The OptiGrill is one of Tefal’s popular kitchen products.
It cooks 6 different types of meat plus vegetables to different cooking levels.
It automatically adjusts the cooking times for different types and thickness of meat.
The automatic cooking indicator changes colour and beeps to let you know where your cooking level is at.
It has both a manual function (for cooking vegetables) and a frozen function.
Why I like it:
It comes with a recipe book full of delicious recipes that I have tried and was loved by the family.
It’s “hubby-friendly”. Since I come home late from work, hubby easily uses the OptiGrill to cook dinner without any fuss.
I love how the cooking indicator changes colour depending on the doneness of your meat. When it moves to the next level of cooking it will beep. You don’t even need to be in the kitchen while your dinner is cooking.
It’s slick looking. It can be left out on the bench and it won’t ruin the look of your kitchen :)
Easy to clean. I dislike using appliances that have 101 pieces that need to be taken apart and washed. The plates on the grill can be taken off easily and placed in the dishwasher.
I read reviews online of the grill and I’m not the only ones that love it.
One down side is that it’s too small for a large family. I can comfortably use it for my family of 2 adults and 2 young children. When I think of larger families, it may take longer to cook as the plates may be too small. Meals will need to cooked in batches.
I first tried cooking lamb chops. It was recommended to chose boneless meat as the bone will prevent a uniform level for cooking on both sides of the meat. Since we already had the lamb chops, we tried it anyway. To me, the chops were cooked perfectly. We also grilled slices of potatoes. I used a recipe in the recipe book that came with the grill. You need to make sure you slice the potatoes the same width. The thinner potatoes were not cooking as fast. I found myself keeping an eye on it and removing ones that were already done. To me, that’s not too much of a big deal.
Our next meal was burgers at my son, Thomas’ request. After placing the burgers on the grill, I simply selected the burger option and waited the cooking level indicator to turn to medium. It was that simple.
It can be purchased at Bing Lee for $199 (at the time of writing this post)
If you are looking for a grill that is convenient, healthy and easy to use, I suggest you purchase the Tefal OptiGrill. I’m glad I’ve got one :)