- Super easy clean up
- Delicious-flavored meat on any electric or gas stove
- Great for grilling in apartments and small homes
Unlike the electric indoor grills, this won’t leave those lovely grill marks. And, it’s not exactly smokeless, though it produces very little smoke.
This stove top grill will never be quite as effective as the electric indoor models. But if you really can't cope with another appliance, consider this. Of course, it can also be used as a camping grill or for those days when you want the taste of charbroiled/grilled food without needing to fire up your charcoal grill.
Sometimes you just don't have the storage for another appliance. Or maybe you grill once every blue moon. If either one applies to you, then you might just consider this attachment to your stove top. It's not perfect, but it will get the job done. Plus, it's almost completely smoke-free. Now that's something!
Cooking method: This grill top sits on top of your stove and features a full drip pan that can actually be used for steaming foods if you need a change of pace.
Best for cooking: It doesn’t do bad with meats, and you’ll certainly get the hang of the smaller surface of this non-stick coated grill, but we actually think it does a better job with veggies. You be the judge!
Temperature control? You’re at the mercy of your stove on this one. If you have an old model that barely heats on one burner, that’s what you’re going to get.
Dishwasher safe? You can put this in the dishwasher, but you will get a lot more use out of it if you hand wash it after cooking. Hint: soaking this baby for a bit will make that even easier.
Will it break the bank? This is our top pick for budget indoor grills because you’ll get it for less than $20. There are zero bells and whistles, but it’s cheap enough to be disposable. How can you not love that?
What Reviewers Say: Although it's not the highest review score, this baby does have some loyal followers. Here's what they have to say:
- I have cooked several dinners on this thing and it is now my go to way of cooking fat free. Simple. A cup of water, medium low heat, a little spritz with cooking oil (not entirely necessary) and as soon as it is ready to sizzle, slap the meat on there. There is a steam that comes off it and the meat will do what meat does....splatter. Not as bad as frying but it will do a bit. I have had great luck with zucchini and shrimp, mushrooms and asparagus. Play with your oils. A little drizzle of chili oil gives it a zip. I haven't tried wine in the water ring yet. Clean up is a breeze. The non-stick surface cleans up easily. With only two pieces that are simple in design, the clean up takes a few swipes and done. No intricate parts to catch food particles.
- I'm a big fan of this stovetop grill. My apartment building has the most sensitive fire alarm in the world. I have had it go off when I'm making quesadillas on my stove and I hadn't even burned anything. Since the entire building sets an alarm off in each apartment when one of the smoke detectors is triggered, I was a little nervous about trying this grill. I'm impressed that it did not produce a bit of smoke and the food came out great.
- I live in an apartment where grills are not allowed. Not even electric ones. I happen to like the taste of grilled foods, and turning on the stove's broiler all the time is just too much added heat in the summer. I had one of these years ago, and decided to look for it again. I was amazed at the range of prices for the exact same thing, so I went the cheap route figuring how different can it be? I was not disappointed.
- Rated #7 in 7 Best Indoor Grills for Delicious Cooking