There is a bit more to it than that. As with all of the Gotham Steel cookware, there are features built into these grillers that are unique and beneficial, like the non-stick grilling surface and even a non-stick pan to catch grease that makes cooking with these a real pleasure.
In many ways, these grillers may be better than your backyard barbeque, though I would suggest trading that in. Just consider these grillers as an excellent alternative.
In our Gotham Steel smokeless grills review, we will review three electric grillers and one that is specially designed for grilling on a cooktop.
Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Review 2021
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Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill Original Review – It Was A Hard Act To Follow
Gotham Steel started very strong with this large electric griller by introducing their unique ceramic non-stick coating on both the grill and the grease catcher, making every part of this cookware super easy to use.
Then they made sure it heated evenly across the entire grill so you can make full use of the large cooking area. The overall size of this griller is 17.32 x 14.96 x 3.94 inches, with a cooking surface that is a full 12 x 10 inches.
To ensure the grill remains smokeless, the fits snugly to reduce the risk of drips and to minimize the smoke that would be created if that grease was allowed to burn on the heated surface.
The entire griller weighs 4.9 pounds, making it heavy enough to remain in place while your working with your food but not too heavy to comfortably pull ou, set us, and put to work.
The grill and grease pan are made from alloy steel, making them strong and durable and that means maintaining this grill requires little more than some gentle cleaning and thorough drying.
When not grilling simply isn’t an option, grilling with this smokeless griller is a great alternative. You get everything you love about grilled food, short of some of that smoky flavor you get from a true barbeque.
Your grilled foods are every bit as well cooked as they are on an open flame and in some ways, it’s easier since you have much finer control of the heat your cooking with.
This is an easy yes and something I do often in our home.
Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill Deluxe – Stepping It Up A Notch
Soon after the original took off, Gotham Steel brought this larger version to the market. It included all of the same great features as the original, with a few tweaks that made it easier to work with, like a clearer heat dial and an easier pull-apart design.
They still made sure it heated evenly across the entire grill so none of the larger cooking space went to waste. The overall size of this griller shrank to 18 x 13 x 3.5 inches, with a cooking surface that grew to 14 x 10 inches.
The removable frame remains heat resistant to ensure safe and easy use while reducing the risk of burns since you can’t accidentally contact the sides of the cooking surface. It’s also easier to take apart, clean, and store.
The same coated surfaces are included on the grease pan and catch basin so the risk of smoke continues to be minimized. These fit snugly and the catch basin is designed to easily slide in and out so you can empty and clean it easily.
The larger griller weighs 5.7 pounds, so it still heavy enough to remain in place while your working with your food but not too heavy to be able to set it up, move it around, clean it, and store it.
The grill and grease pan are still forged from the same alloy steel, making them strong and durable. Maintenance still requires little more than some gentle cleaning and thorough drying.
You know you are going to grill no matter how ugly the weather gets, but now you can do that without having to get cold and wet. This smokeless griller gives you the freedom to grill anytime you like and anywhere you want.
This griller is also fun for the entire family. Set it up in the middle of the table and have your very own version of a Korean barbeque where everyone gets to grill what they want, as they want it.
Gotham Steel Indoor Smokeless Grill XL Review – Making Great Even Better
Making a great smokeless griller wasn’t enough for the folks at Gotham Steel. They had to up the ante by creating the combination griller and griddle. Then they added a great kebob fork to make the entire system even more useful. They also extended the frame to make it easier and safer. In total, this is a wonderfully improved package.
Both grill and griddle surfaces heat evenly and delivers a large 14 x 9-inch cooking area. The overall size remains at 18 x 13 x 3.5 inches. It does weigh a bit more though. This one comes in at over 9 pounds. Still, that’s easy to handle and it certainly stays put better.
The removable frame is expanded and remains heat resistant to ensure safe and easy use. It’s even safer around kids as little hands are less like to get past the cool frame to reach the heated surfaces. It continues to be easy to take apart for easy cleaning and storage.
The same coated surface is applied to the catch basin so the risk of smoke continues to be minimized. The grease pan is not coated with the same ceramic non-stick material used on the grill so it still does a great job of reducing smoke when used to catch the drippings.
The grill and griddle are still forged from the same alloy steel, making them strong and durable. Maintenance still requires little more than some gentle cleaning and thorough drying.
If you worry as I do about kitchen tools that don’t do enough and wind up collecting dust, then this is the right tool for you. By combining a smokeless grill with a useful griddle, I use this at least a few times every week so there is no dust collecting on this tool.
