Hamilton Beach 25361: The Best Indoor Grill
Hamilton Beach 25361: The Best Indoor Grill

Specs:

Wattage: 1200 watts

Temperature Range: 200°F to 450°F

Power Source: Corded

Cooking Surface: 118 square inches

Dimensions: 12.4” x 16.73” x 6.81”

Weight: 8.14 pounds

Price:

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Pros:

  • Has a nonstick grilling grate that prevents the sticking of foods.
  • Heats up fast (within 6 minutes) and has indicator lights once the unit is ready to grill.
  • Comes with a window lid that allows you to see the content even when the unit is closed.
  • The grate, drip pan, and lid are all removable and dishwasher-safe.
  • Doesn’t produce smoke.

Full Review:

Grilling is meant to be performed outdoors where there is a spacious space to place the bulky body of the grill. And given the amount of smoke being produced when you are grilling using charcoal or pellet grills, you need an open space for them. However, there are particular seasons and days that we can’t grill on the patio or in the yard. An electric grill is a good choice, but you might need a model that is particularly designed to be comfortably used indoors. If you’re on the hunt for one, Hamilton Beach 25361 is the best indoor grill for your needs.

Of the 8 best indoor grills our SolidSmack Household Appliance and Tool Research Team tested, Hamilton Beach 25361 is the only model that is on point in doing its job. It might not have the multiple functions (i.e. air frying, baking, and roasting) that others have, but Hamilton Beach 25361 makes sure it can excel at what it is supposed to do: grilling.

body dimensions of Hamilton Beach 25361 indoor grill
The glass window of Hamilton Beach 25361 allows you to view the content inside without opening the lid.

It has a 118 sq. in. grilling surface that is covered by a window viewing lid. This helps the grill to retain the moisture and heat inside resulting in faster and perfect doneness of the meat you are grilling within the expected timeframe. And even with the lid opened, we noticed that Hamilton Beach 25361 was not producing smoke at all. With this, there is almost no need to activate the range hood in the kitchen. 

indicator lights of Hamilton Beach 25361 indoor grill
Hamilton Beach 25361 has a green indicator light that will alert you once it is ready to grill.

On the other hand, Hamilton Beach 25361 has temperatures ranging from 200°F to 450°F, with 50°F increments. You can access it using the adjustable dial located in the front right section of the unit. In our test, the grill performed well by reaching the maximum temperature within 6 minutes. There are also indicator lights that will alert you of its power and if it has already reached the temperature you selected.

grill grate of Hamilton Beach 25361 indoor grill
Hamilton Beach 25361 has pronounced grill ridges and the entirety of its surface is nonstick.

The grilling grate has a nonstick coating which makes it possible to easily remove foods without struggle. We also love that there is a small section dedicated to small pieces of food to prevent them from falling into the drip tray. And although it is a compact unit measuring 12.4” x 16.73” x 6.81”, Hamilton Beach 25361 can still be enough to cater up to 4 pieces of steaks at a time. Even better, our reviewers noted that the entirety of the grate exceeded our expectations; with uniform heating from end to end. The ridges of the grate are also well pronounced so you can expect visible and beautiful sear marks every time on your steaks. 

drip pan of Hamilton Beach 25361 indoor grill
The grate, lid, and drip pan are all removable and dishwasher-friendly!

Cleanup is also as effortless as using the grill itself. It starts with the large drip tray under the grate that catches all excessive drippings from the foods. It is removable the same as the unit’s lid and grate. Most of all, all of these removable parts are dishwasher-safe! Nonetheless, thanks to the smooth nature of the components (especially the nonstick grate), you have the option to just rinse them with water and soap and they’ll be ready for your next grilling session.

Hamilton Beach 25361 FAQs:

How long is the cord of the Ninja Foodi AG301 indoor grill?

  • The electric cord of the Ninja Foodi AG301 indoor grill measures 25 inches in length.

Is the Ninja Foodi AG301 indoor grill smokeless?

  • Yes, it is a smokeless level. Nonetheless, the possibility of smoke still depends on the food you are cooking and the temperature you choose to have.

Is the lid of the Ninja Foodi AG301 indoor grill removable?

  • Yes, it is. But if you are interested in a lid-free model, Hamilton Beach also offers it.

Does the Hamilton Beach 25361 come with a griddle?

  • The Hamilton Beach 25361 only comes with a grilling grate.
Author

Santi Bongco is an editor at SolidSmack which is the leading site for 3D CAD, robots, cool product designs, and other technologies. For the past seven years, he taught robotics and developed innovative 3D printer ideas with his students. He also helped in developing some innovative digital ideas and products for various digital marketing businesses and big companies in Asia. Now, aside from exploring buffet restos in California, he enjoys leading groups of our in-house experts in trying some of your favorite products and electronic brands to write insightful reviews for you. PS: He loves reviewing appliances and taking them home to personally ‘try’ them.