The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: T-fal OptiGrill Review and Giveaway!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

T-fal OptiGrill Review and Giveaway!


Since we moved to our new house, we have no outdoor grill. We have the hookups outside the kitchen but we have had so many other expenses and things to buy, the grill has been put on the back burner. Yes, pun intended.

This whole summer, we have not grilled out once. I am relegated to frying up our steaks. I don't mind that too much but grilled steaks, burgers, hot dogs and chicken are so much better on a grill. I am sure that one day we will go find a grill but not anytime soon.

Luckily, I received a T-fal OptiGrill indoor grill to review and my need for an outdoor grill is no more. Why grill outside when you can grill in your kitchen and be in an air-conditioned room? Right? I prefer staying indoors because it is hot out there. And if I am going to cook, I don't want to be outside with bugs and heat!


The t-fal OptiGrill is a revolutionary indoor grill that features a cooking sensor to ensure a perfectly cooked meal every time by automatically adapting to the thickness of your food and delivery perfect doneness from rare to well-done to create a nutritious and delicious meal. Here are the specs for the product:
Product Specs
* High Performance : 1800 W
* Sensor cooking automatically adapts to the thickness of foods
* 6 Automatic cooking programs
* Frozen Food function to defrost and cook all types of food
* Manual cooking function for grilling fruits and vegetables or personal recipes
* Die-cast aluminum plates with non-stick coating
* Extra large removable drip tray
* Angled plates for easy fat release
* Easy to clean – dishwasher safe removable plates and drip tray
* Brushed stainless steel housing
Width 365 mm x Depth 345 mm x Height 180 mm
Weight : 5,2 kg
Size of plates : 32×22 cm
When I read about the sensors the grill has, I was not sure they would work. But I was wrong. This grill is unlike any of the other indoor grills I have owned. First of all, it is quite large. You can cook up at least 4 burgers on the grill. I can fit 2 to 3 steaks or chicken pieces on the grill as well. The handy grease catch tray catches any fat that runs off your food. The more fat that runs off, the healthier your meals. That is one of the pluses of these indoor grills. Unlike frying, the grease and fat slide away.



The grill is easy to set up. Once plugged in, you turn it on and choose your settings. It is easy because the grill shows buttons for chicken, fish, sandwiches, meats etc. You can also cook up frozen food by pushing the frozen food button. Of all the settings, this is the one I wasn't sure would work. So I tried it on a frozen steak.

The grill preheats pretty fast. In 5 minutes, it is ready to go. Because the T-fal OptiGrill works on a sensor, it has a sensor guide that shows you what doneness your meat is at. I also was not sure if this was going to work but I gave it a go. I placed a frozen steak on the grill and then closed it up.



What I loved about the OptiGrill is that the sensor will change colors to tell you the doneness of the meat. It goes from blur to green to yellow to orange to red. It also beeps to let you know when it passes another level of doneness. All I had to do is to put on the meat and I could do other things. I could hear the beeping in the other room so I did not have to watch the grill consistently like I used to do with my other grills.




I tested several cuts of meat and the cooking was consistent on all the cuts. I love that I can put on frozen meat and have it cooked perfectly. There are so many times that I forget to take out meats from the freezer only to not be able to cook them because they are still frozen. With the OptiGrill, I no longer have to worry.



I also loved the grill marks it left on my steaks. This is without any added oil to the OptiGrill. It was like grilling outside. The best part? My steak was perfectly cooked to medium-well, just like I wanted it. I couldn't believe it. The amazing this is that now I never have to worry about poking and prodding my meat to see if it is ready. It takes the guesswork out of cooking. I love that!!



Clean up is easy as well. Just push a button to release the grill plates. Hand wash or put into the dishwasher. How easy is that? This is the perfect grill for any busy person. I love it because I can now grill indoors because I do not have an outdoor grill. During winter, this grill will be invaluable because I can make grilled steaks, chicken or burgers without having to be outside!



The best part is the sensor that makes cooking easy and perfect every time. I loved my T-fal OptiGrill. The T-Fal OptiGrill retails for $179.99 and can be found at mass retailers and online as well. It is worth the money. You can be assured to never overcook your meats again. Plus, it can cook sandwiches and fish.

If you want to win a T-fal OptiGrill then enter below on the Rafflecopter widget. Trust me, you want to win this grill!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

473 comments:

  1. My favorite is the sensors that let you adjust to what the degree of the meat you want and how easy it is to clean up after using it

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  2. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/505679632276807680

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  3. I like that it tells you the doneness of the meat. I always seem to overcook my husband's steak.
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  4. I love that it indicated how done the meat is. That can be very difficult for some people.

    I also think being able to put on frozen meat is beyond Jetsons!

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  5. I like the removable plates for easy clean up. Patricia

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  6. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/505719879723266050

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  7. My favorite features is that it has different settings to cook your food on.

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  8. I love that I can cook steaks indoors in the cold months that are approaching!
    Kimmy Ripley

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  9. https://twitter.com/bfooduf/status/505746999396675585

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  10. I love that you can cook frozen meat, that is an excellent feature!

