The 7 Best Indoor Grills and Panini Presses of 2022

Cuisinart, Ninja and Starfrit grill on blue background. Editor's picks

Don’t have space for an outdoor barbecue?  Do want to enjoy delicious grilled meals regardless of the weather? Then today is a good day to check out the seven best indoor grills and panini presses available at Walmart Canada. A quick word of caution, though—once you’ve made your kids a grilled cheese on one of these, there really is no going back.

Our editor’s picks

Surface area: 4 burgers

Height:  13.3 in.

Length: 17 in.

Width: 14 in.

Warranty: 1-year limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, air fry functions, adjustable temperature, removable plates, dishwasher-safe parts

  • Temperature-controlled grill and splatter shield keeps the smoke down.

  • Some users say the air fryer basket doesn’t fit when the grill plate is in.

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Surface area: 4 burgers

Height:  13.5 in.

Length: 5.25 in.

Width: 13.75 in.

Warranty: 5-year limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, floating hinge, dishwasher-safe drip tray

  • This grill-press stores upright, making it easy to store away.

  • There is no temperature control.

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Surface area: 2 sandwiches

Height: 16.75 in.

Length: 10 in.

Width: 18.25 in.

Warranty: 3-year limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, drip tray, dual-zone temperature control, dishwasher-safe accessories

  • The grill/griddle plates are removable, reversible and non-stick.

  • It comes with a trusted brand name, but has a larger price tag than other units.

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Surface area: 4 burgers

Height:  3.94 in.

Length: 17.3 in.

Width: 14.96 in.

Warranty: 1 year

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, removable grease catcher, dishwasher-safe parts, smokeless

  • The temperature dial offers four heat settings.

  • Some users note that although this grill is classified as smokeless, there are still some fumes.

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Surface area: 2 burgers

Height: 3.1 in.

Length: 10.49 in.

Width: 7.53 in.

Warranty: 2-year limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, drip tray, temperature indicator light

  • Embedded heating elements give off even heat for perfectly cooked meals.

  • You can’t easily feed a family with this small grill.

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Surface area: 4 burgers

Height:  12.5 in.

Length: 14.3 in.

Width: 19.8 in.

Warranty: 1-year limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, removable drip tray

  • The patented non-stick surface makes clean-up a snap.

  • Some reviewers note that the grill does give off some smoke.

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Surface area: 6 burgers

Height: 15 in.

Length: 9.88 in.

Width: 21 in.

Warranty: 60-days limited

Features: Non-stick cooking surface, variable heat settings, interchangeable grill and griddle plates, dishwasher-safe parts

  • The airflow technology removes smoke and cooking fumes.

  • The large format means it takes up more storage space in your cupboard.

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In this guide
Best overall indoor grill
Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill Ninja AG300C Foodi 4-in-1 Indoor Grill
  • Surface area: 4 burgers

  • Height:  13.3 in.

  • Length: 17 in.

  • Width: 14 in.

  • Warranty: 1-year limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, air fry functions, adjustable temperature, removable plates, dishwasher-safe parts

The Ninja Foodi can grill burgers, sear steaks and air fry potato wedges to perfection. It features a wide temperature range (250°F to 500°F), variable fan speed and high-density grill grates. That means you get the versatility of grilling, roasting, baking or air crisping meals, all with one handy appliance.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Temperature-controlled grill and splatter shield keeps the smoke down.

  • You can get authentic grill marks and BBQ flavour, right in your kitchen.

  • The crisper basket, grill grate and cooking pot are all dishwasher safe.

Cons
  • This grill is hefty enough to handle four 4-oz burgers at a time, but it can only do two strip steaks, which might not be enough to feed the whole family.

  • Some reviewers point out that the air fryer basket doesn’t fit when the grill plate is in, which would save on storage space.

