Perfecting the Grill Indoors with T-Fal OptiGrill #GrillingMastered #GrillerCommeUnPro

I am all for year long grilling! I love the taste of my food after it has been grilled and it is always so much healthier than other options. I have been known for grilling in the middle of winter out on the deck as well.

Is it practical? Is it warm? Do your guests bundle up and join you?


It is lonely and cold out there when the weather is not perfect and warm. So what do you do when you want that great off the grill taste but wanting to stay inside? There are options Canada

Introducing the T-Fal OptiGrill


Perfect grilling results from rare to well done, for any thickness of meat

  • Six cooking programs with pre-set cooking temperatures and cycles: – Red meat – Poultry – Burgers – Pork/sausage/lamb – Sandwich – Fish/seafood –
  • Manual function – For any ingredient, any thickness, from rare to well-done
  • Colour-coded system to monitor the cooking process
  • 600 cm² of cooking surface
  • Non-stick coating plates
  • Detachable and dishwasher safe plates
  • Floating hinge
  • Cooking sensor with thickness measurement
  • Extra large juice tray


Having a counter top appliance that allows you to conveniently grill indoors whenever you want to is a dream!  I could not wait to try it out. Set up was quick and everything was ready to go. The instructions were clear and had bright images to follow. Never having luck grilling chicken I knew what I wanted to try.

The recipe I used in the video was inspired by the following recipe you can find in the T-Fal OptiGrill recipe book

Honey Hoisin Chicken Breasts


• 1/2 cup (125 ml) hoisin sauce

• 1/4 cup (50 ml) honey

• 2 tbsp (30 ml) lime juice

• 2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce

• 1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame oil

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

• Sliced green onion

Serve with stir-fried vegetables over cooked rice.

Whisk the hoisin with the honey, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic until well combined; transfer one half of the mixture to a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave, on high, for 60 to 90 seconds or until steaming; set aside. Place the chicken in a zip-top bag and pour in the remaining hoisin mixture. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Select the program and press . Lightly grease the cooking plates with cooking spray. Once the purple indicator light has stopped flashing, place the chicken on the grill and close the lid. Cook until the indicator light has changed to the colour yellow. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Slice the chicken and drizzle with the remaining warm hoisin mixture.


The grill was really easy to use! I was surprised as I always burn chicken when cooking it on the outdoor grill. The controls are easy to read and I love how it beeps and flashes lights at different stages. I was able to place the chicken on and carry on with other duties in the kitchen. I did not have to watch over it and check on it every few minutes like when I cook it outdoors. The chicken breasts were cooked evenly and were so juicy! I love how the grill marks were on the outside as well. My family was totally impressed with my grill abilities 🙂

After grilling the chicken I decided the next day to grill up tuna melts and they too were a hit! Cleaning it was very simple as well. All I ha to do was wait until it cooled and pop off the plates. Washed in the dishwasher on normal cycle.

Contest alert

Starting November 1st to Dec 15th will be hosting a fabulous contest. To enter to win your own OptiGrill and $100 Berretta Gift Card visit T-Fal Canada and tell then why you need an OptiGrill to make you a Master Griller.


Where to buy

You can find the T_Fal OptiGrill at Canadian Tire, Walmart and Home Outfitters as well as The Bay.

Thanks to the OptiGrill I am now a Master Griller, you can be too! What would you grill if you had one of these? Next I try steaks

Follow the conversation on Twitter: @TFal_Canada and Facebook: T-Fal Canada Be sure to let them know what you are grilling with #GrillingMastered #GrillerCommeUnPro

Disclosure- This post is part of the Optimize Your OptiGrill campaign. As always, all opinions are my own


  1. thanks for posting!

  2. Florence C says

    Thanks for posting

  3. I didn’t know that TFAL made a countertop grill like this. Looks amazing! I could use something similar especially for chicken.

