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?

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

    • Esther is so useless she doesn't preheat her cooking equipment before cooking meat.

    • also, you should try the egglettes

    • Where's Cliff

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

  • Great review!

  • I believe that if you preheat the grill for ten minutes you would get the charring effect on the burgers.

  • i dunno, but best part of grilling for me is the smoke. i know its indoors, but the smoke adds to the experience and probably taste.

  • You should review the t-fal optigrill.

  • You have to preheat the grilk

  • I thought you could get cancer from those infred lights.

  • So this grill is good, but if you are not preheating it, you should let the stuff stay a little bit longer on the grill?

  • Infrared glass oven

  • Isn't a big part of grilling the smokey taste?

  • Is she aware that if you don't preheat a traditional grill, you'll get the same poor results?

  • A propane grill is still the best I tell you h'what

  • Skin cancer grill .. YEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SMOKE-LESS! NOT SMOKELESS!- SMOKE-LESS AS IN IT MAKES LESS SMOKE!

  • SIX MINUTE PREHEAT! Read directions!

  • This is a sales channel.

  • Because this machine produces a lot of infrared light , regular sunglasses are about worthless for protecting your eyes from damage . This is basic physics ... ask any professional welder .

  • looks Fing cool yes I need one this would be good for party's and Korean BBQ

  • Technology should never have anything to do with cooking. Just deal with the smoke.

  • She's such a great, comprehensive and honest reviewer! Love her!

  • Does anyone actually like this new host ?😬😬😂

  • nope. last thing i need is tech on food industries. it full of carcinogen. leave food just like ancient times.

  • In my opinion by this video, I think the video isn’t actually worth $300...I mean, just get a George foreman for $20 maybe and you’re set...

  • The grill didnt fail you, you failed the grilling...

  • 300$ isnt even that much for a grill

  • Nice job seasoning the sides dumbass

  • Wow everyone roasting Esther hard in this review

  • Awesome video

  • No smoke? No grill smell? Why the hell would anyone want that? Those are the BEST PARTS of grilling.

  • Love this series. Host has energy but she goes straight to the point. No extra fluff

  • Didn’t test steak tho?

  • She's on drugs man... the video captured smoke and she's saying there is no smoke... maybe she needs glasses...

  • Roasted...

  • Can't watch the video, she is so annoying!

  • Find someone who can read instructions

  • guys she FLIPPED CHICKEN WITH A SPATULA 1:22

  • Nah, this isn't for me. I also have a decent sized backyard and a few different grills and smokers. I could see how someone living in an apartment or without a backyard would want this, but honestly just use your stove.

  • Not mid rare. 135% sry

  • 145 for medium rare is wrong, plain and simple. 120-130 depending on fat content is more like it.

  • Awesome video Esther! Keep it UP!

  • Eye damage grill? NO, thank you very much!

  • 30+ minuets just sous vide it.

  • READ THE INTRUSIONS AND DO WHAT IT SAYS.

  • Stop wastin energy

  • Why didn't she rest the chicken?

  • so basically a fancy way to get grill marks because what's the point if its not gonna add that grilled flavor

  • Hell no it's not fun to worry about eye burn for a burger!

  • For an indoor grill, i'm impressed. The price is too high, though.

  • Does she not realize its steam coming off not smoke

  • The host looks good to be grilled.

  • cooking with the lights off to show the orange of the infrared is probably the silliest thing you could have done the infrared does not make your pupils contract and having the lights off let your pupils dilate letting more radiation into them then would have if you had bright lights on in the kitchen.

  • yeah, radiation wooo

  • Next generation cancer

  • As soon as I thought "Why the hell are you using a spatula, use a pair of tongs, you dong" The next shot was her using tongs.

  • you grill food because you want that smoky charred flavor if it wont deliver that flavor put your food on the oven instead lol

  • It seems super cool but I'll wait until they sale a 30 version in a few years.

  • Who wants smokeless meat? It’s SMOKIN HOT 💕

  • this grill doesn't help produce a maillard reaction. would never buy

  • Taste the meat, not the heat.

  • Cool idea, but not anywhere worth it and not that good. Normal griddle pan or "tabletop grill" with heated griddle top will do the same thing better and cheaper. Or with same price you can buy pretty mean real grill.

