Getting a grilling. We review the best indoor grills



Getting a grilling: We review the best indoor grills With their health benefits and easy functionality, indoor grills are big business where consumer electronics are concerned. With their popularity comes one problem though – too much choice! When shopping for a grill you are looking for a few key features. You want the ability to create healthy and tasty meals, you want something that delivers high levels of performance but most importantly you want something that won’t break the bank! More than just comparing the flat price, you need to consider the value for money on offer by evaluating core costs in relation to quality and performance. Here, we rake some of the top grills over the coals to see how they stand up to a very thorough grilling

Getting a grilling: We review the best indoor grills

With their health benefits and easy functionality, indoor grills are big business where consumer electronics are concerned. With their popularity comes one problem though - too much choice!

When shopping for a grill you are looking for a few key features. You want the ability to create healthy and tasty meals, you want something that delivers high levels of performance but most importantly you want something that won't break the bank! More than just comparing the flat price, you need to consider the value for money on offer by evaluating core costs in relation to quality and performance.

Here, we rake some of the top grills over the coals to see how they stand up to a very thorough grilling.

George Foreman 20850 Entertaining Grill

George Foreman grills are without a doubt the leading name in this sector but can they really live up to the hype?

The angled grill channels fat and grease into the removable drip tray to remove up to 42% of fat, and with a cooking capaicty of up to 6 portions,  the 20850 model certainly as enough space to grill healthy meal for the whole family. 

the girll features non-stick cooking plates which have become a standard requirement for many models but the ability to remove the plates as well really takes this up a notch as you can place them in the dishwasher to clean. You can also vary the temperature of the grill to ensure foods are cooked to perfection.

Priced at £69.99, it's a more expensive option but the additional features are certainly worth the money if you intend to use in regularly.

George Foreman GRV120 Health Grill

If you're looking for a grill that functions excellently but will also look stylish on your kitchen worktop, then this newcomer is ideal. The George Foreman GRV120 Health Grill is hard to beat where style and performance are concerned and at £79.99 is good value for money.

With a much larger cooking surface than other similar grills on the market (774cm²), it can hold up to 7 chicken breasts at once - perfect if you're cooking for a large group. The device weighs 3.97kg so portability is a fairly strong feature too and the usual non-stick surfaces help to keep the grill easy to clean.

Sold with a 2 year guarantee, the George Foreman GRV120 Health Grill is at the top of the table when it comes to quality assurance and there are plenty of great features worth noting on this model. The sloped design of the plates helps fat drain away effortlessly for a healthier cook with a drip tray supplied to collect the fat and the extended handle makes it safer to open the unit when it's in use.

A simple indicator light is used to alert users when the grill is in use and this sits beautifully within the grills overall appearance - which is one of its strongest selling points. With a sleek, black colour and smooth, sloping lines, the urban hipster won't be able to resist the George Foreman GRV120 Health Grill and it's certainly one of our favourites.

Russell Hobbs 17888 3-in-1 Panini Press, Griddle & Health Grill

It may have a rather long title but then this grill has plenty to shout about! A good alternative to George Foreman models, the cooking surface of this grill measures 504cm² (enough for 5 portions) with 2 plates and an adjustable hinge so that foods are cooked evenly regardless of thickness.

Using the grill is simple too with no complicated controls for users to get their heads around and you can even operate it as a griddle for bacon and eggs by opening it out to an angle of 180°.

The plates are non-stick which makes cleaning up afterwards a doddle and the 3-in-1 functionality is certainly a strong selling point when you consider the exceptionally reasonable purchase price of £29.99.

For those interested in the health benefits, this model held up well in testing with fat running into the built-in drip tray to keep meats lean and tasty without any difficulty.

 

Verdict

While all of the grills stood up well to testing, we found the George Foreman GRV120 Health Grill to be the best of the bunch. Matching the George Foreman 12205 in price, it offers one of the largest grilling surfaces in units of its calibre with a striking design aesthetic and varied functionality combining to make it far more than just a pretty face!