Tefal OPTIGRILL+

OPTIGRILL+ GC712D28  Perfect grilling results from rare to well-done

Perfect grilling results from rare to well-done

With OptiGrill+, our ultimate innovation, smart technology makes for delicious cooking. Featuring "Automatic Sensor Cooking" technology, time and temperature are automatically adjusted to the thickness and number of items placed on the grill, based on 6 cooking programs (Burger, Poultry, Sandwich, Sausage, Red meat, Fish) and a frozen food mode. At the same time, an indicator light allows direct monitoring: Purple for preheating, blue then green at the start of cooking, yellow when the food is rare, orange for medium and red for well-done. Perfectly adaptable to everyone's tastes, simply lift up the lid to pick up your meat when it's ready and leave the rest to carry on cooking! The additional manual mode with 4 adjustable temperature levels allows you to cook anything and is perfectly adapted to fruits and vegetables, cooking them just the way you want.

Reference: GC712D28

Automatic sensor cooking and cooking level indicator for perfect grilling results

Meet OptiGrill+, our ultimate innovation with a manual mode featuring four temperature levels for endless cooking options. Enhanced with "Automatic Sensor Cooking" technology, OptiGrill+ immediately detects the number of items on the surface and reads their thickness in order to adjust the temperature and cooking time automatically for perfect results. The indicator light and beep system enable direct monitoring for high-precision cooking, preparing meat just the way you like it: rare, medium, or well-done. 6 cooking programs prepare dishes to perfection: Burger, Chicken, Sandwich, Sausage, Red Meat and Fish, plus a frozen food mode and manual mode with four temperature settings. Additional features include non-stick die-cast aluminum plates, a 600 cm2 cooking surface serving 2 to 4 people, and a large 7° juice tray to catch run-off.
Essentials
  • 6 automatic programs and a cooking level indicator for perfect grilling results from rare to well-done

    A manual mode with 4 adjustable temperatures to cook all sorts of food.

  • 6 cooking programs

    For different types of food: Burger, Poultry, Sandwich, Sausage, Red Meat, Fish.

     

  • Cooking level indicator

    Monitor cooking progress for perfect grilling results from rare to well-done: indicates cooking progress and beeps at every stage to let you know when your meal is cooked the way you like it!

  • Automatic sensor cooking

    Automatic thickness measurement: automatically adjusts to the right temperature for the size and thickness of any food type within the given programs.

  • Dishwasher safe

    Non-stick die-cast aluminum plates and juice tray are dishwasher safe.

  • Extra large capacity juice tray

    Large juice tray and plates with a 7° angle to ensure cooking juices run off.

  • High performance: die-cast aluminum plates

    High-performance die-cast aluminum plates with PTFE coating for an easy cleaning.

Recipes
Technical specifications / comparison
Dishwasher safe parts Plates + juice tray  
Plates + juice tray  
Plates + juice tray  
Plates + juice tray  
Automatic cooking system    
N/A N/A    
Plates dimensions 30 x 20  cm
N/A N/A N/A
Removable plates    
   
   
N/A
Cooking surface dimensions 30 x 20  cm
N/A N/A N/A
Cooking surface 600  
800  
800  
600  
Removable juice tray    
   
   
   
Dishwasher safe    
   
   
   
Body Stainless steel  
Stainless steel  
Metal  
N/A
Handle Thermoplastic  
Thermoplastic  
Thermoplastic  
N/A
Barbecue position    
   
   
N/A
On/Off Switch    
   
   
N/A
Pilot light    
N/A N/A N/A
Adjustable thermostat    
   
   
N/A
Ready to cook light    
   
   
N/A
Vertical storage    
   
   
N/A
Power cord length 0,8  m
N/A N/A N/A
Documentation
FAQ
The app is no longer compatible on Android versions 4.4.4 or lower, because of reinforced data security.

As far as possible, we recommend that you update your device to a higher Android version or use another compatible device.

Updates will not only allow you to enjoy a richer experience with new features and compatibility with the latest technology, but will also protect you against possible security vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the latest versions.
No. Once the first batch has finished open the grill fully and remove the food. Close the grill and press OK. You do not have to switch off the grill first. When the lights flash again, choose the mode that you want. The preheating phase should be a lot quicker than the first time as the plates will already be hot. When the Optigrill beeps to say it is ready, open the grill again and put the second batch of food on to the plates and continue as normal.
There are 4 temperature levels, as shown by the colour indicator:
Green: 110°C (230°F to 257°F)
Yellow: 190°C (356°F to 383°F)
Orange: 225°C (428°F to 455°F)
Red: 270°C (518°F to 545°F)
No as the cooking sensors are not active in manual mode.
Before cleaning your grill, wait around 45 minutes while the device cools. To remove heavy food residue on the grill plates or on the side, we recommend you use a wooden or plastic spatula. To clean the grill and grill components, use a cloth soaked in hot water. Do not immerse the grill in water. Do not use abbrasive cleaning products or products containing alcohol or fuel since these may damage the device.
The appliance has not been fully opened when placing the food on the grill plates before cooking.
Solutions: To allow the appliance to detect the start of the cooking cycle, the appliance must be completely opened before each cooking cycle. If not, the cooking cycle will not start. Completely open the grill then close it and press OK.
After following the instructions in the user manual for starting the appliance, make sure that your electrical socket is working by plugging another appliance. If it still does not work, do not try to dismantle or repair the appliance yourself, instead, take it to an approved repair centre
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it replaced by an approved repair centre.
The appliance has detected an issue and may need to be repaired.
If you leave the appliance open between 2 cooking cycles it will turn to safety mode and will have to be reset.
To ensure the best cooking results, you should not open the appliance for more than 1 minute during cooking cycles. RESET by unplugging it for 2-3 minutes and restart full cooking cycle.
If your food is under 4 mm thick, it is too thin (like bacon slices), it may not be detected.
This is not a problem simply press the OK key for confirmation for cooking to start.
The appliance needs to be repaired.
You started cooking before preheating had finished.
To rectify this: turn off the appliance, remove the food, restart the appliance and then return to the programme selection and wait until preheating has finished before cooking the food.
If the problem persists despite adhering to the advice above: the appliance may need to be repaired.
• The grill plates have not been properly placed on the plate hooks and therefore, the sensors cannot correctly detect the food.
To rectify this problem, turn off the appliance and allow it to cool down. Then install the cooking plate correctly.
• You started cooking food between the plates without preheating.
To rectify this: turn off the appliance, remove the food, close the appliance. Turn the appliance back on, select and confirm a programme and wait until preheating has finished.
• If the problem persists despite adhering to the advice above: the appliance may need to be repaired.
This may be due to improper cleaning of the cooking plates.
We recommend that you pre-wash your cooking plates in the following manner before putting them in the dishwasher to remove any food residue:
- Soak the plates in hot water and degreasing dish soap for about 30 minutes,
- Scrub both sides of the plate with a sponge or a dish brush, hot water and degreasing dish soap,
- Rinse,
- Put in the dishwasher.
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
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