Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ninja Contact Grills

1. Ninja Foodi AG301 5-in-1 Indoor Electric Countertop Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehyd...

User Ratings: 88 2

Ninja AG301 First Impressions

"Just do it!"

I can not believe how much we like this grill. Best steak I was ever able to cook myself! Exactly what it is advertised to be. Air fried fries and fish fillets, 12 minutes from frozen! There should be flip up legs like on a keyboard to change the angle. I can not believe how much we like this grill. It just seems to be a nice upgrade from the previous generation.

  • Ninja Foodi AG301 5-in-1 Indoor Electric Countertop Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, and Cyclonic Grilling Technology
  • The Ninja Foodi Grill. The grill that sears, sizzles, and air fry crisps. Indoor grill and air fryer
  • 500F air circulates around food for amazing Surround Searing while the 500F high-density grill grate creates char-grilled marks and flavors, for food that's perfectly cooked on the inside and char-grilled on every side with Cyclonic Grilling Technology
  • With the BTU cooking power of an outdoor grill, it brings outdoor grill flavors conveniently to your countertop any day of the year
  • Forgot to defrost dinner? Transform foods from frozen to perfectly char-grilled in 25 minutes
  • Air fry crisp with up to 75% less fat than deep frying (tested against hand-cut, deep-fried French fries), using the included 4-qt crisper basket
  • 1760-watt unit; 10" x 10" PTFE/PFOA-free, nonstick, ceramic-coated grill grate; 4 quart PTFE/PFOA-free, nonstick, ceramic-coated crisper basket; 6 quart PTFE/PFOA-free, nonstick, ceramic-coated cooking pot; Chef-created 15-recipe book; Cleaning brush
  • material_type: Stainless Steel
  • Manufacture: SharkNinja
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.05 x 16.88 x 10.59 inches
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Ninja AG301 Final Thoughts

"WITH GRILL Marks!"

If you're on the fence like we were, jump over and get it. This thing is better than advertised. In sum, this Foodi rocks the house. Air frying works the same as my other Foodi, with the same results. Currently you have to unplug the cord from the AC outlet to turn the unit off. I don't know I might have had temp to high. Jan-2020 I just wanted to do a quick update after over 90 days use.

Overall Score
4.8


(10753 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ninja Contact Grills

2. Ninja Foodi Pro 5-in-1 Indoor Integrated Smart Probe, 4-Quart Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, an ...

User Ratings: 88 1

Ninja AG400 First Impressions

"VERY crispy with NO oil!"

I hesitate to leave reviews, but this is a product that needed to be shared. The light on top is red when you plug it in. I have grilled steaks, chicken, ribs, and fish. I push a couple of buttons, it does it's thing, and I eat well that night. This one is greatly improved over my first one. 6 because the landing wasn't solid. I can't believe how well it cooks and you don't have to deal with grease splatter.

  • Ninja Foodi Pro 5-in-1 Indoor Integrated Smart Probe, 4-Quart Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, an Cyclonic Grilling Technology, with 4 Steaks Capacity, in a Stainless Finish
  • The Ninja foodi Pro grill with integrated smart probe. The grill that sears, sizzles, and air fry crisps. Indoor grill and air fryer
  • Confidently cook food on the inside using the integrated smart probe and char-grill every side with superhot Cyclonic grilling technology. 500F air circulates around food for amazing Surround searing, while the 500F high-density grill grate creates char-grilled marks and flavors
  • Perfect char-grilled results with grill control settings: Low, medium, high, and max. The wide temperature range of 105F500F and variable fan speed enable 5 fast, versatile cooking functions: Grill, air crisp, dehydrate, roast, and bake
  • Air fry crisp with up to 75% less fat than deep frying (tested against hand-cut, deep-fried french fries), using the included 4-quart crisper basket
  • No need to cut into foods or constantly probe them like when using an instant read thermometer. Eliminate guesswork and never worry about under or overcooking with the integrated smart probe. Multi-task with peace of mind as food cooks to perfection
  • Intuitive digital display lets you easily choose a cooking function and see your food's internal temperature as the integrated smart probe monitors it. The grill will conveniently alert you when your food is perfectly cooked
  • Virtually smoke free with unique smoke control technology. The combination of a temperature-controlled grill grate, splatter shield, and cool-air zone reduces smoke, keeping it out of the kitchen
  • Manufacture: SharkNinja
  • Item Weight: 24 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 11 inches
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Ninja AG400 Final Thoughts

"Wiped excess off."