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  11. I like that it is easy to clean. I won't use the George Foreman grill because it's too hard to clean

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  12. I like the sensor cooking feature that automatically adapts to the thickness of food.

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  13. I tend to over cook meat and this T-Fal grill I like that it tells me the doneness of the meat. And I like that it leaves grill marks on my meat like I grilled outside!!

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  14. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/505766774550188032

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  15. I like you can test the meats level of doneness.

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  16. My favorite feature is the easy clean up. I love the way the plates come off and can be washes easily.

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  17. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/505787486858002432

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  18. My favorite feature is the dishwasher safe removable plates and drip tray. I currently have an indoor grill and it doesn't have this feature. It is extremely difficult to clean.

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  19. Indicates how well the meat is done.

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  20. I like the easy to read sensors!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  21. love these grills - having the plates removeable for cleanup is a total bonus.

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  22. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/505819638152712192

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  24. How it can cook even when you put frozen meat on it!

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  25. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/505832329802035200

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  26. I like the Angled plates for easy fat release. I think this would be better for my family than frying foods.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  27. I love how clean-up is quick and easy!

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  28. My favorite feature? The easy to clean – dishwasher safe removable plates and drip tray...you say "easy to clean" and I am thrilled! :-) Thank you.

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  29. I love that you can tell how thoroughly the meat is cooking through. It is tough to do this without this feature.

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  30. I like it has frozen food function to defrost and cook all types of food

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  31. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/505879543492530176

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  32. I like how easy it looks to keep clean. The plates come out in the cheap models they dont and its a mess

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  33. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/505882139385004032
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  34. I like all the bells and whistles, but honestly, my favorite feature of this fabulous grill is that it's easy to clean. I've had countertop grills before, but they've all ended up at GoodWill because it just wasn't worth the bother and the mess.

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  35. I like that it beeps so you don't have to stand over it.

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  36. Fave feature: easy clean-up!

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  37. I like how you can set it to your preference of doneness and I LOVE how easy it seems to clean!

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  38. https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/505892517145894912

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  39. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/505897060873158656

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  40. Love that it can go in the dishwasher.

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  41. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/505900645723824128

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  42. I love that it automatically tells you when your steak is a perfect medium.


    alyce poalillo

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  43. I like that the T-Fal OptiGrill has angled plates for easy fat release

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  44. I love that you can choose the done-ness of the meat

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  45. The fact the grill doesn't overcook.

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  46. preheats pretty fast. In 5 minutes,

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  47. I love that it has dishwasher safe removable plates and drip tray.

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  48. Twitter Share: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/505986661881507840

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  49. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/506034055578517504

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  50. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/506062382997966848

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  51. I love that you can cook meat from frozen. Remembering to defrost something for dinner is a huge issue for me and leaves me scrambling come dinner time.

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  52. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/506062828218748928

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  53. I like that you can remove the plates for easy cleanup.

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  54. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/506070165105016832

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  55. I like that you can push a button to release the grill plates to clean it.

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  56. I love that you can choose whether you're cooking chicken, hot dogs, or steaks.

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  57. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/506091730387468288

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  58. I really like the clean up feature and the meat cooking sensor

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  59. my favorite feature is that it is Easy to clean – dishwasher safe removable plates and drip tray

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  60. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/506114550551150592

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  61. my favorite feature is the grill plates come out for cleaning!

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  62. https://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/506118563115982849

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  63. I like all the different settings of the optigrill for perfect doneness.

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  64. It tells you how done your meat is because I am always worried that I haven't cooked the meat well enough.

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  65. https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/506131825170071554

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  66. I like how it has a sensor to tell when your meat is done. This means no more overcooked or undercooked meat.

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  67. I like that it says it is easy to clean.

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  68. I like that the plates can come out for cleaning.

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  69. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/506183345894461440

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  70. I like the fact that I can grill indoors, in all kinds of weather.

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  71. I love that the grillplates are removable! Makes such a difference on if I use a grill like this!

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  72. Easy cleanup...our George Foreman is always a crusty mess!

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  73. I tweeted here for 8/31 -- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/506234696989036544

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  74. My favorite feature of this Tfal Grill is the 6 Automatic cooking programs. This grill is Pretty awesome!

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  75. grill plates pop out for washing

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  76. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/506247586794057728

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  77. https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/506252610651713536

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  78. I love that you can set how well done you want the meat.

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  79. My favorite feature is its easy to clean and you can grill indoors and outdoors. Love that!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  80. https://twitter.com/suebaby05/status/506262934691909632

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  81. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/506266366165278720
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  82. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/506267816723361792

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  83. I like that you can adjust it to how well you want your meat cooked
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  84. Since I suck pretty terribly at cooking, I really like that it looks easy to use. Also, the clean-up looks very simple, which is awesome.

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  85. Shared via twitter: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/506350806191579137

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  86. I like the cooking feature on this awesome grill.

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  87. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/506381023593000960

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  88. My favorite feature is that it lets you know how done the meat is.

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  89. I like the Sensor cooking automatically adapts to the thickness of foods

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  90. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/506393238010228736

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  91. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/506420829744541696

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  92. I like that you can cook frozen meat on it

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  93. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/506453445818056705

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  94. I like that its not much bigger than 14 inches, very portable.

