The 10 Best Electric Grill [Reviews & Guide 2019]

The 10 Best Electric Grill [Reviews & Guide 2019]

Electric grills are brilliant! You’re able to have all of the joys of grilled food without having to worry about buying gas or lugging dirty charcoal. They can also be used anywhere with very little smoke and a range of great safety features.

There are a lot of different types of models out there and trying to find the best electric grill can be a tough challenge. They can have different levels of power, features and there are other considerations such as whether you want it to have a stand or not.

Thankfully we're here to help. We've spent countless hours researching the best electric grills out there and have come up with a list of 10 brilliant models. All you need to do is sit back, read on and then choose the best electric grill for you!

The 10 Best Electric Grills For Easy Cooking

Here are our reviews of the 10 best electric grills that will give you great taste without worrying about buying gas or charcoal.

1. George Foreman 15-Serving Electric Grill

When it comes to electric grills, the name of George Foreman is never too far away. This is a brilliant grill that can be used either indoors or outdoors. It's highly versatile and able to give you a great level of performance time and time again.

With 240 square inches of grilling surface, you’re going to be able to cook a huge volume of food. Up to 15 people can be catered for at any one time. That means it’s great for a small family but also perfect for parties and other social gatherings.

The temperature doesn't quite get hot enough to sear meat in the way that other grills can but it is still able to do quite a good job. It's also time-consuming to clean due to the large surface area and because the grilling plates aren't removable.

The temperature control on this grill is very easy and you’d be able to cook your food quickly or simply keep it warm if needs be. The nonstick coating makes it very easy to cook and the large handle adds to the overall safety of the grill.

The stand that it comes with is brilliant and will allow you to cook outdoors just as you would with a regular grill. If you didn’t want to use the stand then it can be removed to allow you to place it on your countertop. It’s the best electric grill out there if you’re looking for versatility. 

What We Liked:

  • Serves up to 15
  • 240 square inch surface
  • Nonstick coating
  • Large handle
  • Can be used outdoors
  • Easy temperature control
  • Can take off the stand
  • Removable drip tray

What We Didn’t Like:

  • No searing temperature
  • Can take time to clean

2. Giantex 1350W Electric BBQ Grill

With electric grills, grease can quickly build up and that can make it very difficult to clean if there is not a dedicated place for it to go. Giantex here has a large collecting bowl that will capture all of that grease and fat to make it as easy as possible to clean.

It’s another grill that comes with a stand which is always a very useful feature. It is removable too and therefore it gives you that choice depending on your needs. It isn’t quite the same quality as other stands we have seen but it is still a very good option.

Another slight negative here is that the grill grates can scratch over time. This can make them more difficult to clean. In general, the electric grill is very easy to wide sown after use which is helped by the grease collecting bowl we mentioned.

A great feature of this grill is that it has a very small footprint and that allows it to be easily stored away when it’s not in use. That’s helped by the condiment tray that it has tucked underneath the grill to make sure everything is within easy reach.

The heat resistant handle helps to make this grill easy to use and you won't have any of those dangers you can get from charcoal or gas grills. It's very easy to control with the 4 temperature settings and this is a grill that you're sure to love.

What We Liked:

  • 4 temperature settings
  • High-quality materials
  • Easy to clean
  • Grease collecting bowl
  • Condiment tray
  • Removable stand
  • Easy to assemble
  • Heat-resistant handle

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Lower quality stand
  • Grill grates can scratch

3. Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill

Most of these electric grills come in just one color and you’re stuck with that. This, however, is available in black, graphite or red dependent on your style. All of them look great and have a high level of functionality.

That functionality can make it quite hard to assemble as there are a number of different parts to this electric grill. It can also take quite a while to warm up and that can be a little annoying. If you have a little bit of patience then you'll get impressive performance.

There is a large grilling surface that makes it perfect for large gatherings. It also has a warming rack where you’re going to be able to put food ready for consumption. It’s a great feature that will prevent food from being overcooked.

The cast iron cooking grates are able to add great flavor to the meat and it makes it a good alternative to charcoal or gas. Another great feature is the side shelves on which you’ll be able to place a number of items to make your life easier.

In order to catch the grease and fat that comes from the electric grill, there is a large grease tray that is easy to clean. That usability also comes from the cord storage that makes it easy to tidy away. It's a great grill and one that is perfect for parties.