  4. I would love to be able to grill in Winter, I know I could go outside but no thanks! This would be perfect and that recipe looks delicious!

  5. This is so cool. We just stored our BBQ for the move, and it’s bugging me because we grill year round. This would be great to have in our rental!

  6. this looks perfect for Canadian winters! It’s a sad day when the bbq gets snowed in!

  7. We love BBQing and this sounds like the perfect solution for the winter! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks perfect for our house! I din;t know they made little counter top grills like these!

  9. This looks so great. My husband loves to grill, and he gets totally bummed when the weather is bad.

  10. That grill is AWESOME! Grilling is my jam, but when it’s too cold, or it rains, it’s a total bummer. I need one of these in my life.

  11. This is the perfect gift for my hubby. We don’t have a lot of cold weather here, but he would love this. This is totally going to be on someone’s christmas list. 😉

  12. That looks like a great kitchen gadget to have. Perfect for when you cannot grill outdoors!

  13. I would love to have this in my kitchen. I love to grill all summer but hate to grill in the cold. I am excited to pick one of these up.

  14. We live in central Washington, and winters here are COLD! But we’re crazy and still grill outside in the snow anyway, lol. Well, the Mister does, I won’t do it. So I could totally use an indoor grill like this for when I’m the one who has to cook 🙂

  15. This is really awesome, what a cool new gadget to own. I must have it

  16. We live in an apartment and aren’t allowed to have grills on our patio. This grill would be absolutely perfect for us.

  17. The food looks amazing but the grill looks dynamite! We love to grill but the winters here can get really, REALLY cold and that is a major deterrent to my poor husband that has to be the one standing outside grilling. This may be the answer to his prayers and my love of grilled everything. I’m going to enter the contest … fingers crossed that we win.

  18. This would be perfect. I’m not a fan of grilling in the cold. And I love the different cooking programs. A nice grilled sandwich would be nice. Thanks for sharing your chicken recipe.

  19. Oh wow, we’d use this all the time when it gets too cold to grill. That time seems to be creeping up on us.

  20. This sounds like an amazing grill, I would use it in the winter to keep making great meats for dinner! The chicken sounds amazing as well!

  21. We live in a small condo, so space is limited when it comes to grilling. This is the perfect solution for our family and would compliment our other T-Fal products nicely!

  22. mommyblogexpert says

    Your grilled food looks delicious, like you slaved for hours over an outdoor grill. Hard to believe that this was all made by that amazing T-fal indoor Optigrill.

  23. That looks like a great product! I love being able to grill indoors during the winter. I will look into getting one of these!

  24. The chicken sounds delicious. We love to grill, even during the cold months. I will check this out.

  25. This looks perfect for my friend in an apartment who isn’t allowed to have a grill on her balcony! This would make a great Christmas gift! Give the gift of grilling, what could be better!??

  26. kristen visser says

    i seriously need one of these!!! been eyeing them for awhile

  27. I absolutely love the OptiGrill since I first saw them advertising it. Would love to have one! I’ve never tried Honey Hoisin before but we do like Garlic Hoisin chicken. Will have to try this sometime.

  28. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says

    Indoor grilling sounds like a great idea when it gets cold outside and it would be no fun to be standing outside next to a grill!

  29. Thanks for sharing. This looks like it would be super useful.

  30. Rosanne Robinson says

    This grill is the perfect solution to year-round grilling, thanks very much for the info!

  31. Travelbuds says

    This looks like a fantastic grill. I would be able to change things up with this.

  32. This is a perfect grill and cooks the steak to perfection, and does not over cook, I love doing my sandwiches and wrap’s in it too, no need to use any butter and they come out nice and crispy!!

  33. I love my OptiGrill! Makes the best chops, bacon, and grilled cheese!

  34. Joanne Saunders says

    No matter how had I try, I can not master the art to cooking the perfect steak. I would really like to have one of these grills. That way it would take the guess work out of cooking steaks.

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