What every best Electric Grills has:
- A built-in temperature gauge.
- Enough power to recover heat quickly once you lift the lid.
- Temperatures of up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Of all the electric grills we evaluated, the Weber Q-2400 gets the closest to real gas or charcoal cooking power. It boasts impressive build quality, temps adjustable enough to handle everything from veggies to meat, a substantial warranty, and enough oomph to quickly recover heat lost when you open the lid. Equally important for grill aficionados, the Weber Q-2400 gets hot enough to really sear foods, locking in their juiciness and flavor.Buy for $299.00
If you can't decide between cooking indoors or outdoors, the 15-serving George Foreman GGR50B gives you the best of both worlds. Users love the in-lid temperature gauge and the sloped grilling surface that drains grease away, and the fully isolated heating coil means you don't have to worry about dangerous flare-ups while cooking indoors. This grill is also surprisingly durable, and if you want to save a little space it's available in a 12-serving version.Buy for $71.99
If you need a small indoor grill, the Hamilton Beach 25360 is perfect. This contact grill eliminates any concern about flare-ups, and the hood swings down to help control grease splatter. Sear performance may be a little bit lacking, but this little grill still locks in flavor well. The small footprint makes for easy storage, and it's light enough to tote around for tailgating parties, but still big enough for cooking a few hamburgers at a time.Buy for $64.99
The mighty Broil King Professional Griddle PCG-10 offers enough cooking space to feed a small army, grilling up eight pancakes or a dozen pieces of bacon at a time. This griddle's heavy-duty construction and consistently accurate heat have made it the darling of experts and owners alike. The Broil King's ceramic non-stick surface and removable grease tray both clean up easily, and it features a removable backsplash to guard against grease splatter.Buy for $98.99
The Presto 07047 Cool Touch griddle is a great value for those who don't need an electric griddle very often. It heats up quickly and offers plenty of cooking space for most families, cooking up to four to six pancakes at a time. This inexpensive griddle is surprisingly durable too, despite its light build, and most of its parts are dishwasher safe -- if it fits. Users say that a few small quirks are easily managed.Buy for $27.90