Review: The T-fal GC702 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill

After using this electric grill for about a month now, I can give you an educated review on the T-fal GC702. I’ve put it through the paces including grilling steaks, chicken, kebabs, and garlic bread on it. So far it’s held up very well!

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The Pros of the T-fal GC702 Electric Indoor Grill

I love using this grill. I’ve been using it on a daily basis for about a month now and it has handled everything that I’ve thrown at it. I also love that it has so many advanced features that make grilling indoors easier like adaptive temperature settings and smart heat up.

It’s also a dream to clean since I can remove the grill plate after it’s cooled down and put it in the dishwasher. Done!

The non-stick grilling surface is also really high quality. I barely had to use any oil at all which is a healthy benefit.

  • Removable grill plates that are dishwasher safe (huge plus!)
  • Grease drip tray/grease catch
  • 6 different grilling settings depending on what you’re cooking from chicken to fish
  • High-tech: the T-fal GC702 adapts its temperature settings to the thickness of the food you’re cooking
  • 1,800 watts of grilling power, heats up quickly
  • Features a cooking indicator light that indicates the level of doneness from rare to well done

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The Cons

Honestly, this is one of the best indoor grills that I’ve used. It’s also the first one from T-fal that I’ve had experience with.

I suppose if I have to say something negative about it, it’s that it has a little more plastic than what I’d like at this price point (around $150). But, it’s also very feature rich for an indoor grill so I can’t really complain too much 🙂

It is built solidly and I’ve had zero quality issues so far while using this excellent T-fal indoor grill.

For me, I did find some of the features a little bit annoying. For instance, the doneness scale and settings on this grill didn’t exactly fit my definition of “medium” as I had a couple of steaks on the GC702 Optigrill just last week and they turned out more well done than medium. It’s a small annoyance but it may have been influenced by the fact that I just took the steaks out of the fridge and slapped them on the grill rather than waiting until they came to room temperature like I should have.

  • Too many plastic parts (my opinion, quality is overall excellent)
  • Doneness scale a little bit off on my Optigrill model

T-Fal Optigrill GC702 Video Review

This is a great video about the many features of the T-fal Optigrill electric indoor grill. Just make sure you don’t make the same mistake the guy in the video did and put the steak back on the same plate he too it off of!

The video below will show you some of the cool features that this indoor grill comes with and will give you an idea of the quality that comes with the pricetag.

Product Specifications of the T-fal Optigrill Indoor Grill

  • Weight: 11.6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 6 inches
  • Dishwasher Safe?: Yes, the T-fal Optigrill is safe for use in the dishwasher
  • Removable Grill Plates?: Yes, you can take the grill plate off to clean
  • Built-In Timer?: Yes, the timer works great, especially for cooking chicken and pork without overcooking it
  • Variable Temperature Control?: No, it’s not a massive grilling surface for that anyway
  • Price Range: $150


This is one of the best electric indoor grills that I’ve used in over 2 years of indoor grilling. The combination of features, price, quality and performance make this almost a perfect grill. I would recommend the T-fal GC702 Optigrill to anyone that wants great grilling power and some really cool high-tech features like auto temperature control, doneness scale and easy cleaning. The T-fal Optigrill is a winner folks.