What We Liked:

  • Three color options
  • Large grilling surface
  • Warming rack
  • Cast iron cooking grates
  • Side shelves
  • Temperature control knob
  • Large grease tray
  • Easy cord storage

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Can be hard to assemble
  • Slow to warm up

4. NutriChef Raclette Grill

Here we see another raclette grill that offers you a brilliant level of performance. It has a stunning design and will be a talking point for any social occasion. The mix of stone, wood and metal helps it to stand out from many other electric grills.

It gives you two different levels to your cooking as you have the upper grill surface that you can use as well as the lower section that will be able to hold 4 spatulas. It gives it a great level of versatility for many different types of cooking.

If you are using the stone surface to cook your food then it’s worth noting that it stays hot for a long time after you stop using the grill which can be a little annoying and a bit of a safety issue. With the many different cooking options, some people may also see this as a little complicated when compared to other grills.

If you want all of the different features then you’ll quickly find that it is quite simple to use. It is also easy to clean as you can take the individual cooking parts away to clean them thoroughly. It makes it one of the most usable electric grills out there.

Unlike other electric grills, this grill is able to heat up quickly and you’re going to be able to start cooking in no time at all. You are able to adjust that temperature with a simple knob that will give you a high level of control.

What We Liked:

  • Stylish design
  • Upper and lower cooking
  • Easy to use
  • Simple temperature control
  • Versatile cooking
  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for parties
  • Works quickly 

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Stone stays hot
  • Could be too complex for some

5. Techwood Raclette Grill

With 1500W of power, this grill is going to be able to give you a lot of heat in a short space of time. That makes it perfect for a wide range of cooking types. You're going to be able to adjust that heat with the simple temperature control.

One annoying part of this grill is that you will need to take it apart in order for it to be cleaned. That can take time but once you have the grilling surface removed, you will be able to easily wipe it down due to the non-stick surface it has.

Another slight negative here is that the electric grill doesn’t have a drip tray and that can make it a little bit messy. Thankfully the parts are dishwasher safe and therefore if it does start to get a little messy, you don’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty.

A brilliant feature of this high-quality grill is just how versatile the cooking surfaces are. You’re going to cook a wide variety of different ingredients. The surface is also reversible to extend the amount of cooking you’ll be able to do.

If you like the idea of being able to grill pizzas then this would be brilliant for you as one side of the grill is set-up for being able to cook the likes of pizza or pancakes. The other side is your typical grilling surface where you'll be able to cook your meat.

What We Liked:

  • 1500W of power
  • Simple temperature adjust
  • Reversible plate
  • Non-stick surface
  • Versatile cooking surface
  • Detachable cleaning
  • Heat-resistant spatulas
  • Dishwasher safe

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Have to take it apart
  • No drip tray

6. Milliard Raclette Grill

If you're looking for a more compact grilling solution then this would be a brilliant option for you. It is designed to have enough space for 4 people at a time. It works brilliantly as an indoor grill but can also be taken outside on those sunny days.

It’s another grill that has a reversible grilling surface to allow you to have a more dynamic grilling experience. It gives you to option of having a completely flat surface or a more traditional grilling surface, depending on your needs.

Some users are going to find this to be a little too small and you want to have a think ahead about just how much cooking you’re going to be doing on there. The short is also short and that could well be an annoyance to some people.

It has raclette functionality and to go with that, there are four individual spatulas that make using it extremely easy. It’s great for small gathering but due to its size, it’s also perfect for one person to just use it on their own.

The LED safety light is a great little feature as this will let you know when the surface is too hot. That surface is non-stick and therefore very easy to cook on. It’s also easy to clean too and you won’t get frustrated when using this grill.

What We Liked:

  • Compact 4-person design
  • Reversible grill
  • Non-stick surface
  • Easy to adjust
  • Flat and grill side options
  • Four individual spatulas
  • LED safety light
  • Great for gatherings

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Could be too small for some
  • Short cord

7. Weber 2400 Electric Grill

Portability is going to be a key feature for a lot of people, especially if you want a grill that you’re going to be able to use both indoors and outdoors. This is quite a large grill but the wide handles that it features help to make it very easy to carry.

The grilling area that it has is 280 square inches which will be enough for a large party of people. The 1560 watts of heating power will be able to make cooking times minimal. It can take a while for it to warm up but once it does, the performance is brilliant.

The drip tray it features is large and will be able to collect all of the grease and fat that comes from the food. While that is relatively easy to clean, the rest of the grill is a little more awkward than other models that we have looked at here.

In terms of build quality, this electric grill really does stand out. It’s made from the highest quality materials and will be able to stand the test of time. Part of that durability comes from its brilliant cast iron cooking grates.

