Do Indoor Grills Really Reduce The Fat?

Have you been looking at indoor grills and wondering if they really help reduce the fat and calories? I often asked the same question myself, and found some surprising answers along the way.

There is really nothing like the great taste of grilled foods, regardless of whether it's summer or winter. But many of us don't like the idea of having all the fat just sitting there and soaking into the food when we grill indoors. So, years ago the George Foreman grill came along with an angled grill plate that allows the fats to drain safely into the drip tray...and away from the food itself. The result is much healthier cooking.

Most of today's indoor grills all have ways of draining the fats away, but not all of them. It is something to keep your eye on when looking at any particular model. Another added benefit to having the angled surface is that cleanup tends to be a bit easier as well, even with non-stick surfaces.

One of the best indoor grills I've seen that drains away the fats is the Breville Smart Grill BGR-820XL. In addition, the Delonghi BG24 Perfecto and West Bend 6111 Heart Smart Indoor Grill, among others, all do a good job as well.