Our best value pick, the DeLonghi BG24 indoor electric BBQ grill, offers a way to enjoy barbecued foods made right in your kitchen. You can grill a variety of foods quickly and with little mess to clean due to its nonstick surface. The chicken and the hamburgers we cooked came out juicy and delicious, and our taste test panel gave this grill high marks.
Grilling times were a little longer on this grill but grease spatter was minimal. This indoor grill has a glass lid, which steams food and keeps the heat in, giving you juicier and more tender meat. It also kept the food we cooked warm until we were ready to serve it to our eager tasters.
The grilling temperature on this indoor kitchen grill ranges from low to high with five temperature levels on the detachable thermostat. Even though it is not difficult to set, our testing showed the temperatures were not perfectly consistent from one side of the grill to the other. Other grills in our comparison did a better job of heating their entire surface area evenly.
This indoor grill has a nonstick surface, which allows you to simply wipe it clean when you're done cooking. You can remove the drip plate for easy cleaning as well. Be careful not to let it overfill or else you’ll have a greasy mess to clean up. The unit also has a nonstick spatter shield around the edge that does a reasonably good job of preventing grease from getting on the surrounding countertop while you cook, which means less to clean after each use.
The grilling surface on this indoor electric grill can cook enough food for several people at once, but it's definitely not as large as some other indoor grills. The unit measures 19.7 inches long, 13.2 inches wide and 6.7 inches high. Because of its length, this grill is harder to store, much like our best overall pick, the Cuisinart Griddler.
This indoor BBQ grill features an indicator light, which tells you when the device is on and warming. For additional safety, the cool-touch handles don't get warm when the grill is on and heating. This unit is covered by a one-year warranty, which is typical for the industry.
With a wide cooking area and reasonable cleanup time, the DeLonghi BG24 is a capable indoor electric grill with tasty results. It exhibits some temperature irregularities, but it can still cook food thoroughly and is a great value for what it can do.