What’s The Best Indoor Grill? Top 10 Revealed

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Indoor grilling is on the rise, with the latest countertop grills offering impressive design upgrades and specifications over previous models.

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What's The Best Indoor Grill? Top 10 Revealed

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​We've researched the most popular indoor grills on the market and selected the Top 10 to bring you our take on the best indoor grills available.

Read on to discover our choices for the Top 10 indoor grills of 2019, including:

  • Multi-function countertop grill designs
  • Versatile indoor/outdoor electric grills
  • Reversible indoor grills & griddles
  • Sleek indoor grills with specialized Smart sensors and digital technology

​T-Fal OptiGrill

T-Fal GC7 Opti-Grill Indoor Electric Grill, 4-Servings, Automatic Sensor Cooking, Silver
  • First electric indoor grill that cooks by adapting its grilling cycles to the thickness of the foods
  • 6 automatic cooking programs for Burger, Poultry, Sandwich, Sausage, Red Meat and Fish; Cooking surface: 600 square centimeter
  • Easy monitoring of the cooking process with its preheating / ready indicator lights and audible beeps for rare, medium, and well done
  • 2 cooking modes: 1 for frozen food and a manual mode so you can cook anything the way you want; Large juice tray and plates with an angle of 7° to ensure cooking juices run off.
  • Die cast aluminum and removable nonstick plates for effortless food release and cleaning; dishwasher safe drip tray and plates; Refer the complete userguide before using the product

Coming it at number one our list is the T-fal OptiGrill indoor electric grill.

T-fal's OptiGrill utilizes Smart technology to grill an endless variety of cuts to perfection, a feature not available with most indoor grills on the market.

Crafted with specialized sensors and offering six different cooking programs, the OptiGrill can even cook frozen meat cuts to succulent fully prepared main courses.

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Clean up is a cinch with the OptiGrill, and its grill plates and drip trays are removable and dishwasher safe.

A primary consideration of the cleanup process when it comes to indoor electric grills is the grill's drip tray and protection offered from splatters and grease drippings during the cooking process.

One clear advantage of the OptiGrill is its secure containment of splatters, juices, and grease drippings.

The nonstick coating allows for smooth drainage into the drip pan, which is cleaned easily with water and in the dishwasher if preferred.

​George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill

George Foreman 12+ Servings Upto 15 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B
  • 12+ Servings Upto 15 - It’s tailgate time! The 240 square inches of circular grilling surface lets you make over 12+ Servings Upto 15 for large groups of people
  • George Tough Nonstick Coating - There’s a lot to love about this nonstick coating; it’s durable, easy to clean, and removes the need for butter and oil
  • Indoor/Outdoor Removable Stand - Don’t let the weather keep you from the glory of grilling; the easy-to-remove stand takes you from patio to countertop in no time
  • Adjustable Temperature Control - The temperature probe lets you choose from five heat settings to get the best results on any kind of food
  • Apartment-Approved - Your landlord will love this grill just as much as you do because the fully electric system gives you high-quality grilling with no charcoal, no propane, and no flare-ups

​The reigning champion of the countertop grill is back in action with the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor grill.

Like the original George Foreman grill, the versatile indoor/outdoor latest edition features the same slope design that allows fatty drippings to drain efficiently from your food while cooking.

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​The George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill is an excellent option for apartment and condominium dwellers looking for an authentic "cookout" experience that offers the functionality of both a countertop and balcony grill.

​Hamilton Beach Indoor Flavor Searing Grill

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill with Viewing Window and Removable Easy-to-Clean Nonstick Plate, 6-Serving, Extra-Large Drip Tray, Stainless Steel (25361)
  • Locks in juices and flavors: Sear at 450 degrees or use adjustable temperature dial to grill at lower heat for optimal grilling results.
  • Enjoy grilling all year long: This indoor grill with hood has a high searing heat that locks in juices and flavors, and lid closes to give you signature grill marks. Serves up to 6 with 118 square-inch grilling surface.
  • Keep an eye on your food: This indoor grill with hood comes with a convenient window in lid lets you watch food cook while keeping heat inside.
  • Easy to clean: Indoor grill hood, plate, and extra-large drip tray are all removable and dishwasher safe.
  • Less mess: Extra-large drip tray catches juices so they don't spill on your counter and it's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

​Coming in at number three on our list of the Top 10 indoor grills is the Indoor Flavor Searing Grill from Hamilton Beach, an impressively designed alternative to outdoor grills when it comes to locking in smokey favors.

Featuring a sleek, minimal design and user interface, the Hamilton Beach Flavor Searing Grill competes with the outdoor grill experience by offering convenience and ease of use not available with most outdoor grills.

The grill's flavor locking technology is in part due to its unique hood design—where similar models instead place a glass lid or plate.

