The Best GOTHAM STEEL Smokeless Electric Grill, Portable and Nonstick As Seen On TV (Original)
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Nonstick ceramic surface heats evenly to cook and brown food to perfection.; User-friendly and detachable temperature dial/heater with 4 heat/cooking settings - warm, low, medium, and high heat; Cool-touch handles and heat-proof frame for added safety; the Gotham Steel Grill pulls apart for easy cleanup and storage.; Removable grease catcher fits snugly and is ceramic-coated to greatly reduce smoke-production caused by burning grease.; Note from manufacturer: Product is dishwasher-safe (except electrical component - Temperature Dial). Please disregard printing error on user manual. Thank you.; Regular Size: 12" x 10" cooking surface; 16.2 x 14.0" including handle and frame
I purchased this today at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It came with the griddle plate too! I was so very excited to get home and cook my steak.First of all, it was a bit confusing on how to set the temperature on the dial. There isn't a notch to show the position of the temperature gauge. I set it on what I thought was low and it barely got warm. Then I set it on what I thought was high and the grill got much warmer. Cooked my rib eye steak for 14 min and pulled it off the grill to rest for ten minutes. I put my veggies on to cook and unfortunately they did not cook. The grill had completely cooled and was no longer on high. I could no longer get the grill to heat up. The good news is that my steak turned out great. However, that is the only good news. The grill was very difficult to clean. Definitely did not wipe clean easily like the infomercial showed. I had to scrub hard. Additionally, I do not understand why an informational would lie about the grill being dishwasher safe as it is not dishwasher safe at all. Was thinking of cooking fish tomorrow, however will return the grill instead.
This product is "ok," but, but it does not perform exactly as advertised. The television advertisement says that it is dishwasher safe. According to the package instructions it is not. Additionally, while it is non-stick and the top surface wipes off easily, you have to spend a good deal of time wiping between the grates and on the non-coated bottom to get all of the food residue off. It cooks well enough for an indoor grill. I experimented with several different food items, and the smoke was generally minimal. The grill did not do great with bone-in cuts of meat, but did just fine with flatter, boneless cuts as well as vegetables. Be sure to season your food well as unlike a charcoal grill, gas grill, or even cast iron cookware this grill imparts no additional flavor.UPDATE: Reduced rating from 3 to 2 stars. Attempted to cook a large package of chicken thighs that covered the whole grill. Discovered the temperature varies greatly from the heating element which is barely adequate, out to the edge of the grill which is too cold to cook properly. Additionally, I am disappointed with the non-stick capabilities as well as the durability of the surface. It is advertised as being able to withstand metal utensils, but I managed to rub through the surface with a plastic scrubber while trying to clean it.
Does not get hot enough to quickly sear my steaks to my satisfaction!
I purchased the Smokeless Indoor Grill directly from Gotham Steel and it's terrible. First the commercial states it's dishwasher safe, but it's not. Secondly it cooks the food evenly, but it doesn't. They state it's virtually no smoke, but there lots of smoke. These are just a few of the out right lies stated by the TV commercial. It is very hard to clean and cannot be submerged in water. The non-stick surface starts to stick after a few uses. I needed a spatula to free my eggs from the surface. They didn't slide as stated in the commercial. The grill sucks and I hate it. It's a complete waste of money and is no more than a over-priced electric griddle. I've tried contacting the company to arrange for a 100% return, but every time I call during working hours I get a message, "all circuits are busy" then the phone hangs up. I'll keep trying to get in touch with them. Beware! Do yourself a favor and avoid this product at all cost. I wish I had avoided the to good to be true pitch.
The sides and the handles get coated in the splatter - making it more difficult to clean than just "wiping off the grill". And the cook is uneven across the grill. We tried bacon and some pieces got charred while others were undercooked.
I was so excited to purchase this grill. I grill chicken outside all summer long but Michigan winters aren't the best for grilling. I purchased this as a cheaper alternative to the Philips Indoor Grill. Unfortunately, my experience with the Gotham Grill left a lot to be desired. The main reason for returning is the inconsistent heat: based on my infrared thermometer, the cooking surface ranges from 560 degrees F at the tip of the heating element to 325 degrees F at the edges of the cooking area. On the highest setting, it still took over 40 minutes to grill one chicken breast (about 10 oz, thawed completely).The infomercial shows this thing completely covered with food all grilling up great, but that's simply not reality. You have to use only the very center of the grill to get any consistency, and again at it's highest setting, that temperature is only about 350-375 degrees centered around the heating element, so it will take a very long time to fully cook anything.Cleaning is not horrible, but as other reviewers said, the back of the grill surface is not coated so it's not easy to clean. You cannot put it in the dishwasher because the plug is molded into to the side of the grill surface. The drip pan can be put in the dishwasher.Overall, returned and will continue to search for an indoor solution.
Nothing work as it was advertised! Not enough heat steak or eggs or pancakes! The thermostat not stay steady in the sockets! Handoling hot plates, slow, slow cooking! Cleaning is hard, the back never get clean! Sad, sad, all miss information in the advertising video! Lies!!!
I'm sure the grill is okay but not for us. But the On-line/ Amazon description says it is dishwasher safe. Not so per the product instructions. Also the bottom side of the grill plate is not coated like the top. Returned to sender . . .