Summer Grilling Never Stops with The T-fal OptiGrill

I received the T-fal OptiGrill for the purpose of review, but all words and thoughts are my own.

If you’ve stuck around my blog any length of time, you know that I am not the biggest fan of cooking. You also know that I love to camp, and basically cooked on a grill every day for 50 straight days this summer with the boys on our trip. Combine my distaste for having to watch food cook and my extreme love of grilled food, and the new T-fal OptiGrill seems like the perfect tool to have in my kitchen. This revolutionary product is reinventing cooking and grilling as we know it, and I am delighted to have had the chance to try it out!

{Precision Grilling Technology}

The T-fal OptiGrill is basically an indoor grill that may at first glance look very similar to other products on the market, but this appliance is truly one of a kind. See, it is the first indoor grill with precision grilling technology built in. What does that mean? It means it is capable of detecting the quantity, thickness and temperature of your meat and letting you know when your desired cooking stage (rare, medium or well-done) has been reached. It can even cook meat from a completely frozen state, so no worrying if you forgot to take meat out to thaw earlier than day! I was a little skeptical at first, but it really works! No more cutting into meat and losing all the moist flavor, when this thing says your meat is done, you can take it at its beep.

{What Does It Cook?}

While you can’t cook everything on this magic machine, you sure can cook a lot. Oh, and did I mention it cooks a good amount of food at once? It was able to hold four large sized burger patties and two very large ribeye steaks. My only qualm is that I have to cook two different batches of food in order to make enough for our large family of six, but with the quick cooking time, it’s a snap. On the T-fal Optigrill, you can cook:

  • Burgers
  • Sandwiches/Paninis
  • Poultry
  • Sausage/Pork (Yes, it cooks bacon perfectly!)
  • Fish/Seafood
  • Red Meat
  • It has a manual setting for vegetables and other items too!

{How Does It Work?}
All you do it plug it in, press the power button, the type of meat you are cooking and press the “ok” button. A purple flashing light will come on, and when that light goes off, you can place your meat on the Optigrill to begin cooking. The temperature control circle will change colors as it progresses through the cooking stages. Each time it reaches a new cooking stage it will beep to let you know. Wait until it gets to the level you want, and remove. 

What I love most about the OptiGrill is that it has a slanted and slated design, so all the fat and grease drips down into an easy to clean and removable tray. Also, you get those beautiful “hot off the grill” marks on your food too! Think its easy to cook with? It is even easier to clean. press two buttons on the side, and the plates come right off to go into the dishwasher. 
There are few products I have tested over the years that I love as much as the T-fal OptiGrill. It really is a perfect product for me, since I hate to spend time over a hot stove. Priced at $179, this is a great alternative to an outside grill that can only be used in warm weather, and the OptiGrill can keep you grilling all year long! Check out the website to learn more about the T-fal Optigrill and how it can work for your family!


  1. What an awesome product! I love to grill but it gets way to cold here in the winter to go outside for that long.

  2. Wow! I want one of these. I can never get the internal temperatures right and to have it tell me when things are done to the temp I want would be amazing.

  3. It doesn't beat the taste of an outdoor grill but it is great to have something inside when I have a lot to cook for lunches or need to multi task.

  4. I WANT ONE!!! I love the taste and flavor of grilled food and what a fabulous way to grill inside

  5. Love those little grills that drain the grease away. That's the one thing I never care for when making our own burgers.

  6. I'd love something like this! Hubby and I are missing grilling but our condo states no outdoor grills not even electric 🙁 This would be perfect for the kitchen!

  7. I love that you can set what temperature you want your beef and it cooks it right. I'm always guessing.

  8. mmm…that would make dinner easy, so easy my husband could do it (which would be a great fringe benefit of owning this!). I think this looks like it would be well worth the cost.

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