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​The Hamilton Beach Flavor Searing Grill is an excellent choice for those looking to replace the authentic smokey taste of food grilled outdoors with a sleek, contemporary indoor alternative.

​Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler Indoor Grill

Cuisinart GR-4NP1 5-in-1 Griddler, 13.5"(L) x 11.5"(W) x 7.12"(H), Silver With Silver/Black Dials
  • 5-in-1 countertop unit works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle. Dimensions: 13.50 L x 11.50 W x 7.12 H inches
  • Brushed stainless-steel housing; sturdy panini-style handle; floating cover to adjust to thickness of food. BPA Free
  • Removable and reversible 11" x 9" dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking plates drain grease for healthy cooking into the integrated drip tray.
  • Adjustable temperature controls with indicator lights; gourmet recipes and scraping tool included
  • Please refer to the Product Video and the User Manual before use.

​Don't be fooled by the compact size of the Cuisinart 5-in-1—this versatile indoor grill and griddle functions as a master kitchen appliance.

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​This is an intelligent appliance that functions as a grill, griddle, panini press, and can serve up to four people with its increased surface capacity.

The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler Indoor Grill is a top choice for indoor grill enthusiasts in search of maximum convenience and versatility.

​Breville Smart Grill

Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill, Electric Countertop Grill, Brushed Stainless Steel.
  • Removable, dishwasher safe plates with Element IQ
  • Opens flat to 'BBQ Mode'
  • Voltage- 110-120Volts,1800 watt embedded heating design. 310- 450F variable temperature control with Low, Panini, and Sear Modes
  • 6 adjustable height settings
  • Integrated, removable drip tray. Removable, dishwasher-safe plates.

​While the Breville Smart Grill runs on the higher end of the cost spectrum, it may be the most thoroughly rounded choice on our Top 10 list where excellent performance and multifunction capability is concerned.

The Breville Smart Grill is not only capable of functioning as a grill, griddle, and panini press—it performs each of these tasks equally well and without the typical detractors found among most multi-purpose models.

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​The Breville Smart Grill is a premium electric indoor grill that surpasses competitors in design specifications and performance.

Due to its versatile design features, we recommend the Breville Smart Grill for preparing everything from steaks to panini sandwiches.

​Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle

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​The Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle features the wide surface area that reversible indoor grills are known for when cooking meats and healthy snacks on the grill side, and breakfast favorites like sausage and bacon on the griddle.

Unlike an outdoor grill, the Wolfgang Puck Reversible Grill easily drains unwanted grease and fat drippings from your favorite foods, while offering the experience of an authentic outdoor cookout.

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The Wolfgang Puck Reversible Indoor Grill & Griddle is a must have for the indoor grill enthusiast in search of versatility, effortless cleanup, and ease of use.

It also makes an excellent gift idea for the holidays, weddings, and housewarming parties alike.

​Presto Cool Touch Electric Indoor Grill

Presto 09020 Cool Touch Electric Indoor Grill
  • Grease automatically drains from food into drip tray
  • Cool touch base surrounds the grilling surface on the front & back sides
  • Control Master heat control maintains the proper cooking temperature automatically
  • Fits in most dishwashers & standard 18" kitchen cabinets
  • Spatula included

​The Presto Cool Touch delivers on its namesake by heating a variety of cuts quickly and evenly.

Offering an impressively wide surface area for an indoor grill, we love the Cool Touch for its ability to accommodate larger servings for indoor cookouts easily.

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​ The Presto Cool Touch is a convenient, consistently high performing indoor gill that features a large surface capacity and fast cooking times.

The Presto's open, straightforward design makes it an excellent option for indoor grill beginners.

​Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Grill

De'Longhi Perfecto Indoor Grill, 16 in. x 12 in, Black
  • Distributes heat evenly for the best results due to the fully embedded grill plate heating element. The input power is 1500 watts. The frequency is 60 Hz and the voltage is 120 volts
  • Improves cooking to keep food juicy with the tempered glass lid; It can also keep already grilled food warm
  • Make a meal for the whole family with the large cooking surface. Drip tray: Integrated and removable
  • Perfectly grilled food to your preference with the detachable, adjustable thermostat; Easy to clean with nonstick grill plate and removable nonstick drip tray; Simply wipe the grill plate and empty the drip tray
  • Please review the user manual under product details for set up and safeguard related guidelines

​Coming in at number eight on our list of the best indoor grills is the Delonghi Perfecto indoor grill, an ideal choice for grilled meats.

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​The Delonghi Perfecto is a top choice for quickly and evenly grilling meat cuts and barbeque.

We recommend the Delonghi for those in search of simple design, user interface, and reliable performance.

