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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works as described,

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    Maree
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    healthy cooking alternative, our family loves the flavor

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing indoor grill

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    meMeJazzy1607
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    I love cooking on my grill so much I got my daughter one for Christmas

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the convenience of cooking indoor.

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    Charly
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    Great product, I highly recommend it. Love that it's smokeless and can have grill marks.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    cydawg
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    Wonderful great Product easy to clean ,cook with. My whole family loves it You can grill every day.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A true indoor grilling experience

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    BestBuyFanDan
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    I am very impressed with the Phillips Avance Collection Indoor Grill and readily recommend it to anyone looking for a great answer to getting the true outdoor grilling experience indoors with minimal smoke. This unit represents a significant improvement over pther electric stand-alone and stove-top grill pans I've tried in the past. It separates grease from the food on the grill into a grease tray like other clamshell grills on the market, but with the experience similar to cooking on an open grill. It is very easy to clean - even more so with a quick spritz of cooking spray on the grill and drip tray before starting your cooking session - and easy to use. This is a perfect solution to grilling indoors that I am confident will become a key appliance in any kitchen. It is no wonder that it is already winning recognition for its design excellence!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

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    ukfireman
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    This is really solid. It has that grilled taste with the comfort of cooking inside. I cooked chops and chicken and it cooked the insides to perfection. It had virtually no smoke. It was easy clean up as it has a bottom tray you can pull out and clean. This definitely has replaced my old Foreman grill. It cooks with infrared technology to perfection!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Cooking Experience

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    TechieTexan
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    I was a little skeptical about the claims of no smoke filling up my home/kitchen. I am now a believer. I've grilled a couple of times on this grill and was surprised by the way it cooked. I grilled hot dogs the other day and the dogs immediately started sizzling and had really nice grill marks. The food turned out delicious and fully cooked. Heating is fast and so is the cooking experience. Please be aware that the grill heating element is extremely bright and will light up the room. I highly recommend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice grill

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    InspectorGadget
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    Nice grill, cooks well. A little pricey but seems well made. Good for grilling when the weather is bad or too cold outside. Also good for apartments.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grilling indoors made easy

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    GameNYC
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    I got this grill bc I am tired of using a grill pan indoors and having all the smoke and my pace smelling like what I cooked for days. This grill cooks great with minimal if no smoke at all. Food tastes just as good as an outdoor propane tank. Cleaning is pretty easy however the interior reflectors turned color after using for the first time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than an easy bake oven

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    DavidJr
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    It is so strange to grill inside over a bright warm light, almost like a kids easy bake oven or something. However, it works really well. It only takes a matter of minutes to get the griddle searing hot, like a regular grill, and food cooks just as well as a grill with easy clean up. Though the flavor is not the same as cooking over gas or charcoal, I feel that this gave the true flavor of the food. So far the food has been juicy and held the full flavor of the marinade. There was a little smoke, and you do get some grease splatter on fatty meats, but nothing as bad as pan cooking. The entire device is easy to wipe down and the messiest parts are dishwasher safe. Though it is not as big as a typical grill, I can't imagine where I would put it if it was, it is big enough to cook a decent meal and small enough to leave space on my stove. I've never used a grill like this before, but compared to those smaller grill like devices that can only hold one patty at a time and claim to be healthier, I feel this is a better option. This is more like a grill, cooks at about the same rate as a grill at mid heat level, drips the fat into a tray that you can throw in the dishwasher later and has a decent surface area. I do wish they had a different temperature option though.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works Great. Cleaning not so much!

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    slayercub
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    This grill is amazing! It cooks fast and keeps the meat tender. However cleaning it proved to be a challenge. Because of this I returned mine.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Indoor grilling perfection

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    NyVetteGuy
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    I love to BBQ all summer long and have been known to BBQ even in the winter months. Going outside in the cold was never pleasant. THIS is the solution. Now I can grill all year long, there is minimal smoke that is produced, any grease falls into a pan below which reduces the likelihood for smoke AND makes cooking with the Avance a healthy choice. Easy fast clean up and great tasting grilled food all year long make this a must have in the kitchen.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little grill, niche usage potential

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    HarvickFan
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    Overall the grill is very nice. Nice sturdy construction, nice metal cooking grates with stay cool handles. You can have the grill out of the box and cooking food in about 5 mins (after wiping down the cooking surfaces of course. @@@@@@@ Heats up very fast, but does have a limited temperature limit as expected. It took about 5 mins for the grill to heat to a temp capable of cooking hot dogs, and maybe 10 mins for burgers (to get the metal grill hot enough. @@@@@@@ Cooking time seemed a bit longer than expected, but once done the food was just fine. All of the grease drips away into the bottom pan which then simply slides right out for super fast cleaning. It also has a Stay Warm setting, so if you're done cooking but need to let the food sit for a bit, you can keep a steady warm heat underneath. And as advertised, little to no smoke at all, which makes it perfect for indoors. So it makes this grill perfect for winter months, or maybe apartment or condo owners. Even would be great as a tailgate grill if your car has an outlet or can power an extension cord. Simply plug this thing in and you're good to go.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Indoor grilling done well

