Electric grill

Photo: Orin Zebest

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Electric Grill
In an ideal world, you'd...cook healthier versions of burgers and steaks, thanks to the little tray that catches all that unappetizing-looking grease.

In reality...the grill makes a fine burger, but there's nothing it can do that an outdoor grill or even a frying pan can't. And if it's grill marks you're after, use a grill pan. One drawback to electric grills (in addition to having yet another appliance to store) is that they tend to make food retain moisture, so meat and fish can actually steam instead of grill.