T-Fal, earlier known for designing electrical appliances and cookware, has just recently launched the OptiGrill, that according to the company, took them seven long years to design, test, and manufacture.
If you think this is like those other indoor grills, think again y’all. This is a heavy duty grilling machine that can manage plenty of steak pieces at once while preparing each differently, some rare, others medium and yet some well-done to the crisp. It’s one smart appliance that will have you ooooing and awwwing at its innovative awesomeness.
The OptiGrill is also designed to prepare chicken, burger, fish, sausage, bacon and plenty of veggies using the manual or pre-fed settings. Those creative enough will definitely love being able to control the exact functions of the OptiGrill in the manual mode. We haven’t tackled manual mode yet because we love the ease of using the automatic cooking method. It has a drip pan to catch all the drippings!
For each meat piece, the OptiGrill measures thickness of cuts and naturally adjusts the time required to cook. It even detects the meat pieces present on the grill and automatically calculates cooking temperature required. Did y’all hear that??? IT DETECTS THE THICKNESS OF THE MEAT AND FIGURES UP COOKING TIME. WOW! You’re wondering if it works huh? Well let me tell y’all……it’s absolutely the most awesome appliance I’ve had in my kitchen to date! It blows my mind every time I cook something, and it’s cooked to perfection!
But what makes the OptiGrill really different is its ability to cook well done meat just as well as it does rare meat without the need for any intervention. An LED display at the front keeps a tab on the cooking process such that it never undercooks or overcooks. It will alert the user when meat enters searing stage and once more when it goes into the cooking stage. Here, the color yellow means it is now rare, orange signifies medium and red obviously means it is well done. At each juncture, the OptiGrill sounds a beep so that you know the perfect time to remove the meat from the tray. OMYCOW! I basically do nothing! I love this thing!
Finally, considering the large grill area, you get lots of room to prepare various items simultaneously. One impressive feature of the T-Fal OptiGrill is that it doesn’t need oil because of the non-stick plates that are easy to remove and clean directly in a dishwasher. You simply push the button on the side to release plates. I’ve washed mine in dishwasher every single time and have had no issues.
So What’s the Verdict?
Considering the price tag and the host of automated features, intelligent operations and ergonomic design, the OptiGrill seems to be an impressive kitchen appliance that doesn’t smoke or burn or undercook. It is worth the investment for families to homes that love regular backyard parties. We love to grill and this has become our go-to cooking method every other day! This is by far one of our most favorite things and we highly recommend it for gift giving! Not just for the men either, but for the women who are intimidated by outdoor grilling! And because we love it so much, I’m adding it to my Top 5 Gifts! It retails for $179 and in our opinion, is totally worth every cent!
For more info on where to purchase, check out the T-fal/Optigrill website. And since this grilling appliance is super new, be sure to give them a like and follow!
Disclosure: The Optigrill was sent to me in return for my honest review. Opinions are my own and needless to say, I absolutely love it!