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The Best Indoor Electric Grills on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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And while we’ve written about the best grill accessories, the best smokers, and even the best charcoal, here we’re rounding up the best indoor electric grills you can find on Amazon, according to tons of extremely positive reviews.

Best-rated indoor electric grill

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler

Multiple reviewers mentioned buying this Cuisinart electric grill (which is also our best-rated panini press) to replace their aging George Foreman grills, and that they liked this one better. One reviewer liked that the grill plates on the Cuisinart weigh less, explaining, “I bought this to replace a George Foreman Grill. The main difference is the plates, which are considerably lighter in weight and much easier to pick up and clean.” Other reviewers commented on the grill’s versatility, listing all the things they’ve cooked on it so far: “I really like that the plates are double sided with a grill and griddle. Being able to open the unit all the way up is also really nice. I’ve used this to grill veggies, grilled cheese sandwiches, make pancakes, hash browns, eggs, warm tortillas, grill burritos, and sear fish.” Reviewers also noted that they use this grill so consistently it occupies a permanent spot on their kitchen counters. One of them said, “I have used this miracle device multiple times a week, for over two years — and it still looks and works like new.”

Best-rated (less expensive) indoor electric grill

Over and over again, reviewers of this grill praised the George Foreman’s upgrade of removable plates, saying things like “This is the George Foreman grill I have always wanted!” and “The only way to make a George Foreman better was to have removable plates, and they did it.” In fact, over 700 positive reviews mention the removable plates. Other terms used to describe it include “easy to clean.” One reviewer explained, “The removable and dishwasher safe plates are a godsend.” Another said, “I can’t use enough superlatives. I drop them in hot soapy water and go eat my dinner return and swish, swish! they are sparkling clean and so so easy to remove and replace.” Finally, at just $23, this grill is a very good deal. “I found this grill for under $30 and it was a bargain.”

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Best smokeless indoor electric grill

Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill

For reviewers who live in apartments or have small kitchens, this smokeless grill has been called “a dream” and “awesome.” For the most part, reviewers wrote about being shocked that it actually is smokeless, saying things like “I cooked burgers on it and it didn’t stick at all. And it doesn’t produce any smoke at all which is kind of insane” and “We used this to cook burgers and there was barely any smoke when usually the whole house is full of smoke. We even did a Yakiniku style dinner at home. This was perfect for that as we put it in the center of the dinner table and grabbed the meat we wanted to cook and put it on the grill. Usually when doing something like this even at a Yakiniku restaurant you’ll smell like cooked smoke meat but with this the smell only went to your nose and not your clothes.”

Best nonstick indoor electric grill

A lot of reviewers said they use this nonstick grill to make Korean barbecue at home with friends and family. Many were so happy with the results they included photos of their table spread. “This grill makes it super cheap and easy to do Korean BBQ at home! We buy vegetables (enoki mushrooms, onion, and leafy lettuce) and thinly sliced meat (pork belly, beef, etc). After grilling, we dip the meat in a sesame oil and salt sauce and wrap it in lettuce,” said one happy customer. Other reviews focused on how easy it is to use and clean thanks to the nonstick grilling surface. “I was a little worried about the Korean sauce sticking to the grill when it cooks. But cleaning was easy.” This reviewer claims his family has saved money since buying and using this grill: “Our family loves going to Korean BBQ a lot and we’ve stopped going out to restaurants since buying this grill. We buy very good meat from the store and still save a lot of money.”

Best small indoor electric grill

Happy customers said that this Zojirushi grill heats up fast, makes food taste amazing, and is easy to clean. But of all its benefits the small size was mentioned most consistently. “It’s sized just right for a small apartment. Doesn’t take that much space and heats up very fast,” said one reviewer, who likes that it’s also easy to store thanks to its small proportions. Another reviewer agreed, saying, “Cleanup is easy and it is small enough to store easily.” They also mentioned that it’s not too small to cook a bunch of food at once. Another reviewer said that it’s the perfect size for two. “Just what I needed for a small indoor kitchen! Very practical for 2 people.”

Best indoor grill with glass lid

Delonghi BG24 Perfecto Indoor Grill

Grilling indoors without any smoke or lingering smells sounds difficult, but reviewers of the Delonghi Perfecto grill said that smoke and food smells were no match for this grill’s glass lid. “Perfecto, or Perfect, aptly describes this appliance. I can’t think of anything I would change! Cleanup is a snap. Lid keeps any smoke from going throughout the kitchen,” said one buyer, who also mentioned the sturdy base as a plus. “The great reviews and the glass lid are what sold me on it. You can use the glass lid to help increase temperatures and keep grease and smoke from splattering up,” said another, who likes using it for grilling fish. Yet another happy customer used the lid to keep food from getting cold. “The glass lid covers food to keep warm when grill is set on 1 or 2.”

Best indoor/outdoor electric grill

For most of the nearly 3,000 reviewers who bought it, this grill allowed them to grill on a small balcony, in a kitchen, or outside in a place where propane or charcoal isn’t allowed. Reviewers loved being able to use it on a counter or tabletop. “Our apartment complex allows electric grills, so we can cook outside when it’s nice and bring it inside when the weather makes outside grilling impossible,” said one happy griller. “I have it set up in my kitchen and it is perfect for the winter when grilling outdoors is not an option,” said another satisfied customer. Other positive reviews said that this grill “heats quickly to sizzling state” and “not only does it leave great grill marks on steak, chicken, and burgers, it cooks them faster than a propane grill.” And one reviewer who purchased this grill for her husband on Father’s Day said, “My husband and I recently moved from a house to an apartment. He was depressed about having to give up grilling. I bought this for him for Father’s Day, and he’s super happy with it.”

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The Best Indoor Electric Grills on Amazon