Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill Review

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill

USD64.99
8.7

Size/Capacity

8.6/10

Brand

8.1/10

Functionality

8.9/10

Performance

8.8/10

Appearance

8.7/10

Price

9.1/10

Pros

  • Large grilling area
  • High sear temperature
  • Fast
  • Attractive
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable

Cons

  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Not a contact grill
  • Short power cord

The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill brings the outdoor BBQ cooking experience indoors. Sear meat quickly at high heat to lock in the juices and flavor. If you can’t always cook outdoors this great indoor grill just might be what you need. Read about all of its features, performance, pros and cons here in my detailed review.

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill – Overview

There is nothing like the taste of food grilled on the backyard bar-b-que. However, do you always have the time for heating up the outdoor grill? What about the weather? Do you even have a backyard BBQ.

The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill offers an excellent indoor grilling experience. High temperature seals moisture and flavor into grilled meats and veggies. Experience how moist, tender, and tasty grilled food is when done right.

And to make cooking on the indoor grill fast and easy, the removable, nonstick grids and hood go straight in the dishwasher.

Two models are available, the 25360 and the 25361. The only difference is that the 25361 has a viewing window in the hood so you can see how your grilling is coming along.

Watch this short video demonstrating some of its great features.

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Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill Review

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill – Features

Size/Capacity

The cooking area of the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill measures 118 square inches. You can fit two good size New York Strip steaks or three large hamburger patties across.

This is not a contact grill so you can only cook one side at a time just like an outdoor grill. If you are used to cooking on an outdoor grill then there won’t be a learning curve to knowing how long to cook on this grill.

Power and Control

11 different temperature settings are available to control the 1200-watt heating element on the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill. The temperature control dial is well marked from 200°F to 400°F plus the SEAR setting @ 450°F.

To get a good char you have to use the sear setting. Cook 2 – 3 minutes, then turn the food 90° and cook the same side for another 2 – 3 minutes. Then flip and repeat on the other side. That will give your food great cross hatched grill marks.

You can keep foods warm, thaw frozen vegetables, cook chicken, shrimp and fish, char vegetables or sear steaks and hamburgers.

Easily seen indicator lights, ON and READY, are mounted on the top edge. Preheating is quick taking less than 10 minutes to get up to searing temperature from cold.

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill - Grilled Food

Appearance

Nice clean lines and stainless steel with black sides make this a very attractive piece of cookware. The simple temperature control dial highlights the front within easy reach but out of the heat zone.

Rubber feet on the grill base keep the unit from sliding around while you are grilling.

Cleaning

Disassembly of the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill takes only seconds. The lid comes completely off, the nonstick cooking grill pops right out, and the extra large drip tray slides out easily.

Wash the removable parts in the sink or place them in your dishwasher but not on SANI cycle. Because the grill is nonstick coated it cleans up with ease.

Accessories

The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill comes with everything needed to start cooking right out of the box:

  • Corded grill base with temperature control dial and indicator lights
  • Removable, nonstick, cooking grill plate
  • Removable hood
  • Integrated drip tray
  • Owners manual with grilling tips and recipes

Specifications

Capacity:
118 Square Inches cooking surface
Finish:
Stainless Steel
Materials:
Metal, Plastic, Nonstick coated grill
Power:
1200 Watts
Temperature:
200°F – 450°F (93.3°C – 232.2°C)
Voltage:
120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions:
16.7″ (42.5 cm) x 12.4″ (31.2 cm) x 6.81″ (17.3 cm)
Weight:
8.41 lbs. (3.81 kg.)

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill – Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • Large grilling area
  • High searing temperature
  • Fast preheating and cooking
  • Attractive appearance
  • Easy to use and easy to clean
  • Very affordable price
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Cons:

  • 1-year limited warranty does not cover costs of shipping item for repair/replacement either to or from the repair depot.
  • Not a contact grill. Cooks one side at a time just like an outdoor Bar-B-Que.
  • Short 24″ power cord limits where you can use the grill.

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill – What Is It For?

Some of the recipes for the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill that can be found on the Hamilton Beach website are:

  • Grilled Greek Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce
  • Spicy Lemon Chicken
  • Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos
  • Grilled Marinated London Broil
  • Rosemary Skewered Vegetable Kabobs
  • Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
  • Pear & Gorgonzola Naan Pizza
  • Vietnamese Burgers
  • Classic Grilled Steak
  • Grilled Shrimp with Herbed Feta Cheese
  • Tandoori Chicken Thighs
  • and many more

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill - Verdict
Verdict

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill – My Final Opinion

For anyone that wants to grill indoors to save the time and effort of setting up, cooking, and cleaning the outdoor grill. Or for those without a backyard. Or for someone like me that lives in an area with frequent inclement outdoor weather. I recommend the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill and give it a rating of 8.7 out of 10.

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If the Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill isn’t the right indoor grill for you then maybe you would prefer a grill/griddle like the Cuisinart Griddler 5-in-1 Grill/Griddle.

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