The draw
This is the best appliance I have bought in a very long time. Six dinners later and all 100% approved by my husband. Fast, easy and clean-up is a breeze. I have cooked spare ribs, steak, chicken, pork chops and a variety of vegetables.
-Tweety50, originally posted on sharkninja.com
The downside
I love that it cooks so much quicker than a pan or oven. The only downfall would be having to experiment with temperatures and times because the ones listed didn’t work for me.
-ashleyn256, originally posted on influenster.com
Best small indoor grill
Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill Hamilton Beach Panini and Grill
  • Surface area: 4 burgers

  • Height:  13.5 in.

  • Length: 5.25 in.

  • Width: 13.75 in.

  • Warranty: 5-year limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, floating hinge, dishwasher-safe drip tray

With this little guy, you get the best of a grill and a panini press all in one handy package. You can expertly barbecue foods of any thickness, from heafty steaks to bulky burritos and slim sandwiches, thanks to the floating café-style lid that presses down for even cooking.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • You get two gadgets in one for maximum versatility.

  • This grill-press stores upright, making it easy to stash in a drawer or cupboard.

  • The power and pre-heat lights let you know when the machine is on and ready for grilling.

Cons
  • This unit lights up to let you know when it’s hot, but you can’t control the temperature.

  • Some users report that a longer cord would more convenient.

The draw
It was easy to use. Heats up fast. Easy clean up. So many options to use it for not just sandwiches
-TRISH, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't because it does not have a heating control option. When is on is on at the same heat level always which has worked fine so far.
-Tatiana, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best panini press or sandwich maker
Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe - GR-150C
  • Surface area: 2 sandwiches

  • Height: 16.75 in.

  • Length: 10 in.

  • Width: 18.25 in.

  • Warranty: 3-year limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, drip tray, dual-zone temperature control, dishwasher-safe accessories

Whether your family is all about the grilled cheese, big burrito or open-face tuna melt, this panini press can make it happen. It’s the ultimate sandwich maker, plus, you can flip the non-stick plates over to use as a griddle for eggs or pancakes, too.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • There are six cooking options to choose from, including full griddle and top melt, so you can make everything from kebabs to latkes.

  • The grill/griddle plates are removable, reversible and non-stick.

  • The sear function gives off seriously high heat (up to a whopping BBQ-like 500°F) for up to two minutes at a time.

Cons
  • Its large size and handle make it convenient to use, but it might be more awkward to store than similar streamlined models.

  • This press comes with a trusted brand name, but has a larger price tag than some comparable units and may not suit a tight budget.

The draw
It’s a very good grill. Lots of options and nothing sticks on it. Easy to clean.
-Orange2, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
The griddle works well, easy to use and clean, has many options but one. It needs waffle plates! Truly not a 5 star product until waffle plates become available.
-Really, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best indoor grill for BBQ lovers
Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill with Non-Stick Surface Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill with Non-Stick Surface Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill with Non-Stick Surface Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill with Non-Stick Surface
  • Surface area: 4 burgers

  • Height:  3.94 in.

  • Length: 17.3 in.

  • Width: 14.96 in.

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, removable grease catcher, dishwasher-safe parts, smokeless

Grill masters, rejoice! This open grill mimics the style of a real BBQ, for an authentic fresh-off-the-barbie vibe every time. That means you can still get grill marks on your steaks, burgers and ears of corn—and all from the comfort of your kitchen.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • All grill parts are dishwasher-safe (with the exception of the electric temperature dial) for easy clean-ups.

  • The cool copper-coloured surface is actually super slick ceramic-covered titanium, so there are no issues with sticking or scraping.

  • The temperature dial offers four heat settings.

Cons
  • Some reviewers note that although this grill is classified as smokeless, there are still some fumes.

  • For the home cook who’s used to bringing meat to temperature with the help of a lid, this style of indoor grill may be a challenge to use.

The draw
I love how the food tastes like it was grilled outside. And I also love the way it’s so easy to clean. Wish I would have purchased it sooner.
-Marilyn, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
The one drawback is I really do not have any extra storage space so this has to sit on my counter and it is large. And it would be so much better if it had a lid.
-Heather, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best budget indoor grill
George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press
  • Surface area: 2 burgers

  • Height: 3.1 in.

