OPTIGRILL+XL Perfect grilling results from rare to well-done
The Tefal OptiGrill+XL is a smart automatic grill that adapts the cooking time to the thickness of the ingredients automatically, and indicates the precise cooking level from rare to well done, even for frozen food.

OptiGrill+XL for Optimal Cooking!

The OptiGrill+XL is the ultimate innovation in grilling. Its "Automatic Sensor Cooking" technology immediately detects the number of items placed on the grill, the thickness, and adjusts the temperature and cooking time automatically. An indicator light allows you to monitor your cooking directly. Blue, then green at the start of cooking, then yellow when the food is rare, orange when it is medium and red for well-done. The OptiGrill+XL, eliminates the pitfalls of traditional grills: carbonized food, overcooked or undercooked meat.

The OptiGrill+XL will provide successful grilling all year round and features the following:

  • 9 cooking programmes (red meat, poultry, fish, sausages, hamburgers and sandwiches/panini, bacon, pork, shellfish) to automatically adjust the temperature to each type of food and cook it perfectly.
  • 2 cooking modes: one for frozen food & a manual mode.
  • The frozen food mode, allows you to cook straight from the freezer. Perfect for when you forget to defrost meats
  • The manual mode features a variable temperature manual mode to grill vegetables & fruits the way you like it.
    • Level 1 Green: 80°C for keep warm
    • Level 2 Yellow: 180 - 195°C for i.e. sweet potato, broccoli, baby carrots
    • Level 3 Orange: 220 - 235°C for eggplant, onions, capsicum, peaches
    • Level 4 Red: 250 - 285°C for zucchini, mushrooms, searing tomatoes
  • Large cooking surface 800cm² for 6-8 servings.
  • High performance die cast aluminum non-stick dishwasher safe plates.
  • Large drip tray and 7° angled plates to ensure the cooking juices run off.
  • OptiGrill+XL-Manual-Mode

    Manual Mode (4 Temperatures)

    Level 1 Green: 80°C, 

    Level 2 Yellow: 180-195° C, 

    Level 3 Orange: 220-235°C, 

    Level 4 Red: 250 -285°C.

  • OptiGrill+XL-9-Cooking-Programs

    9 Automatic Cooking Programs

    Automatic programs designed for grilling a variety of items from steak to sandwiches to seafood.

  • Optigrill-automatic-sensor-cooking

    Automatic Sensor Cooking

    The Automatic Cooking Sensor measures the thickness of your ingredient and knows adjusts the cooking time.

  • Cooking Level Indicator

    Keep an eye on how well your food is cooked with the colour coded cooking indicator.

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Instructions & Manual
Frequent questions
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 as the cooking sensors are not active in Manual Mode.
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.
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 and 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.
Please go to the “Accessories” section of the website to easily find whatever you need for your product.
Find more detailed information in the Guarantee section of this website.
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.