Smoke-less Indoor Grill
Tenergy RedigrillThe Tenergy Redigrill smokeless grill is an indoor grill designed to provide all the flavors of a grill, but without the smoke, mess, or the fire risk. It’s not great at searing, but otherwise is great at cooking vegetables, meat, and other foods. The grill is easy to use and easy to clean, due to the removable griddle top and grease trap.Check Price
- Can grill food up to 446 degrees and reach that temperature within 6 minutes of plugging it in
- Compact, space-saving design takes up less room in your kitchen
- Infrared cooking technology puts off 80% less smoke than traditional indoor cooking grill
- Some meats may not sear as well, based on the temperature cap
- Bright infrared lights may be uncomfortable to work around
Tenergy Grill Design
The Tenergy Redigrill has a rectangular body with 3 heat settings
It uses infrared heat for a cooking style that produces 80% less smoke than other indoor electric grills and is ready to use nearly as soon as you plug it in.
There are basically three parts to the design of this grill:
- Infrared base
- Metal drip tray
- Slotted non-stick cooking tray
The cooking tray has two handles for convenience and is slotted like a traditional grilling surface. If you’re all about those grill marks, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to give those up.
Both the metal drip tray and the slotted non-stick cooking tray are dishwasher safe making cleanup quick and easy.
What is infrared heat?
Infrared heat is designed to heat up objects (or in this case, food) directly and not the air around it.
When it comes to cooking, this obviously makes a lot more sense, but infrared heat can also mean that the food is heated more evenly as well.
The Tenergy indoor grill is also designed with a built-in overheating gauge that allows it to automatically shut off if the internal temperature gets too high.
Using the Tenergy Smokeless Grill
The Tenergy Redigrill indoor grill was easy to use, much easier than a traditional outdoor grill, in my opinion. Because of the infrared heat technology, this grill is basically ready to use as soon as its plugged in.
In addition, it’s small and comfortably fit on my countertop during the performance tests.
I live in Phoenix, where it’s hot basically all year around. It’s really nice to be able to grill up food without having to use an outside grill (especially during the summer).
That being said, I will say that there are distinct taste differences between food cooked on an outdoor grill and food cooked on the Tenergy indoor grill. Certainly, you don’t want the added smoke indoors, but the smoke has a way of enhancing the flavor of grilled meats.
So that’s something you really don’t get with the Tenergy.
While not everyone enjoys the taste of a smoked meal, it seems worth mentioning here, as it was a difference in taste between the two cooking methods.
Tenergy Grill Performance
We did two cooking tests for this Tenergy Redigrill, one test with meat (steak in this case) and one test with vegetables.
When cooking meats, sometimes it makes sense to sear the outside to seal in the flavor and the juices. For a better sear, Tenergy recommends allowing the grill to heat up for 5 minutes or so before throwing your meat on.
Also, fully defrost the meat to room temperature and pat dry with a paper towel before grilling.
With these tips in mind, we sought to sear a perfectly cooked medium steak.
- First, we set out our steaks and allowed them to reach room temperature. We left them out about an hour.
- When the steaks were ready, we turned on the grill and allowed it to heat for 5 minutes.
- Once the grill was hot, we put the streaks on and got to grilling.
- We seared the steaks for about 90 seconds on each side.
How Did the Steaks Turn Out?
By the end of the cooking process, pretty good.
That said, the grill simply did not get hot enough to sear the steaks (at least to the sear level that I usually look for).
As a result, I had to sear the steaks on my stove-top flat iron skillet before moving them back to the Tenergy grill to finish cooking.
What about the final taste?
Overall, the taste of our Tenergy grilled steak was substantially similar to most other steaks I’ve cooked. They steaks took about 12 minutes to cook on the Tenergy grill (with one flip halfway through).
For our vegetable test, we were looking at how long it would take to cook a pack of fresh vegetables.
We followed the steps below:
- First, we wrapped up some chopped fresh bell pepper and onion into a foil packet, with a little olive oil and spices.
- We plugged in the grill, let it heat up a few minutes and then put the packet of veggies on the grill.
- On high heat, it took our veggie packets about 10 minutes to become crisp-tender, or otherwise be edible steamed veggies.
Tenergy Grill Specs
- Model: Redigrill – B07BZ412HT
- Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 7”
- Voltage: 120V
- Power: 1660W
- Design: Infrared heat
- Corded: Yes
Should you buy the Tenergy Redigrill?
So overall, is the Tenergy Redigrill indoor grill right for you?
It’s an indoor grilling alternative that relies on infrared heat to evenly cook your food. If you’re tired of going outside for a grilled meal, the Tenergy could be a good option.
I would recommend the Tenergy Redigrill smokeless grill to people who:
- Want a grill with infrared heat: Infrared heat is a good cooking source because of the way it sends heat directly into the food instead of allowing it to distribute into the air, which can result in longer cooking times and wasted heat & energy. The Tenergy Redigrill is ready to use almost immediately after plugging it in.
- Want a grill that cooks below 500 degrees: If charbroiled-style isn’t your cup of tea, the Redigrill by Tenergy could be right for you. This grill maxes out around 465 degrees. While this isn’t great for broiling and may have trouble with good sear marks, it is more than sufficient for cooking most things.
- Want less smoke during cooking: One of Tenergy’s most boasted features of this grill is the ability to cook while producing 80% less smoke compared to traditional indoor grills. During our performance cooking tests, we found this to be true and were impressed with the low levels of smoke produced while cooking, even at high heats.
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Easy to Use, But Not Great for Searing
Design - 92%
Performance - 90%
Quality - 92%
Usability - 94%
Value - 90%
The Tenergy Redigrill is an easy to use indoor grill that uses infared heat to evenly cook meat, vegetables, and other foods. The grill heats in minutes, uses electricity, and produces very little smoke (due to the infrared heat). The Tenergy grill isn’t great at searing meat, as it just cannot get hot enough. However, it’s hot enough for most other cooking tasks.