  • Long ass time to cook chicken.

  • It's a open toaster oven.

  • well, you might as well use oven

  • Spoiler alert No,you don't need one.

  • Flawed test. You didn't preheat the grill

  • This product is dangerous to your eyesight. Why would I buy such a product and have to wear sunglasses to use it. Absolutely no way in the world would I waste money on a product such as this.

  • Adds cold meat to non pre-heated grill and says not worth it. This video was not only not worth it, but I'm also unsubscribing. Toodles.

  • 145°F is *definitely not* medium-rare beef! It's medium-well! I'm actually looking at Kenji Lopez-Alt's sous vide burger temperature chart now and he actually says 145-155°F is well-done! I personally find his numbers a little low. However, that's sous vide and this is high heat cooking at 446°F. If the center is 145°F when you take it off, you're looking at a final temperature after resting of about 155°F at the center and even more well done near the crust. Clearly well-done. I can't like this video when the chef doesn't know what medium-rare is. And I don't even like my burgers medium-rare! I did my last sous vide burger to 138°F. The border of medium and medium-well. Cooking ground beef to 145°F may be around as low as is safe with high heat cooking, it's kind of pushing the limits there, but it's not medium-rare beef. As anyone who has ever measured a steak would tell you. 145°F is medium-well beef! Good for burgers, perhaps ideal, but it is *not* medium-rare! These terms have meanings. Look at temperature charts. 145°F is never given as the temperature for medium-rare beef. Yeesh.

  • I have this grill and loveee it. Its the only large appliance that stays on my counter. You didn't preheat it for 10 min because i get very nice grill marks. And you hear the sizzle, no sizzle on yours.The chicken was dry on the ends because just like an outdoor grill you, when cooking thick chicken breasts, its better to slightly pound the meat on the large side to level it out for the same width. Sorry, your not very good at cooking, those burgers looked horrible not because of the grill, but the cook. Steak is unbelievable on this grill too. Preheat the grill for at least 10 min. A shame some ppl in the comments said they are happy they seen this video because they were about to order because of someone who looks like they set this grill up for failure because they can't cook or read directions. I love mine .

  • I saw the same product on cooking with jack show but it was actually alot better than this. Im an electrician so im thinking maybe something ur power line isnt letting the grill hest up properly.

  • Why are you people asking about what happened to this or that host? Just like people on Cnet channel. These people have multiple hosts.

  • I can see some blood in those burgers. I wouldn't have even tried to eat it.

  • Can someone explain why there's no temp control? Is that difficult to do with infrared heating elements?

  • S m o k e a d d s f l a v o r

  • Dis suck meinn....

  • Good review Esther!

  • Have you (Esther) or anyone else out there, tried cooking fish? Wonder if that can smell up the place or not.

    • I'm sure someone has, yeah.

  • Only salt & pepper?!!!???

  • I must say Esther is gorgeous. Great video!

  • This makes me sick

  • whatsup with the barely visible fire coming out of it

  • sorry i had to dislike the video that burger was way to pink 🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • Also comes with a side of cancer

  • 31 minutes to cook chicken breast? haha no.

  • Thank you for saving me 300 bucks. I was thinking buying this but held back because of the price. This video is very helpful in my decision-making. I ended up replacing my outdoor grill instead.

  • if you cant cook on a real grill you cant cook at all you ever see gordan ramsy do this no cause he can use a real grill but still a cool item

  • This is just an open air broiler, not a grill. You can get better results with a panini press.

  • Smoke helps the flavour

  • At this point, why not just use a pan? One with grill marks if that's what you are after.

  • “burgers, complete shit”

  • Where’d you get the thermometer at?

  • Dyson would do a better job

  • #fartsound

  • Infrared heating system aka it's a toaster flipped on to its side

  • Browning/charring and sticking are my cues in cooking - I'll pass on this.

  • No just why

  • thumbs up for the hot girl hosting the video... oh, and the demo was ok too... lol

  • I think the reason why it doesn't feel hot when you place your hand over it is because it's heating by radiation instead of by super heated air like in a traditional grill. You have to place your hand near the focus point of the radiation to feel the heat, whereas in a traditional grill, the hot air rises up towards your hands.

  • "fat dripping" from a chicken breast seasoned with salt n pepper - sure