Manufactured by T-fal and based out of West Orange, NJ, the OptiGrill claims to be the only indoor grill that features “Precision Grilling Technology” that helps you “grill to perfection every time.” The OptiGrill also provides you with a foolproof series of LED lights and audible beeps that let you know once it’s achieved your desired cooking level.

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T-fal holds a B rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is based on just three closed complaints within the past three years. Regarding the OptiGrill specifically, the product has been featured on websites such as Digital Trends, Popular Mechanics, Good Housekeeping, and CNET. Most online reviews appear generally positive, with the most common complaints including its inability to accurately measure uneven cuts of meat, and that red meat will still require a thermometer in order to achieve your desired level.

How the T-fal OptiGrill Works

According to the T-fal website, each OptiGrill features built-in technology that measures the thickness of your food, as well as thermostatic sensors that monitor temperature. As a result, the company guarantees that your food will be “grilled to perfection every time,” and that your meat will turn out just the way you like it.

The T-fal OptiGrill features six cooking programs for burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage/pork, red meat, and fish, and can even defrost frozen foods. Simply select the setting you need, place your items on the grill plates once ready, and then begin. In order to make sure you always know the progress of your food, the OptiGrill includes a color-changing LED on the front, and will beep once rare, medium, and well-done levels have been reached.

T-fal claims the OptiGrill can cook different pieces of meat to different levels at the same time, and that fat easily drains away as it cooks. After your food is finished, simply wipe the grill plates clean, or remove and insert them into the dishwasher.

T-fal OptiGrill Pricing & Refund Policy

If purchased directly from T-fal, your OptiGrill will be priced at five payments of $35.99 (total of $179.95), plus free shipping and handling. It will also come with a Quick Start guide and On the Grill Cookbook, which features more than 30 grilling recipes, as well as a $200 set of coupons to Omaha Steaks.

All T-fal OptiGrills come with a 60-day money back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason within this time, simply contact customer service to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, which should be included on your return package. Once the package is received and processed, your payment method on file will be promptly refunded.

The T-fal OptiGrill can also be purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard’s, Amazon.com, and more. However, keep in mind that return/refund policies will vary by retailer.

Pros:

  • Guaranteed to cook your meat to perfection every time.
  • Can be used with red meat, pork, chicken, and fish.
  • Cooks meat from frozen to rare, medium, and well-done.
  • LED light a beep let you know when you’ve achieved the desired coking level.
  • Relatively inexpensive, and comes with free shipping and a 60-day satisfaction guarantee—if purchased from the manufacturer.

Cons:

  • Some customers have complained that the OptiGrill doesn’t accurately measure uneven pieces of meat, and that red meat still requires a thermometer for best results.