Tefal OptiGrill

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If you’ve taken up the paleo diet or if you just really like meat, the OptiGrill from Tefal might just be your new best friend. Tefal calls it the first ‘intelligent’ grill. It measures the thickness of your meat or fish and determines cooking time according to the temperature (just out of the fridge or room temperature) and your personal preferences. The colour-changing LED display lets you know when your steak is rare, medium or well done. It also beeps to let you know when it’s done, so you don’t have to keep your eye on it all the time. It’s very easy to cook without oil and does an impressive job of locking in juices. I tried some salmon cooked on the OptiGrill without any salt, oil or spices and it was delicious!

Cleaning is super easy. The grill plates are removable and dishwasher safe. Also if you’re cooking several different kinds of food, a cleaning short cut is just to use plain water – it just glides off the non-stick grill along with any traces of what you’ve cooked.

I honestly can’t recommend this product to vegetarians. There are six automatic programmes – for burgers, chicken, bacon, sausage, meat and fish. And a manual option (for vegetables presumably).

It sold out within 30 minutes at the Ideal World exhibition in London earlier this year but you can get at Lakeland now for £129.99 and at John Lewis from October.