Do You Need a $300 Smokeless Grill? - The Test Kitchen Gadget Show

Published on Apr 18, 2018
Testing out the $300 gadget in this episode of The Kitchen Gadget Test Show is host Esther Choi of New York’s Mokbar, who is grilling chicken, hamburgers, and vegetable skewers. In some cases, the Philips Smokeless Indoor Grill comes through on its big promises. But if the best parts of grilling include being outdoors in the warmer months, hearing hamburgers sizzle, and getting to the perfect Maillard reaction - is this $300 kitchen gadget worth it?
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  • You asked for it, we tested it. What other kitchen tools or appliances do you want to see Esther try out?

    • I'd like to see her try out an Exit Door... to never come back.

    • I did not ask for it you liar

    • Why on earth did she place the chicken without pre-heating the grill???????

    • None - she has no personality.

    • Eater preheat?Why didn’t y’all preheat the grill pls redo

  • radiation heat !?! I'm good no thanks

  • so basically she wishes it had a smokey taste but the product is smokeless.. ok .. nevermind

  • I got curious over this thing and decided to check Amazon to what others thought of it, and turns out for $70 the Hamilton Beach (25361) Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill & Searing Grill has much better reviews than this Phillips Grill.

  • All you need is a $40 webber smokey joe grill and a $6 bag of royal oak charcoal and you'll have the best tasting BBQ! None of this $300 junk!

  • She literally hates things that is her fault. Let the grill heat up girl. And if the burgers taste boiled then that means you need more SEASONING. Also shes very bland

  • A grill that can give you eye damage.

  • She need to be in fashion segment not a cooking segment..

  • What's with the char/grill marks obsession America has

  • wow! 30mins for the chicken! That's a long time.

  • Beef burgers has to be cooked well done, otherwise there might be bacteria inside. It's different from steaks, because there's no possibility of bacteria inside beef.

  • This is a genius design from an engineering perspective. Philips is just as reliable as it always have been.

  • Thank God I watched this video! I was about to spend nearly $300 on this grill! Nah, not worth the hassle. Thank you!!! Esther is cool, beautiful and I like her review. Very useful.

  • there is no soul in these meat

  • Thank you for your honesty. It's nice to see somebody not sell out ✍️👍👍👍

  • Esther, you are beautiful but please get out of the kitchen!

  • You didn't let the grill heat up. Bad show. With a stupid hoe, that can't do anything right.

  • And she sucks bring back ur old host shes pretty dull.doesnt really keep u enticed to keep watching.actually became super bored as i watched this.very one note, no emotion, no personality.almost like i was listening to a machine or pre taped recording.zero spontaneity

  • 145 degrees for med rare really, plus have u ever heard of carry over cooking.145 for mr wtf really?

  • 31 minutes to long....great alternative for the weirdo 🤡

  • I don't want to hurt my eyes, @1:21 Stares right at the light hahahaha

  • Thanks for a honest review. Definitely not buying it.

  • Where's the lid? Doesn't grills need a lid

  • Crazy rich asians and their expensive gadgets...

  • 300 dollars, I'm good!

  • First time viewer... when will there be a competent host available to review products properly.

  • If she's dumb enough to eat a burger "Medium Rare", im not surprised she didn't preheat it and then says "hmm no sizzle"... what an idiot.

  • Name a grill you don’t preheat? This video should be taken down. You think you can plug it up and instantly it’s at 446 degrees?! Wow Clearly didn’t read the instructions! DISLIKE!

  • I'd use aluminum foil in that spill pan to make clean up much more easy 😉😉😎

  • Kohls sales it for $329.00..but bed bath and beyond and other places like Wal-Mart sale it for $252.00..Still way to much money for a small electric grill..this thing should sale for well under $100.00

  • At this rate, can’t you just bake the chicken?

  • Love Esther

  • Mid rare? 😑

  • medium rare burger, dumb girl

  • STEAMED HAMS

  • that fat? omg its a boneless skinless chicken breast there is no fat.. LOL

  • It’s basically an open microwave.

  • Mmm, really wish you could revisit this gadget for more saucy applications like yakitori. Also looks like a good use for grilled tteok or mochi.

  • *stare into the red abyss where vegans burn in hell and the juiciest meat are raised from the depths*

  • 145F is close to medium-well, not medium rare, lol.

  • It makes steamed hams.

  • while I only do charcoal personally, I've seen quite a few reviews that has different results as Eater.

  • I'm sure this uses crystal halagon tube lamps which people have used for cooking things like pizza forever. Wonder why this grill hasn't been around for 30 years?

