Fall is here and for most of us that means it’s time to pack up our outdoor grill or barbecue and put them away for winter (hopefully under a cover or safely in a garage).
To home cooks, this is one of the saddest results of the change in seasons. No longer able to grill an amazing steak, fish, or chicken breast outdoors, it’s essential to find another way to get your grill on. Unless, of course, you’re as hardcore as the United States Postal Service and don’t think twice about grilling through rain, snow, sleet, or hail. But for the majority of us, this is neither a viable or pleasant option. Instead, look to some of these amazing stove top grills to satisfy your grilling needs until spring’s inevitable return.
Having been around for 120 years, Lodge Cast Iron knows good cast iron cookware. And what better way to grill indoors than on a thick, heat-retaining, cast iron stove stop grill? This version also has the added bonus of featuring a flat griddle on the opposite side. Go from grilling steaks to flipping pancakes in just one flip (though you might want to wipe it down in between). The reversible grill fits snugly over two burners on your stove top, enabling you to grill large quantities all at once. And, being cast-iron, this grill is just as at home on your campfire as it is on your stove. It even works on your grill (once it is awakened from its winter slumber), so searing some salmon should be a breeze. And at only $20, how could you not give it a try?
Unlike the other stove top grills on this list, Kitchen + Home’s smokeless indoor grill is a supreme space-saver. At about 13 inches across, the grill is roughly the same size as your skillet and can easily fit into any conventional kitchen cabinet. With non-stick grill grates and a stainless steel drip pan below, the smokeless grill is designed to allow excess fat, oil, and grease to fall away from your food as it cooks, reducing your fat and caloric intake–great for guys watching their waistlines. The drip pan also serves as a reservoir for water, wine, or marinades so you can steam and impart flavor while you grill. Great for grilling small cuts of meat, burgers, and shrimp, the Kitchen + Home stove top grill will keep you cooking all winter long.
There are two major features of the All-clad Double Burner Grande that sets it apart from its stove top grill compatriots: it is dishwasher safe and sports a pair of fixed stainless steel handles, making both clean up and carrying easy and convenient. Made from hard-anodized aluminum, this grill heats much more quickly than its cast-iron counterparts so you can get to cooking as soon as your hunger strikes. Its large surface area also allows for heavy-duty grilling and can tackle anything from a four-inch steak to bushel of sweet corn. This bad boy is also oven-safe up to 500 degrees, making it the perfect grill for oven-cooked bacon. Winter Sunday mornings never sounded so good.
While pricey, this grill pan is absolutely worth it–because with the right care, this pan will last your your entire lifetime and may even outlast your children’s, too. Made from super-thick, hand-crafted, premium cast iron in Portland, Oregon, the 10″ grill pan, also known as the “grillet” for its skillet-style handle, is just what you need for searing fish, grilling steaks, or brick chicken. Like Lodge’s reversible grill, this grill pan can go from kitchen to campfire without a second-thought. The quick-cooling, polished, stainless-steel spring handle is as cool-looking as it is useful. This is one grill pan you can definitely hang up for show.
This stove top grill can be used with both gas and electric stoves and its unique peanut-shape design allows for you to cook separate dishes in the separate sections (at slightly different temperatures). This is a win-win for people who hate it when their foods and flavors mix. The Flipside is also great for smaller stoves. Coming in at 20 inches long and 11 inches wide, this grill is small enough to be easily stored, but large enough to tackle all your grilling needs. The “flipside” in the name refers to the griddle on the opposite side of the grill–making this another great breakfast pan. Cook a flapjack on one side and griddle up some sausage patties on the other and voila! Breakfast in no time flat.