Hot Shot Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill

Last updated date: December 21, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Hot Shot Smokeless Grill Hot Shot Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Indoor Electric Grill for a detailed review of all the top indoor electric grills.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
195 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
When temperatures drop, you can easily use it indoors without worry of smoke, and when it starts getting nice out, take it outside for the full experience!
- Outside Pursuits
This grill is very easy to put together; you probably don`t even need the directions in the owner`s manual. There are the heating coils, the water pan, the grease pan, and the grill. The set is very compact and it travels easily.
- TV Stuff Reviews
The Hot Shot smokeless grill features a modern and stylish appearance. With that being said, the most impressive element of this model when it comes to aesthetics is the LED display. This area provides you with the option of regulating the heat in a simple and straightforward way.
- Devices For Home
It is versatile and can cook almost any food that may come along.
- The Best A-Z
The advanced airflow technology and state-of-the-art smoke-capture fan help maintain clean air quality while cooking indoors. The grill is portable and compact, making it easy to take anywhere, and the mess-free drip tray promotes healthy cooking and is easy to clean.
- Best Choice Reviews
It features removable parts for a breeze cleaning.
- CAM Math
The grill has a glass lid that you can use to cover the grill but you can also remove it. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.
- HighYa
The smokeless indoor grill is easy to operate by just plugging it in and use it from any part of the house. It comes with a drip tray that traps excess oils and fats and thus makes the food maintain the original taste.
- PProReviews
They said it was easy to clean and cooked amazing food. We're talking hot-off-the-grill meats and vegetables.
- Super Grilling
What experts didn't like
The manufacturer claims that you can put at least six average-sized burgers or pieces of chicken on the grill. In fact, in one of their commercials, they display a grill with eight burgers cooking on it. Truthfully, the grill can't fit more than four average sized-burgers. It's much smaller than implied.
- TV Stuff Reviews
Releases a certain amount of smoke.
- Devices For Home
The temperature measurement is not accurate.
- The Best A-Z
The only complaints were that the temperatures were wonky and hard to control. A lot of people had issues with temperatures, either being too high or too low.
- Super Grilling

From The Manufacturer

Turn up the heat in the kitchen with an electric indoor smokeless grill that lets you create classic favorites without worrying about gas, propane, or smoke. If you love cooking up some steaks, burgers, or hot dogs on the grill in the summer, you hate when the weather gets cold and you can’t get out there to make some great food. That’s why we created the Hot Shot Smokeless Grill, an indoor, electric grill that lets you grill up your favorite food in the comfort of your own kitchen. Designed with advanced airflow technology and an indoor smoke extractor, each smokeless grill gives you the same authentic bbq grill quality without all the hassle or mess. And with non-stick interchangeable grill and griddle plates, it offers even more recipe versatility all of your favorite grill recipes at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. Product Details: Indoor Smokeless Electric Grill (1200 Watts) Non-Stick Cooking Surface (13.75” x 8”) One-Touch Control Panel Transparent, Hinged Glass Lid Adjustable Temperature Heats Up to 450°F Grill and Griddle Cooking Plates Enhanced Airflow and Smoke-Capture Technology Heavy-Duty Die-Cast Aluminum Construction Removable, Dishwasher Safe, Easy-to-Clean Parts Includes Complementary Grilling Recipe Book Create juicy steaks, crisp bacon, pancakes, and delicious barbecue all year-round with an indoor electric smokeless grill from Hot Shot by clicking ‘Add to Cart’ above now. Keyword Search Terms: Indoor grill grilling electric smokeless plug-in inside portable camping outdoor BBQ barbecue backyard as seen on TV best small compact mini smokefree griddle plate cook cooking recipes cookbook kitchen power infrared smoke-less nonsmoke top

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An Overview On Indoor Electric Grills

Grilling out is great, but unless you live in an area of the world where the weather is always warm, you probably don’t even think about it during the chilly winter months. Even when temperatures are high, though, rain and heavy winds can keep you inside, hampering your plans for delicious burgers and steaks.

