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Best grills

Best grills
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There are a few things the best grills have: non-stick plates that are easy to clean, a drip tray to catch fat and oil, and temperature control. These electric grills come in a range of sizes that can cook anything from two portions up to eight or more. Some are multipurpose, too - you can switch out the plates to make grilled sandwiches or waffles, or they have additional functions like an air fryer.

This round-up of the best grills will suit kitchens of all types and sizes, to help you find your ideal tool.

The very best grill

Tefal grill

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Tefal OptiGrill Plus

Superb cooking, easy to clean

The Tefal OptiGrill Plus offers superb cooking and has easy to clean non-stick plates that you can remove and put in the dishwasher. It comes with six automatic cooking programmes, but you can manually control it with four adjustable temperature settings to suit all types of food - even frozen.

It measures the thickness of your food to ensure it's well-cooked and has a LED light to indicate how your food is cooking. And you can cook up to eight portions at once.

Best standard grill

George Foreman large grill

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George Foreman large red steel grill 25050

Reliable grilling

This large George Foreman grill can cook seven portions at the same time, and comes with an improved clip-in drip tray.  The angled grill helps the fat to drip away. And although the plates are fixed,  they're non-stick so they should be simple to clean. 

Best budget grill

Tower grill

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Tower T27030 grill

Three different plates for grill, waffle, and sandwich

Tower's grill comes with three different plates so you can grill, make waffles, and make toasted sandwiches with ease. Its housing is cool to the touch, and it has an automatic temperature function. And since the non-stick plates are removable, they're much easier to wash clean. 

Best grill and airfryer

Ninja grill air fryer

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Ninja Foodi health grill and air fryer

Grill, air fry, and more

Ninja's Foodi health grill is more than just a grill - you can also air fry, roast, bake, and dehydrate food. When you use the grill, its precise cooking temperature and cast-aluminum plate sears the meat and gives it a chargrilled flavour. And it's dishwasher safe. 

Best teppanyaki grill

Quest teppanyaki grill

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Quest 35490 large teppanyaki grill

Large surface area

Quest's teppanyaki grill has a huge surface grilling area that's also non-stick, so you don't need to use much oil. The adjustable thermostat gives you complete control, and the cord is detachable so you can take the grill to the table when you're ready to serve. Plus, it's easy to clean and comes with an oil drip tray. 

Best mini grill

George Foreman small

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George Foreman 25800 small fit grill

Ideal for smaller kitchens

This George Foreman small fit grill is 19.5cm wide and 26.8cm tall, so it'll fit in the tiniest of spaces. It can heat up to 160 degrees in six minutes and you can angle the grill with an adjustable rear foot. You can even store it vertically if you need to save on additional storage space.  

Fire-up the best grills

The best grill has to be the Tefal Optigrill Plus - it has six cooking modes, it's big enough for eight portions, and it's dishwasher safe. If you're not bothered about cooking modes, the George Foreman Large Red Steel Grill is a great option. And if you're on a budget, the Tower t27030 grill will let you grill food or make grilled sandwiches and waffles. For smaller kitchens, the George Foreman 25800 small grill is perfect. 

If you've got your eye on a tool that can grill and air fry, roast, bake and dehydrate food then the Ninja Foodi Health Grill and Air Fryer is well worth the splurge. And if you like to bring a bit of theatre to entertaining guests, the Quest 35490 large teppanyaki grill can be detached and taken to the table where you can serve your guests.