T-FAL OptiGrill Score Card

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T-Fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill

Editorial Rating

Overall Rating: 8.8
Build Quality: 88/100
Design: 88/100
Price: 85/100
Performance: 90/100


  • Amazing design
  • Some of the latest features, including the smart mode
  • 6 different programs to select
  • Construction is made from stainless steel
  • Indicators
  • Frozen mode for frozen food


  • Dimensions could be bigger
  • Available in just one version
  • Complicated to use for the first time

T-Fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill Review

The T-fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill with Removable and Dishwasher Safe plates is finally here! This is one of the latest and currently the most advanced grill of this type, you can find. It comes with certain features that are for the first time available in grills from this price range! The situation is the same when it comes to the quality. In general, this grill offers a level of quality that usually can be found in models 2-3 times more expensive.

Before you take into account this model, you should know that this isn't an ordinary grill and for the simplest uses. Yes, it is simple to use and every single person can use it without reading the manual, but it is perfect for more demanding people and for those who enjoy in grilling all the time.

Smart grill

As aforementioned, this grill comes with some, completely new features. One of them, and probably the most important one is related to the cooking of different meals. This grill is able for cooking different types of food, depending on their thickness. In addition, it also offers different programs that can be selected. All of this means that you will get the most delicious meal. The grill adjusts the temperature and several, other parameters in order to get the best conditions for that, a particular type of food. The end result is the perfect meal, without a lot of attention and completely effortless.

grilling on the T-Fal barbecue

The programs in question are related to the aforementioned feature, but they must be mentioned separately as well. Simply said, this grill offers 6 different programs, for burgers, fish, sandwiches, sausage, red meat, and poultry. Your only job will be to select a correct program. After that, this grill will cook a perfect meal and you will be able to enjoy the food. If you want even more of simplicity, you get it. In fact, selecting a program is extremely simple and you don't have to read the manual. On the side, it is more than just productive and a perfect meal will be a standard product.


Most grills have simple indicators that can help you notice when a meal is done. This grill is better than most of them. It has indicators as well, but it also has sound signals. They will alert you when a meal is well-done. There is also an indicator for medium! All of this suggests that you will be able to prepare the same meals as professional chefs, thanks to your little friend. There is no point for adding that this feature applies to all meals, so no matter what are you preparing, you will get a meal that is perfect and more than just delicious.

Mode for frozen food

This feature is one of those that suggests that the grill in question is perfect for the most demanding applications. In general, this feature allows you to place a frozen piece of food on a grill and you will get a completely cooked meal. Your only job will be to place a frozen food and remove the meal. This feature is also seen for the first time in grills from this price range. On the other side, it was reserved for more expensive grills. Now, you have it in one of the most affordable grills on the market.

Comes with plates

The grill in question is different than almost all other grills simply due to the fact it comes with plates. Most other products of this type, especially those from this price range don't have this feature. Beside a grill, you will get plates that are made from aluminum. You will be able to use them every time you use a grill and they are immune to the stains. Washing can be done by a dishwasher and they will be clean mush sooner than other plates. Maybe you don't believe that this feature is important, but it makes this grill better that all other models from this class.

Ergonomically shaped handle

Besides the features that are amazing, but they cannot be seen, this grill offers certain elements that are very useful and practical, but they can be seen. For example, the handle is made from a special type of material and it will stay cool no matter how long you use the grill. Even better, it is ergonomic, which means that it is simple to use and it won't cause wrist fatigue, if you have to carry this grill or if you use it all day.

T-Fal indoor grill parts

The heating element in this grill has an 1800 watt capacity. It is more than enough, if we take into account that this is a small electric grill. It isn't a professional model, but the same heating element can be found in several professional and high-end grills. The end result is going to be perfect meals, prepared in less time than ever before. There is no point in saying that they will be more delicious than ever, due to the fact the heating element is based on the latest research, so it won't have a negative effect on the taste of a meal.

Optimal Grilling Experience for Householders

The bottom line of the T-fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill with Removable and Dishwasher Safe plates is extremely simple. This is the first grill that cannot be compared with similar models. It is much better than all models from this price range, but it is more affordable than similar models with the same features. It may be impossible to define this grill, but it is a well-known fact that it is one of the best models right now!


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