Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill

Last updated date: June 4, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill

Why Trust The DWYM Score?

DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the DWYM seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top Small Appliances and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Small Appliance you should buy.

Overall Take

Find a massive amount of grill space on the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill. The clear lid offers a view of the food and the preheat indicator is a visible light so you won’t miss it. The nonstick surface ensures your food won’t stick and makes it easy to clean. In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill placed 4th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Small Appliance for a detailed review of all the top small appliances.

Expert Summarized Score
9.9
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
6,338 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Convenient food viewing window. Removable lid. Handy preheat indicator light. Tastes just like an outdoor grill. Nonstick grilling surface.
- BestReviews
Its parts can be put in the dishwasher. The grilling surface has a non-stick coating. With a grill surface of 118 inches, you can easily cook enough to serve six to eight people at a time. There are lights to indicate the progress of your food.
- Electric Grill Reviews
The grill is not terribly expensive. The lid is only made from thin metal but no need to be heavier to do its job. With the hooded design, your food will stay moist. The lift handle will keep your fingers from burning.
- Grill Online
I liked that the lid offered some depth or height between it and the grill surface. That meant that the food would cook faster with the heat retained. The lid also offered limited splatter protection and limited smoke. The grill performed pretty well. I absolutely loved that cleanup was easy.
- Home Is A Kitchen
What experts didn't like
It's low power consumption is great for your energy bill, but may take longer to reach your preferred grilling temperature.
- BestReviews
It takes up to ten minutes to pre heat.
- Electric Grill Reviews
Constructed from lighter materials, the fit and finish might not be super high quality.
- Grill Online
The food wouldn’t steam because the water vapor could rise and escape easily. I will say, however, that I had to keep the temperature set at “Sear” the entire time I was cooking just to get that grilled feeling.
- Home Is A Kitchen

From The Manufacturer

Style Name:Searing Grill Enjoy outdoor grilled flavor anytime you want, regardless of the weather. The searing grill’s high-heat searing temperature locks in juices and flavor, giving your meat better taste, texture, and appearance. Unique Hooded design helps keep in flavor to give your food that authentic outdoor grilled taste. There's no messing with propane, charcoal, or lighter fluid, so cooking couldn't be easier. Simply plug it in and turn the temperature dial all the way up to sear. When it reaches the high-heat searing temperature of 450 Degrees, The Green preheat light will glow. Now you’re ready to sear steaks, burgers, pork chops, or fish fillets to perfection. If you want to grill food that doesn't need to sear first, the searing grill has an adjustable temperature dial for lower heat.

Overall Product Rankings

Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
1. Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press
2. George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
3. Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill
4. Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
Toshiba Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor
5. Toshiba Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
6. KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
Panasonic Compact Toaster Oven with Infrared Heating
8. Panasonic Compact Toaster Oven with Infrared Heating
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer, 5-Quart
9. Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer, 5-Quart
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
BLACK+DECKER Extra-Wide Slot Toaster, 4-Slice
11. BLACK+DECKER Extra-Wide Slot Toaster, 4-Slice
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
Magic Bullet Blender, Set of 11
12. Magic Bullet Blender, Set of 11
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
Ninja Professional Countertop Blender, 72-Ounce
13. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender, 72-Ounce
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Small Appliances

Whether you live in an apartment with restrictions or perhaps just can’t afford certain full-sized appliances, you will find great value in adding a small appliance to your kitchen. From hand mixers in place of stand mixers and countertop grills in place of a patio grill, all those small appliances can make life in the kitchen much tastier. The top small appliances will also make healthy eating an easy and achievable task.

There are a wide variety of small appliances to choose from. There are blenders and mixers, toaster ovens and microwaves, and fryers and slow cookers to make your food prep super simple. Indoor electric grills are quite a popular small appliance. They can give you those summertime cookout foods without a full-sized grill. The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill is perfect for steak night or burgers or even fresh veggies on the grill. If you love paninis and want to make them at home, the George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press will do the trick. If you want the versatility to do both, choose the Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler. If you love pizza nights at home, the Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven makes it fun to watch your pizza bake right on the countertop.

Small appliances are typically easy to store, as well. Being made for small spaces, it makes sense that they would be well-organized units or break down into smaller parts. In addition, their parts are usually detachable for easy cleaning. Some even have dishwasher-safe parts that make cleanup even easier. An added bonus to these small appliances is their energy-saving electric usage. Most of them use less electricity than full-size ovens or stoves so you can feel good when plugging these small appliances in at home.

DWYM Fun Fact

The George Foreman Grill was the first popular indoor electric grill. It was invented by Michael W. Boehm of Indiana. He made a prototype at home and when it worked, he began the patent process on it. It is rumored that Boehm asked George Foreman himself to endorse the “Lean Mean Fat Melting Grilling Machine.” The George Foreman Grill was released on the market in 1994; as of 2017, George Foreman had received roughly $200 million for his endorsement.

The Small Appliance Buying Guide

  • If you want to use your small appliance for more than one purpose, find one that has multiple attachments.
  • Make sure the parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
  • Look for individual heat settings so you can control the temperature for different foods.