Ever made plans to have a barbecue or grill party with your squad and then have the weather literally rain on your parade?

A great many of us have surely been there, and the worst part is having all the meat marination, vegetable chopping and Facebook invites go down the drain.

But if we told you there is a plan (with a capital P) to weatherproof your big cookout, would you still be as helpless and frustrated?

That plan in question is the Philips Smoke-lessIndoor Grillan innovation that helps you beat the unpredictability of mother nature or just take the hassle out of firing up the charcoal.

Perfect for intimate indoor gatherings, this revolutionary counter-top appliance promises an amazing spread of evenly browned juicy steaks, sizzling sausages and grilled vegetables, without comprising on taste and of course – breathable air.

Why should you grill indoors? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of grilling?

Philips seems to have thought everything through, and this could be the best indoor grilling experience you never knew could replicate the traditional outdoor experience.

The whole smoke-free grilling is accomplished via an advanced infrared heat technology and reflector system, delivering a constant heat of 230 degrees Celsius within a minute of plugging it in. On the other hand, the patented product design ensures that the grease tray remains cool, so that the fats collected does not burn. That ensures less smoke emission (up to 80% smoke free) and minimal splattering. Since the food is not cooked in its own grease, you get to enjoy the health benefits of lean grilling. In case you need to save a batch for your ‘second round’, the Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill comes with a warming function that preserves your food at an optimum temperature.

Besides organising an indoor BBQ of our own, we have also gone out to speak with other users who have cooked with the appliance, and all of them have unequivocally remarked the Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill is:

  • Easy to set up.
  • The grill starts almost instantaneously.
  • Able to cook food in the comfort of home without breaking out in sweat.
  • Better in an environment where windows are open, assuming a lot fatty food will be grilled. That is, unless you want your home smelling like charred meat.
  • Easy to clean. Simply remove the grill, slide the tray out at the bottom and clean with a kitchen towel AFTER the grill is cooled off.

Here are some photos of the smokeless grill in action when we used it for a BBQ:

The Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill is now available at $499 on the Philips Online Storeand selected electronic stores, major departmental stores and authorized dealers.