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Panini Sandwiches and Indoor Grilling with the T-Fal OptiGrill

T-Fal OptiGrill

Oh the weather outside is frightful…okay, not really. We did just have our first snow in about 7 years though! Unfortunately it never seems to stick, which is kind of a bummer. We do get a lot of rain in the Northern California winters, which makes it difficult to head outside for some grilling action. If you don’t like heading out into the cold to grill up a piece of steak, veggies, or whatever it is you like to grill, then I have a solution for you! I recently received the T-Fal OptiGrill to review and I seriously love it!

Indoor Grilling with the T-Fal OptiGrill

The T-Fal OptiGrill is an indoor grill, and the only one to have Precision Grilling Technology. What this means is that it has automatic sensors that will detect the quantity, temperature and thickness of your items and grill it perfectly to whatever level you desire. No more constantly cutting things open to see if they are done! You can if you really want to, but so far my food seems to be cooking quite nicely on it’s own. My favorite part is that you can stick frozen chicken breasts or tenders straight on the grill, and they will cook perfectly! This is heavenly for a mom who often forgets to get meat out to thaw in time for dinner! Essentially, you can put a burger patty on the grill and the OptiGrill will alert you when it is perfectly at rare, medium, well-done, etc. The light on the front of the grill will change color per the doneness.

Cooking frozen chicken on the T-Fal OptiGrill

In addition to the grill detecting meat doneness, there is a tray you can attach to the bottom of the grill, to catch any fats, juices and sauces that drip away. Great for healthier eating! Clean up is quite easy too. The plates are easy to clean as they are removable and dishwasher safe. (Unlike other similar indoor grills.)

Perfect Indoor Grilling with the T-Fal OptiGrill

Just select one of the preset cooking programs on the front of the grill, and start grilling:

–Red Meat
–Manual – perfect for vegetables

Did you notice sandwiches and paninis on the list? I LOVE this part! I feel like I’ve got a Panini press and grill all in one! Less kitchen gadgets that I have to keep on hand. So, with the T-Fal OptiGrill you get easy grilling and delicious sandwiches! I’m thinking excellent Christmas gift right here! I spotted these sold at some Bed, Bath & Beyond stores, so use a 20% off coupon and get a deal!


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