Best indoor smokeless grills to keep you charring through bad weather

Kelsey Chapman
Tuesday 09 March 2021 17:28
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Many folks enjoy the taste of foods, particularly meats and vegetables, grilled over an open flame. It’s easy to achieve during the summer when pleasant weather makes for fun outdoor cooking but sometimes inclement weather can get between you and a juicy steak.

Indoor smokeless grills are a great compromise that allow for countertop cooking with the wonderful taste of picnics and gatherings, all without the pesky smoke that necessitates an outdoor space. The options below you see here come in several different price points and user experiences fit for everyone from the casual griller looking to mix up their usual indoor chef routines to those who want a multi-use tool that just happens to include a grilling plate. Keep reading to see which will fit your needs and budget best, and get to cooking. 

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Ninja Foodi 4qt 5-in-1 Indoor Grill and Air Fryer - AG301

Ninja is a go-to brand for those in search of air fryers, and this model contains not only that handy gadget but a countertop grill as part of its 5-in-1 versatility. Four temperature settings allow you to char your food at the desired level quickly (as little as 25 minutes for frozen foods), and a built-in smoke control system ensures you’re not setting off any pesky detectors. To beat all? The parts disassemble and are safe for the dishwasher, cutting down on the need to scrub.

As Seen on TV Smokeless Indoor Grill - PSG

If your budget is a bit lower and you’re looking for a more specific grill-only product, this As Seen On TV model is your highly rated friend. Air-flow technology and a fan to capture allow you to char foods indoors without setting off the fire alarms, and ceramic nonstick coating makes removing food a breeze. This machine also has dishwasher-safe, removable parts, and a large grilling area allows for cooking up to four large steaks or six hamburgers at a time. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive and play up the grill’s value, design, quality, and ease of use.

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill with Viewing Window and Removable Easy-to-Clean Nonstick Plate, 6-Serving, Extra-Large Drip Tray, Stainless Steel (25361)

Hamilton Beach is a known brand for those who want quality kitchen appliances at great prices, and this Amazon favorite that rings in under $75 is no different. 118 square inches of grilling spaces provides ample room to cook for a crew while adjustable temperature settings give you endless options for what you can prepare, and reviewers love features like the easy use and cleaning process.

“I can find no fault in this grill. It’s the perfect size, clean up could not be easier. I grill out at least 4-5 times a week, 52 weeks a year,” one user reports on their experience. They add,”Clean up is ridiculously easy, when I’m done cooking I rinse off the grill bed, soak in soapy water while I eat and rinse and replace for next meal.”

Techwood Smokeless Grill indoor Grill Power Electric Grill, Compact & Portable Non-stick BBQ Grill, Turbo Smoke Extractor Technology, LED Smart Control panel, Drip Tray& Removable Plate Easy Cleaning

Another top choice of real buyers is this attractive red Techwood model, which has all the standard bells and whistles for a great middle-of-the-road price and tons of praise to its name.

“Used for the first time today with chicken thighs and bell peppers and onions. They were incredible!” one reviewers explains, continuing: “The char on the chicken and veggies just took this dish to a whole new level. We grilled chicken breasts and they came out perfectly! I loved how easy it was to set up, it didn't take very long to heat up either and clean up was quick as well!”

Gotham Steel 224 sq. in. Black Copper Non-Stick Ti-Ceramic Electric Smoke-less Indoor Grill

Under $50, useful, and beautiful? Sign us up. This Gotham Steel grill has a whopping 224 square inches of cooking space that allows you to cook anything from chicken breasts to Korean BBQ for yourself or a whole crew while entertaining at home. As one buyer states: “Easy set up, good instructions and it cooked a wonderful steak. Couldn't be happier.”

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