Presto 09020 Cool Touch Electric Indoor Grill Review

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

Editor Rating: 4.7/5

Better, healthier alternative to frying pans - The Presto 09020 Cool Touch Electric Indoor Grill has a non-stick coating with raised ridges that drains excess oil to the drip pan.

I personally dread washing items with electric components but not this grill. This grill is easy to clean, it can be cleaned in a dishwasher or sink. Just make sure that you remove its temperature dial. In fact, you don't even have to put it in a dishwasher because it can easily be cleaned by just wiping it off with cloth or tissue. There is also no need to use softening detergent or scrubbing tools to remove food residue because the grill has a non-stick cooking surface.

Although this grill cooks and leaves nice grill marks, you just don't get the same exact grilled flavor that you get from charcoal and gas grills. However, it does cook better than a frying pan. Given the price, this grill is a great choice for indoor grilling especially if you live in a condo or apartment with charcoal and gas grills regulations because it emits less smoke. Furthermore, you get to easily grill every day in your kitchen without needing to go outside to burn charcoal or flame up a gas burner. For more about this grill, read further below.


Brand: Presto
Model: 09020
Size: 13" L x 19.25" W x 3" H
Item weight: 12 lbs
Material: Aluminum
Color: Black
Volts: 120 V
Watts: 1300 W
Frequency: 60 Hz

Advantages and disadvantages

  • The price is good
  • Lightweight and slim
  • Non-stick coating
  • Large cooking area
  • Convenient when you live in an apartment or condos
  • Portable
  • Super easy to clean
  • Dishwasher safe or can be rinsed off in the sink
  • You can wipe it off to clean it
  • Heats up fast up to 400 degrees
  • Stay at constant temperature throughout cooking
  • Does not heat up the room
  • Outer edge stays cool
  • Great alternative to frying
  • Food doesn't dry out
  • Leaves grill marks
  • Raised ridges prevent food from getting soaked in oil
  • Emits little smoke
  • Spatula included
  • May take time to cook food
  • Perfectly flat so some of the grease does not drain off
  • Cord is not very long
  • No lid

The best qualities of this grill are its slim design and non-stick coating. The slim design makes it lightweight and can easily be carried and stored.

The non-stick coating, on the other hand, is such a vital factor in terms of cooking and also cleaning. The non-stick coating makes cooking easy and your food healthy because it does not require oil when you are cooking which is very convenient and also helps you save money since you don't have to buy cooking oil. Since the food won't stick on the cooking surface, the food does not get stuck or burnt against the cooking surface which means it'll be easier for you to flip the food over. Most importantly, you can easily clean it by wiping it with any cloth or tissue because food residue does not stick on the cooking surface.

Other than that, the grill can also be washed in a dishwasher. Just make sure to unplug and remove the temperature dial from the grill.

Electric grills are ideal for those who live in condos and apartments with regulations on gas and charcoal grills. There is also less to worry about the smoke alarm going off because the grill emits little smoke. However, keep in mind that the amount of smoke still depends on how you cook.

This grill does not have a lid which may disappoint some people but it actually works for this grill and has more advantages than disadvantages. Firstly, the grill does not need covering because it splatters very little. Secondly, lids contain hot air in the grill that dries out the food. Without a lid, the food is not exposed to too much hot air keeping it natural juices intact.

Griddle plates work a bit like frying pans but much better because it has raised ridges that has several benefits including its ability to leave grill marks on your food and allows the excess grease and oil to automatically drain to the drip pan. Because of these features, the grill is a versatile cooker that can do several things for you and is not limited to grilling only. It can also be used to cook or fry veggies, corn, rice, and even pancake.

Frequently Asked Questions

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