Picture this: it is the middle of winter; it’s frigid and snowing outside and all you can do is think about the unmistakable smell and taste of foods grilled or smoked on the barbecue outdoors. Is there a solution to grilling indoors without having to worry about all the smoke? The simple answer is yes, with an electric grill you can grill indoors, as long as it is smokeless.
There are two types of indoor electric grills: open grills and contact grills. An open grill has a cover that does not make contact with the food. With the contact grill, when the lid closes, you guessed it, the heated elements come into complete contact with the food.
An open grill will come closer to tasting like grilled meals prepared outdoors and ideal for odd shaped foods that won’t evenly make full contact on the contact grill. A contact grill will cook faster as both sides of the food are making contact with the cooking elements. Contact grills are ideal for sandwiches, steaks and burgers, and make for easy cleaning.