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T-Fal OptiGrill senses food to soothe fearful cooks

If you love grilled red meat, poultry and fish but never know if it's done cooking, then the T-Fal OptiGrill is right up your alley.

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Brian Bennett
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The T-Fal OptiGrill is one odd-looking panini press, or is it?

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This countertop appliance certainly opens up like a typical clam-shaped sandwich press.

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On the handle are buttons to cook using preset programs.

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As its name suggests, a circular LED glows in shifting colors to match the doneness level of food the OptiGrill is cooking.

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Press the sandwich key to make hot panini.

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The steak icon is for grilling red meat.

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When it starts cooking the OptiGrill's light glows purple then blue.

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Grease and oil collect in the drip tray.

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Steak was cooked to temperature but cooled quickly as juices leaked away.

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Resting usually caused "medium" cooked steak to carry over to medium well or well done.

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