If you enjoy grilled food, but don’t want to have to worry about the weather every time you have something special planned, then perhaps you should consider getting an indoor grill. Anything you can grill on a regular outdoor model can also be grilled indoors. With that said, indoor grills vary greatly in quality, as well as shape, size, and price. So it really is important to learn to distinguish between what is good and what isn’t before you begin shopping for a new indoor grill.
Open grills typically offer the largest cooking surface. These are similar to traditional grills. As the name implies, these type of grills are open and usually contain with a plastic cover in order to prevent splattering. The cooking element in the grill is heated using electricity which cooks the food evenly. Once the cooking process starts, grease runs down into a small pan that is situated below the grill.
Two sided grills are more popular today than ever before. Due to the success of the George Foreman grill, everyone knows what these look like. They have dual cooking surfaces that allow for food to cook on both sides. This helps to promote even cooking as well as drastically reduce cooking time. These units also come with a grease basin and the unit itself is usually built at an angle in order so that the grease can run down more easily and be caught.
So what are the difference between these two type of grills? Well, here are some things to consider:
Two sided grills are manufactured to cook thin burgers, pieces of boneless chicken, and tenderloin. They don’t work particularly well with thicker cuts of meat or meat that has the bone in them. With these, a quality open grill will do the trick.
As stated before, open grills offer a larger cooking surface. Because of this, they’re the best choice when having to cook for a large group of people such as for a party or a family get-together. Two-sided grills are smaller and more appropriate for singles or smaller families that don’t need a lot of cooking space.
Obviously, you should choose the grill that best suits the needs of your family. Both do a great job and are easy to learn how to use. All that you really need to do is plug it in and adjust the thermostat to the desired cooking temperature or level. After that, it is just a matter of adding the food that’s to be grilled and watching while the indoor grill does its thing.