We also already tried fries and grilling burger. This will not replace your smoker or real charcoal grill. It did smoke to the point my smoke alarms went off 3 times. Put them on the basket, about 12 minutes later, I had fries, crispy and delicious. Making buffalo wings is also a natural- it works. I have to take one of the pieces and find cabinet space for it. It just seems to be a nice upgrade from the previous generation.

Overall Score
4.8


(4036 Points)

3. Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer Roast Bake Dehydrate Broil and...

User Ratings: 86 2

Ninja FG551 First Impressions

"Does a good job."

It cooks at 500 degrees, which makes steaks like butter. Rubber pads on the bottom of the unit legs would also prevent slippage. Making buffalo wings is also a natural- it works. This is where my only complaint comes into play. It's also easy to clean and pretty simple to use. Also grilled a steak and corn on the cob. Maybe, but it does get hot enough to cook fine.

  • Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer Roast Bake Dehydrate Broil and Leave-in Thermometer, with Extra Large Capacity, and a Stainless Steel Finish
  • Ninja Foodi Smart XL Grill with Smart Cook System. The Smart XL grill that sears, sizzles, and crisps. Indoor countertop Grill and Air Fryer
  • Perfectly cook food on the inside to your desired doneness and char grill every side with 500F Cyclonic Grilling Technology and the Smart Cook System. 500F cyclonic air and the 500F grill grate combine to give you delicious char grilled marks and flavors
  • Smart Cook System—4 smart protein settings, 9 customizable doneness levels, and the Foodi Smart Thermometer enable you to achieve the perfect doneness from rare to well done at the touch of a button. No more guesswork and no more under or over cooking
  • XL Capacity—grill 50% more food than the original Ninja Foodi Grill for delicious family sized meals. Grill grate fits up to 6 steaks, up to 24 hot dogs, mains and sides at the same time, and more
  • 6 in 1 indoor grill—Grill your favorite foods to char grilled perfection, or go beyond grilling with 5 additional cooking functions: Air Crisp, Bake, Roast, Broil, and Dehydrate
  • Air fry crisps with up to 75% less fat than deep frying (tested against hand cut, deep fried French fries), using the included 4 quart crisper basket
  • Unique Smoke Control System—the combination of our chef recommended grilling practices, a temperature controlled grill grate, splatter shield, and cool air zone reduces smoke, keeping it out of the kitchen
  • Manufacture: Ninja
  • Item Weight: 29.5 pounds
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Ninja FG551 Final Thoughts

"Cleaning was easy."

This thing is better than advertised. It is big enough to handle a medium sized roast so I'm happy. There's a grease collector on the back of the device that's easy to clean as well. 2 steaks, about an inch thick for 12 minutes, flipped at the 6min mark. I so much love this grill than the smaller two burger version. Hello again, I have used this item extensively since purchase. This one is greatly improved over my first one.

Overall Score
4.8


(2721 Points)

4. Brentwood Appliances TS642 1,000-Watt Indoor Electric Copper Grill, One Size, Black

Brentwood TS642 First Impressions

"Cleans up well."

It is smaller than the one I used to have, but I knew that when I ordered it. It cooks at 500 degrees, which makes steaks like butter. Best choice ever this grill is absolutely amazing. Have used 10+ times and haven't had to wash the plates yet with this method. In sum, this Foodi rocks the house. This is now my favorite thing in the kitchen. Have used 10+ times and haven't had to wash the plates yet with this method.

  • Brentwood Appliances TS642 1,000-Watt Indoor Electric Copper Grill, One Size, Black
  • Indoor electric grill
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Open grill for lean grilling
  • Removable grill and drip pan
  • Easy to clean nonstick surface
  • Manufacture: Brentwood Appliances
  • Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
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Brentwood TS642 Final Thoughts

"I'm ready for the XXL!"

If you don't desire black all over your hands, wash the plates in a sink. To grill steak& chicken and it was perfect. My older, smaller grill was an unwieldy mess to clean. I have used this item for a few days and I want to say, I am even more pleased! It is smaller than the one I used to have, but I knew that when I ordered it. 2 steaks, same size 9 minutes they came out medium. My only complaint is the presets for the thermometer are a little off.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

5. Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Indoor Grill Ultra Nonstick Electric Grill – Dishwasher Safe Surface,...

User Ratings: 69 6

GOTHAM STEEL 1618 First Impressions

"Then I got to clean it."