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    Cipher469
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    I've had the Philips Avance grill for a few days now and really like it so far. Assemble the parts (a snap), wash the grill, and it's ready to use. Because there are is no flame or hot coals to be concerned about, safety issues are minimized. To cook, use warming setting for a couple of minutes, switch it to "on," then load it up with whatever you plan to grill. I put 4 pork loin "steaks" on, and there was room to spare on the grill surface. Following the suggested cook time shown in the accompanying instructions, the result was very tasty. The infrared cooking process works well. Smoke was minimal, and any drip was caught in the pan (easily removable for cleaning) underneath the grill. Yes, the food may not have the same grilled flavor as from an outdoor grill, but it's the very best of any other electric grills I've tried. Clean up is easy, though not quite as easy as the promo materials imply. I expect to get a lot of use out of this very nice grill, and the only problem that I've so far is figuring out where I will store it when it's not in use. I'd definitely recommend the Philips Avance grill.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Grilling, Great-tasting Food

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    tgharrell
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    My girlfriend absolutely loves grilled food (who doesn't? @@@@@@@ , but where we currently reside, we don't have the option of grilling outside. The Phillips Avance Collection indoor electric grill is the next best option, and it doesn't disappoint. The grill starts up quick and doesn't at all take long to reach 450? F. We've made a few different foods, including burgers and hot dogs. We've even used it to make breakfast! In every case, it's cooked evenly and left the food tasting great and very close to how it would taste on a gas grill. For someone who doesn't have access to a gas grill, it totally beats using a stove or oven. And very little to no smoke while cooking is a huge plus. Once we're done, I clean up immediately. It takes so little time to clean the little mess there already is thanks to the detachable non-stick grid and drip pan. The only substantial con is its lack of temperature control. You have OFF, WARM, and ON. A medium cook setting would make the grill even better. I can definitely see myself using this electric grill often, especially during colder months. I'd definitely recommend it for those that enjoy grilled foods but don't have the option to use a fire or gas grill.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No smoke as advertised! Fun to have.

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    Orion
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    I'm somebody who cooks quite a bit and I enjoy grilling outside when the weather is good. On days when grilling outside isn't an option, or if you cannot have a grill outside, this unit does the trick. The Phillips Avance electric grill is designed well, is easy to use and the food comes out tasting good. I've cooked a couple of steaks, some chicken and hamburgers on this grill now. The steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. The chicken was okay, but I definitely prefer the taste of charcoal grilled chicken. The hamburgers were pretty good. Not having an open flame takes something away from the taste, but they were still good. . Just not really grilled flavor. The user manual comes with recommended cooking times, which I'll list below. The grill only has two settings, on and warm. I wish the heat were more adjustable. I also think a lid would have been great, and would decrease the cooking times. The grill heats up quickly, there really is no smoke, or at most, very very little. The grill didn't heat up my kitchen really and cooking over the bright red surface was just fine. Clean up was very easy, however there are some spots on one of the mirrored walls inside that I cannot remove with soap and a sponge. They are from grease/fat drip splatter during cooking. I'll have to do some research and try to clean it with something harder w/o scratching the surface. If this isn't something that I can clean off I wonder how many uses I'll get until all of the inner reflective walls are covered with spots. Only time will tell. Overall this is a really cool kitchen appliance to have, and I'll try to make use of it whenever possible. I'm excited to try grilling more foods and I hope the non-scorched / non-grilled flavor grows on me. Owner Manual suggested cooking times: Large Steak: 12-16 min Small Steak: 8-15 min Burgers: 10-15 min Chicken: 22-26 min Fish: 15-16 min Shrimp: 12-14 min Brats: 16-18 min Hotdogs: 12-16 min Corn: 14-16 min Veggies: 8-15 min Bread: 2-5 min

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very similar to an outdoor grill!

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    TheTruthRealDeal
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    The Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black is designed to be the closest thing to an outdoor grill than any other indoor grill on the market. I have been using the George Foreman indoor grills for years, but they are not true grills in the sense of the concept of a grill. They are simply two induction plates that get hot and form a sandwich effect on the meat being cooked. The Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black is designed to produce a similar effect to the conventional charcoal or gas grill that is used outside of the home. The meat is separated from any metal heating it up and hot air from infrared lights supply the heat similar to charcoal or propane gas grill. The meat cooks well and is very juicy, not dry as sometimes can happen with outdoor grills. Cooking time is not long, but I did notice smoke traveling outside of my kitchen into other rooms. Adequate ventilation is a must when using the Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black. The first thing I grilled was ground beef. I had to try a burger with grilled onions. It was delicious, tender and juicy. Grill marks were evident and it had me smiling from the taste and texture of the burger. Next I had to grill chicken. The chicken was grilled crispy on the outside, but juicy on the inside. There was no blood dripping, because the Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black cooks everything at the right temperature to ensure a full done product. The only difference between cooking with the Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black and a charcoal/wood chip grill is the smoke from the charcoal/woodchips producing flavorful smoke that adds to the meat. The Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black is better than your propane gas grills, because your food does not have that gas taste. I have retired all of my George Foreman grills and will be using the Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black from now on!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice addition to our kitchen

