Guide to the Best Indoor Grills

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You may be looking at indoor grills so you can cook the barbecue foods you love more often. Most of you must have enjoyed many exciting outdoor grilling experiences in your life. Disruptions due to inclement weather or a lack of appropriate space might have spoiled a few grilling plans too. After all, not every home has a lawn, backyard, or balcony to place an outdoor grill. Consider indoor grills so that you can use this cooking technique more often.

Electric Indoor Searing Grill- Hamilton Beach

This open grill with a lid window is fast and efficient. Large enough to cook 6 items simultaneously, it contains smoke and odors really well. This is because of the lid which doesn’t press down on the food, but holds in heat. The result is an acceleration of the cooking process. Moreover, all the items taste quite similar to how they would if cooked on a gas-powered outdoor grill.

With regard to cleaning and maintenance, the lid comes off which you have to wash by hand. The drip pan and grill grate can be taken care of in the dishwasher. So, if you are looking at indoor grills, this may be what you’re looking for.

Griddler Deluxe – Cuisinart

The Griddler Deluxe by Cuisinart is relatively expensive, but it comes with various special features and cooking options. Normally, you can prepare up to 6 items. However, depending on your needs and the size of a particular gathering, you can adjust the grill plates to double your cooking capacity.  The reversible plates have a flat surface on one side and a grill pattern on the other.

Ad additional feature is that you can go choose varying temperatures for each plate. This is particularly helpful when the Griddler is in the open position. For instance, if you are looking to prepare a quick-fire eggs and bacon breakfast, then just put the bacon on medium heat on one side. The eggs can be scrambled on low flame on the second surface. Rapid and even browning of the Griddler means that things like chicken breast and Panini, which take longer to cook, are nice and crispy (with eye-catching grill marks) when done. Burgers, on the other hand, can be grilled perfectly thanks to the high heat sear function. While preheating, the knobs tend to glow red and then turn to green when the selected temperature has been attained.

Serving Removable Plate Grill – George Foreman 4

The full name of this non-stick grill is “The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine.” It has gone through major design changes and upgrades since it entered the market back in 1994. However, the one constant has been the ability to drain all the fat while cooking meat. This is made possible by the slanted design.

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There isn’t much in terms of appearance compared to other indoor grills. But, the small size and no-nonsense cooking method mean that you can enjoy a few grilled cheese sandwiches or a couple of burgers pretty much whenever you feel like. With only one setting, it’s easy to operate, while the cleaning process is simple too.

The detachable drip tray at the front is there to catch the fat drippings as they trickle down the sloping design. For cleaning, the grill plates can be removed and placed in the dishwasher. This is quite an advancement considering that the original Foreman grill required you to scrub the plates by hand.

3-in-1 Grill Griddle and Waffle Maker G48TD (Black & Decker)

This multi-purpose grill and waffle maker comes with reversible cooking plates that can shift from a waffle side to a flat side. It is really good at grilling cheese sandwiches and browning burgers. Chicken and fish; however, require some delicate handling while cooking.

The small handle tends to become too hot to touch after use. On the whole, it is a decent indoor grilling option. You are advised not to go for dishwasher cleaning. Another positive is the easy availability of Black & Decker hardware. You will most certainly be able to find it at your local kitchenware and hardware store without many problems.

Final Word

Now you know about a few indoor grills that you should consider. If you happen to have some space inside, then this is a blessing that shouldn’t be overlooked. You’ll be enjoying the best-grilled items regardless of the weather.

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