Thawing chicken in the microwave doesn’t work well. Can be used with red meat, pork, chicken, and fish. The whole unit has a pretty substantial feel to it, and the hinge mechanisms feel very tight. They can learn how easy it is to season their meats and not worry about burning them by following the color scheme to know when to take them off.
This indoor grill offers versatility and convenience for any grilled meals. You can read all about the grill at their web site, but here’s my bottom line. Finally, there’s a manual cooking mode that turns the OptiGrill back into a dumb countertop grill for veggies or other items where the automatic timed cooking and thickness-sensing adjustments aren’t appropriate. Please enter a question. ←Previous 1 2 … 39 Next→. Now it’s time for the steaks. I placed 2 beef round steaks on the grill and lathered on some flavorful Argentinian Chimichurri sauce on top, a recipe I got from my fellow Walmart Mom, Vanessa of De Su Mama. The OptiGrill would be great for your elderly parents living on their own as well as for singles, who most often don’t event have an outside grill.
The T-fal OptiGrill features six cooking programs for burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage/pork, red meat, and fish, and can even defrost frozen foods. Our experience backs this up; the thin parts of the fillet were overcooked and rubbery, while the thickest parts were more sushi-like. Relatively inexpensive, and comes with free shipping and a 60-day satisfaction guarantee—if purchased from the manufacturer. After 12 minutes of sizzling away, the light was only yellow (next would be orange, followed by red). I got anxious, pulled out my thermometer and tested them both. There’s only a single thickness sensor (based on how far apart the cooking plates are from what’s placed between them), so if you have lumpy meat of varying thickness, the Optigrill will most likely overcook it. Our results with fish were a little more mixed.