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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Counter Top Grill

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    Technopackrat
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    If you are looking for something to replace the old school countertop clamshell grill look no further than the Phillips Avance Collection Indoor Grill. It's large enough to cook 4 decent size steaks or 6 to 8 hamburgers. The grill surface is removable as is the drip tray and both are dishwasher friendly. We fired it up and threw on a few steaks and it did a great job of cooking them to perfection, complete with the obligatory grill marks. Next up we'll try chicken and vegetables but are expecting great results as well. The pros: + this is a big grill + heats up quick + virtually smokeless + over 1600W of infrared heat + easy to clean drip pan and grill The cons: - this is a big grill (counter space is a premium at my house) - the infrared heating elements are extremely bright red making it difficult to look at the grill while on - I would have liked to see several heat settings. It's either off, on, or on warm. Maybe warm, medium, high. - price is a bit on the high side but cheaper than a large outdoor gas grill. All in all a great grill!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Year Round Grill

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    ARod12
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    I just plain love this grill! It is a talking piece when people see it sitting on my kitchen countertop. Living in the Midwest, it is marvelous to be able to grill foods and not have to brave the snow and cold. I have cooked everything from shrimp kabobs, chicken breasts, steaks, brats and grilled zucchini and squash and they have all turned out great! The grill uses infrared heat which is ideal when thinking about the dangers of propane gas or chargoal smoke. The design of the removable grill top and sliding drip pan makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smokeless is Legit! Lets me grill year round!

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    dronedad
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    I was dubious at first with the claims of being smokeless and for use indoors, but they're not kidding! It took a little getting used to the fact that I couldn't adjust the temperature - once I Started to treat it like a medium-high gas grill all the time, my results improved. That means you have to be careful what kind of liquids/butter/oils end up on the grilling surfaces (that might negate the smokeless part) but the end result is so similar to a bbq grilled meal it's stunning. I wish the grill size was just a little larger, but the size is perfectly suited to storage and being an indoor appliance. Between the removable surface and the lower drip tray, Philips makes this thing easy to clean. I foresee using this to have grilled food well into the winter months when I cannot/will not use my outdoor gas grill.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very little smoke

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    emiliosic
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    Grill is relatively small, good for one or two portions at a time. Grilling any meats or vegetables does produce smoke from the food itself, there's no way around it. However this grill keeps the grease pan relatively cold so it doesn't keep on searing the oils and grease on the tray. The heating elements are recessed on the sides and covered by a glass. A steak takes about 18 minutes (thick cut, medium temperature). Heat seems consistent around the edges. Vegetables produce almost no smoke, a lean beef cut produces some smoke and a sausage would produce a bit more smoke. However it's actually a lot less smoke than cooking a beef on the stove. Cleaning is relatively quick. The grill top is solid aluminum (coated black) and the grease pan is deep enough to handle with ease. It slides to one side. The side panels are not removable, so it's impossible to keep perfectly clean, but it's simple to clean well enough so it doesn't grease up with moist paper towels. The grill and pans are dishwasher safe, but it's simpler to just rinse them with dish soap and hot water. It would've been better if the inside walls of the grill were removable. It comes with simple instructions and a recipe book. The only control on the switch is off/warming/on. So it's simple to use, lightweight, doesn't produce a lot of smoke, cooks consistently and is easy to clean most of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

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    30stmrox
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    I have mixed feelings about this, thought it'd be cool to be able to grill indoors in winter or if it rains but the list of "don'ts" had me almost paranoid to use it. First the infrared light tells you not to look at it, well you have to to cook your food, so I wore sunglasses, it's very bright! Next don't put under a cabinet, well my counter space is small & I had it away from cabinets but they were very warm, so I was waiting for them to ignite. Don't put near a stove still or working. I made chicken & vegetables from their recipe book, the chicken was dry & I only cooked it as per directions. I cut the vegetables large like they said & half of them fell through the grates into the bottom. They took a long time to cook. Cleaning was easy, the tray slides out so you can clean it. The inside changed color after first use. It only smoked a little too, nothing like the George Forman grill smoked, plus it's a lot larger. Might give it another try but think I'll take it outside , which defeats the whole purpose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little grill, niche usage potential

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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Option for Simple Indoor Grilling

