Pros / With a reversible grill tray, you have the versatility of a grill and a griddle in one appliance.
Cons / This grill has the worst spatter range of any product we reviewed.
Verdict / Oster's electric indoor grill looks nice, but functionality keeps it from being the best.
The Oster Titanium Infused DuraCeramic Reversible Grill/Griddle is a multifunctional but messy option if you are looking for a countertop electric grill. The grease spatter from this unit traveled farther than any other in our indoor grill reviews but there are many features to like, especially its reversible surface.
With a griddle on one side for pancakes or grilled cheese and a grill on the other for burgers and steaks, you have more options for getting the most out of your investment. You'll get the added value and saved cupboard space that come with having two appliances in one. This grill also had the largest cook surface of the ones we compared, so if you like to entertain or have a family to feed, this indoor electric grill could really be a good fit.
On the downside this unit had pretty long cook times when compared with the others we tested and because it doesn't have a lid like the DeLonghi BG24, the oil was everywhere – reaching up to 20 inches away. If you're only pulling out your electric grill for the occasional steak, then it might not be a deal breaker that it takes a while or requires some serious cleanup, but if you are an avid griller, these issues are setbacks every time you want to use your grill.
This indoor grill also collects less oil than other grills, which makes your food greasy, and it can lead to frying your dinner rather than actually grilling it. If you're particularly health conscious, this could also be a drawback. Other indoor grills we reviewed are more capable of collecting oil and grease, keeping unwanted fat off of your plate.
This grill has a quick assembly time of only three minutes, and cleaning the grill itself is only a matter of five minutes; it's the splatter that will have you cleaning the walls and nearby surfaces for a while. Certain parts of this machine are also dishwasher safe, and the grill pan is nonstick. When you use nonstick appliances like this one, be sure to use nonabrasive cleaners and utensils like a soft sponge and a rubber spatula, so you don't scratch off the coating.
At the end of the day, having an indoor grill isn't worth much if it doesn't work well. This Oster model’s performance is about average. During testing, its temperature range varied more than we like from edge to edge, making for unreliable cook times and meat doneness. This can be a problem, especially if you're serving guests. You want to be confident that what you're serving is safe, and with testy temperatures and uneven cooking spots, it's hard to be sure if your food is done all the way.
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The Oster Titanium Infused DuraCeramic Reversible Grill/Griddle has a convenient grill plate that doubles its versatility and usability, so you can make a wide variety of foods using one appliance. This versatility ends up being a tradeoff for long cook times, unreliable temperature and additional splatter cleanup, making it an appliance for the occasional cook rather than the avid griller.