​George Foreman Indoor Grill And Panini Press

George Foreman 5-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press, Platinum, GR2081HM
  • 5 Servings - Feed the whole family fast! The 80 square inches of grilling surface lets you make up to five servings of everybody’s favorites all at the same time
  • Classic Plate Grill - This is the original George Foreman Grill. The durable grill plates give you lean, mean grilling power for all your favorite foods, Plus it doubles as a Panini press
  • Adjustable Temperature Control - Perfect heat is the secret ingredient, The temperature slide control lets you set the temperature range for great results every time
  • George Tough Nonstick Coating - There’s a lot to love about this nonstick coating. It’s durable, easy to clean, and removes the need for butter and oil
  • Fat-Removing Slope - It’s the sure sign of a George Foreman Grill, The sloped grilling surface helps remove up to 42% of fat* for leaner, tasty meals

​The George Foreman line makes our list once again with the George Foreman Indoor Grill and Panini Press.

Fundamentally speaking, this countertop electric model is a contemporary version of the original George Foreman grill.

The George Foreman Indoor Grill and Panini Press boasts improvements in performance and specifications, including faster heating time and dishwasher safe removable plates.

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​The George Foreman Indoor Grill and Panini Press is a worthy investment for preparing simple meat cuts like burgers, sandwiches, and dinners for two.

Customers new to the George Foreman line of indoor grills will appreciate its easy cleanup and straightforward design.

​​​Oster DuraCeramic Reversible Indoor Grill & Griddle

Oster Titanium Infused DuraCeramic Reversible Grill/Griddle, Black (CKSTGR3007-TECO)
  • Reversible indoor grill/griddle pan with embedded heating element
  • Nonstick, PTFE- and PFOA-free ceramic coating won't flake or peel
  • Drip tray collects excess fat and grease for lighter, healthier meals
  • Dishwasher-safe base, cooking plate, and drip tray
  • Includes cool-touch handles for easy carrying

​The unique design of the Oster Reversible Indoor Grill & Griddle puts it into the ranking at number ten, wrapping up our list of the best indoor grills.

Where the Oster Reversible Grill & Griddle wins is in versatility and durable construction, outperforming similar models with its superior ceramic hardware.

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​We love the Oster DuraCeramic for its consistent performance, impressive hardware, and versatile nonstick ceramic design.

​Buyer's Guide: What To Look For While Shopping For The Perfect Indoor Grill

​Whether you're an outdoor grill enthusiast making the transition to indoor electric models, or new to the world of grilling altogether, a countertop grill is an increasingly popular choice that can accommodate a variety of meat cuts, healthy snacks, and even prepare breakfast items.

Although indoor grills feature some design similarities to their outdoor counterparts, it can be tricky to navigate the indoor grill market.

When gearing up to purchase your first indoor grill, there are a few basic design criteria to take into consideration:

​Open Countertop Grills, Closed Countertop Grills, And Stovetop Indoor Grill Designs

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Generally speaking, indoor grill models follow one of three design principles: open countertop, closed countertop, and the stovetop grill.

The Stovetop Grill

A stovetop grill fits directly above your stove and utilizes the power harnessed from open flame burners.

While the stovetop grill provides a convenient, open design that is most similar to a classic outdoor grill, it is a less popular choice due to its often difficult cleanup and lack of advanced configuration features.

Open Countertop Grill

Open countertop grills act as standalone units that harness power from an electrical source.

Many popular indoor grills follow the open countertop grill design.

Open countertop grills offer a wider surface area for cooking, as well as more control over your food during the process.

On the downside, open countertop grills are prone to splashes, spilling, and drainage if not adequately equipped with well-designed drip trays.

​Closed Countertop Grill

​Closed countertop grills function much like open countertop grills with the addition of a clear glass or tempered glass lid.

While closed lid countertop grill models are often smaller in size, they compensate for surface capacity by offering the ability to heat food from both sides.

Containment of juices, splashes, and grease drippings is another advantage of the closed countertop grill design.

Overall, closed countertop grills offer less versatility than open countertop grill options.

The countertop grills that have made it onto our top 10 list offer the best of both worlds, with expertly designed hardware and versatile multipurpose designs.

​Advantages Of The Indoor Grill Versus Classic Outdoor Models

barbecue on charcoaled grill

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​In some respects, outdoor grilling is an experience that is unique and incomparable with that offered by indoor electric grills.

However, certain characteristics unique to the indoor electric grill yield advantages over outdoor grilling.

​Smoke "Less"

​While no grill is truly smokeless, indoor grills produce less smoke than outdoor grills, and closed countertop grills produce the least smoke of all.


​We don't have to argue the convenience of the indoor grill.

With the rise of apartment and condominium dwelling over home ownership, indoor/outdoor models like the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor grill, offer the perfect alternative to the traditional cookout.

​Grilling Year Round

Countertop and Indoor/Outdoor models allow for year-round grilling and cookouts—a clear advantage over conventional outdoor counterparts.

Last update on 2021-02-26 at 16:42 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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