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Old 11-23-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Indoor grilling

Hi everyone,
I want to buy an indoor grill (since I live in a small apartment in NY and don't have the option of outdoor "real" grilling). I am hesitating between getting an electric grill and a stove top grill. I intend to use the grill mainly for grilling fish, steak, and vegetables.
Which is a better option in this regard? Any specific brands recommended?
Many thanks.


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Old 11-23-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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I'd go with an electric grill with removable and interchangeable grill plates. That way, you can use it for grilling meats, making panini, pancakes, etc. If the grill also has non-stick grill plates, they can be easily cleaned up afterwards.

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:25 AM   #3
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We're quite satisfied with the two Farberware 'open hearth' grills, one of which we've had for about 20 years.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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Just simply get the George Foreman grill. They are easy to use, old school, work well, heat well, and are sold a lot of places.

I know no other better, quicker, cheaper, indoor grilling alternate.

We put chicken on one about 4 day ago and it tastes as close to outdoor grilling as you can get.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:38 AM   #5
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I use Cuisinart Griddler .
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:03 AM   #6
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I use a stove-top two burner grill made of heavy aluminum with a non-stick high temp coating that's flat on one side and ribbed on the other.

I also have the George Foreman grill, but each has its place. Chicken breasts and hamburgers on the George Foreman; Pancakes, bacon and steaks on the stove-top. Each does things well that the other doesn't. Get both.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #7
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I have a Griffo grill that sits on a ceramic base and is a smokeless indoor grill. I love it even more since it has a variable temperature setting that most indoor grills do not offer.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:59 AM   #8
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My thought would be to go with a cast iron grill pan. I know the Cuisinart Griddler is generally held in high regard here, but I cannot recommend it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:07 AM   #9
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I have a simple cast iron grill, with ridges. I also have a cast iron bacon/sandwich press to place on top of the item being grilled. I heat it up on another burner.

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Old 12-23-2009, 06:43 PM   #10
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My wife just bought a hamilton beach healthsmart grill and I was very skepticle at first and then tried it and loved it.Great grill marks and it was only $20.00.I also have a cast iron one that spans two burners it has been kicking around in a cabinet for years.Too many cool spots to be good for little more than heating it as high as you dare and searing a very large cut of meat to throw in the crock pot.Electric all the way

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