The electric grill is also going to be very easy to use. The controls are very simple and also the cord it has is longer than many other models, making it easy to use outside. This is a brilliant grill and one that’s capable of cooking a lot of food.

What We Liked:

  • Easy to carry
  • 1560 watt of heating power
  • Cast iron cooking grates
  • High-quality materials
  • Long cord
  • Large 280sq inch grilling area
  • Removable drip tray
  • Simple controls

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Can be hard to clean
  • Takes a while to heat up

8. Easy Street Americana Electric Cart Grill

If you want to have a cart feature that you’d often find with the likes of gas or charcoal grills, then this is a great option. It comes with the whole unit with other features such as wheels for easy transport and folding tables to make it more compact when not in use.

The functionality of the grilling surface is impressive as you’re going to be able to choose different temperature settings for different areas. This means that you would be able to keep some food warm while cooking others.

Due to this being a more complex unit than other gills we have seen, it can take a bit of time to assemble. Some people will find this more difficult than others but there are instructions to guide you on the way.

A great feature of this electric grill is that it gives you the option to add wood chips in order to get a smoky flavor. It's not an option you have with many other electric grills and really helps to set it apart from its rivals.

Its great features don’t stop there either. It also has a patisserie function which is brilliant and unique. It all adds up to a brilliant grill and one that has a lot more functionality than you'd often find with an electronic model.

What We Liked:

  • Full cart included
  • Three heating positions
  • Large cooking area
  • Easy to move
  • Can add chips for smoking
  • Impressive rotisserie function
  • Quick to heat
  • Simple to clean

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Takes a while to assemble
  • Some delivery issues

9. Techwood 15-Serving Electric Grill

Many people love that image of being able to mill around a standalone gill with a beer in one hand and with grilling tools in the other. This is a grill that fits that picture perfectly and will be ideal in a wide range of different settings, as long as you have a power source.

The wire that feeds to the grill is attached at the front and that feels like a bit of a design flaw as it can get in the way. You are able to tuck it under the grill. The warming rack featured is useful but can feel a little flimsy and therefore you need to be careful.

With 240 square inches of cooking area, you’re going to be able to enjoy a lot of space with the 15-person capacity it has. The grill looks great too with the shiny blue lid and high overall build quality and premium materials.

With it being quite a tall and slender model, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this grill could tip over. That’s counteracted with the heavy base. This will keep it safety standing upright even if you manage to knock into it.

The grill is suitable for cooking outdoors but it also works very well in apartments. If you do need to move it around then the large carry handles underneath make it as easy as possible. It's a dynamic grill and another brilliant option.

What We Liked:

  • Large safety handle
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Lower carry handles
  • Heavy base
  • Attractive paint job
  • 240sq in cooking area
  • 15-person capacity
  • Suitable for apartments

What We Didn’t Like:

  • The wire can get in the way
  • Flimsy warming rack

10. Kenyon Texan All Seasons Built-In Electric Grill

This is completely different from the other grills we've looked at as this is a large and permanent built-in grill. It's great to have a permanent grill in your kitchen or you can even get it built into an outside area as it is waterproof.

The table-top design gives you a very large surface area and allows you to cook many meals at the same time. There are two powerful heating elements that are going to be able to heat up quickly and independently control the cooking.

It also features a split lid design. That will mean you can use the two grilling surfaces at different settings or perhaps just use one side if you don’t need a lot of food. It offers you a great level of versatility while enjoying the great performance.

The only real negative here is the price that you’re going to have to pay as it is more expensive than other options. You also need to factor in the cost of installation as you will need to have the unit hardwired.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in electrical grill cooking performance, this is it. If you can afford it and like the idea of having your electric grill in a permanent location then this would be an excellent choice for you and a real talking point in your home. 

What We Liked:

  • Table-top design
  • High-grade materials
  • Heats up quickly
  • Can be used outdoors
  • Two powerful elements
  • Split lid design
  • Wide drip tray
  • Non-stick removable grates

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Premium price
  • Requires installation

Wrap up

Electric grills are a great option for many reasons. They are more environmentally friendly whilst also not having the mess or inconvenience that comes with gas or charcoal. All the models we looked at here have an impressive level of performance.

The right one for you will depend on the space you have, the cooking surface you need and other factors such as portability. All you need to do is now what your needs are and find a grill to match it. Once you do that, you’ll be able to enjoy your new amazing electric grill.

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