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    CriticalEye
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    Philips Avance Collection Smoke-Less Indoor Electric Grill Solid Option for Simple Indoor Grilling Specs Price: $279.99 Color: Black Use: Indoor Weight: 12? lbs. Power: Electric, 1660 Watts Cooking: Infrared Grate: Cast Aluminum Warranty: 1 Year Bonus: 30-Page Color Cookbook w/Grilling Recipes & Tips Summary: I'm pleasantly surprised w/how well this grill has worked out. Getting started is easy w/just 3 primary parts: the main housing, the liftoff grilling grid, & the removable grease tray. These take all of 1 minute to set up. The grill surface heats up very quickly (6-minute warmup time recommended prior to placing your food on the grill); so, you'll want all your food prep work completed before you turn on the grill. The aluminum grilling grid surface heats up to a constant 446? F.-the perfect temp for grilling different types of food simultaneously, including searing meat, preserving tenderness & juiciness, & browning w/o burning-& maintains that temp throughout the cooking process. The simple temp control knob has just 3 settings: Off, High, & Low. The Low or 'Keep Warm' setting is self-explanatory as it allows you to keep your food warm once you've finished cooking it. Cooking: So far, I've grilled rib-eye steaks, chicken thighs, lamb chops, & vegetables, including zucchini, yellow squash, & mushrooms. @@@@@@@@ Be sure to cut your veggies large enough so that they don't fall thru the grate to the bottom. @@@@@@@ All the meats & veggies turned out fantastic & tasted very good, though the finished product doesn't taste quite like charcoal-grilled food from a real outdoor BBQ. @@@@@@@@ But then neither do they taste that way w/an outdoor propane grill. @@@@@@@ The die-cast aluminum grid does make authentic BBQ grill marks, & it did brown/grill all sides of our cuts surprisingly evenly, thanks, in part, to the heat reflectors. All in all, I got much better results w/this 112-sq. in. indoor infrared grill than w/my large, round, 240-sq. in., 15-serving, George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Barbecue Grill. Cleaning: The grill's nonstick surface is much easier to clean than my Foreman grill, though I'll be interested to see how durable the nonstick surface is after a year of use. Thankfully, there was minimal splatter. With my Foreman grill, there's a ton of splatter; so, I've to line the sides of that grill w/walls of aluminum foil, or I end up scrubbing grease off everything around the cooking surface. And the Philips grill is "virtually smokeless" (boasting an 80% smoke reduction), although my nearby hallway smoke alarm did go off several times. @@@@@@@@ But it also goes off when I broil steaks in the oven. @@@@@@@ Rather than your food cooking in its own grease, excess fat drops onto the XL-grease tray, allowing for leaner grilling. But the grill is too long to fit into a standard kitchen sink; so, soaking it'sn't feasible in our kitchen. Tip: Line the drip pan & the 2 non-heating-element sides for easier cleaning. The detachable parts of the grill are dishwasher safe. Portability/Space: This Philips grill takes up less space than my large Foreman grill. And this grill is light enough that's it easy to move at just 12? lbs., yet the rectangular cooking surface provides enough space to grill an adequate quantity of food for a family of 4. It's large enough to grill 4 steaks or 6-to-8 hamburgers at once. Convenience: In my experience, cooking on this electric grill has proven far easier vs. the hassles associated w/my gas, propane, & charcoal grills, including even my other electric George Foreman grills. This Philips grill provides a simple & convenient way to grill indoors all year round, though I'll probably use it mostly during the winter months & when it's raining. Extras: Included in the box is a 30-page color booklet of grilling recipes, but I'ven't tried any of them yet. Electric Power Cord: Philips gives the user a pretty short leash. Based upon our limited counter space available for grilling, due to our many other kitchen countertop appliances, we don't have an open/unused power receptacle immediately adjacent to our preferred spot for grill placement. So, a power cord longer than 40" would be helpful. Safety: The infrared heating lights (& reflectors) are extremely bright. There's a warning not to stare at them, which seems obvious, but it's difficult not to look down at them during the cooking process as I'm turning, repositioning, & monitoring the food on the grill. I'm seriously considering donning my polarized sunglasses the next time I grill. Durability: I wonder about the longevity of the reflector surfaces, which I find are accumulating burn spots from dripped grease w/each successive grilling session. Because they're so hard to clean (dishwashing soap & hot water won't cut it), it seems logical that the gradual buildup of these "stains" will reduce the efficacy of the grill over time. Price: The grill is a bit pricey for the value, but it's far less expensive than a large outdoor grill. Bottom Line: 4 stars out of 5-I recommend this product. This Philips indoor infrared grill is a wonderful & convenient alternative to bulky, cumbersome, multi-step outdoor grills. I'll be using this grill often.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent option for simple indoor grilling

