Take Me Somewhere Else
We live in an apartment complex, which means that the insurance company that umbrellas us here frown on the use of grills so close to the building. And while I’m not fond of grilling to begin with, Tim loves his meat. He’d eat meatballs with Rice Krispies if I didn’t give him a funny look when he did it.
But he loves chicken, and pork chops, fish, and shrimp. And while he’ll eat basically anything I cook on a nightly basis – he did express that he wished I could grill something for him sometimes. So I went looking. I thought I would never find an INDOOR grill, yet they’re everywhere. Now I was just concerned about the cost because – well – we’re not exactly rich folks here. What I found was exciting, but I was skeptical. How can a grill work on the stove and still be under $20? Something wasn’t right. Either the picture made the grill look too big, or the thing will only work once or twice before I have to throw it away.
That wasn’t the case at all.
First…yes…it was only $19.99. I read the reviews on Amazon. Some good, some bad. That’s the case with any review any where written word can be captured. I did read that the grill can’t work on a glass top stove, but I decided it was only twenty bucks and I will MAKE it work. So I ordered it on Friday, got it Sunday morning. I love Amazon Prime, by the way. I don’t care what anyone says.
It really isn’t that big. And even though there’s a two page instruction manual – I’m a man! I was born with grilling instincts, dammit. So I put it to work grilling pork chops. Of course, Tim always has input on what he’s putting in his gut. So he went with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes to go with the pork chops.
I have to say – the negative reviews were pretty wrong. I DID use it on a glass top stove. On the smaller burner because that fit exactly under the grill. I added the 1/2 water we “insiders” use as charcoal and went to work. I kept the burner at number 7 (medium-high) for the first side, but since the grill wasn’t smoking at all, I cranked it up to 8 for the other side. No smoke. There was, of course, sizzle. But no smoke. I seriously was waiting for smoke to appear so I could run around opening windows and waving a towel over it and choking and coughing and have watery eyes — but nope. No smoke at all. I kept a close eye on the temperature and added another 1/2 of water just in case because the water already in there was rapidly evaporating.
Tim hummed when he ate the pork chops. Humming = Tim loves what he’s got in his mouth. The grill test passed and we are well on our way to grilling inside. The grill is non-stick already. So cleanup was a breeze. NOTHING stuck like it does on an outside grill. Cleaning the grill outside used to be a chore that I despised. I’d rather had gotten a new grill after cooking on it. But this inside grill cleaned in seconds. No hard scrubbing. And the best part?? It was only $20! I currently have chicken thighs in the fridge marinating in buffalo sauce for tonight’s grilling. Tim is in his happy place. He gets meat, it’s grilled, and all he has to do is wait for it to head in his direction on a plate.
And that is how we’ve brought the outside inside.
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