In a few weeks time we will be embarking on a major house renovation project.
Both of the children’s bedrooms will be affected, there will be more dust than any human should have to endure and I will have no kitchen for weeks on end.
The only thing getting me though is knowing I have my Tefal Optigrill to hand.
Well now, that sounds rather dramatic doesn’t it?
I was sent the Tefal Optigrill to review and try out weeks ago and I was a bit ‘yeah well, I’ve got my George Foreman grill what’s this pretender going to bring to the yard? Or my kitchen.
Well let me tell you.
I would not be without it. This isn’t going to be much of a review because I’m basically going to say ‘buy one, they’re fab’; so here is a quick list as to why I love it so:
- It’s stylish enough to have out on your kitchen counter.
Because let’s face it, most people shove gadgets in a cupboard and they never see the light of day again.
- It’s easy enough for a 10 year old to use.
Obviously I don’t let my 10 year old use it because, you know, hotplates. But for anyone who can’t be bothered with instructions or learning anything new, this is your dream gadget.
- Three buttons and you’re cookin’
Press the on button, press the button to reflect what you’re cooking (sausages, chops, steak, bacon etc), press OK. That’s it.
- It even tells you at what stage your steak is at.
Like your steak rare? There’s a beep for that. Like it well done? There’s a beep for that too. It has an automatic sensor which adjusts the time and temperature to suit the food it’s cooking.
- What can you cook on there you ask?
There are automatic settings for burgers, sausages, bacon, steak, chops, chicken, fish and there’s also a manual setting for cooking other things like veggies.
- It cleans like a dream.
The top and bottom plates clip off and if you clean them not long after they’ve cooled down you can literally run them under the hot tap and wipe them clean with a cloth.
If you’ve left it too long and the gunk has dried on it takes probably a minute extra of your time and elbow grease.
So were there any negatives you’re asking?
Well, it costs around around £100 so I guess the price could be an off-putting factor. However given the amount of times we use it now I would absolutely buy one again.
Some meat can come out ‘squashed’ or a bit flattened. It doesn’t bother me but it could be an issue for some.
You need to turn your sausages once for all round crispy skin; not sure if that’s a negative really but putting it out there.
You need to put it somewhere which is splatter proof or you’re happy to clean around as it does tend to get a bit of a grease ring around it. Again not really a negative but I’m scratching around for stuff here!
Anyway, here’s a very quick little video to show you around the OptiGrill and to demonstrate just how easy peasy it is to use.
We love it!