We all love the taste of grilled food. You simply can’t beat it. However, to use a grill, you need to go outside, right? Well, this isn’t necessarily the case.
If you want to get perfectly grilled food from the comfort of your home, all you need to do is invest in the best smokeless indoor grill.
A good smokeless grill will let you get the same great grilled taste on both meat and vegetables that you know and love, while not having to deal with annoying smoke.
If you want our take on the best option, we recommend the Philips Smoke-less Indoor BBQ Grill.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Smokeless Indoor Grill 2020:
Smokeless Indoor Grill Reviews
PowerXL Smokeless Grill
For the first review on our best smokeless grill list, we are going to be taking a look at the PowerXL Smokeless Grill. This is a high-quality, powerful grill that is the perfect way to kick off this list. While it wouldn’t be our personal choice for the best option overall, it is definitely a great grill and it is indicative of the sort of quality that you can expect to see on this list.
This grill definitely lives up to its name as it is incredibly powerful. The PowerXL Smokeless Grill is equipped with a 1500 watt heating element and it can reach a maximum temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
With this much power, the grill is capable of cooking a wide variety of different dishes. You can easily cook thick pieces of meat or other large food items on the grill with relative ease. In addition to being powerful, it also does a great job of maintaining a consistent heat.
With some weaker electric grills, the heating element struggles to maintain the temperature that you set it to, but that isn’t the case with the PowerXL. You won’t have to worry about accidentally undercooking or overcooking your food because the temperature fluctuates.
The actual grill itself is pretty durable. It is made from die-cast aluminum. So, even though some indoor grills can be made from relatively cheap, flimsy material, that isn’t something that you have to worry about if you go with the PowerXL Smokeless Grill. The die-cast aluminum does an amazing job of absorbing little bumps and jolts. It also won’t snap or break on you like cheap plastic does.
Something else that we really like about this grill is the fact that it comes with two different cooking surfaces for you to make use of. One of the surfaces is a traditional grill, which is perfect for everything from burgers to steaks.
This is the surface to use if you want those distinctive grill marks. The other surface is a griddle, which is perfect for breakfast meals or for cooking other food items that would fall through a regular grill. Both the grill and the griddle surface are made of nonstick material as well.
- Comes with nonstick griddle and grill cooking surfaces.
- Solid die-cast aluminum exterior.
- Powerful 1500 watt heating element.
- Maintains a consistent temperature.
- Maximum temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Can be a hassle to pull apart and clean.
Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill
A pretty big player in the field of kitchen appliances is Hamilton Beach. So, you probably aren’t shocked in the slightest to see a product from them appearing on our list. They produce a number of different grill options, but The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill is the one that we think deserves to be reviewed alongside the other high-quality grills on our list for a variety of reasons.
For starters, with a heating element of 1200 watts and a maximum temperature hovering around 450 degrees Fahrenheit, this is a fairly powerful grill. This is even truer when you consider that the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill isn’t exactly the largest grill around, which helps to amplify the power that it does have. That high power output lets you sear off meat, which as any cook will tell you, is an essential part of cooking meat since it locks in the juices.
Something else that we need to mention about the grill is that while the small cooking size is something of a disappointment, it does have its advantages. The smaller size makes the Hamilton Beach a great option for traveling or for activities like tailgating.
Just in general, the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill boats a really solid and durable build. The exterior is made from hardened, reliable stainless steel that you can trust to last you for a while.
It is also equipped with this very handy viewing window, which is a feature that you don’t often see on indoor smokeless grills. As you might have guessed the window allows you to check up on your food while it is cooking without actually opening the lid and losing all they valuable heat.
In terms of cleanup, the Hamilton Beach is better than most. The stainless steel components all wipe down very easily. The entire grill can essentially be taken apart and put in the dishwasher; this includes the usually troublesome grease tray.
- Entire grill can be put in dishwasher.
- Fairly powerful.
- Solid stainless steel construction.
- Comes with viewing window so that you can watch your food cook.
- Short cord can be a bit annoying.
- Small cooking surface.
Philips Smokeless Indoor BBQ Grill
The next product that we want to review on our review list is the grill that we feel deserves the title of “the best smokeless indoor grill.” It really is hard to overstate just how many great features the Philips Smokeless Indoor BBQ Grill brings to the table. Sure, it is a pricey grill and a bulky one, but if you can put up with those two facts, then you are going to be getting a great smokeless grill option.
For starters, this is by far the most powerful option that we have reviewed on this entire list. The Philips Smokeless Indoor BBQ Grill boasts an impressive power output of 1660 watts. Astute readers will recall that the previous most powerful grill has a power output of only 1500 watts. Combine this with a max temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and the Philips is truly the most powerful option around.
If you want a grill that has almost the same amount of cooking power as a large outdoor grill, then this is the option for you. It also goes without saying that all that cooking power does give the Philips some versatility. You can cook just about anything that you can think of with this grill.
Something else of note is the advanced cooking technology that this grill makes use of. It has internal infrared technology that evenly distributes the heat along the grill. This prevents a common issue with more powerful cooking tools, where the heat isn’t evenly distributed, which produces super hot spots that burn your food.
Any fat and grease produced during the cooking process is safely deposited into the grease tray, which can then be removed whenever you want. The removable grease tray and the fact that all the components are also dishwasher safe helps to make the Philips surprisingly simple to clean.
- Simple to clean.
- Very durable and well-built.
- Most powerful grill on this list.
- Removable grease tray.
