Grilling is perhaps one of the most enjoyable ways to eat your food – not to mention healthy. Requiring only very basic cooking preparation, it does not take too much to grill food and still get something close to heavenly when it comes to flavor. Note though that despite how simple the process really is, having the right tools to pursue grilling is important – otherwise, your food will come out unevenly prepared. Having the right technique is important too but generally, you will not develop the right technique if the items you are using are far from satisfactory.
7 – Lodge Pro-Logic P12SGR3 Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan
Featuring a lifetime limited warranty, the product boasts of 4.5 stars with raised ridges so that the fat manages to drain from whatever you are cooking. It measures 12 inches and is pre-seasoned with vegetable oil, allowing for immediate use. You can also use it in the oven, reaching heat of up to 500 degrees. Unfortunately, you will have to hand wash this model using warm water. The handle is long for safety and the cast-iron construction allows for slow and even heating.
6 – Calphalon Unison Nonstick 12-Inch Round Grill Pan
This circular grill pan features a 4.5 star rating and a clear glass lid that lets you see what you are cooking. It comes with 2 non-stick surfaces and incredibly smooth side pans. Large and made from thick materials, it offers even cooking with ridges that lock in the flavor even as it allows the fat drip out of the meat.
This reversible grill is made from cast iron for a fast yet even heating. It is a multi-purpose grill that lets you choose between cooking on a ridged surface and using the flat area. The grips are on both corners so that you will be able to flip or hang the item when not in use. Unfortunately, it is a hand-wash only type of pan, but the surface is pre-seasoned so you will be able to use it directly.
4 – Philips HD9910/21 Fry/Grill Pan
A little different in design compared to the other models here, this product nonetheless gets a 4.5 star rating from a lot of consumers. The Philips model is square in size with perforated ridges that allow maximum air flow during cooking. The ridges are tall enough to promote the drip of fat, leaving you with lean, juicy, and fat-free meat servings. This model is dishwasher friendly which makes it perfect for busy homes.
A heavy duty model, the Calphalon comes with an excellent rating from online buyers. It has three layers of non-stick coating with long handles that stay cool regardless of how long you have been cooking. Deep ridges allow for fat separation and are 100% oven safe for better efficiency when cooking. The design allows you to lock in the flavor while cooking and still get a healthy feast with the decrease of fat. The product comes with a lifetime warranty.
2 – Nuwave Precision Induction Cast Iron Grill With Oil Drip Tray
An oblong-shaped grill with handles on both sides, the Nuwave takes the second spot when it comes to the best grill pans. The product can take heat up to 662 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with an oil drip tray, allowing you to easily separate the food from the fat. Built with cast iron materials with porcelain enamel coating, the product has stainless steel handles to prevent too much heat during transfer.
1 – Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 11-Inch Deep Square Grill Pan
A Rachael Ray favorite, this grill pan is deeper than most with ridges that are high enough to allow easy drip of fat from the food. It features a hard-anodized technology which allows for incredibly durable pans that manage to heat quickly but evenly for perfect cooking every time. Used by Rachael Ray herself, this non stick model is oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.