Best Electric Grills For Indoor And Outdoor Use

Apartment dwellers, rejoice. You can enjoy grilling indoors even though your tenancy contract restricts you from having a propane or charcoal grill. Even if they do allow it, where are you going to keep it? Once you are done clapping, take a look at what we think are the best electric grills you can consider.

Why An Electric Grill?

No Open Flames and Fumes means no smoky houses. And that will also mean no landlord knocking on your door. Without the smoke, your grilled food is healthier, and you can hold BBQ parties indoor! Okay, not a big one anyway.

Anyway, if you do not have the time to read through all our recommendation, we suggest you try the Cuisinart GR-4N Grill and Griddle. In short, the repertoire of features makes it great for someone who wants their cookware to have everything aka. Features packed.

If you do have the time, read on. Unless specifically stated, all the grills we recommend comes with removable grates for easy cleaning, which really should be the case. Hardly we will see the contrary.

The Best Electric Grills You Can Buy

#1.  Cuisinart GR-4N Grill and Griddle

The Cuisinart GR-4N is a multifunctional grill and griddle combination that can handle everything from pancakes to steaks. To be specific, this brushed stainless steel model can act as a full grill, full griddle, a contact grill, or a panini press.

Wanted more variety in your dishes? You can choose to set it up as a half grill/half griddle with ease.

We love to grill but most of us are not exactly a fan of cleaning. This model makes it easier by having its non-stick cooking plates entirely removable. Not only that, its dishwasher safe features mean no more greasy plates. Worried about the grease? There is a catch tray for it.

Getting your desired cooking temperature is easy with the selector knobs. The selector allows you to choose either the grill or griddle function and each function features adjustable temperature control. The Cuisinart GR-4N will let you when the temperature is right by its red and green indicator lights. Green means you are good to go!

Features At A Glance

  1. Multifunctional: Grilling, Griddling, Panini
  2. Dishwasher-safe, non-stick plates
  3. Grease Drip Tray for easy cleaning
  4. Temperature Control with Indicator Lights
  5. Sturdy panini-style handle with a hinged floating cover
  6. Limited 3 Years Warranty

The Product Specifications

11.5(L) x 13.5(W) x 7.1(H) inches when folded and it measures 21(L) x 13.5 (W) x 4.5 (H) inches when unfolded. The weight of this model is approximately 18 pounds. The cord measure around 3 feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

Multifunctional use removes the headache on what dishes can be made for the night. The drip tray is very useful in the cleaning up phase. On some evening when we have guests, we can almost cater to everyone’s food preference.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

When it works, it is amazing until it doesn’t. While Cuisinart offers a warranty on the product, you will still need to pay a replacement cost to get a new unit, which kinds of defeat the purpose of a warranty.

#2. George Foreman 4-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press, Black

If you are looking for an electric grill that can make your dinner in 10 minutes, this is probably for you. This grill can be used indoor and can still provide enough space for about 2 servings of food.

Love your food healthy? The sloped grilling surface is designed to drain the fat and grease from your food and onto the catch tray. Without this design, your food will most likely be swimming in grease.

I used to slap butter and olive oil onto the plates so that my pork chop will not stick onto the surface. Now, you can totally avoid that due to the non-stick coating, the meat will just slide off the grill and onto your plate. It makes cleaning easier too.

Removable plates seem to be more of a necessity than an optional feature these days, for good reason too. It makes cleaning and storing easier and this product does exactly that.

If you like thick cuts of meat, the adjustable floating hinge can allow you to do that but do take note that it is only an inch.

Features At A Glance

  1. Sloped grilling surface to remove grease and fat automatically
  2. Non-stick coating to ensure your meat melts in your mouth and not on the grill
  3. Removable plates make cleaning and storing a breeeeeeeze.
  4. Indicator lights to tell whether the grill is hot and ready to use.
  5. 1-inch floating hinge to accommodate thicker cuts.
  6. Dishwasher safe.

