How to Use a Stovetop Grill on a Glass Top Stove

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How to Use a Stovetop Grill on a Glass Top Stove
Hob grills have non-stick grates to prevent foods from sticking. (meat on grill image by gajatz from

Hob grills can be used on glass top stoves to quickly grill healthy meals indoors. Unlike griddles and grill pans, hob indoor grills are designed to hold foods on a slotted grate above the heat source to allow grease to drip into a reservoir. The flat base of the hob indoor grill makes sufficient contact with the glass ceramic stove surface for heat to be conducted to the grate. Grill meats and vegetables on a glass top stove to save time and avoid going outside to use the grill in bad weather.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 1/2 cup seasoned liquid (beer, wine or marinade)
  • Tongs
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Nonabrasive brush

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  1. 1

    Lift the round grill grate off the hob grill and centre the base on the smallest burner on the glass top stove. Lift and set down the grill to reposition it and avoid sliding it across the glass surface.

  2. 2

    Pour the seasoned liquid into the reservoir in the base of the hob grill and replace the grill grate.

  3. 3

    Turn the smallest burner on to the medium-high heat setting and wait for eight to 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Turn the vent fan in the hood above the glass top stove on to dissipate heat and steam.

  5. 5

    Test the temperature of the grill grate by flicking a few drops of water onto its surface. The hob grill is hot enough for grilling when the water droplets bounce and evaporates quickly.

  6. 6

    Position the raw foods in the centre of the hot grill with at least 1/2 inch of space around them.

  7. 7

    Flip foods gently to grill their other side using a pair of tongs to avoid puncturing and losing moisture. Most foods will take around three or four minutes per side, but thick cuts of meats and vegetables may take much longer.

  8. 8

    Turn off the burner and remove cooked foods to a cutting board to rest for a couple minutes before serving.

  9. 9

    Clean all parts of the grill with hot soapy water and a nonabrasive brush after it has been allowed to cool for 30 minutes or more.

Tips and warnings

  • Just adding water to the reservoir will keep foods moist as they cook and prevent grease from sticking for faster clean up.
  • Never attempt to handle the hob grill when it is hot. Dropping the heavy grate on the glass top stove can cause serious damages.

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