MegaChef Reversible Indoor Grill
Last updated date: February 1, 2020
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In our analysis of 19 expert reviews, the MegaChef MegaChef Reversible Indoor Grill placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
The MegaChef reversible indoor grill and griddle with removable glass lid is designed with a non-stick coating so that you can easily prepare delicious and appetizing meals with less oil than traditional cooking methods. MegaChef understands that no matter the weather outside, friends and family should always be welcome to enjoy juicy grilled meats and vegetables. Rain or shine, this grill will be your ticket to those perfect grill lines everyone loves to see. The versatility of a reversible cooking surface means you can grill your meats and veggies, flip the grills cooking surface over and use it as a griddle for eggs, pancakes and much, much more. The non stick surface also means that your clean up is a breeze. Simply and easily wipe down any remaining foods with a moist dish cloth and you're done. This grill is designed to be light weight and easily portable. You can easily take this reversible grill to your next vacation or getaway. The removable, adjustable temperature control accurately sets cooking temperature to achieve desired results when cooking a variety of foods. This grill offers a 15" by 11" cooking surface on both sides of the cooking surface panel. Which means you are getting both a 15" griddle and a 15" grill all in one. A removable glass lid is included for your safety and convenience. You can easily attache and remove the lid as needed to accommodate any cooking style you choose. The lid also features a closing latch to ensure it is not opened accidental and is securely held in place. Once fully opened and secured in the slots where the lid is attached to the grill, it will remain in a secure upright position to avoid the possibility of closing. Lightweight and easily portable: Weighing in under 6 pounds means this unit can be taken along to any trip. So long as you have a place to set this grill on and a three prong plug which can be used for electricity you'll be able to enjoy fresh grilled delicious foods.
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An Overview On Indoor Grills
There’s just something about food that’s been cooked on the grill that makes it more flavorful. When the weather turns wet or cold, however, you won’t be able to use your outdoor grill. That’s when having an indoor grill comes in handy. If you’d like to add an indoor grill to your appliance collection, keep the following features in mind:
Determine what serving size is best for your family. Many indoor grills are made to cook for just two people at a time. That’s great for individuals and couples but isn’t ideal for families. The George Foreman Grill and Panini Press can cook four servings at a time. There are even models out there that are capable of grilling enough for six people.
Check how well the indoor grill heats the grilling plates. For example, the Philips Kitchen Appliances Indoor BBQ Grill uses advanced infrared technology and special reflectors to keep the grilling plates a consistent 446 degrees Fahrenheit. Some models allow you to set the plates to a specific temperature, as well as grills that reach temperatures as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Look for extra features that make using the indoor grill easier. You may prefer a unit with indicator lights that reveal when the grill is fully preheated, or a model that has an extra-large drip tray to protect your countertops while cooking. The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill even has a viewing window, so you can check on the progress of your dish at any time.
Think about what you want your indoor grill to be capable of. You don’t have to stick with a model that only grills food. There are also grills, like the Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler, that can also bake pie, cook eggs and make paninis.
DWYM Fun Fact
Although the George Foreman grill bears his name, Foreman didn’t actually invent the indoor grill. The highly famous professional boxer and ordained minister merely served as the face of the grill. It was Michael Boehm who created the George Foreman grill in 1994 and he designed it to provide a healthier way of eating.
While indoor grills are mainly used for grilling burgers, steaks, chicken and fish, they can actually be used for so much more. For example, you can bake cookies, cook toast, make a grilled cheese, cook bacon and grill fresh peaches for dessert using an indoor grill.
The Indoor Grill Buying Guide
- It’s important to note that many indoor grill users report that their grills released a caustic smoke the first time they used it.
- Always check the length of the grill’s power cord. Some are extremely short, making it so you can’t cook away from the power outlet.
- Consumers warn that excess grease and oil can drip onto a kitchen countertop if the grill’s lid isn’t opened evenly.
- Since your indoor grill is electric, you’ll need to take care when you clean it. Most have removable plates and drip pans that can be hand washed or placed in a dishwasher. Make sure you unplug the grill and wait for it to cool before you start the cleaning process. The exterior of the grill and any plates that don’t come off can be wiped down using a soapy dishrag. Wipe the unit down a second time with just a wet rag. You can wait for the grill to air dry or dry it with a lint-free cloth.
- If you want to make clean up even easier, line the grill plates with aluminum foil. Once you’re done cooking, all you need to do is remove the foil and toss it in the trash.
- You’ll notice that the price for an indoor grill varies greatly. Some of the factors that cause the price to go up are added features and a larger serving size. The George Foreman Grill and Panini Press is the most basic model, making it one of the more affordable indoor grills on the market. The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler acts as five machines in one, while the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill can cook six servings at once. For those reasons, the two grills are moderately priced. The Philips Kitchen Appliances Indoor BBQ Grill commands the highest price, as it uses advanced infrared technology to keep food heated evenly.