Electric grills have opened up the option of grilling indoors, allowing you to make delicious meals no matter what the weather outside is like. You can set up your grill on your counter and cook the same meats, poultry, kabobs and other items that you would make outdoors during nice weather. But the taste of your meat will vary based on the design of the grill, so it’s important to pay attention to that build while you’re shopping.

Getting the outdoor grill taste with an electric grill can be challenging, though. One of the best ways to achieve that smoky flavor is through the use of items like liquid smoke, which can help nature along. You’ll also find that the design of the grill itself plays an important factor in how your items taste. Look for a grill with technology that provides an even cooking surface to ensure consistency.

You’ll also find many indoor grills have cooking plates made from porcelain-enameled cast iron. Although this material packs plenty of benefits, it can take longer to heat up, sometimes forcing you to wait at least 10 minutes for the surface to get warm enough for you to start cooking. You may also find some indoor grills cut on and off while cooking, but this is simply a self-regulating feature that ensures the cooking is even.

Another important factor in an indoor grill is temperature control. If you cook using recipes or other instructions, you’ll want a grill that will let you set a specific temperature and leave it. You’ll often find that indoor grills have only a selection of temperatures rather than a range. So instead of being able to dial your grill to 425 degrees, you might find you have to choose either 355 or 445.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you enjoy throwing food on the grill, you’re in good company. Politicians have held outdoor barbecues as networking events since the Colonial Times. George Washington hosted a barbecue party while running for the House of Burgesses in the mid-1700s, and many other politicians followed. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that outdoor barbecues made their way to the White House. The first barbecue on the lawn of the White House was hosted by President Lyndon Johnson as a way to thank supporters, with a menu that included barbecue ribs. But perhaps the most notable White House barbecues were held by President Jimmy Carter, who held a State Dinner with Japan’s prime minister that involved grilling pigs, steak and chicken on the rooftop terrace off the State Dining Room.

The Indoor Electric Grill Buying Guide

  • Cleanup is an important consideration with any surface that will handle messy foods. You’ll find a nonstick surface is invaluable when it comes time to clean your grill after use. But many electric grills also let you remove the grill and other parts and clean them in the dishwasher.
  • Also take a close look at the drip capture tray that’s built into most electric grills. These catch all the excess liquids that come off your grill, so they’re very important. Make sure the drip tray is also dishwasher safe if you aren’t a fan of hand washing.
  • Temperature range is an important consideration in an electric grill. Many will top out in the 400- to 450-degree range, which should cover most recipes.
  • In addition to being able to cook inside, electric grills also typically use grill plates rather than grate-based grills, which means you can cook smaller items like shrimp without worrying about them falling through.
  • Pay attention to the lid on the grill you choose. You’ll want one that completely covers what you’re cooking to reduce spatter, but you’ll also find that it comes in handy to have at least a partial-glass lid. With glass, you can see your items cooking without lifting the lid and reducing the temperature inside.
  • Indoor grills are designed for countertop grilling, but there are some that can be used outdoors, as well. If you think you might have the need for an occasional backyard grill, consider that while you’re shopping.
  • Some indoor electric grills go beyond letting you cook steaks and burgers. They offer interchangeable grill plates that let you cook items like pancakes and paninis.
  • You buy an indoor grill for the convenience of cooking inside. However, some grills still put out an excessive amount of smoke, making them not quite as ideal. Look for a grill that’s designed to minimize smoke output.
  • Many indoor electric grills require preheating before you set your food on the surface. Look for a grill with an indicator light that lets you know when the surface has reached the desired temperature.
  • Safety is always a concern with any electric appliance. Your electric grill should have an easy way to lift the lid that doesn’t require using an oven mitt.
  • Don’t get so caught up in the build of the cooking plates that you forget about the rest of the grill. You’ll need to be able to easily wipe the exterior clean, as it will inevitably get a few spills.
  • The weight of the grill you choose will come into play every time you pull it out of the cabinet and put it back in. A lightweight grill is not only easier to maneuver around your kitchen, but you’ll also be able to take it with you when you go camping or head out to a family gathering at the park.
  • The length of the power cord is also important. Make sure the power cord will reach from a power outlet to the area where you plan to use the grill.