- Evenly distributes heat all along the grill to prevent hotspots.
- One of the pricier options out there.
- Pretty bulky and heavy.
BELLA Copper Titanium Coated Indoor Smokeless Grill
For this next review, we want to present to you a rather unique smokeless indoor grill. The BELLA Copper Titanium Coated Indoor Smokeless Grill isn’t a revolutionary product that is going to change your life or anything like that, but it does have some good things going for it that haven’t been seen before on our best smokeless indoor grill list.
The first unique aspect of this grill that we want to talk about is its low cost. Now, we have reviewed some rather affordable options overall (the Hamilton Beach comes to mind) and we are also sure that cheaper options exist on the market.
However, what makes the BELLA Copper Titanium Coated Indoor Smokeless Grill so unique is the fact that it manages to be under $50, while still being an extremely high-quality option. This isn’t your typical “cheap” appliance that is going to break after 3 uses or stop working after less than a month. The BELLA is a budget grill that can actually hang with the big boys.
The other unique feature that we want to talk about is the unique cooktop that the BELLA sports. It has a titanium grill surface that has been coated with copper. Besides the look, you may be curious as to what advantages this brings.
Well, the main benefit associated with the coating that we noticed was that it was extremely non-stick. Your food will quite literally slide up and down the grill. This makes cooking things like omelettes, eggs, thin meat, fish, or anything else that is prone to sticking and burning a breeze.
A good indication of the quality of this grill is the heating element. The BELLA Copper Titanium Coated Indoor Smokeless Grill is equipped with an impressive 1500 watt heating element. What makes it even more impressive is that the BELLA manages to fit that heating element in there, despite being so affordable.
- A very affordable option.
- Copper coating makes a great nonstick surface.
- Good cooking power.
- Heating element has a power output of 1500 watts.
- Copper coating can scratch easily.
Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill
For the final review on our best smokeless indoor grill list, we wanted to take a look at another powerhouse grill option. The Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill is not the only powerful option on this list, but it still does deserve some mention.
It comes equipped with a useful and powerful 1650 watt heating element. That makes it essentially tied for the title of most powerful grill on this list.
In addition to being one of the stronger options on the list, the Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill is also an incredibly easy to use grill. It can be quickly and easily taken apart, which makes cleaning it super simple.
- Very powerful.
- Comes apart easily for easier cleaning.
- Handles stay cool to the touch.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Grease tray seems very flimsy.
Smokeless Indoor Grill Buying Guide
Buying an indoor grill is both different and similar to buying a regular grill, as you are going to find out in this second part of our best smokeless indoor grill article. As you can see from the subheading, this is a buying guide. What we intend to focus on in this buying guide is what specific features that you need to focus on if you want to get a really killer grill all on your own.
One of the first things to look at is the overall power level of the grill that you are buying. Different grills come with different power levels. It goes without saying that the power level of the grill has an impact on what the grill can be used for and what kind of dishes that it can cook.
When analyzing the power output of an indoor grill, there are two things to look for. The first is the maximum temperature that the grill can reach. This isn’t the most accurate measurement, but it can be useful in a pinch. A more accurate way of assessing the power output of your grill is by taking a look at the wattage of the heating element.
Wattages can range from as low as 1000 watts to as high as around 1700-1800 watts. You can probably find more powerful options out there if you really search around (and are willing to open your wallet), but generally, the 1000-1800 watt range is the most common range that you will see in stores or online.
Cooking Surface Size
It doesn’t matter what sort of cooking tool you are buying, you always want to know exactly what size cooking surface it comes with as this obviously has a massive impact on how you will be able to use said cooking tool.
It doesn’t matter whether it is a giant gas smoker or an electric indoor grill, the size of the cooking area is always something that you want to figure out quickly. Thankfully, this is pretty easy as most cooking tools tend to list their size (in square inches) quite prominently.
As you saw from our best smokeless indoor grill list, cooking surface sizes can vary quite wildly. Generally speaking, we find something in the 100-120 square inch range to be perfect for most households.
Something else that is very important to consider is cost. Since everyone has a different budget, the overall importance of it may vary from person to person. However, it is still a good idea to keep it in your head regardless of your own personal budget.
One really good thing about smokeless indoor grills is that you can find some pretty good ones out there for extremely reasonable prices. For example, the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill is a great example of the sort of high-quality grill that you can find at a very reasonable price. As you may recall from that review, we raved about the Hamilton Beach and yet despite all its great features, it costs less than $70.
One of the worst parts about cooking a big meal is having to clean up afterward. Let’s face facts, no one likes cleaning and we all try our best to avoid having to do it.
So, when searching around for the best smokeless indoor grill, it is a good idea to look for the one that is going to make the inevitable cleanup as easy as possible. In particular, there are a few important features that you should keep an eye out for, as they will let you know whether you are going to have a hard time or an easy time cleaning the grill.
The first feature to look for is a solid grease tray. It goes without saying that when you are cooking meat, especially fatty pieces of meat, that most of the mess is going to come from the grease and fat.
If your grill is equipped with an easy to use drip tray, then your job becomes a lot easier. You can quickly remove the grease tray and dispose of the drippings whatever way that you want and then just run the drip tray under some hot water. If the drip tray is difficult to remove or badly designed in some way, then your life becomes a lot harder.
The second feature to keep an eye out for is dishwasher safe components. Being able to quickly take apart your smokeless indoor grill and throw every component in the dishwasher makes cleaning up after cooking a big meal a simple and hassle-free process.
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