I loved the Gotham Steel Smokeless griller I had been using. With this new griddle feature, I love it even more. I can happily recommend this one for your home.
Gotham Steel Nonstick Smokeless Grill – Bringing Korea Into Your Kitchen
If you’ve ever tried Koren Barbeque, you know how versatile this cooking system is and how great the food turns out. What you may not know is how much healthier this method of cooking is.
First, most of the unhealthy fats in their meat drips away harmlessly without diminishing the flavor of the meat and fish. Next, unlike wood or charcoal-fired barbeques, these are no harmful chemicals seeping into your food. These materials can be treated or contaminated without any warning labels to tip you off to their danger. Eliminate them and you eliminate the risk.
They also use this grilling system to prepare a wide range of healthy vegetable and by cooking them this way, they retain more of the nutrients that are so important in your diet.
This smokeless grill works equally well on propane, gas, or electric burners and if you do use a portable propane burner, you can easily bring this griller to the dinner table.
The real secret to making this griller virtually smoke free is in the plate design. The grilling plate directs dripping to the edge and the bottom collects those dripping to the side of the heat source. That keeps the grease from burning and smoking, while still letting some evaporation that rises and adds flavor to your grilled foods.
The grilling surface has a triple reinforced blend of ceramic and titanium that delivers an exceptional non-stick surface. It’s a surface that is durable as well and that means this griller is designed to be used often and to last with only the slightest of care. Don’t bang it around. Don’t clean it with abrasives. Don’t abuse it with metal utensils. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll enjoy years of grilling with this Korean Kitchen BBQ.
If you haven’t experienced a Korean barbeque, try it and there is a very good chance you will fall in love with the cooking style. If you have you probably already love it and this system will make it even better. It’s a simple way to eat all the same foods you love without the harmful fats you should be avoiding.
It is a bit too small for a big family. If it is you can look at any of the other smokeless grillers from Gotham Steel and enjoy all of the same benefits. But if you are feeding just a few, this is by far the easiest way to enjoy healthy grilling.
How To Choose The Best Steel Smokeless Grill – Buyer’s Guide
What do you normally like to grill? When the weather is good, what will get you to fire up the BBQ? Are you cooking for a few or many? These are some of the key questions you need to consider when shopping for the best smokeless grilling system.
Start with understanding how much grill area you will need and it isn’t always about how many people you are cooking for. For example, if your grilling burgers for a couple of people a small griller could be just enough. If you are preparing nice big steaks for those same few people, a larger griller may be needed.
Consider what you will be grilling as well. Burgers and dogs are pretty simple. Perfectly grilled steaks can be a bit trickier. Delicate fish is even trickier. Also, think about the griddle option. If you can make good use of this for things like eggs and pancakes then look for a griller that offers this option. In the final analysis, you want to select a griller that will get used often because it’s serving your cooking needs often.
Technology and Materials
There are two distinct differences in the grillers we are covering here. Most are fully functional grillers that need nothing more than a plug while one is designed to work on an existing cooktop. They both do the same basic job of providing a heated cooking surface and a way to redirect drippings away from the food and into a catch basin that prevents burning and smoking.
How does the Gotham electric grill work without generating any smoke?
Grilled food produces dripping and on a normal barbeque, this fat hits the hot surface and burns. That is where the smoke comes from. By redirecting the drippings away from the heat, you can get a nearly smokeless grilling experience. That is what Gotham Steel does exceptionally well.
Is it easy to clean?
Gotham Steel is famous for its non-stick surfaces and those same materials are applied to their smokeless grilles, so yes, they are all non-stick and very easy to clean. All that’s normally required is a quick rinse and wipe with a soft sponge to get the job done.
Is the Gotham smokeless grill dishwasher safe?
Everything except the heating control is dishwasher safe. Just give the grill and collection pan a quick rinse first before popping it into the dishwasher.
If you love grilling, these smokeless grillers will satisfy your desires. If you are committed to healthier eating, these grillers help you achieve your goals. If you love sitting around the table with friends and family and relaxing over your food, these grillers step up to that task too.
They can become an essential part of your cooking experience or just a great way to enjoy some barbequed food when the outdoor barbeque isn’t an option.
Just be sure to choose the one that best fits your style so you can sure to get the most from any of these smokeless grillers. The last thing you want is a piece of cookware that is going to wind up in the cabinet collecting dust.
I use mine at least a few times every week, even when the weather is perfectly fine for outdoor cooking. It helps extend my cooking surfaces while letting me prepare a wider range of foods at one time. With the right griller, I’m sure you can do the same and maybe even a bit more.