Are Electric Indoor Grills Dishwasher Safe?

Cleaning an indoor grill is not something most of us look forward to. So that brings up the question of whether or not we can make life easier by putting our grill in the dishwasher?

This reminds me of a funny story from a few years ago. One of our cousins had bought a new George Foreman grill and read in the manual that the grill plates were dishwasher safe. That's great she thought, but she didn't really catch the part where it said only the "grill plates" were what was dishwasher safe.

You guessed it... she put the entire grill inside the dishwasher and ran it through its cycles. Needless to say, the grill became unusable. But it certainly was clean!

Most all of the grill plates used today are dishwasher safe, but there are some exceptions. You need to check what each individual grill says about cleanup. (We include that information in all of our grill reviews) Drip pans and spatulas should also be dishwasher safe as well. This helps make cleanup much easier, and much faster.

The biggest tip is to make sure your grill has detachable grill plates and not permanently mounted plates that can not be dishwasher cleaned.