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    Gerbil
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    The Philips indoor grill is a decent option for simple indoor grilling. I was generally pleased by the results of the food I grilled during my testing. [ Pros ] - The infrared lamps leave meat more tender than fire grills do. - The infrared lamps provide more consistent heating for a smooth grilling experience, lacking the hot/cold zones and flare-ups of fire grills. - Angled placement of the infrared lamps reduces smoke generated from grilling. - Cleanup is simple, aided by light-weight non-stick grill grid and removable drip tray. - Good size for grilling on a counter-top. [ Cons ] - The infrared lamps produce blinding red light that, thanks to their angled placement, get direct access to your eyes when you stand near the grill. This made it difficult to monitor the food I was grilling during my testing. - Lack of temperature control reduces grilling flexibility. I wasn't able to control searing/charring as much I would have liked. - The reflector surfaces seem very prone to permanent damage. No amount of dish liquid or scrubbing was able to remove the grease burn spots generated by each grilling session. Presumably, the build-up of these spots will reduce the effectiveness of the lamps over time. - The handles on the grill grid do not provide sufficient insulation for bare-handed handling while the grid is still hot.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It lives up its claim of 'virtually no smoke'

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    Chuck
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    This is a nice indoor grill. It's simple to set up and simple to use; I had it out of the box and in use in about 15 minutes. After an initial cleaning of the removable grid, and a quick look through the manual, I decided to see what it would do with some porkchops. At this point I'll mention that the warning in the manual about not looking into the lamps is actually a bit understated. I've never had a grill that uses infrared lamps, so when I turned the grill on, even though I wasn't looking at the lamps directly, the lamps were still so bright I wasn't sure how I was supposed to 'not look at them' while flipping anything that was on the grill. I wound up turning the whole grill sideways, so I was at the end with the power switch instead of in front of it; in that position, the light coming from the lamps was much more subdued. Once the grill heated up (about 7 minutes) I put the porkchops on. I could immediately tell that this was going to be a much different experience from fixing meat on the stove-top; the light from the lamps made the 1/2" porkchops translucent, hopefully meaning they were being cooked evenly all the way through. In about 12-14 munites, the porkchops were done and absolutely perfect. I had marinated the porkcops the night before, so I thought that might add more smoke to the grilling process, but throughout the entire grilling, there was virtually NO smoke. After dinner, the grill was cool enough to clean. Cleanup was quick and easy; I cleaned the grid and the drip tray with soap and water, taking about 5 minutes, and the main unit had almost nothing on it, so a simple wipe with a damp cloth was all that it took to get the unit ready to store until next time. I'm extremely pleased with this grill. It's very simple to use, grills to perfection, cleans up in minutes, and lives up to its claim of 'virtually no smoke'. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a 'grilling experience' while still being in your kitchen.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This grill is amazing! Great for grilling indoors

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    This grill is fantastic - it really works as advertised, and does a great job no matter what food you are grilling! I do have a standard propane grill for use outside, but was looking forward to testing out this new Philips Indoor Electric Grill. I was hoping it would work well, so that I'd be able to grill in winter, or in bad weather. The grill exceeded my expectations. We have grilled pork chops and chicken thighs, and they both cooked up nice and even, with perfect grill marks. We also grilled up some pineapple, and that also came out very nice. The heat is very even throughout the surface of the grill (unlike my propane grill! @@@@@@@ , and it is ready to go in a quick 5 minutes or so. And the "smokeless" claim is true - even with a lot of marinade on the chicken, there was very little if any smoke. Clean up is very easy, but the inside panels do seem a little harder to keep clean. The grill top and the drip tray are both removable and very easy to clean. I have not bothered to put them in the dishwasher, as washing them by hand is easy enough. I cannot recommend this grill highly enough! It would be great for people in apartments that cannot have an outdoor grill, but is equally useable for someone who wants the ability to grill indoors with minimal fuss. Make sure you read the manual thoroughly, and do NOT stare into the grill while it is on. : @@@@@@@

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very similar to an outdoor grill!

