The Alternative Grill

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This season, everyone is grill obsessed—especially the guys. But what’s a gal to do if she just can’t stand the smoke? Or if she’s tired of hot dogs and steak? Faige Sprecher from Kitchen Clique takes us way beyond your Weber or your grill pan on a tour of grilling’s coolest tools and appliances—indoors and out.

For Cozy-in-the-Kitchen Cooks
BREVILLE ELECTRONIC GRILL WITH REMOVABLE PLATES $349.95 at KitchenClique.com
“Yes, there are less expensive indoor grills.  Panini makers will also give you grill lines,” says Faige. “But this is the king of electronic grills—it’s large, stateof-the-art, and will give food that authentic BBQ flavor. It’s just like bringing your fancy barbecue indoors.”

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For Chicken Lovers

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CAMERONS BEER ROASTER $16.99 at KitchenClique.com $24.99 for the deluxe model (shown)
Tired of dry grilled chicken breasts? For the best, most moist chicken ever—pour your favorite marinade in the middle (or your favorite beer, the inspiration for this nifty cooking tool). “Stick the chicken on top, and cook over the grill or in the oven.  The fat also drips down, resulting in a healthy BBQ option,” says Faige. That’s way cooler than chicken burgers.

For the Veggie Lovers

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CHARCOAL COMPANION PIZZAQUE PIZZA STONE GRILL $89.99 at KitchenClique.com
Rather munch on veggies while everyone else is wolfing down the meat?  Make a veggie cheeseless pizza. “Often, non-meat eaters don’t have something filling they enjoy at a BBQ. This PizzaQue makes brick oven pizza using your grill.” It just might be worth getting a second dairy grill—so you can make brick-oven style cheese pizza too!

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For Shish Kebab Lovers
CUISINART GRIDDLER GRILL CENTRO $99.95 at KitchenClique.com
“This indoor electronic grill has a cool feature that rotates the skewers so they cook evenly,” says Faige. “The top can convert from a grill to a
griddle.”

How about a BBQ snack? Want to use your grill to…pop popcorn? Try the Nordicware Grill Popper. “You can also use this over the stovetop, but the grill gives the popcorn a nice smokey flavor,” says Faige.

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Originally published in the Summer 2011 issue of  Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller.