The 5 Best Teppanyaki Grills

We Reviewed dozens of Teppanyaki Grills and Listed the 5 Best Options
By Jen Hammond
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    Are you looking into purchasing a built-in teppanyaki for your home? They’re seen as luxury kitchen appliances, but if you cook a lot of Japanese food then it could be worth investing for the full experience.

    It is a form of cooking on a flat griddle, and is perfect for steaks, fish, shrimp and vegetables which require high heat and flash frying. A teppanyaki could be a great idea if your hob is not quite up to scratch, or you simply want a well kitted out cooking area.

    There aren’t many about, but here are the absolute best teppanyakis available to buy.

    The Best Teppanyaki 2020

    1.
    Neff N90 N74TD00N0

    Neff N90 N74TD00N0

    This is a great all-rounder. With two cooking zones, you can either cook up a storm for the whole family or split the areas in order to cook different dishes.
    There is a timer so you can perfect the cooking right down to the last second, and a residual heat indicator will warn everybody if it is still not safe to touch. You can also choose to keep food warm without further cooking which is great if you’re just waiting on the rice to boil.
    Everything is controlled by a touch panel, which makes switching the temperatures or settings really easy for quick results. With a black and stainless steel finish, it will be the perfect style addition to any kitchen.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)9.6 x (W)39.6 x (D)54.6
    • Safety: Auto shut off, Control panel lock, Residual heat indicator
    • Zones: 2

    Reasons to Buy

    • Great for safety
    • Really responsive

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Price is on the higher end

    2.
    Siemens ET475FYB1E

    Siemens ET475FYB1E

    With the ability to heat to a maximum temperature very quickly, this teppanyaki is great for steaks and other meats which need a high heat and flash frying to prevent it drying out.
    It is one plate divided into two zones, which can be heated together or apart. Great for making steak for the entire family, or preparing fish at the same time as the vegetables.
    We loved the touch slider controls, which allow you to finely pinpoint the exact temperature you need without restriction. You also just need a single finger to control it, so won’t need to take your eye off the ball or really struggle.
    Two extra features we loved too were the keep warm setting at 70°C, and a cleaning setting which heats to 40°C so grease deposits can be removed more easily. As you can imagine, with a product such as this, you’re going to have quite a bit of cleaning to do so every little helps.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)9.6 x (W)39.2 x (D)52cm
    • Safety: None
    • Zones: 2

    Reasons to Buy

    • Easy cleaning
    • Also easy to control

    Reasons to Avoid

    • No residual heat indicator

    3.
    Neff N90 N74TD00N0

    Neff N90 N74TD00N0

    If you are looking for something a little bit more modern, with unrivalled innovation, then the Neff N90 will be your choice.

    It comes in at number three because it’s on the expensive side, but when you delve into the product and what it is capable of, you can see why. The futuristic design includes a touch control, a heat indicator and a two-zone teppanyaki grilling and searing design.

    Despite this, it is still easy to use and you will be privy to a list of useful features.

    Make the most of the timer alert, touch controls, powerful zones and a ReStart function that reduces your cooking time.

    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)9.6 x (W)39.6 x (D)54.6
    • Power Range: 1 to 1.9kW
    • Number of Zones: 2
    • Fuel Type: Electric
    • 2 Year Warranty

    Reasons to Buy

    • It is super-stylish
    • Features a heat indicator
    • Simple to use
    • Comes with a timer alert

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Only two zones
    • Costs over £1000

    3.
    KitchenAid KHTD238510

    KitchenAid KHTD238510

    KitchenAid are often one of the more expensive brands out there, so don’t let the cost of this teppanyaki put you off – they make the cost really worth it.
    Two high-power cooking zones can flash fry your steaks and shellfish, or gently roast your vegetables and omelettes. You can also use it as a Spanish-style plancha. These two zones can be operated at different temperatures, or you can link them together for one extra-large surface.
    The digital touch controls mean a responsive and quick cooking experience, and with a stainless steel finish it is sure to add the finishing touch to your well-equipped kitchen. As it also sits perfectly flush to your counter, you get that sleek look.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)7 x (W)38 x (D)51cm
    • Safety: Residual heat indicator, Overheat cut-out
    • Zones: 2

    Reasons to Buy

    • Great control panel
    • Stylish

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Price

    4.
    Siemens ET475MY11E

    Siemens ET475MY11E

    Siemens have a slightly cheaper model out there which we think does the job perfectly, but if you are willing to spend a bit more, then you do get some extras with this option.
    Nine cooking levels and slider control make it super user-friendly, and you get a handy power level display so you can keep on top of everything.
    As well as the automatic switch off for safety, you also get a timer so you can perfectly time your food right up to the perfect second. It could also allow you to get on with other things so it is all ready at the same time.
    As it is fully electric, it will be able to fit into any kitchen, and can also be the perfect accompaniment to your existing hob as well as being used in a domino setup for an extra-large cooking area.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)8.9 x (W)39.2 x (D)52cm
    • Safety: Auto switch off
    • Zones: 2

    Reasons to Buy

    • Easy to manage and control
    • Can be installed with other Siemens Domino hobs

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Misses some safety options and extras for the price

    5.
    Smeg Classic PGF30T

    Smeg Classic PGF30T

    Smeg is a big name in the kitchen industry, and they excel with high-end products like this. If you want a single plate teppanyaki which is spacious and great for flash frying then this is a winner.
    Vitally, there are still two separate temperature zones so you can cook both the meat and vegetables at the same time, meaning everything is ready at once and cooked perfectly. You get five temperature levels, so searing that steak, flash frying the vegetables or gently grilling the halloumi is as easy as ever.
    The controls are at the front of the grill, and while they are dials and a bit more old-fashioned than the touch control panels seen today, it gives a nice retro feel which is actually perfect if you want a modern appliance with a dated twist.
    There is a lack of safety features, but you will be saving some money compared to the other picks on the list so you could always decide whether they’re really needed.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)7 x (W)31 x (D)51.2cm
    • Safety: None
    • Zones: 2

    Reasons to Buy

    • Five temperature levels
    • Slightly more retro style

    Reasons to Avoid

    • No safety features - may not suit a home with young children

    Size

    All teppanyakis are confusingly varying dimensions. Some will sit more flat against your kitchen worktop than others. Some are longer or wider, and some are deeper. Think about the space you have in your kitchen and in relation to other appliances.

    Most are one single plate with two cooking zones, but smaller plates are available too if you only cook small portions.

    Features

    • Glass Lid – Most teppanyakis will come with a glass lid to act as a cover when the unit isn’t in use. Not only does this look sleek, but it will protect the hob from general wear and damage
    • Safety – Look for things such as auto shut off after a certain time, the ability to pause the heat and lower it right down before resuming again, a residual heat indicator and an overheat cut off. Very few teppanyakis have it all, but think about your lifestyle and general carefulness in the kitchen
    • Temperature Settings – Some will be restricted to four or five, whereas others could have a general guide of around ten heat levels. What do you cook, and do you need flexibility?
    • Cleaning – The food has immediate contact with the plate, which could mean a harder job cleaning up. You can’t take the plate off and pop it in the dishwasher, so even though most are stainless steel and easy to wipe, you may want special lower heat settings which will budge any remaining grime too
    • Control Type – The majority are touch control as they’re modern appliances, but there are some out there with dials or sliders too. If you prefer to stick to old-school you may have a harder job finding an ideal model, but they can be cheaper
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