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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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent near-smokeless indoor grill

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    This is actually my first grill EVER. So with that considered, I probably have a different take on this grill than some other individuals who are used to a gas/propane outdoor grill. However, I do own a table-top infrared oven, which shares some similarities to this Philips infrared grill. The setup process is incredibly simple, and there really are only 3 pieces to this grill: the grill plate, the infrared base, and the drip plate. Before you begin, it's wise to clean off the grill plate with hot soapy water, but avoid using heavy abrasives. Plug in the infrared base, and flip the switch on and you're ready to go! There are three settings for this grill: OFF, ON, and WARM. When ON, the grill heats up to a constant~450? F. I haven't measured the WARM setting, but I imagine it defaults to somewhere around ~165? F like my infrared oven does on its warm setting. So far, I have grilled beef burgers, chicken breasts, and vegetable kebabs/skewers. The included documentation gives you fair estimates on how much time total should be spent grilling these types of items, and I'd say it was fairly accurate-but when you're a grilling noob like I'm, it can be a tossup. Regardless, the burgers turned out great, the chicken was very juicy and tender, and the skewers were excellent. And yes, everything had grill marks, as expected. As with any grill, this is still a lightly involved process, so you'll still need to flip and rotate, but infrared typically cooks more thoroughly, so timing and results may differ compared to a gas/electric grill. As far as smoke goes, there is so little, but keep in mind that fat and oil will still cause smoke, but definitely less. What's especially nice is that this grill can be used during any time of the year (this will be great to use indoors during the winter), and you can bring it anywhere that has an electric socket! Gone are the days of carrying around a propane tank or charcoal. And of course, no fire is necessary! Could definitely bring this to a small barbecue get-together! All it takes is some basic grilling knowledge! While I'm not a newcomer to cooking, I'm a newcomer to grilling, but this Philips indoor electric grill will definitely help change that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect, But....

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    gtdad
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    Out of the box, the Philips Avance Smokeless Indoor Grill impresses you with quality build and simplicity. there are only 3 parts. The main unit, the cooking grid and the slide out drip tray. You can take it out of the box and be ready to grill almost immediately. It is easily large enough to cook for a family of 4 but not so large that you wouldn't want in in your kitchen. The power switch has 2 settings, full power and keep warm. Full power heats to 446 degrees and maintains that exact temperature throughout the cooking process and provides even heat all over the cooking surface. There is an instruction booklet which also provides suggested cooking times and is very easy to follow. There is also a suggested warm up time of 6 minutes prior to placing your food on the grill. So far, I have cooked salmon and steak. Both cooked perfectly with a crunchy sear on the outside and juicy perfection on the inside. To clean you must wait at least 30 minutes for everything to cool down. I found the cooking grid and the slide out drip tray to be extraordinarily easy and fast to clean. However, the interior walls are very difficult to clean. The instruction booklet will tell you to just wipe with a damp cloth. That didn't work. I then tried Dishwashing detergent with hot water, nope. I finally had to use a ceramic cleaner with a lot of elbow grease to get it clean. And, this why I deducted 1 star. Pros: Easy to set up and use. Grills food perfectly Cons: Very difficult and time consuming to clean interior walls

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Delicious, comfortable grilling experience

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    I enjoy grilled food but the smoke and preparation are very uncomfortable and sometimes the smoke makes me sick. This product is heaven sent because it solves my discomfort process of conventional grilling. I get a lot of headaches whenever I do an extreme heat activity and grilling is one of these activities with the smoke making it worse. My first cooking was Flap Meat Steak (Churrasco) with Squash Zucchini. Seasoned meat with Goya Sal Parrillera, ground pepper, and a bit of sour orange. Turned on the heating element and after 6 minutes, I place the meat on the grill. Recommended time was 8 min for each side. Since I like my meat well done, I left it for 11 minutes on each side. While that was cooking I placed a few ? inch squash yellow/zucchini on the side. In less than 30 minutes the vegetables and the meat were all cooked. The vegetable was very juicy. Virtually no smoke and it was evenly well cooked. The family enjoyed the first indoor grilled meal. They loved it. It is simple to use, it only has three setting: off, warm and cook. Cleaning was very easy. The non-stick aluminum grid was like new. The grease on the bottom tray was not hard to remove. My wife loves the fact that now we can enjoy grilled food without me getting sick. She started a list of other meals we can prepare. Happy wife, happy life.

    I would recommend this to a friend