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    Reddog
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    Philips - Avance Collection Indoor Electric Grill - Black My family at home is now only my wife and myself. We both work and have long drives home each day. Like many families you just want your dinner to be fast and easy. The evenings go by to fast before you're back at work again. We both love grilled foods but we haven't used an outside grill because it's just too much of a hassell. Between the time to prepare the grill and actually cook a meal on it takes to much of our limited time. The Phillips grill has completely changed that for us. It is really fast at both getting started up and actual cooking times are greatly reduced. One complaint is the same for any countertop appliance which is the room it takes. We have a small kitchen and did have the space but it would be something to consider. The grill uses infrared heat and Phillips claims up to 80% reduction in smoke. This will depend on what you're actually cooking but some foods you don't even see any smoke. Others you might have smoke but it's never anything even close to any outside grill. The grill is very easy to clean and the two main parts to clean are dishwasher safe. You probably can't get any outside grill to even fit in a dishwasher. Of course that also is because the actual cooking surface isn't that large but it can fit two good size steaks and maybe a third if there not to big. The fact is this grill does perform as claimed and cooks fast with a minimum of cleanup and you never get the burning you would over a flame. If you looking to grill a quick steak or any other number of choices this grill is a great addition. There is only one control that turns the grill on and it has two settings. The second is full on and the first is a keep warm setting. Thats a nice addition since you will need to learn to adjust your cooking times as you get used to using the grill. There is no actual temperature adjustment here. Within a minute or two the grill gets to 446 degrees and that's it. The perfect cooking temperature without actually burning your meal. Grilling can really make a quick meal something special. The Philips grill is a great addition and has made it possible to expand our meal choices in a way I can't think of any other countertop appliance that can. It comes highly recommended but you will want to leave in on a counter and not put it in a cabinet like so many other appliance end up.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the indoor grilling wife

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    Section8ght
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    This is ideal for the wife who does not spend a lot of time outside! Lol... my wife loves it because she is able to grill foods in doors away from bugs and heat. It is fast to heat up to proper heat for grilling all types of food. Leaves perfect grill marks for an authentic grilled dish and leaves little to no mess to clean up afterwards. The grill itself has a non stick surface so food does not stick and makes it an easy to clean item in the sink or dishwasher. The drip pan slides out easy and is also easy to clean. While cooking there is little to no smoke and foods are cooked to perfection with an authentic juicy grill taste. We love it for those days when grilling outside is not an option. Great buy

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lights - Action - Dinner!

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    vrs99
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    When I first saw the Grill on-line pictures it looked Big, which was a bit of a concern for us due to counter space and storing. Turns out the grill is not overly large and fits our needs to a T. Sits nicely on the kitchen counter and found space in my utility shelve for storage. Cleaning. It could not be more simple and easy, grease from meats drops into a removable tray. The infrared lights do not point toward the tray so the grease is not cooked further, you do not end up with hard baked grease. Simply spray warm water onto the tray to wash away some of the cleanup, then we swiped the pan with a sponge and everything came out in one swipe. NO Scrubbing. Kudos, could not be easier. The grill as well is simple to clean after cooking, not hard baked on particles. The grill appears to be have been made for our sink as the raised feet underneath the grill made for keeping the grill steady in the cooker fit exactly within our sink. Makes for, again a simple cleanup. First meal. We went for Brats and sliced grilled vegies. The Brats and grilled vegies came out spectacularly, could not have been more delicious. Lovely grill marks on the Brats and perfectly grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. Yummy, thumbs up all around the kitchen table. Second meal. Went with 1" Pork Loin Steaks to see how the grill handled the thick steaks. The experience would lead me to go with a less thick cut next round due to how the infrared works. The infrared fires more directly at the bottom of the steaks rather than sides. We ended up holding up the steaks a bit to get the sides fully cooked, not a big deal, but will cook thinner cuts in the future which should work well. Was the Pork Good? Absolutely delicious. Very little smoke was produced from the brats, just a wisp. The Pork Loin Steaks did produce more smoke as I expected, it is not smokeless, but it is from our observation less than cooking in a skittle on the stove. Reason for that is the grease falling under the cooking area into pan below and not being cooked further. The grill can hold two large steaks with a cooking time of approximately 15 minutes. Believe you could cook about six hamburgers, as for Brats load up the grill! Big Pluses: Convenience of indoor grilling, similar to a gas grill for flavor Quick, easy meal without messing up the kitchen Easy, fast clean up (love it) Infrared Cooking - cool stuff And not last but least - wonderfully cooked food, your taste buds will thank you Do pay heed to the instruction on not staring into the infrared lamps, it is not comfortable. That being said, you still have to look into the grill area to cook and cannot avoid the lamps completely. Not a big issue. Like grilling, easy clean up and tasty eats? Than you will enjoy the Grill.

    I would recommend this to a friend