@boygenius1991 I don’t have this one with the infrared feature but I was gifted an indoor smokeless grill that’s close to the same form factor. It works pretty well for what it is. You get grill marks and the fat drips away off of the food like any other grill. The results are similar to a gas grill, where you also don’t get any of the smokiness of a wood or charcoal fire.
The IR heat component may help you with achieving a better sear on your meat. Or at least make it look neat while you’re cooking.
Mine was damaged during shipment but Philips replaced it mostly hassle-free. If you’re used to cooking over wood or charcoal, there’s definitely a difference in taste but it works well for me. A lot less oil and grease in cooked foods. I live in an apartment complex so no BBQ grills allowed.
Actual cooking times are a bit longer than the cooking time suggestions in the included recipe book. I’ve cooked chicken breasts, steaks and various vegetables on skewers. I don’t think chicken thighs/drumsticks would cook through unless finished in an oven. You’re able to get grill marks on your food but it does take a while longer than over charcoal.
The previous time this was sold, someone mentioned that the orange glow was too intense but the glow doesn’t bother me. It is bright but I don’t stand there looking at it while it cooks.
Clean-up is mostly easy. Oil and grease splatters stain the glass panes that cover the infrared bulbs and the interior surfaces. The non-stick grill is easy to clean. The removable tray catches all the drippings.
Overall I’m very happy with mine. I do miss the cooked-over-charcoal taste but it’s convenient and a good compromise if you can’t cook over fire.
I’m sure my old high school English teacher would be fussing over the “healthy … meal” usage; “What, as opposed to a sick meal?” Yes, of course.
The proper usage would be “healthful meal” – as in aiding your health.
You’re welcome. (Now you can throw spit balls.)
I like this explanation:
“Healthy and healthful are not synonyms. A poisonous mushroom can be simultaneously healthy and unhealthful. Likewise a morsel of food on my plate can be healthful and not healthy since it is dead. The simple fact that people cannot distinguish the difference between the two does not eliminate the difference.”
@decoratedwarvet - The funny thing is that while researching Conrad Veidt yesterday I happened across the picture above - his role as Gwynplaine was apparently the inspiration for the Joker’s appearance.
@aetris@clarion47, I was not commenting about his state of mind, but was refering to his roll as the Joker. BTW, he was/is nominated for an Oscar, so he could probably care less about our accessment of his performances in any rolls he has acted in, but personally, I love his acting!! You though are entitled to your opinion & Thanks, for your comment!! JSYK, I will admit, he does have a few mental issues, but don’t we all?¿ BTW², I thought it was Nincompoot!! LOL!!
@clarion47@decoratedwarvet - Conrad Veidt wasn’t Jewish but his wife was, and when required by Nazi law to identify his “race” Veidt declared himself a Jew out of opposition to Nazism. Together they fled Nazi Germany for Britain and eventually Hollywood, where he appeared as the main Nazi in Casablanca. He wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award for the role, but he was the highest-paid member of the cast. He died of a massive heart attack while playing golf the following year, so maybe DID care about assessments of his performance, at least vis-à-vis golf.
@Spheyr I have grilled on a charcoal Weber in a Michigan blizzard, with my then-housemate, Grillmaster Flash. Granted, we were in the lee of the garage, but still proud of our manly, weather- defying feat 36 years later.
@MrNews Do I get my money back the first time it sets my smoke alarm off? My freakin’ air fryer sets the darn thing off if the window isn’t open depending what I am cooking. An air fryer does a pretty good job of crisping up the outsides if you so desire BTW. This grill does not look like a joy to clean but I could be wrong. Meh for $105 shipped. At least w/prime shipping is free for $119, they throw in a free cleaning tool and Amazon takes it back @ n/c with no questions asked.
@MrNews Commenters from previous offers have confirmed virtually smoke-free operation (at least with steaks). I haven’t used one, but I do use a SearzAll kitchen torch to finish off sous vide steaks. The SearzAll works largely with infrared radiation, and produces only a fraction of the smoke that my Lodge skillet does. (The smoke comes largely from crisping up exposed fat).
For something like this I think i’ll be more inclined to believe the negative reviews as a lot of the positive ones look fake and paid off.
Also, if you want grill marks indoors, would a grill-style griddle be better?
@AVahne@rpstrong - I’ve done a lot of grilling on my cast-iron griddle, and never had a problem with smoke (though if the kitchen door isn’t closed, the smell permeates the house). Excess fat pools in depressions at the corners of the griddle specifically for that purpose, rarely enough for any danger of overflow. You get great grill marks, too!
Are those grilled Guinea Pigs? I’ve heard they’re delicious. I had fresh barnacles once while living in the Azores, Terceira Island. You eat them like oysters with hot sauce. Not too bad! Anyway those grilled guineas reminded me of weird stuff I’ve eaten throughout the world.
IX’s name on Earth was Ford Prefect, not Ford Perfect. It’s a joke because he thought cars were the dominant lifeform on Earth and decided to blend in by inconspicuously naming himself after the most common car in the UK, namely the Ford Prefect.