  • There is no sizzle because she didn't preheat the grill damn it

  • Just get a griddle

  • 17 minutes for one side? what? How dry is that chicken

  • Infrared radiation isn't ultraviolet radiation. The eyes and skin doesn't have sensors that inform the brain about intense ultraviolet radiation. That's why ultraviolet is so dangerous when you like directly at the sun or when you are sunbathing without sunscreen. When you start feel pain from ultraviolet radiation it's too late. However infrared is relatively safe. The eyes and skin can detect it easily and can be avoided instantly before any irreversible damage to eyes and skin.

  • i laugh when she said its smokeless at the very moment smoke is coming out

  • just use a torch a sear those babies.....

  • A good Cast Iron grill, like a Le Crucet, would do a better job. Yes, you will have smoke, but SEARING comes with smoke in tow.

  • Thanks for reviewing this! 😲 I’d had this grill bookmarked for a while, but never could justify the $300 price tag. Glad I never ended up buying it- it’s definitely not what we’re looking for...

  • Do you have to set the grill on a cutting board if you don’t have granite counter tops

  • MAN! FIRE EAT !

  • Cancer risk?

  • why is she trying to mimic​ clifford's style?

  • I had this machine and returned it the day after. The cooking is good albeit the glowing orange makes it a drag to check on your food. BUT, the main pain is the cleaning, all the fat and grease gets stuck on the 4 panels inside and is veryyyy time consuming to clean it and it will never look as good as before you start, you might even need a knife to scrape the glass. IMO not worth it since the cleaning is the worst.

    • Carlanga would putting foil on the grease rack work? Does al.foil go with infrared idk lol

  • why is she wearing a suit

    • infrared grilling is a very formal affair.

  • of course you're not going to get charring because there is no combustion happening and from what I understand that isn't even good for you because it contains carcinogens

  • So you tan your food 🤔

  • The should say, lady that can not read and comprehend instructions!!! Fail!!!

  • Pretty underwhelming.

  • how dense is this girl?

  • Everyone complaining about Esther hosting needs to shut the fuck up forreal. You guys are so annoying.

  • This grill is a vegan only appliance, just missing touch screen, Bluetooth, and Alexa features :)

  • I still like the smoke flavor from wood or charcoal

  • That cooker looks so unappetizing 🤮

  • lol why isn't it hot?? ITS INFRARED

  • her natural accent is breaking through here and there. cant hide it

  • I have a locally-made $20 IR grill. Works great and is a lot more efficient than heating metal ever will be :)

  • Dang now I want chicken

  • did you preheat the grill first? I believe you have to?

  • This is why women should not be allowed anywhere near the steak (or your wallet).

  • Your patties are like a half mile thick. What do you expect? You didn't preheat it. You might want to learn how to use the products you critique before you critique them.

  • Did she preheat the grill before grilling???

  • You suck at cooking.

  • Does it come with a free 3-year ShurGuard subscription? -that thing is frikkin' huge.

  • It's like she intentionally tried to do everything wrong. |:

  • Ester is the best Eater Host... So much personality

  • Why is she obsessed with Grill marks?

  • NO PREHEATING?"FAT" DRIPPING ON CHICKEN BREAST?

  • I think you should have let it heat up a little longer for sizzle and grill marks

  • Less smoke, but why would you want less smoke and heat?

  • Yeah! My kids can help grill without the main big worries.

  • Kind of awkward to use that grill if you can't look directly at the heating elements. Also she may have pre-heated the grill, but maybe not for long enough. The chicken didn't sizzle when she put it on the grill. I like Esther, but I think the people making the show need to follow the instructions to give the gadgets a fair trial.

  • As someone with lung cancer, but enjoys bbq and grilled foods this is perfect for me.. no more tapping on the window and miming instructions at my brother in law while he soaks my chicken in lighter fluid! I'll grill my own damn chicken _thaaaank yew_ lol

  • You're not testing it correctly, pre-heat the grill for 5-6min to get those missing grill marks. Please, people read the directions before making these review vids, unbelievable!

  • Chicken breast virtually has no fat to drip, just the juice

  • BUT THAT GLOW.. SO CAPTIVATING...

  • I love this show! More please!

  • I have this grill, and I don't have any of the problems she mentioned in the video. Maybe if she had preheated the grill for 8-10mins she would have gotten the results she wanted.

  • I think she should have flipped the chicken at the 12mins mark. Not just leave it on one side for the whole 25mins.

  • i'll just use lump charcoal the flare up that bounces up to the meat makes it so much tasty and the aroma is the best

  • Isn't this just a halogen room heater, but horizontal...?

  • ok odd Phillips even makes kitchen appliances but hey gotta branch out!

  • Why can’t she test anything properly

  • lame

  • “No sizzle” Deal killer right there

  • I love this host and nice necklace :)

  • Burgers: Complete s**t! LOL, classic, that's all I needed to know, thanks!

  • 25 minutes for a chicken breast ?! Guatafak??? Dinner would take like 2 hours to make