The Product Specifications

The product measures 6.5 x 12.2 x 13.2 inches. The cooking area measures 10 x 7 inches. When opened, it is about 13 inches tall. The cord length measure at 21.5 inches. The weight of the product is 4 pounds. The cord measures around 2 feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

It is a simple and affordable electric grill for one person or a couple, and it is great to use indoors. It is also perfect for those that stay in apartments and wants to have that occasional grilled hamburger.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

We think that the cord can be longer. While this can be mitigated with an extension cord, but I would prefer to keep my kitchen area clutter-free.

#3. George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B

Like the previous George Foreman model but don’t think it is large enough to cater to your needs? Then you can consider this model.

The GGR50B can make up to 10 servings for a large group of guests and still come with the features that people love in the previous one. Non-stick coating removable grates for easy cleaning is a given. This model gives you more than that.

There is a temperature knob that allows you to control the heat from 5 settings. Now, you can make that recipe without constantly checking with your thermometer. If you like convection cooking, the dome-shaped lid that comes with it grants you just that.

You can use this indoor, but if you need to take it outdoors, the attachable stand is invaluable. Setting it up beside the table and you can grant more space for plates, napkins, sauces and more.

Features At A Glance

  1. Serves large crowds
  2. Non-stick coating
  3. Removable Stand
  4. Adjustable Temperature Control
  5. Domed shaped lid
  6. 6 feet cord

The Product Specifications

This model measures at 22.2 (L) x 20 (W) x 13 (H) inches with the lid on. Without the lid, the height is 6.75 inches. The stand itself measures at 2 ½ feet tall. The cooking area is 240 square inches. The cord measures 6.5 feet. This model weighs 21 pounds. It comes with a 3 years warranty.

What Do We Like About This Model?

The extra room that comes with this grill is amazing and it remains “apartment-approved”. Of course, this is subjective depending on your tenancy agreement. It works well as a counter-top grill as well. Better yet, no flare-ups!

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

The cord may seem longer at 6.5 feet, but it really isn’t. If you use the stand which, itself, is already at 2 and a half feet, the grill cannot really be that far from the power socket. The drip pan can be made deeper too. Grilling for 10 people means that it is going to fill up real fast.

#4. Hamilton Beach (25361) Electric Indoor Grill & Searing Grill

Restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. This Hamilton Beach grill is an easy to use, a convenient electric grill that can be used in your apartment. The 118 square inches of cook area can serve up to 3 people at any one point in time.

If you are looking for a good sear for your food, this grill can go up to 450 degrees to give you that browning effect. Although, it is recommended to turn the temperature down right after the sear. The temperature settings are 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 and sear, which is 450 degrees.

Ever got your finger burned while trying to lift a lid? This model hand design keeps a gap away from the grill, so your hands are safe from the heat, especially when you are searing.

If you are a fan of looking at your food cook, you might be interested to know that there is a small window at the top of the grill for you to peer through. If you are not a fan of that, know you can get the version without the window for cheaper.

The Product Specifications

This model measures at 6.81 (H) x 16.73 (W) x 12.4 (D) inches. The grill area measures at 9 x 9 inches. It weighs at 8 pounds and the cord length is approximately 2 feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

The relatively lower wattage at 1200 makes it great for RV and the searing feature makes it one step closer to a BBQ.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

Again, the cord. It would be great if one manufacturer could just make their cord a foot longer. Cleanup is easy but the occasional full cleaning can be a hassle with the nooks and cranny of the design.

#5. Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill

Apartment dwellers. This next model that we recommend is the Weber 55020001, If you don’t already know, Weber is a popular brand that makes charcoal grills. So, it does not come as a surprise that they are in the market for electric grills.

The porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates retain heat to keep your food hot as long as possible. It is also perfect for slow cooking. The cast aluminum lid and body make it durable. The longevity of the cookware saves you money over the long run.

However, to get it ready for cooking, you will have to pre-heat up to 20 minutes prior, which may be a tad long or some hungry folks.

This grill is probably more suited for outdoor grilling than indoors due to the size, but you definitely can use it indoors. Don’t be confused by the picture, the grill stand is sold separately.

