Open Thread: Ambiano Electric Smokeless Grill

Last Updated on February 20, 2021

While nothing compares to food cooked on an outdoor grill, sometimes weather, convenience, or other limitations require us to cook indoors. It’s not quite the same, but there are still ways to get a grilled effect while cooking in the kitchen, namely through using a small, portable countertop grill.

The most familiar grill of this type is a George Foreman, but there are plenty of other brands to choose from as well. Sometimes, you can even purchase indoor grills from Aldi.

What We Know:

Ambiano 12" x 16" Electric Smokeless Grill

The Ambiano 12″ x 16″ Electric Smokeless Grill cost $29.99 in February of 2021. That’s considerably less than many other smokeless electric grills go for at retailers such as Amazon.

Aldi sold this electric smokeless grill for the same price in February of 2020. Aldi also has sold some other types of indoor grills over the years, including a 14″ circular electric grill in August of 2020 and a panini maker and grill in late summer of 2019 and 2020.

The grill is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so once it sells out at your local store, it’s gone.

Features for the 2021 grill include:

  • Adjustable temperature control dial
  • Nonstick surface
  • Removable smokeless cooling drip pan
  • Dishwasher-safe grilling surface
  • Cool-touch handles

The 2020 Ambiano Electric Smokeless grill came with a three-year warranty serviced by Sensio, which is now known as Made By Gather. Made By Gather makes a variety of small kitchen appliances and accessories and produces brands such as Bella, Crux, and Brim.

We don’t yet have details on the 2021 grill, so we aren’t sure if it comes with the same warranty as the 2020 grill.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t yet tried the Ambiano Electric Smokeless Grill, so we don’t know how well it works. We also don’t know who manufactures it or if it comes with a warranty. Our goal with open thread posts like this one is to offer a place for readers to share their experiences, ask questions, and offer suggestions.

Have you used the Ambiano Electric Smokeless Grill? Share your thoughts in the comments below? 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at


  1. Ambiano Electric Smokeless Grill
    Can this grill still be purchased. If so, how?

  2. I found this grill to be useless. I used a laser thermometer to check the grill surface and it never went higher than 243 degrees, even though it clearly shows 400 degrees on the dial. My steaks were well done with no grill marks. It never smoked, but I would guess that it was never hot enough to do so.

    I returned it and bought the Power XL grill air fryer combo which was used for the first time tonight and it was also a big let down. Watched the internal temp and got them cooked to medium but no grill marks at all and more importantly, no grilled flavor. Does anyone make a decent smokeless grill?

  3. I bought this grill ob a special price. Very happy with result. I grill salmon, Veggies and chicken well cook.

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