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Power Smokeless Grill As Seen On Tv

Discussion in 'Foodie's Corner' started by blueyedgirl5946, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 Thread Starter TCS Member Veteran

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    My friend has one. I am considering. The infomercial says it comes with interchangeable grill/griddle plates. The Wal Mart one I purchased only has the grill part. I am taking it back because I know I would want the griddle too for pancakes if I like it.

    Does anyone here own this appliance? If you do, how do you like it? Pros and Cons.
     

  2. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    A lot of those as seen on TV products are reviewed on Youtube. The channel I trust the most is freakin' reviews. He's very thorough and honest. Check to see if he's reviewed it.
     
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  3. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 Thread Starter TCS Member Veteran

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    I have already read a lot of reviews. As always some are good and some are not.
    The think is an appliance is only going to work as well as the person using it follows the instructions. A lot of people I know never read the book they just go ahead and do it. I had hoped to hear a live experience from one of you. Kohl's has this thing on sale 15% off until Sunday. I am still considering it, but I would have to order online or drive an hour to get it.
     

  4. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 Thread Starter TCS Member Veteran

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    I had the chance to cook on this grill last night. I borrowed it from my friend. We cooked venison/bacon burgers on it. It did cook as advertised with the grill marks. The fan did suck up the smoke and I was very pleased. It took 15-20 minutes to cook the burgers. Everything was great until I went to clean it up. All of it washed up really good. We turned it over to be sure we were wiping up everything. The cover to the electric fan fell off. I read the manual and saw the fan could be slipped out for easy access to that spot where the fan was. I couldn't believe all the grease that was there and inside the fan. I wiped the area where the fan was and then inspected the fan a bit closer. It was gross. I was concerned that all had happened while I was cooking. I read the manual again and saw that it said the fan couldn't be wet. I took some Q tips and cleaned out the grease that I could get to. When I had cleaned it the best I could, we put it back and discovered the cover would not snap into place like it was supposed to, which is probably why it fell off. We went buy our friend's house to return it after church today. Her husband met us on the back porch. She was in her night clothes and sick with a stomach virus, so he took the fan. I explained everything I could to him. She had never had the fan cover off, didn't know it would come off and so had never cleaned any of it. Based on this experience, the jury is still out as to whether I will buy one. I really like the cooking, but the cleanup was a bit too much. So easy when you throw it all on the charcoal grill compared to this indoor thing.
    I am disappointed as it really did cook great food.
     

  5. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom TCS Member Top Cat

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    that's great, that you were able to try the smokeless grill out! :agree: it does sound disappointing, the grease, the electric fan cover falling off, and the...involved clean up process after using it.

    you're interested in a smokeless, table top grill, but is it something that you might be interested in...one of those 'air fryers'? i don't have experience with them, but have read TCS members posts about them and using them.
     

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