7 Best Indoor Grills

7 Best Indoor Grills

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After 17 hours of research evaluating 85 products, we picked T-fal OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill in Silver as our top choice.

It's difficult to imagine life without BBQ. Even if you're not a serious meat lover, you have to appreciate the way a grill cooks those vegetables, right?

Clearly, most Americans love their food grilled. According to Mintel’s Grilling and Barbecuing Report, a whopping 80 percent of American households own at least one grill. And, the average grill owner also owns 1.6 of these cooking devices.

More recently, the concept of an indoor grill has become popularized. But how do you know you are buying the best indoor grill available?

It shouldn’t surprise you that eight in ten Millennial consumers already own a grill. The surprising trend is that the indoor grill is rapidly gaining popularity among all consumers.

You may be one of them. An analyst quoted in the L.A. Times sums it up perfectly, “it’s part of the American identity to have a grill.”

We Love Grilled Food (Inside and Out)

But let's be honest, the point of a grill is the incredible succulent meat it makes. The trouble is, though, that some apartment buildings and condos simply don't allow for gas or charcoal grills. And those long, dreary winter months make it almost impossible to enjoy grilled foods.

At least they did before these indoor grills became popular. And, apparently, 56 percent of grill owners cook-out all year long. We suspect a lot of the people polled are actually using electric grills indoors and calling it a cook-out, but…

Most inside grill enthusiasts are using electric grills, but you’re not limited to them. The best indoor grill for you will depend on your needs. A stove top grill is a popular choice. You just fit them over your existing elements and voila!

And, there are those that cook with an inside grill more often than not – because it’s healthier. Just look at the Foreman grill fans out there.

We researched all the different options on the market, from the humble stove top grill to appliances that doubled up as panini presses. (And, we promise that we looked at every Foreman grill out there as well.) We’re absolutely serious about our top fave – and found plenty of others to fall in love with as well.

Now, isn't it time you imagined a winter with football and grilled meats and veggies?

Editorial staff