The Best Indoor Grills to Get Your Dinner Sizzling

Caryn AndersonLast Updated Apr 23, 2020 11:56:24 PM ET
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Chicken, steak, burgers, kabobs — you name it, you can prepare it on an indoor grill. Whether you don’t have the space outside for an outdoor grill or you just want to expand your options for culinary adventures in the kitchen, investing in an indoor grill is a great idea if you ever find yourself craving healthy cooking and delicious grilled flavor.

Indoor grills have certainly come a long way in the past few years and offer a lot of versatility in a countertop appliance. Ready to jumpstart your tastebuds? Check out our list of the 10 best indoor grills to find the right one for your kitchen.


Best Overall: Cuisinart GR-5B Electric Griddler

Good Housekeeping and reviewers agree, the Cuisinart GR-5B Electric Griddler delivers precision temperatures and a user-friendly design for easy use and reliable results. This indoor grill features an LCD display, adjustable temperatures that range from 175 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and removable, reversible, dishwasher-safe plates. Reviewers love that you can use it as an indoor grill, griddle or panini press.


Best Value: Hamilton Beach Steak Lover’s Indoor Grill

Serving as proof that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a great indoor grill, the Hamilton Beach Steak Lover’s Indoor Grill is among the best indoor options for giving you those gorgeous sear marks. It features a 90-second sear function, a digital display and adjustable temperatures, making it easy to grill everything from steaks to pizza to veggies and fruits. Most foods grill within 10 minutes, and the removable drip tray catches all the excess grease to make cleaning fast and easy.


Best Multi-Functional Grill: Ninja Foodi Grill

Not only does it have more than 650 five-star reviews, the Ninja Foodi Grill offers the ultimate in appliance versatility. You can obviously use it as an indoor grill to make all your favorites, but it also works as an air fryer, oven, dehydrator and roaster. This compact, powerful indoor grill circulates heated air around the cooking food to deliver the perfect sear. You can cook right from frozen, and the design eliminates the need for flipping for most foods. That means you can even grill delicate fish fillets without worrying that they will fall apart. Best of all, the ceramic coated grill grates are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.


Best Splurge: Breville BGR820XL

This grill comes with a higher price tag, but it also comes loaded with some nifty features. The Breville BGR820XL Indoor Grill is a smart grill with an electric thermostat and 1,800-watt elements that are embedded in the plates to give you precision control over heating and searing. Use it open to grill or griddle, or close the lid for two-sided grilling or to make paninis. This indoor grill features a removable drip tray and dishwasher-safe plates for easy cleanup.


Best for Limited Counter Space: George Foreman Rapid Grill Series

Short on counter or storage space? The George Foreman Rapid Grill Series has a unique design that lets you store it vertically when it’s not in use. The unit preheats 30% faster than comparable grills, and the removable grill plates have a durable PFOA-free, non-stick coating that makes them easy to clean. You can even stick them in the dishwasher! The grill comes in two sizes to create four or five servings at a time.


Best Infrared Grill: Philips Avance Collection

Infrared technology combined with specially designed reflectors on the Philips Avance Collection Smokeless Indoor Grill provide even heating for grilling that's consistent across all grates every single time. Best of all, with the constant 446-degree-Fahrenheit cooking temperature, you don't have to adjust the heat or worry about smoke. Fat drips down to the stay-cool drip tray for easy cleaning and indoor grilling that won't set off your smoke detectors.


Best Adaptable Indoor Grill: T-Fal GC70 OptiGrill

If you're looking for an indoor grill that automatically adjusts its temperature based on the thickness and size of the food you're grilling, the T-Fal GC70 OptiGrill might be the ideal option for you. Not only does this indoor grill have more than 1,350 five-star reviews, but it’s also the first grill with sensors to adapt the grilling temperatures and cycles automatically. It features two cooking modes, dishwasher-safe nonstick plates and Precision Grilling Technology to provide reliable — and delicious! — results for every meal.


Best True Grill Design: Hamilton Beach Searing Grill with Lid Window

Unlike most indoor grills, which feature a grilling plate on the top and bottom along with a hinged lid, the Hamilton Beach Searing Grill with Lid Window has a unique hooded design that’s a lot like an outdoor grill. The heated base provides high searing temperatures and adjustable temperature control, allowing you to get outdoor results while cooking inside. The lid has a clear window so you can keep an eye on the food grilling inside. Best of all, the grates and smart grease catching system are dishwasher safe, and the hood is removable so you can hand wash it for easy cleaning.


Best Glass Lidded Grill: DeLonghi BG24 Perfecto

Do you prefer to keep a close eye on your food while you’re grilling? The DeLonghi BG24 Perfecto Indoor Grill features a glass lid that lets you see your food while keeping all the heat and moisture locked inside. A large grilling surface and even heat distribution make this an ideal option for cooking for one or cooking for an entire family. More than 1,100 five-star reviewers agree that this is among the best indoor grills.


Best for Tiny Spaces: Dash DMG001AQ Mini Maker

This little grill is tiny but mighty. The Dash DMG001AQ Mini Maker is the ideal indoor grill for tiny kitchens, kitchenettes and dorm rooms. The grilling space is four inches in diameter, which is the perfect size to grill up a burger, pork chop or other food for one. It only weighs around a pound, making it an ideal option for anyone on the go as well. This little indoor grill comes in several colors and features non-stick grilling plates that heat quickly and clean up easily.

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