I have used this item for a few days and I want to say, I am even more pleased! If you're on the fence like we were, jump over and get it. If you like grilled food and want to cook it inside this is your answer. The XL is 50% bigger- good for 2-4 people. Baking and roasting also work very well. So easy to use and clean& cooks perfectly. I am so glad to buy this amazing grill.

  • Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Indoor Grill Ultra Nonstick Electric Grill – Dishwasher Safe Surface, Temp Control, Metal Utensil Safe, Barbeque Indoors with No Smoke!
  • Nonstick ceramic surface heats evenly to cook and brown food to perfection.
  • User-friendly and detachable temperature dial/heater with 4 heat/cooking settings - warm, low, medium, and high heat; Cool-touch handles and heat-proof frame for added safety; the Gotham Steel Grill pulls apart for easy cleanup and storage.
  • Removable grease catcher fits snugly and is ceramic-coated to greatly reduce smoke-production caused by burning grease.
  • Note from manufacturer: Product is dishwasher-safe (except electrical component - Temperature Dial). Please disregard printing error on user manual. Thank you.
  • Regular Size: 12" x 10" cooking surface; 16.2 x 14.0" including handle and frame
  • Manufacture: Gotham Steel
  • Item Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17.32 x 14.96 x 3.94 inches
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GOTHAM STEEL 1618 Final Thoughts

"Heats up FAST."

Also cooked burgers which came out amazing! One cup of boiling water and I have Mac and Cheese in the backcountry. It just seems to be a nice upgrade from the previous generation. People need to pay attention to the plates before taking them out. It came back up to temp FAST and cooking time wasn't delayed. I think I have found what I was looking for! To get a medium steak we set it to medium rare.

Overall Score
4.4


(1517 Points)

6. George Foreman GR26SB 60 Square Inch Nonstick Countertop Grill, Brushed Stainless Steel

George Foreman First Impressions

"It cooks REALLY fast."

We also already tried fries and grilling burger. This counter top grill is wonderful! There is no way for grease to fall elsewhere. I have been using this Foreman Grill nearly every day since it arrived. I also find this version to be so much easier to clean as well. I don't know what else to say except just BUY IT. You can only put the air fryer tray OR the grill inside at one time.

  • George Foreman GR26SB 60 Square Inch Nonstick Countertop Grill, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 7.8 pounds
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George Foreman Final Thoughts

"Wonderful!"

Only thing I havent been able to cook in it so far was frozen pizza lol! This caught my eye mainly because it's an indoor griller. The light on top is red when you plug it in. If you like grilled food and want to cook it inside this is your answer. Put them on the basket, about 12 minutes later, I had fries, crispy and delicious. This is the Foreman I know and love. I would have given 5 stars for this except for that.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. T-fal GC702853 OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill with Removable and Dishwasher Safe Plates, 1800W, Bla...

User Ratings: 66 9

T-fal 7211001991 First Impressions

"Go George!"

We've grilled steaks, chicken, hamburgers, sausage. It does a little bit of everything- bakes, grills, roasts, dehydrates, and air fries. The two little dogs on the plates need to be inserted in receptacles on the s base. I've always wanted a way to make steak inside without smoke and grease everywhere. Clean-up is a breeze with this unit! This one is greatly improved over my first one. I can not believe how much we like this grill.

  • T-fal GC702853 OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill with Removable and Dishwasher Safe Plates, 1800W, Black
  • Sensors: automatically adapts cooking time to the thickness of any food
  • 6 cooking programs: Burgers, Poultry, Sandwiches, Sausage, Red Meat, Fish
  • Cooking indicator light changes from yellow to red to signify the level of doneness
  • audible beeps alert you when food is at rare, medium and well-done
  • Frozen food function to defrost and cook all types of food
  • manual function for cooking vegetables or personal recipes
  • Interface on handle for improved ergonomics
  • Manufacture: T-fal
  • Item Weight: 11.46 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 6 inches
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T-fal 7211001991 Final Thoughts

"Cleanup is a cinch."

This is the Foreman I know and love. If any item does not work correctly, RETURN IT before 30 days. It makes cooking bacon a fast task that's now enjoyable! The settings make it easy to get the end result of perfect cooked steak. I would have given 5 stars for this except for that. I so much love this grill than the smaller two burger version. If done correctly the plates will snap in securely.

Overall Score
4.2


(140 Points)

8. Breville BGR820RP Smart Grill Ribbed Plate

User Ratings: 81 2

Breville BGR820RP First Impressions

"Hopefully."

It cooks at 500 degrees, which makes steaks like butter. This unit is well made, solid, and extremely easy to clean! Exactly what it is advertised to be. So far have cooked steaks which cooked perfect! This is the Foreman I know and love. This will not replace your smoker or real charcoal grill. Great indoor grill for one or two people.

