to about 400 degrees, and is built to be portable. It’s got a decent size cord, and you can use it outdoors and indoors on a tabletop. Make sure to follow the user manual to get the correct cooking times. The grill plates are removable and should be washed by hand in order to preserve the non-stick plates. Simple warm water and soap should suffice. Be careful to only use a bit of oil when cooking, otherwise you might flood the drip tray, which can get quite splashy.
- This electric multi-grill for home can get a lot of things done for its user. So what is the 4-in-1? This device can transform into an indoor grill, double griddle, combo grill/griddle, or a separate bacon cooker, which is one of my own favorite features. The griddle gives you 200 square inches of cooking space, while the grill cuts that expectation in half. You can also close it like a clamshell grill and heat up thick cuts of chicken, steak, and hamburgers or Paninis this way. Bacon is said to be very easily cooked on this appliance. Be aware that the fattier the meat, the more drip tray waste, which is the messiest part of this entire appliance. You may need to buy an extra drip tray or empty it mid-cook if you’re working with meat that melts a lot of fat off. Be careful, because these fats can get quite hot. The nonstick cooking plates should be cleaned gently with soap, water and a clean sponge.
- This electric griddler/grill for home is quite handsome, made from a stainless steel that’s shiny and sleek. You can’t tell by looking at it, but this versatile electric grill is more than a griddle. It offers 6 cooking options in one: a contact grill, Panini press, full griddle, full grill, half grill, half griddle, and top melt. The settings are pretty precise to help you get the perfect dish every time. The contact grill can handle thick cuts of meat or fish. Parts are removable and all of the plates are nonstick, easy to clean fittings. When open as a full griddle, you get about 240 square inches of grilling space. This means you’ll be able to cook multiple courses of a meal all on one setting, but you’ll still have a device that is versatile enough to cook a slab of salmon.
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