Top 5 Indoor Grilling Tips for City Dwellers
For some people, having a huge barbeque everyday can be a huge pain in the butt. Despite the results, it can take forever to set up and clean up. During the winter, it is also near impossible to be able to stand outside and get that get BBQ feel. But you’re in luck! Most companies have adapted to these issues and created a perfect indoor grill!
These bad boys are awesome. They’re easy to set up and worth every penny spent on them. It makes grilling so much easier in time crunches, and weather dilemmas. We put together a list of some of the best indoor grills for your shopping experience. These are the best the market has to offer and will surely improve your indoor BBQ experience!
- Westinghouse WIG1RA Select Series Red Indoor Grill
- Oster CKSTPM6001-ECO Extra Large DuraCeramic Panini Maker and Indoor Grill
- Cuisinart CGG-501 Gourmet Two Burner Gas Griddle
- George Foreman GRP1001BP 6-Serving Removable Plate Grill, Black
- George Foreman GGR50B 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver
- Hamilton Beach 25219 HealthSmart Contact Grill, White
- NutriChef Electric Fish Grill roaster oven Grilling Indoor and Outdoor Tabletop Use For Fish Meat Chicken , With Removable and Dishwasher Safe Griddle, Gold (PKFG16)
- Hamilton Beach 25331 Super Sear 100-Square-Inch Nonstick Indoor Searing Grill
- Hamilton Beach 25371 Indoor Grill, Silver
- Presto 09020 Cool Touch Electric Indoor Grill
- George Foreman GRP99 Next Generation Grill with Nonstick Removable Plates, Silver/Black
- MaxiMatic EGL-3450GD Elite Cuisine 13-Inch Countertop Non-Stick Electric Indoor Grill, Black
- George Foreman GR136B 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill and Pannini Press, Black
- Gourmia GDG1900 Digital Dual Indoor Grill, Folds for Double Sided Steak Grilling, 10 in 1 Grill & Cook System, Expanded Accessory Kit Includes Grilling Basket,Kebab Rack & More, Free Recipe Book,110v
- Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill
- Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Black Dials
- Lysport Carbon Steel Stovetop Grill Smoker Set
- Chef’s Secret Non-Stick Aluminum Indoor Stovetop Grill with Stainless Steel Base, Black/Silver
- Philips HD6371/94 Indoor Grill, Black
- Elite Gourmet EMG-980B Maxi-Matic 14-Inch Electric Indoor Grill, Black
- CookKing – Korean Traditional BBQ Grill Pan, Cauldron Lid Shape – Stovetop Nonstick Indoor/Outdoor Smokeless BBQ Cast Aluminum Grill Pan
- Grill Griddle,iGarden Indoor Electric Smokeless Cast-Aluminum Reversible Grill Griddle Combo- Water-Based Double-Layer Teflon Coating,1700 Watts, Non-Stick FDA Certification For Home Restaurant Party
- Smart Planet SIG‐4 Napa Valley Gourmet Premium Smokeless Stainless Steel Grill, Silver
- T-Fal Grill with Ceramic Plates & Recipe Book, Black
- T-fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill with Removable and Dishwasher Safe plates,1800-watt, Silver
- Zojirushi EB-CC15 Indoor Electric Grill
- Zojirushi EA-DCC10 Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle
Grilling season arouses jealousy in anyone living in a condo or apartment. Without outdoor space for a grill, what’s a city dweller to do on those perfect warm summer nights that beg for a barbecue?
Fortunately, it is possible to make delicious grilled dishes indoors. One of the greatest grill masters around—Bobby Flay, whose newest cookbook, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction, is available now—says you can get the taste (if not the scenery) of a genuine backyard cookout right in your kitchen.
Just follow his expert advice on the best equipment, utensils, and methods to grill without an actual grill, then invite your friends over for a sweat- and bug-free BBQ.
Go for a Grill Pan
Choose a cast-iron grill pan rather than a Panini press-style or other indoor grill. “Cast iron holds heat extremely well and the ridges give your food great-looking grill marks,” Flay says.
Invest in the Essentials
“My list of grilling utensils is relatively short—you really only need a few items to grill well,” Flay says. His must-haves include:
Tongs: to flip steaks, chicken, shellfish, and vegetables
Heavy-duty spatula: to flip burgers and delicate fish fillets
Pastry brushes: to brush oil, glazes, and barbecue sauces
Heavy-duty grill brush: to keep your grill clean
Canola or vegetable oil: These neutral oils are best for grilling since they don’t add flavor and have a high smoking point.
The first thing to do before you grill indoors is to pre-season your grill pan if it’s not already pre-seasoned. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, rub some canola or vegetable oil liberally over the pan using a clean cloth or paper towel, then place it in the oven for 30 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the pan sit in the oven until completely cool.
Whenever you use your indoor grill, oil only your food, not the grill pan. Simply heat the pan over high heat until it begins to smoke; brush your meats, fish, or vegetables with oil and seasonings and then grill according to the recipe.
Create Professional Grill Marks
Those cool, restaurant-style crosshatches on grilled meats and veggies are easy to pull off: Place food on the grill pan at a 45-degree angle to the ridges for about 2 to 3 minutes, then pick up each piece, rotate 90 degrees, and place the same side down on the grill pan so the ridges now run at a 45-degree angle in the opposite direction.
Continue grilling for another 2 to 3 minutes. When it’s time to turn the food, simply flip it over—there’s no need to create the marks on the other side since it will be facedown on the plate.
Where There’s Smoke…
To keep smoke levels down, try not to over-oil or over-sauce your food. “Also be sure you do not press down on foods and squeeze juices out. Not only will that dry out your food, but that can also cause foods to burn and produce more smoke,” Flay says.