6 Best Electric Tandoors in India (Review & Buyer’s Guide 2020)

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Being a host to friends and family can be a demanding task. 

You have to take care of everyone’s favorites as well as restrictions when it comes to food. 

Most relatives prefer home-cooked food so that the kids don't get sick. Whereas children love food having a restaurant-like taste.

So, how to keep everyone healthy and happy?

Here's a quick solution- “Electric Tandoors”. 

I remember, as a kid, we had one at my uncle’s home. 

Every summer vacation, he would cook chicken tandoori on the weekends. 

We would then pack it in a tiffin along with other yummy items and go for a picnic.

Electric Tandoors make efficient cooking assistants as you can cook many types of food without the need to be a Masterchef.

You can grill, roast, toast, fry, and even bake food items without anything getting messy. 

Even if you are a newbie at cooking, you can still make delicious meals using these electric cooking assistants.

Here are the 7 best electric tandoors you can choose from, to use at home to prepare finger-licking meals.

6 Best Electric Tandoors in India

 

This product doesn't just help you try tandoori recipes but is also an eye-catcher!

Its matte finish and stainless steel body give the tandoor an elegant look that is sure to get you some praises.

The tandoor has a see-through window with a handle attached to it. 

This helps in pushing and pulling the tray easily without undercooking or overcooking your food.

The maximum power consumed by this device is about 1100 Watts. This ensures the product can reach enough temperatures to grill or cook properly without pushing your light bill through the roof.

The 2-years warranty coverage on this product is one of the longest when compared to other electric tandoors.

 

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Energy efficient
  • Rust free as it is made of stainless steel
  • 2 years warranty

Cons

  • It does not support baking
  • Tray size is quite small
  • Extra accessories are not provided

 

B.N. Brights Electric Tandoor (Black)

This tandoor has a compact design making storage easy. 

Its black color prevents any visible permanent stains from oil and masalas. 

The surface is easy to clean and doesn't retain stains, thus reducing cleaning efforts on your part.

The tandoor has a sturdy glass window with an insulated handle for easy access to the tray of the product.

You also get 4 barbeque rods, 1 pizza cutter, 1 non-stick sheet, 1 pair of mittens and a wire mesh (jaali). 

The product is a shockproof, portable device that you can carry to your friend's or relative's house.

With this tandoor, you can also bake a cake.

In terms of the warranty, this product offers the longest coverage of 5 years.

 

Pros

  • Light Weight
  • Shockproof and sturdy
  • Supports cake baking
  • 5 years warranty

Cons

  • Does not have a heat controller
  • Power consumption details are not provided
  • No light indicator for the switch on/off

 

Mini Chef Electric Tandoor with Heat Proof Stand 

Especially suitable for learner cooks, this electric tandoor comes with a heatproof stand, 2 magic cloths, and a recipe book.

No matter what the menu for the day is, the recipe book will help get started with simple recipes.

At a time, you can grill up to 500 grams of food items. This makes it ideal for small to medium-sized families of 2 to 5.

The glass window helps you track the cooking progress. And the handle position makes it easy to open the product's door.

With 2000 Watts of max power consumption, this product helps you cook food quickly and to its full capacity (without leaving any parts uncooked).

  Pros

  • Compact and easy to use
  • Supports Baking
  • 1-year warranty

  Cons 

  • It does not have an automatic timer
  • Can use a classier look

 

WELLBERG Electric Tandoor Exclusive Large Size with All Accessories

Another electric tandoor worth your attention is this one from Wellberg. 

It measures 41 x 28 x 25 cm in dimensions and is black in color.

The surface is made of stainless steel which makes the tandoor easy to clean.

The stainless steel also keeps the product corrosion-free for as long as 10 years! (approximately)

You also get a lot of free stuff with the Wellberg tandoor.

For example, you get a grill, 1 magic cloth, 4 skewers, 4 rubber legs, 1 pizza cutter, and a recipe book. 

The tandoor lets you try a variety of cooking techniques like baking, grilling, and toasting (letting you do more with just 1 appliance). 

It requires no pre-heating and is also shockproof. 

The product consumes a maximum of 1500 Watts of power.

This makes it a good cooking companion for weekend barbeques and small get-togethers.

Pros

  • Compact and easy to use
  • Sturdy and shockproof
  • Additional accessories provided
  • 1-year warranty

Cons

  • No automatic timer 
  • No light indicator for on/off

GLOWBERG Cast Iron Mini Looking Electric Tandoor

If you want a travel-friendly tandoor, then consider buying this one from Glowberg.

Measuring just 10 inches in size, this tandoor is smaller than most Laptops!

Along with the tandoor, you get many free gifts. 

This includes 1 mitten glove, 1 pizza cutter, a magic cloth, 5 skewers, an aluminum tray, and a grill.

