5 Stars By RecrodII on 2017-04-17
... start the gas or charcoal fire this is an excellent product. We have a nice
If you want to grill for one or two people and don't want to go outside to start the gas or charcoal fire this is an excellent product. We have a nice, three burner gas grill, but when the weather is bad and we want to grill just two steaks or a few pieces of chicken this is very convenient. We place it on our gas cooktop range (it would be even easier if you have a smooth electric range/cooktop) in the kitchen, turn on the exhaust fan and follow the directions. The grill is hot enough to sear the steaks with nice grill marks and the flavor is very good.
I do highly recommend this grill. Nothing beats charcoal, but I have compromised with a gas grill and now have this electric and it really does a great job.
4 Stars By ccas on 2014-05-30
Nice electric grill
I bought this to use on my balcony because its against ordinance in my building to use gas or charcoal. I researched and found this grill as a good substitute. It gets very hot and cooks really well. I don't use it indoors so I can't review it that way. It's almost as good as a gas or charcoal grill. It does the job for me. It's very easy to clean the grill part but there is the plastic frame and the drip pan that is a little fiddley to move and clean. This is a small complaint compared to not being able to barbeque at all if I did not have this electric grill. I recommend this grill as being easy to use and does a good job.
5 Stars By Haleigh on 2016-07-17
Convenient and easy to setup!
We get more use out of this than our outside grill! We purchased an outside extension cord and plug it in and go! No more having to deal with charcoal and lighter fluid. I love the temperature controls and it heats up super fast! The nonstick coating makes clean up super easy and when we are feeling lazy we just chuck it in the dishwasher. This has really helped us eat healthier because instead of fried chicken it's now easier and tastier to make some grilled wings with Thai dipping sauce and fresh roasted peppers. The fat just falls into the bottom tray which we then poor over our dogs dinner so we are all super satisfied with this grill. We have even made fresh corn in half the time it normally takes on the conventional grill. I purchased this for my husband for Christmas and it has been used at least 3 times a week since.
5 Stars By mitsu on 2012-10-30
Wonderful Indoor Grill
This is the BEST indoor grill ever!!! I have had many other indoor grills and hated all of them. This one has completely filled all expectations. I had all but given up on finding an indoor grill that actually cooked a decent steak. This grill does so without smoking up the house, searing the steak beautifully, complete with the great grill marks that we all love, while leaving the inside juicy and tender. I have since thrown out the other grills I had including the George Foreman (that I hated). No more gray, tough, rubbery steaks in this house!!! I purchased this grill because of the Zojirushi name since I love my Zojirushi Breadmaker so much and had no issues with it whatsoever. This is the easiest grill to clean...ever. The grill grid is very heavy duty and is truly non-stick so everything just slides right off. Even though the grill cannot be submerged, just slant it in the sink and basically, rinse off. If you use aluminum foil in the drip pan, no clean up there...just toss away. Everything else is easy to just wipe off. My teenage grandson even loves cooking on this grill and to get him to do anything is a miracle!!! So easy to use and with clean-up a snap, I recommend this to anyone searching for a terrific indoor grill. You will love it!!!
5 Stars By stefan vladescu on 2014-06-08
I waited to write this review. I waited until I thoroughly tested it with Italian sausages, burgers, chicken, short-ribs,
pork chops, etc.and until my veins got clogged full of that great cholesterol. It's a wonderful grill and it's smokeless
especially if it's clean and the food tastes just as good as if it was done on an outdoor grill. I highly recommend it.
5 Stars By Dave W on 2013-01-27
For twenty years I have looked for a kitchen item that can cook steaks to near grill quality that are easy to deal with and clean up. I found it in this one.
I have cooked steaks, burgers and chicken breasts on this and they have simply tasted as close to just off the grill that I have ever experienced. Putting water in the drip pan and I have never gotten any smoke that does not dissipate within inches from the grill.
Cleaning up is what really make me very happy I purchased this. Simple soap, water and a sponge on the grill area with hardly any elbow grease gets that very clean. A quick rinse, light going over with the sponge and into the washer for the drip tray.
It is winter time and I am already starting to think if I might end up using this even when it becomes warm enough to grill outdoors.
4 Stars By Greg_Inomaha on 2016-01-22
Great quality grill, good results, but a minor PITA to clean . . .
Well made grill - - very solid and made for 2 or 3 person family or friends. Nice grill marks if the grill is preheated for 8 - 10 minutes. There is minimal smoke and some splatter if the meat is especially fatty. Can cover the meat with alum. foil or loaf pans to help speed up cooking On the downside, it's definitely harder to clean than a frying pan (takes 15 - 20 minutes after cooking something like 2 ribeye steaks. Perhaps the perfect grill brush would solve that - - I may try out the Oxo grill brush to see if it will clean between the grill slats.
Takes about 20" to clean it after cooking something fatty like steaks or burgers
5 Stars By Alex Lodner on 2016-09-27
Fun for every once in a while
This gadget is super fun. As other reviewers have mentioned, it does not get hot enough to grill anything thick, but for flank steak and shrimp it's fine. It does NOT give you that wonderful sizzle or aroma that you get in an actual Korean Grill restaurant, just a fun, unique way to gather around the table.
5 Stars By javol on 2013-06-24
Love it sooooo much.
We are not avid griller, but enjoy grilling from time to time. It is easy to assemble and dissemble to clean. I pour a bit of water after finishing grilling while it's stii hot, and it makes it a snap to clean, baked on sauces just fall off from the surface. The dripping pan is madewithfine quality stainless steel, i even use it to invert cakes when i don't use it fro grilling. The unit is big, can grill enough food for a small family of three, just make sure to slice meat relatively thin. T o eat out atkorean bbq reataurant, one has to spend at least 40 per person plus tip and tax and somemore on gas, but with this indoor grill one can redeem its price in one meal! Of course it'll take up some space. Istore it in my dishwasher which i don't use very often.
5 Stars By Spyce on 2009-11-03
Zojirushi Electric Grill
This is a nice, small grill that will easily accommodate the needs of someone who cooks for 1 to 4 people, depending on how large the items being grilled are. I managed to get three nice sized rib eyes on it at one time. I cooked the steaks on hi for the entire cooking time and was rewarded with great looking grill marks on both sides. I set the unit on the stove so I could utilize the vent hood if there was a lot of smoking. Surprisingly there wasn't. Judging from the grill marks, the grill heats evenly, and the nonstick cooking surface is great. The grill plate is sturdy and has a little weight to it. It's not flimsy or cheap looking like some of the other grills available. The unit is more expensive than the others of a comparable size, but I think it is a worthwhile purchase.
I have a grill pan that works pretty good, but once the food is turned the bottom of the food sort of steams and the grill marks are not as good. The advantage of this grill is that the grill plate has holes in it that allows the juices from the food to go into the drip pan so you get more of a grilling effect.
If the drip pan is lined with foil or if just enough water is placed in it to cover the bottom, clean up is a breeze. The nonstick surface of the grill is easy to clean.
I have been using the grill with recipes from Stephen Raichlen's book, Indoor Grilling. I made the chicken paillards with virgin sauce last night and they were really good. I also used the grill on the hi setting to grill the chicken breasts. They cooked really fast and again had really good grill marks on them.
I have also made kebabs on the grill but found that works best if a sheet of foil is placed over the top of kebabs so that the top and sides can be exposed to more heat. It's also good to leave a tiny bit of space between the food on the kebabs to ensure even cooking.
I think this is a great product, and I recommend it and would purchase it again.