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How Long to Cook Steak on an Electric Grill

How Long to Cook Steak on an Electric Grill

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If you love steak, there’s nothing like cooking it at home. The best part is if you have an electric grill, you can do it right in your kitchen instead of using your outdoor grill. The key to a perfect steak is getting the cooking time and temperature right. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to cook steak perfectly on an electric grill.


What Type of Cut Should You Choose?

Choosing the right type of steak is important for getting the best results on your electric grill. Here are some popular options:

  • Ribeye: This is a favorite for many because it’s rich in flavor and has a good amount of fat, which keeps it juicy and tender when grilled.
  • Sirloin: A leaner option compared to ribeye but still very tasty. It’s a bit tougher which means it does not overcook as easily.
  • Filet Mignon: This is the most tender cut of steak. It’s great for those who prefer a softer, buttery texture.
  • T-Bone: This flavorful steak offers two types of meat on one bone—the tenderloin and the strip. It’s ideal for those who like a meaty flavor. Because of the bone, it may take a bit longer to cook.
  • New York Strip Steak: This steak has a moderate amount of fat, making it flavorful and fairly tender.

When choosing a steak, look for cuts that are at least 1 inch thick to get a nice sear on the outside while keeping the inside juicy. Also, opt for steaks with even marbling (fat distributed throughout the meat).


How to Cook Steak on an Electric Grill

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to grill steak on an electric indoor grill:

Step 1: Prep the Meat

Take the steak out of the refrigerator about 20 to 30 minutes before you plan to cook it. Pat it dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Next, season it with salt and pepper. You can also use garlic powder, onion powder, freshly ground pepper or your favorite steak seasoning. Make sure to season both sides of the steak. If you’re using a marinade or rub, now is the time to apply it. Let the marinade soak into the meat for at least 2 hours before grilling.

Step 2: Preheat the Grill

Preheat the grill according to the manufacturer’s instructions for about 10 to 15 minutes or as specified. Check if your grill is ready by carefully placing your hand several inches above the grill plate. If you can only keep it there for a few seconds before it feels too hot, your grill is ready to use. Brush some oil on the cooking surface.

Step 3: Cook the Steak

Place the steak on the grill and let it cook. Do not move it unless you need to flip it to cook the other side. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the steak and your desired level of doneness. For a 1-inch thick steak, here’s a general guideline:

  • Ribeye and New York Strip: Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side for a medium-rare steak.
  • Sirloin: Since it’s leaner, cook it for about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • Filet Mignon. Cook it for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • T-Bone: This cut should be grilled for about 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, but you may need to adjust the time slightly depending on the thickness.

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for a perfectly cooked steak, but for medium-rare, you’ll need the desired temperature to be about 135 degrees Fahrenheit. After cooking, let your steak rest for 3 minutes before cutting into it.


Are Electric Grills Better than Frying Pans?

It depends on what you’re looking for. Electric grills are good for indoor use and give your steak those authenic grill marks. They also tend to be better at draining away excess fat.

On the other hand, frying pans, especially cast iron pans, are excellent for achieving a good sear on the steak. They can reach high temperatures and maintain heat well. Pans also allow for basting with butter, herbs, and garlic, which can add extra flavor to your steak that you might miss with an electric grill.




Can I cook frozen steaks on an electric grill?

Yes, you can but make sure to thaw it completely before grilling. Cooking a frozen steak can result in a cooked exterior and a cold, raw center.

How do I clean my electric grill after cooking steaks?

Let the grill cool down, then use a grill brush to remove any residue. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth. For tougher residue, you may use a mild dish soap and warm water, then rinse and dry thoroughly.

How long should I let my steak rest after cooking?

Let your steak rest for about 3 minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it juicier and more flavorful.

What tools do I need when cooking steak on an electric grill?

You’ll need a grill brush for cleaning, a spatula or tongs for flipping the steak, and a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.



Grilling steaks on an electric grill is simple. By following the guidelines outlined in this blog, you’ll be able enjoy a juicy steak in no time. Looking for the perfect electric grill to cook your grilled steak to perfection? Check out MisterChef’s electric grill today! 

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