When you hear someone say that they are going to bring the grill to their kitchen, you may think that they are crazy. However, using an electric grill is a great way to do it safely and conveniently. The concept of electric grilling isn’t new, but many people still don’t understand the process. Here’s a bit of information on how electric grills work.
The concept is pretty simple: an electric grill is basically a large, enclosed metal hot plate. The plate surface has specially designed ridges that simulate the grate used with a traditional grill. The board is powered by electricity that runs from any standard electrical outlet. The best grill machines will heat evenly, so whatever food you prepare will be fully cooked to the proper temperature every time.
Of course, anytime you’re talking about an indoor heated surface, there are some safety concerns. However, companies that create indoor grills have taken these into account and have created safety features to ensure that accidents are minimized. First of all, the hot plate never touches the surface on which the grill is placed. The heat is usually contained within a sturdy plastic or metal and there are almost always legs or some type of support that holds the entire grill off the ground.
There is usually little risk of igniting a fire when using an electric grill, as long as you use common sense. Never place paper products or flammable substances near the heat produced by the grill. Also, always be careful when handling food going on or off the grill. If you are not very careful when preparing the food, you may burn your fingertip. However, you may have to hold your finger on the heating surface for a second or two before the skin gets very burned. If you accidentally brush your finger against the surface of the grill, you most likely will not get a burn.
Is there smoke?
One of the things that people often wonder when they hear about electric grills is if the grills create smoke. Since you’ll be preparing food in your kitchen, the smoke could cause a lot of problems: filling up your house and making your furniture smell horrible. However, indoor grills produce very little smoke. In fact, with most foods there is no smoke at all. Some fatty meats like lamb have been known to produce a bit, but it’s nothing that causes too much trouble.