How about the technology in your kitchen? Is it smart? Well, it is, if you have the T-fal OptiGrill.
This portable indoor electric barbecue grill incorporates smart technology to know exactly when your steak, chicken, fish, paninis, even fruits and vegetables are cooked exactly to your liking, without you having to insert a meat thermometer, without having to cut into it. Really without having to do a thing, except press a button.
You know what? I’m skeptic and if something is going to take up that precious real estate on my counter, it’s got to do what it says.
I’ve been using this portable indoor electric barbecue grill everyday for six months!
This is the world’s first and only indoor grill that actually tells you when your food is done. There is no other grill on the market that does that!
It will go three different colors. It’ll go yellow for rare, it’ll go orange for medium and it’ll go red for well-done. It also beeps every single time as well.
Yesterday I did turkey pesto paninis. This is in the recipe book that you get with this machine. They were done so delicious. Even my daughter makes them on her own. I doesn’t need to do it.
They are cooked all the way through. That’s a tricky part with the paninis. The bread maybe just perfect and everything is cold on the inside.
It knows, it senses the thickness of the food and it knows exactly what level of doneness is cooked. That sounds like it might be really confusing to achieve but all the technology is inside and the button panel has no words, all pictures, and it exactly knows when it’s ready.
When it comes to the interior of this portable indoor electric barbecue grill, there are nonstick, ceramic plates and all of the stuff you don’t want to eat, drips right off. These are also aluminum plates so you’re getting that even cooking, no hot spots but they’re strong and durable.
If you wait and let these cool, you can put them in the dishwasher. But guess what? You can also clean them easily with just a wet cloth.
To use it, turn it on, and if you want to do salmon, hit your seafood button and then you are going to hit OK. You will see the light blinking, that means it’s preheating. Once that light goes solid, you are completely preheated and ready to start grilling.
If you miss that critical moment where the doneness is just right, the salmon is flaky and dry, the chicken turns into chicken jerky and the steak is not to your taste.
This is a large capacity grill. On the panel, you have six preset cooking programs: burgers, chicken, paninis or sandwiches, sausage and pork, steak and then you have a seafood button.
But in addition to that, if you’re doing fruits or vegetables or your own personal recipe, there is a manual button. How about you come home and you forget to take something out of the freezer. There is a frozen buttons as well.
It has a sensor inside that determines the thickness of your food and knows exactly how long to cook it to precision. So you will have a perfectly rare, medium or well done.
So if you have one person that likes rare, one likes medium-rare, and one that likes well-done steak, you just pull them out when the beep sounds.
The great thing is that well-done meat is not tough and hard, it’s still moist and delicious.
I do not trust the meat thermometer. So what I do is I cut into it. Men and women out there, I want you to ask yourself this: what do you do? You cut into it, you mutilate one of the steaks to make sure they’re cooked just right and then you eat the mutilated steak. Even on the grill outside, you have to press it down so you are getting all the juices out.
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You will never have a pink piece of meat again thanks to this amazing portable indoor electric barbecue grill!
You can do anything frozen: burgers, steaks, chicken, whatever.
So you get home today and you forgot to take the chicken out. So you turn it on, just hit the on button, next hit the frozen button and then, if you are doing chicken, hit the chicken button and finally hit OK button. Did you get that? You just need to press four buttons.
Right away it starts to blink, because it’s going to preheat. If it’s blinking, it’s thinking!
Once it’s preheat, you are ready to go. That’s it, it really couldn’t get any easier!
The grill is feature-packed!
You’ve got your automatic sensor cooking. It determines how thick your food is and it knows exactly how long to cook it because you’ve selected the program. All you need to know is what you want to eat and how you like it done.
There’s that cooking level indicator, that color wheel will turn colors as your food is cooking. All you have to do is select whatever cooking program you want and I promise you it will cook it to perfection every time!
You forget to bring out any food for dinner, no worries! Cook from frozen any type of food. Just hit the frozen button and hit whatever the food is that you’re cooking.
The grease is going right into that huge drip tray so all that fat and grease is not going into your belly!
What are you cooking this week? Chicken, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, vegetables? You can do it all without heating up the whole kitchen with one unit.
Cleanup is a cinch. That is a big indicator for me. If it cooks all the food in the world, but it’s a pain to clean them out, not for me.
But the biggest benefit of this machine is that it knows how to get the steak just right – it’s juicy and tender and flavorful !
A lot of contact grills can cook food, but this is the only one that knows exactly how to cook it to your taste and liking.
It’s the only one that tells you when your food is done.
That’s T-fal OptiGrill!
The seasons are changing. We used to be grilling all throughout the summer, maybe we have a few extra weeks in other parts of the country, but when it turns cold, the grill shut down. But does our desire for great tasting food shut down? Of course not.
So now you’re grilling indoors with portable indoor electric barbecue grill that takes a very little real estate on your counter, but guess what, that real estate pays its rent because what it does is make it easy, quick, flavorful and affordable too.