  • Length: 10.49 in.

  • Width: 7.53 in.

  • Warranty: 2-year limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, drip tray, temperature indicator light

This little grill can handle a few burgers, chops or veggie skewers—and a tight budget. It’s just big enough for two servings of your favourites, making it perfect for couples and cozy kitchens. And it still has the signature sloped surface that we’ve all come to love from George Foreman grills.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • It comes with a dishwasher-safe drip tray.

  • Embedded heating elements give off even heat for perfectly cooked meals.

  • The durable non-stick coating is easy to clean and removes the need for butter or oil.

Cons
  • You can’t easily feed a family with this small grill—it’s best for singles and couples.

  • Some users report that it doesn’t cool down easily.

The draw
Meats are quick and easy. No mess. Quick clean up.
-RDWB, originally posted on georgeforemancooking.com
The downside
Works great! I love the compact design. Removing 1 star as it doesn’t cool down easily so you have to be careful as the plates can get hot to the touch.
-Anonymous, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best flat indoor grill
Starfrit The Rock Indoor Smokeless Grill Starfrit The Rock Indoor Smokeless Grill Starfrit The Rock Indoor Smokeless Grill Starfrit The Rock Indoor Smokeless Grill
  • Surface area: 4 burgers

  • Height:  12.5 in.

  • Length: 14.3 in.

  • Width: 19.8 in.

  • Warranty: 1-year limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, adjustable thermostat, removable drip tray

This classic grill is basic in the very best ways. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to barbecue anything from salmon to steaks in the kitchen, you’re covered with this simple electric grill. Plus, you can’t beat the price.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Comes with a durable, extra-thick cast aluminum grill plate.

  • All excess oil and grease fall directly into the drip tray.

  • The patented non-stick surface makes clean-up a snap.

Cons
  • This grill does only that—you’ll need to bust out another appliance if your side dish requires baking or frying.

  • Some reviewers note that the grill does give off some smoke.

The draw
I bought this today and cooked steaks for my whole family. The heat distribution across the plate was flawless and dinner turned out amazing. Highly recommend for those who love BBQ flavour but don’t want to break your wallet.
-Dustin Jack, originally posted on Walmart.ca
The downside
I’ve been using it under the stove vent because I find the smokeless feature does not work super well. It does work, just not enough. Overall, for the price, I recommend it.
-FrancaDP, originally posted on Walmart.ca
Best large indoor grill
Power Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill Power Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill Power Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill Power Smokeless Grill Indoor Electric Grill
  • Surface area: 6 burgers

  • Height: 15 in.

  • Length: 9.88 in.

  • Width: 21 in.

  • Warranty: 60-days limited

  • Features: Non-stick cooking surface, variable heat settings, interchangeable grill and griddle plates, dishwasher-safe parts

If you’re feeding a crowd, this is the grill for you. The extra-large cooking area means you can barbeque eight pieces of chicken, six burgers or four steaks at one time, just like on a full-size outdoor BBQ. Better yet, it comes with a griddle that can do a complete family breakfast—or a monster stack of grilled cheeses.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • With the interchangeable plates, you can switch from grill to griddle in just seconds and cook pancakes, eggs, bacon and more.

  • The airflow technology removes smoke and cooking fumes.

  • The grill and griddle provide even heat, up to 450°F.

Cons
  • The large format means it takes up more storage space in your cupboard.

  • Although this electric grill comes with a lot of bells and whistles, it also has a heftier price tag than some of its competitors.

The draw
I’ve only used it four times, but every time was a pleasure. It’s exactly as described. The cleaning is a cinch and it really is non-stick. I can’t wait to make pancakes on the griddle.
-Popee, originally posted on tristarproductsinc.com
The downside
I’ve had this grill for about two months. I use it almost every day. It’s easy to clean and easy to use. Even omelets with cheese slide right off. The only thing I’m not thrilled with is the grease tray that's awkward to remove when it’s full.
-Jeanne67, originally posted on tristarproductsinc.com
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