Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill Reviews
About Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill
Philips is an innovative company that promotes health. Their goal is to provide healthcare options and technologies, not only by providing diagnosis and treatment, but by providing prevention and awareness through home-based technological advancements as well.
The Philips headquarters are based in the Netherlands and they are a well known leader in healthcare and health technology, employing approximately 74,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
The Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill produces great tasting grilled food without producing harmful smoke. It uses infrared technology and reflectors to heat up whatever food you’re preparing.
With this grill, you can cook healthy and delicious meals in minutes. As you’re cooking, the fat from your meat will drip onto the cool Drip Tray below the grill, and as a result, no smoke is produced. It is also easy to clean, making it more convenient than most conventional grills. The included Drip Tray is safe to be loaded into the dishwasher, and it has a non-stick grill.
The grill also includes even heating, which keeps food at a consistent temperature of 446 degrees, and there’s a simple on/off switch that makes the grill easy to use and makes setup quick.
How Does It Work?
Using the Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill is pretty self-explanatory. Turn it on with the easy-to-use off/on switch. Preheat the grill for the recommended amount of time. Place a juicy steak or burger on the grill; the even heating will keep the temperature at a steady 446 degrees, and the fat that drips off of the meat will land on the cool Drip Tray below with no smoke and little to no splatter.
Once the meat is perfectly browned, you remove it from the grill and serve. It’s as simple as that.
For cleanup, you simply remove the Drip Tray and place it in the dishwasher or run it under water and wipe with a dish rag or gentle bristle pad. Make sure the tray is completely cool before attempting to clean it. The recommended wait is about half an hour.
Cost and Price Plans
With the promotional offer, you can order the Philips Smoke-less Grill for a trial run of 30 days for about $59.99 - free shipping if you are in the US. If you’re not satisfied with the grill, you can send it back for a full refund.
If you’re happy with the grill, however, you can keep it for four more additi onal payments of $59.99 each month, culminating in a total of approximately $300. With the promotional offer, you will also get a $50 coupon for any product at the Philips US online store.
If you search around retail stores or other places online, however, you can find this grill at prices ranging from about $200-$280.
This grill is generally very well received. Most people in condos or apartments that don’t allow for more traditional grills love that this is an option for them.
Customers also praise the much-loved grilled taste that is very close to what an outdoor grill offers and the delicious seared meat that is produced. They also love that there is little to no smoke that occurs, as the grill promotes.
Praises also include how simple and easy it is to use. Kids from the age of 12 years old and up can operate this grill.
A few minor complaints have been that there is only one heat setting on the grill and you have to wait about 10 minutes for it to warm up. There are also complaints that cooking thicker meat on the grill takes too long and that it uses a lot of power when plugged in.
Competitors and Alternatives
The T-fal OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill is a competitor of the Philips grill. The OptiGrill thoroughly cooks meat of any thickness using its advanced sensors, and it has six different cooking programs to make sure you get the perfect grill for any kind of meat no matter the size. It’s also pretty affordable at about $150.
Another alternative to the Philips is the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill. The brand, George Foreman, is known for its grills so that already gives it an advantage. What’s great about this grill is that it’s very reminiscent of the more traditional grills, so it will make traditionalists very happy. It’s also very affordable, coming in at less than $80.
The Hamilton Beach Indoor Flavor-Searing Grill is very tempting because of its low price. This indoor grill can sometimes be less than $55 depending on what time of the year you buy it. It also has temperature control and is dishwasher safe.
Another option is the Gotham Smokeless grill.
Where to Buy?
You can find this grill on the official Philips website, where you will also find the aforementioned promotional offer. This grill can also be found in Best Buy, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and online at Amazon and Williams Sonoma.
The Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill is a healthy option for those who like grilled meat and vegetables. It produces less smoke and well-browned meat on a grill that’s easy to clean and store after use.
The even heating feature ensures that meat will stay at a consistent temperature throughout and makes cooking simple. It’s a little pricey at around $200-$300, but it’s a very convenient option for those living in apartments that don’t allow them to use a more traditional grill.