Like most electric tandoors, this product too requires no preheating. 

In addition to grilling, baking, and toasting, the tandoor comes with a non-stick top which you can use to cook dosas and more. 

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Sturdy and shockproof
  • 2 years warranty

Cons

  • No light indicator for the switch on/off

 

Inditradition Compact & Portable Electric Smokeless Barbecue Grill, Tandoor & Toaster, with Frying and Roasting Function

Measuring 10 inches x 5.5 inches in size, this electric tandoor offers a compact and portable solution for your barbeque nights.

It is available in silver color with a black colored variant.

It can be used to grill, roast, toast, and fry food items. However, it is not ideal for baking. So, you can't make cookies, dosa or pancakes in it.

What you get are 2 trays, 1 non-stick frying pan, an electric grill, a barbeque frame, and a control switch that lets you control the temperature.

It comes with a 1-month warranty provided by the company. With only 1000 Watts of power consumption, it is one of the most energy-efficient electric tandoors out there.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • A large quantity of food can be prepared at one go
  • Energy efficient

 Cons

  • It does not support baking
  • Short warranty period

Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the right electric tandoor

Search for 'electric tandoors' on any e-commerce site and you will be drowned with hundreds of choices.

In this article, I've narrowed the best ones while weeding out the not-so-great, average tandoors.

But how do you find which of these will be just right for your kitchen?

Here's are the key pointers to help you choose the right electric tandoor:

  1. Ease of Use- 

Electric tandoors are very non-judgmental.

They don't assume or expect you to be a great cook or a hobbyist.

Irrespective of whether you're a newbie at cooking or a master, electric tandoors are designed with an easy to use functionality.

This way you can quickly get a hang of how to get grilling, on your first try itself.

 (Note: While selecting an electric tandoor that's made for you, make sure you find a product you feel most comfortable with).

  1. Power Consumption-

The power consumed by any product tells you how much heat it can generate and how much will it cost you in electricity bills.

The higher the electric tandoor's Wattage, the more heat it can generate and the quicker it can cook your food. 

But at those high temperatures, it will also consume more electricity.

Electric tandoors come with a maximum power consumption of about 1100 to 2500 Watts.

This means a 2500 W tandoor can heat up faster and reach higher temperatures sooner than an 1100 W tandoor.

If you can't wait to dig into the Chicken you're grilling, then a higher Wattage tandoor will shorten your cooking time.

This is also useful in case you're entertaining many guests at home and don't want to keep them waiting with empty plates in hand.

If you frequently grill for a smaller group of people (like your family or close friends) then a lower Wattage tandoor will be more than enough.

  1. Maintenance-

Electric tandoors can help you grab the 'best host' position in your friend circle. 

It is easy to set up, cook on, and show off to your guests.

But after every party ends, you must face its aftermath- a sink full of dirty dishes, Tawas, cookers, and other utensils waiting to be scrubbed clean. (In addition to an electric tandoor)

To reduce your efforts, most tandoors come with removable grills and trays to make cleaning easier.

So, go for tandoors with removable parts and stain-resistant surfaces (e.g. stainless steel). 

  1. Portability-

Not all parties are house parties. 

The venue could be anything from a friend's house, a relative's balcony to an office retreat at a farmhouse. 

As long as there's an electric plug around, an electric tandoor will easily become the highlight of the occasion. 

In that case, what you need is a compact model that you can easily put in the car and bring along with you.

  1. Warranty- 

 A product warranty covers you for damage and other defects even when the issue arises months after you've bought the product.

If you too prefer playing it safe, then go for an electric tandoor that offers a longer warranty period.

 

Frequently Asked Questions?

  1. Is cooking food in Electric Tandoors easy?

Yes, it is easy, electric tandoors are designed so that one can cook delicious meals even if he/she is not a master chef.

  1. Are electric tandoors easy to clean?

Yes, it is easy to clean as the various parts inside an electric tandoor are easily removable. Also, cleaning is effortless thanks to the magic paper or magic cloth provided with the tandoor (on which the food is cooked).

  1. Is it time-consuming to cook food in an electric tandoor?

No, it is not at all time consuming to cook food in an electric tandoor as many electric tandoors come with the functionality of automatic timers, you can set the timer and go do some work. 

  

The Bottom Line

With an electric tandoor, you can rest assured that your next get-together will be a rocking event.

This is because an electric tandoor will help reduce your burden while giving you delicious, restaurant-like food! (and without the greasy mess that takes hours to clean).

In my research of electric tandoors, Inditradition Electric Smokeless Barbecue Grill, Tandoor & Toaster, (product no 1) stole my heart.

It can cook large quantities and a variety of food items at a time without any hassle. What do you think?

Which tandoor device best suits your needs? 

Let me know in the comment section below.

Happy Cooking!

 

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