With the summer in full swing grilling and BBQ's are the order of the month, and while they may be tasty as hell, they're not exactly the healthy option. Fear not, we've compiled a list of six of the best healthy grills which mean you can have your burger and eat it, conscience free.
BEST FOR… BUDGET
TESCO HG36 HEALTH GRILL
This non-stick grill’s cooking plates can’t be removed, which makes cleaning awkward. It has a removable drip tray though and costs flap all.
BEST FOR… RETRO STYLE
CUISINART GRIDDLE & GRILL
With interchangeable grill and griddle plates this 1,550W, four-way grilling system can be used open or closed. Spouts drain fat safely away.
BEST FOR… CONVENIENCE
TEFAL BY JAMIE OLIVER GRILL
Not just a grill, this 1,700-watt do-it-all device is also a barbecue and oven. The dual plates are microwavable and a drip tray catches excess fat.
BEST FOR… ACCURACY
ANTONY WORRALL THOMPSON BY BREVILLE: INTELLIGENT HEALTH GRILL
Lets you set your desired cooking temperature from 155-230ºC, via the red digital display.
BEST FOR… PIZZA
GEORGE FOREMAN PIZZA GRILL
Functions like a normal, easy-clean family grill, but can also cook a ten-inch pizza from frozen within minutes. Not quite so healthy, but handy.
BEST FOR… SMALL KITCHENS
GEORGE FOREMAN VARIABLE TEMP
This compact grill has variable temperature controls and a sloped design that channels fat and grease into the separate drip tray.
Tips for grilling perfection
From celebrity chef Antony Worral Thompson
1 To ensure even browning, make sure you use boneless fish, meat and poultry. 2 For maximum flavour, marinate food items for at least one hour in the refrigerator prior to grilling. This will enhance the tenderness, flavour and colour. 3 If you’re grilling fish with the skin left on, always place it skin side down first. 4 Brush the cut sides of your vegetables with oil for even browning. This is more effective than brushing the grill plate. 5 Antony’s Breville cooking range is available at Amazon. Find out more at www.breville.co.uk