The Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 is an open grill that earns favorable reviews for its cooking performance, adjustable temperature control and large (200 square inches) cooking surface. Testers find it easy to clean with its removable dishwasher-safe drip pan and say it sears meat well. Some consumers lament the lack of a cover, and others report that the Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 does produce some smoke while in use (a few owners note that adding water to the drip pan solves this problem). This grill can be cumbersome to store; the manufacturer recommends storing it flat, which takes up more space. The Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 can't double as a flat griddle, and it's unable to grill sandwiches like the Cuisinart Griddler GR-4N (*Est. $100) . Overall, consumers echo professional reviewers' opinions that the Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 is an excellent value.
The Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 is tested in one foodie magazine's large comparative review and is selected as the top recommended model. It's also featured in About.com's list of the top 10 indoor grills, although this review is a few years old. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation). Owner opinions on Amazon.com and Cooking.com round out the reviews of this open grill.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated magazine reviews six open electric grills. Evaluations are based on such criteria as cooking surface, heat distribution and smoke emission.
Review: Tabletop Grills, Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, July 2007
About.com grilling guide Derrick Riches names 10 grills that he considers to be the best in this undated review. The Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 is included. Riches says the Sanyo Smokeless is affordable yet large enough to accommodate an entire meal.(Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Indoor Grills, Derrick Riches
More than 540 owners of the Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 say they are happy with the grill's simplicity, its ease of use and its solid cooking performance. Most reviews give the appliance 5 stars; some give it 4. Only a few lower-star reviews pepper the entries here.
Review: Sanyo HPS-SG3 200-Square-Inch Electric Indoor Barbeque Grill, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com
About 965 consumer reviewers at Cooking.com give the Sanyo Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill HPS-SG3 an overall 4.4 out of 5 stars. More than 660 also write full reviews. Most users say the grill is large and cooks very well and say they would purchase it again. A few owners say the grill is cumbersome, hard to clean and hard to store.
Review: Smokeless Indoor Electric Grill, Contributors to Cooking.com