Counter Grill: Easy Indoor Grilling

Written by on January 8, 2014 in Cooking Appliances, Counter Grill with 1 Comment

counter grillBad weather outside? Still enjoy grilled foods with a counter grill that you can use indoors. A simple kitchen appliance that turns out great meals. Here is my review of the top counter grills for making life easier in the kitchen.

Cuisinart GR-4N 5 in 1 Griddle/Grill

This Cuisinart model is the top of my list for a very good reason. The appliance is compact enough to fit on just about any counter, but it still has plenty of room to make a nice meal for 2 or meat for 4. I make lots of combination meals with both meats and vegetables grilling together. This Cuisinart counter grill works easily for me.

It’s also not terribly expensive. Although, I’ve never felt it was cheaply made. There are 2 separate plates, both are reversible so you can use this easily for griddle cooking as well. But, I haven’t tried griddle cooking. I’ve enjoyed indoor grilling of my food instead.

This Cuisinart counter grill also has a waffle plate that you can buy separately. That makes it easy to make complete breakfast, or more fun foods. Try making waffles to use as hamburger buns. A fun way to get the kids enjoying their foods as well.

The Runner Ups: Counter Grill

Both the Zojirushi and Hamilton Beach models of counter grills shown below ran a close second. They each have features that are great for grilling indoors. And both work equally well. In other words, we were quite pleased with the results.

A Note of Caution Here

Just to let you know, we did find limitations on the top temperatures for counter grills in general. With our own trials and cooking, this wasn’t a negative. In fact, it was a nice safety feature. With any counter grill, you need to determine how hot you need. We found the Zojirushi to be hot enough to sear meats easily. Although it required some careful attention when getting that hot.

Choosing your counter grill is a matter of picking the features and price tag that work best for you. As with any small kitchen appliance, a little research goes a long way.

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  1. Mandee says:

    Love an indoor grill. In the middle of winter, especially! We have the Hamilton Beach and love it!

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