I believe in indoor grills! I shall install a grill in my new indoor kitchen. But which kind? What are the merits and demerits of electric — vs. fire gas — grill? Please compare? Rule out cost as a factor.
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It has been my personal experience that electric grills do not, well, grill.
They don't produce enough heat, and the heat they do produce is radiant, instead of convection, resulting in not enough of the heat reaching the food. As a result, you end up with undercooked food that looks more like it went on a griddle than a grill.
This is why most electric "grilling" is done using grill pans and presses (this is how I grill in the winter). Other forms of electric grill rproduce, in my opinion, uninspiring results, particularly if you're limited to 110V as North Americans are.
So, if you want to have an "indoor grill", you're going to want gas. But there's another issue there, which is ventilation and cleanup. If you're going to have an indoor, restaurant-style gas grill and really cook things on it, you're going to need a restaurant-grade ventilation hood, or you'll fill your house with smoke. You'll also need to consider the effort of cleaning out the grill after use; you can't let it burn off the way you would with an outdoor grill.
This smoke and cleanup requirement doesn't go away with an electric grill, because most of the smoke comes from the burning juices from the food. Definitely do not get an electric grill with exposed elements, as it will be impossible to clean off burned food from those elements.