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  95. I love that you can remove the griddle pans for easy cleaning.

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  96. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/506478057440284673

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  97. https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/506478118794584065

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  98. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/506488478926790656

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  99. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/506500407460253696

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  100. I love the control panel for cooking temperatures.

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  101. I like that you can cook meat from frozen.

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  102. I love that it has different settings for different types of meat--it doesn't make you cook chicken on the same setting as fish--super awesome!

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  103. I think it's great that you can set it to the doneness you want and it will stop when it gets there. I also love that you can cook from frozen. Thank you!

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  104. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/506625531710668800

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  105. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/506266342043828224

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  106. I love that the grill plates are dishwasher safe! I also think the sensor thing is super cool!

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  107. Shared via Twitter: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/506684223366131715

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  108. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/506761698217177088

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  109. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/506784046202892289

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  110. I love that the plates are removable so it isn't as hard to clean as it's competitors

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  111. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/506796058291478528

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  112. I like that clean up is easy. You can either hand wash or my preference, put it in the dishwasher. Must have been designed by a woman.

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  113. I like that it has a frozen food feature.

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  114. I love the sensors that help you cook food perfectly. I'm not the best cook and that would be very helpful!

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  115. I like that the grill plates are removable and dishwasher safe.

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  116. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/506852068846354433

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  117. I LOVE that you can cook FROZEN FOOD! I buy my food in bulk each month, so a lot of the meat has to go in the freezer. Sometimes, I don't know that I want something frozen until it's too late to thaw it out for that night, so this grill would be perfect for my family. Thanks!

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  118. https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/506865818622513152

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  119. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/506878189646270464

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  120. https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/506880436916600832

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  121. I like that it cooks meat frozen I am always forgetting to pull out my meat in time for dinner.

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  122. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/506935460875096064

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  123. How well it works and how easy it is to clean

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  124. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/506285489540722688

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  125. https://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/506985672431792128

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  126. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/506996376295600128

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  127. I like the easy clean up and that it can go in the dishwasher.

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  128. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/507035289164853248

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  129. Oh my favorite feature is the Sensor cooking automatically adapts to the thickness of foods! I always seem to overcook...I would love the sensor cooking!

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  130. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ilovemybeagle22/status/507051165075251200

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  131. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/507103643049291776

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  132. https://twitter.com/tawndam/status/507147910945861633

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  133. Daily tweet: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/507150606134697984

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  134. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/507154727205732354

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  135. I love everything about this! Especially that it prevents you from over cooking.

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  136. I love everything about this! Especially that it prevents overcooking.

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  137. I love everything about this! Especially that it prevents overcooking(if this posted more than once I can't tell..I keep getting a 504 error)

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  138. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/507182886127009792

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  139. That I wouldnt have to rely on my husband bbq

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  140. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/507215521968713728

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  141. I love the extra large grill plates for making family meals, and the fact that you can cook meat from frozen without having to thaw it first!

    Geoff K

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  142. I love the extra large grill plates for making family meals and the fact that you can cook from frozen without having to thaw meat first!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  143. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/507228835935318016

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  144. The grease tray is my favorite! The less fat and grease the better.

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  145. I like the easy to clean feature of this T-Fal Opti Grill!

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  146. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/507288222708162560

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  147. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/507326895881347072

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  148. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/507348945354244096

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  149. tweet for 9/3 - https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/507358624759308288

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  150. Twitter share: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/507406365892288512

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  151. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/507476040331968513

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  152. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/507501873159360512

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  153. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/507573724682280961

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  154. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/507580661654249472

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  155. I really loves the settings buttons and the sensor. Both are such great features! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  156. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/507585994711789568

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  157. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/507588973913329664

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  158. The frozen food feature is my favorite.

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  159. awesome giveaway...knowing that if u put it at a certain temperature and the easy clean up is great! thanks...

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  160. The temp/doneness feature.

    Had trouble picking profile. My name is MD operaman4uuuu@yahoo.com

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  161. i love that this has different levels to adjust the heat.

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  162. My favorite feature is the color changing sensor.

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  163. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/507660898010279936

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  164. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/507674005935910912

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  165. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/507030670971916288

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  166. I think that having a sensor on this is just genius!

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  167. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/507708415053811712

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  168. https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/507733133178183680

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  169. tweeted for 9.5 - https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/507758000598040576

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  170. Daily tweet: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/507803342362652672

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  171. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/507840299435974657

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  172. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/507867921364701184

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  173. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/507895342441172992

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  174. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/507936564832260097

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  175. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/507949771986698240

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  176. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/507952362195939328

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  177. I like the sensor guide.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  178. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/507985088106074112

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  179. i love the cooking sensor

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  180. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/508002678463401984

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  181. like the sensor guide

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  182. https://twitter.com/mijames82/status/508021215747780608

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  183. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/507372905533952000

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  184. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/508068554688581632

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  185. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/508133429599141889

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  186. Daily tweet: https://twitter.com/tndcrtz/status/508172771969343489

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  187. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/508218294466129920

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  188. https://twitter.com/choa4925/status/508242657311592448

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