  • Breville BGR820RP Smart Grill Ribbed Plate
  • Provides perfect grill marks on your food
  • Nonstick cast-aluminum plate
  • Plates are dishwasher safe
  • Interchangeable
  • Made in China
  • Manufacture: HWI/Breville USA
  • Item Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 10.28 x 0.93 inches
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Breville BGR820RP Final Thoughts

"Take notes on what works."

If you're wondering if you should buy don't hesitate. And against the rules, used unfiltered olive oil. To buy this small but very very efficient electric grill. It does a little bit of everything- bakes, grills, roasts, dehydrates, and air fries. If you're on the fence like we were, jump over and get it. One cup of boiling water and I have Mac and Cheese in the backcountry. The power cord is short for safety reasons, that's fine.

Overall Score
4.6


(270 Points)

9. GRANITESTONE 2584 Indoor Electric Smoke-Less Grill with Cool-touch handles and adjustable Temperatur...

User Ratings: 61 10

Granitestone First Impressions

"I love this thing!"

I am giving my larger and older GF grills to friends. It did smoke to the point my smoke alarms went off 3 times. The settings make it easy to get the end result of perfect cooked steak. She even suggested making counter space for it. Best steak I was ever able to cook myself! I actually purchased mines from Kohl's! If you live alone, or have a small family, this grill is well worth it.

  • GRANITESTONE 2584 Indoor Electric Smoke-Less Grill with Cool-touch handles and adjustable Temperature Dial, Nonstick, PFOA-Free, Black 16 x 14" As Seen On TV
  • NON-STICK SURFACE It has a diamond-infused cooking surface that provides a super nonstick cooking experience while giving meat, fish or poultry distinctive grill marks.
  • ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE It is designed with easy-to-use temperature dial with 4 Settings (Warm, Low, Medium and High) to meet cooking needs, from heating food to grilling steak.
  • COOL-TO-TOUCH HANDLES The grill crate is constructed with a pair of stay cool handles that never gets hot to the touch even during cooking!
  • PORTABLE ELECTRIC GRILL Easy to put together, and easy to pull apart for space-saving storage. Non-electrical parts are dishwasher-safe.
  • NON-TOXIC & SAFE It is made of high quality and durable aluminum material that is PTFE, PFOA and PFOS free for safer and healthier grilling of food.
  • Manufacture: Emson
  • Item Weight: 5.49 pounds
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Granitestone Final Thoughts

"Cook for one."

This unit is well made, solid, and extremely easy to clean! Best choice ever this grill is absolutely amazing. The features of this machine make it well worth learning to get the most out of it. Ninja executes this exactly perfectly here. We've grilled steaks, chicken, hamburgers, sausage. To grill steak& chicken and it was perfect. It came back up to temp FAST and cooking time wasn't delayed.

Overall Score
4.1


(71 Points)

10. DeLonghi America DLSK152 Livenza All-Day Combination Contact Grill & Open Barbecue Waffle Plates, Bl...

User Ratings: 49 16

De'Longhi DLSK152 First Impressions

"A Ninja Innovation."

Have used 10+ times and haven't had to wash the plates yet with this method. But grilling meats, seafood, etc go just as smoothly. I used to have a George Foreman Grill, and I missed it. If anything, I wish it was wider and not so deep. So easy to use and clean& cooks perfectly. This counter top grill is wonderful! In sum, this Foodi rocks the house.

  • DeLonghi America DLSK152 Livenza All-Day Combination Contact Grill & Open Barbecue Waffle Plates, Black
  • These waffle plates are designed for use with the de'longhi cgh1020d livenza all day combination contact grill and open barbecue
  • Die-cast non stick aluminum waffle plates
  • Embedded heating elements
  • Side wells to catch excess batter
  • Automatic waffle setting on grill
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Manufacture: De'Longhi
  • Item Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 9 x 0.25 inches
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De'Longhi DLSK152 Final Thoughts

"Broiled meat is horrible."

There's a grease collector on the back of the device that's easy to clean as well. This makes storage more difficult, because I can't store it all together. It does smoke a bit so really gotta watch that or here comes the smoke alarms. So easy to use and clean& cooks perfectly. Jerk chicken in the winter is going to be fantastic! It cooks at 500 degrees, which makes steaks like butter. From my morning crispy bacon to homemade fried chicken for dinner.

Overall Score
3.8


(15 Points)

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