Superb grilling results from rare to well-done, every time!
As a food blogger I get sent all sorts of wonderful and intriguing gadgets and appliances to play with. It’s definitely one of the perks of the job!
Last June I received a Tefal Optigrill, and I have to say it’s become one of my favourite kitchen appliances – it gets used at least once or twice every week, as it grills meat perfectly every time!
The Tefal Optigrill uses “Automatic Sensor Cooking” technology which immediately detects the number of items placed on the grill and their thickness, and adjusts the temperature and cooking time automatically. An indicator light allows you to monitor your cooking directly: Blue then green at the start of cooking, then yellow when the food is rare, orange when it is medium and red if you like your food well-done.
- 6 cooking programmes (red meat, poultry, fish, sausages, hamburgers and sandwiches/panini or bacon) to automatically adapt the temperature to each type of food and cook it perfectly.
- 2 cooking modes: one for frozen food, plus a manual mode that lets you cook anything the way you want.
- 600cm2 cooking surface (capacity 2 to 4 people), with non-stick die-cast aluminium plates.
- Large juice tray and 7° angled plates to ensure the cooking juices run off.
One of my current favourite dishes is to marinade some chicken breasts in a little olive oil mixed with Chipotle seasoning, press the on button on my Optigrill, wait for it to beep that it’s ready, plonk the marinated chicken breasts on the tray, close the lid and wait. Served sliced with some protein-rich quinoa and a generous helping of steamed vegetables it’s a perfect, filling, low calorie meal.
INSPIRATIONAL RECIPES TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TEFAL OPTIGRILL
Bacon wrapped chicken with pineapple and pepper salsa by A Glug of Oil
Chilli, parmesan and sundried tomato veggie bean patties by A Mummy Too
Grilled tofu, bok choy, red chilli and soba noodle soup (vegan) by A Mummy Too
Steak Bearnaise by Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Chargrilled Pork on Skewers by Foodie Quine
Grilled Sausages with a 5 Minute BBQ Sauce by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
MORE TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR OPTIGRILL
- The Tefal Optigrill cooks from frozen. Simply select the frozen setting before choosing the icon for the food you are wanting to cook (I use this option a lot with frozen sausages I’ve forgotten to defrost that morning!)
- It’s super easy to clean – simply wait for it to cool, disassemble the cooking plates and pop them in the dishwasher along with the drip tray.
- It doesn’t need to be used with just meat – grilling vegetables such as peppers for pizza toppings, sliced aubergines or even courgettes is a cinch using the manual setting.
- It’s small enough to be stored in a cupboard while not in use, so it won’t take up valuable kitchen counter space.
- Why not butter some thickly sliced bread and sandwich some lovely Monterey Jack cheese for the ultimate cheesy toastie? Serve with tomato soup!
- Grill some buttered ciabatta and top with fresh tomatoes, torn basil and mozzarella for a quick bruschetta.
- Tired of overcooked pork? The Tefal OptiGrill cooks it to perfection every time! I love our local butcher’s peppered pork grills with a side of couscous or alphabet pasta.
To learn more about the Optigrill visit their website and for cooking inspiration find them on Twitter andFacebook. You can find the Tefal OptiGrill to buy on Tefal’s online store, from Argos, Tesco, John Lewis, Amazon and Lakeland.
Tefal have kindly offered my readers the opportunity to win a Tefal Optigrill RRP £149.99
HOW TO ENTER
For your chance to win a Tefal Optigrill RRP £149.99 enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Come back and tweet about the giveaway every day for more chances to win!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is open to UK entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by Tefal. The prize is to win a Tefal Optigrill RRP £149.99. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway. The promoter (Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary) reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Entry into our giveaways will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
If you need some help using Rafflecopter, here’s a quick clip to show you how. Rafflecopter will pick the winner at random from all the entries received. I will be verifying entries and any automated entries or those who have claimed they have made the mandatory blog post comment and really haven’t will be disqualified. It’s mandatory!
Closing date is midnight on Monday 28 September 2015 (GMT) and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards.
If you want to be kept up to date on my recipes, occasional craft tutorials, adventure stories and giveaways then please subscribe to my weekly newsletter; it gets sent out every Monday morning if there is new content. Your email address won’t be passed on to anyone, you will never be spammed and you are free to unsubscribe at any time, no questions asked. Make sure you confirm your subscription or you won’t receive the newsletter – if it hasn’t arrived check your junk mail folder.
Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary received a Tefal Optigrill for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. This is not a paid post.