The Product Specifications

This model measures at 14.5 (H) x 31.5 (W) x 19.5 (L) inches with the lid closed and it measures 26 (H) x 31.5 (W) x 25.1 (L) inches when the lid is opened. The grill measures at 20 x 14 inches with a grill area of 280 square inches. The weight of the product is 42 pounds. Cord measures at 6 feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

It is very hot and enough to sear the meat. The long cord makes extension cord unnecessary when used indoors. The cast iron grates are great for heat retention.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

For some weird reason, Weber decides against a thermostat for this model, especially for this price point. If the grill stand and side tables can be included in the deal, that would be awesome.

#6. Tayama TG-868 Electric Grill

Looking for a small no-frills grill that can fit in any apartment, then this might be the one for you. This grill works for a person or a couple. Coming with adjustable temperature control, you can adjust the heat to your desired temperature for your recipe. The grill can go up to as high as 450F, which would be good enough for searing.

There is no lid that comes with it, so convection cooking gets throw out of the window, but remember, we are talking about a no frill electric grill. Once you are done cooking, the parts can be disassembled for a thorough clean. These grates are dishwasher safe.

The relatively small size and weight make it really easy to stash away in the kitchen cupboard.

As an additional tip, add some water into the drip tray while grilling to avoid oil, cooking fumes, drying, peeling and making it easier to clean.

The Product Specifications

The product measures at 22 x 5 x 12 inches. It weights at 6 pounds. The cord length is approximately 3 ½ feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

The longer cord, as compared to other models in the same class. The no-frills design makes it great for people who only grill occasionally.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

The temperature dial currently offers next to nothing about the temperature. This means a separate thermometer is needed.

#7. Cuisinart Grid-180SAL Indoor/Outdoor Grill

Fancy another model that allows you to grill and griddle, whichever that you fancy for the day? Then, you might be interested in the Cuisinart 180SAL. This model offers you a reversible non-stick grill on one side and a griddle on the other, you do not have to store separate plates now.

The cooking surface of 180 square inches allows you to serve up to 2 people. The domed lid that comes along with the purchase makes convection cooking available and enhance the overall design to be pleasing to the eye. Oh, and the stand is included.

This grill temperature is in the range of 200F to 400F so some of you might find it insufficient for a sear.

The Product Specifications

The product measures at 8 x 5 x 2 inches. The cooking area measures at 11 x 15 inches and it weighs at 19.7 pounds. The cord length is about 3 feet.

What Do We Like About This Model?

For a Cuisinart, the price is on the lower range. The grill and griddle combination solved the problem of buying two separate pieces of cookware. However, it also means that you can only use one cooking method at any one point in time.

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

The lower temperature means searing may not happen, so for those that wish to have that brown crust might be disappointed.

#8. TechWood Table Grill with Adjustable Temperature Control

Have an RV? Then, you are probably interested in this model. With a wattage of 1,200W, you can use this grill in your RV without any problem.

This model comes with a large grill plate that can serve up to 3 people at any one time. What makes this model stands out from the other models that we have recommended are the paddles. Those paddles add another approximately 160 square inches of cooking space. You can put a chicken wing or two on each of the paddles.

Even with the smaller price tag, this model provides you with non-stick coating and an adjustable temperature control knob with a temperature range of 392 to 536F. Searing your meat? No problemo.

What’s more? Techwood offers you an 18-month warranty on their product and in the best case scenario? You might not even need to use it. And seriously, the paddles really make a difference.

The Product Specifications

The electric grill measures at 20 x 9.4 x 6.8 inches. The main grill area measures at 20.7 x 8.7 inches. The 8 paddles measures at approximately 20 square inches each. The grill weighs 5.3 pounds.

What Do We Like About This Model?

The paddles. It works great as a serving plate, a warm serving plate. What? I have said this before?

What Can Be Done Better About This Model?

I couldn’t really think of any flaws with it. Perhaps a lid to go along with the grill would be useful?

Electric Grills For The Win

Right, we have gone through several models we think is best suited for your needs. In summary, we think that the best electric grill that you should probably shoot for if you have no idea is Cuisinart GR-4N Grill and Griddle. Not because the others are not good, no. It is because it is the best bet for your money, and we don’t want anything less than that for you.

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