Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL (GC722D)

Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL GC722D

You often have too little space on the normal OptiGrill or are looking for an appliance that fills the whole family? No problem. The Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL (GC722D) has a grilling surface that is 10 centimeters wider and thus 33% larger (800 cm2 instead of 600 cm2), offering even more space for your grilled food. Otherwise, the device is almost the same as the Tefal OptiGrill Plus (GC712D), but offers three additional grilling programs compared to the Plus models: Red Meat, Seafood & Bacon.

The most important at a glance

Quick check model


Automatic programs


Levels in Manual Mode

2000 watts


40 x 20 cm

Grill surface


Baking tray


Waffle plates

The OptiGrill Plus XL is the best choice for you if you regularly grill for more than 3 people and are looking for good value for money.

If money is no object for you, or if you plan to use the grill very often, it’s worth upgrading to the OptiGrill Elite XL (GC760D).

A direct comparison of all OptiGrill models can be found here: OptiGrill Buyer’s Guide

Basic functions

  • The automatic grill programs grill the selected food at the optimal temperature.
  • The OptiGrill automatically detects how thick the food is. In combination with the selected program, it can then calculate the perfect grilling time. During grilling, it displays the current cooking level.
  • With the defrosting program, even frozen foods can be prepared on the contact grill without further effort.
  • The grill plates of the OptiGrill are non-stick and very high quality & durable.
  • The OptiGrill is tilted slightly downwards at the front. This allows grease or other liquid produced during grilling to drain easily – directly into the juice collection tray under the grill.
  • The grill plates and juice collection tray can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher – eliminating the need to scrub the grill grate after grilling.

Available grill programs


Burger / Minced Steak




Sandwich / Panini




Beef / Steak












Manual mode
(4 levels)

FAQ – Frequently asked questions


Note that the Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL cannot currently be expanded with the waffle plates, as this accessory is currently only available for the OptiGrills in the standard size. If that is important to you, you should not go for this model.

Baking tray

Tefal OptiGrill XL Baking Tray (XA7278) order at Amazon* / order at Tefal

You can also use the previous version of the baking tray with the model number “XA7268” for the OptiGrill Plus XL: order at Amazon* / order at Tefal

Waffle plates

There are no compatible waffle plates for the OptiGrill Plus XL (GC722D).

Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL in test

The eKitchen magazine takes an in-depth look at the contact grill in a test of the Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL. The testers draw an all-around positive conclusion (“You won’t want to do without this appliance in the kitchen”) and award it the rating “very good”. The only point of criticism is that there is no target cooking level to set in the “Manual program”. In my view, this is also a function that would make grilling vegetables, for example, even more convenient – but it also works without. However, none of the OptiGrill models currently offers this feature.

There is also a detailed test of the XL model on kuechentipps.de – incl. Comparison with the Tefal OptiGrill (GC705D). The conclusion is “thumbs up”, the OptiGrill scores here especially with the easy operation & cleaning as well as the versatility through the preset programs. The testers criticize that it is not really possible to prepare different foods at the same time in the OptiGrill, because the height of the grilled food must always be about the same. However, this point of criticism applies to all contact grills.
Read the complete test report here

Customer reviews

Of course, you can find many other assessments, opinions and experience reports on the device in the reviews of the OptiGrill Plus XL (GC722D) on Amazon*.

Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL in video

In this video you can see a short test of the OptiGrill Plus XL:

Buy Tefal OptiGrill Plus XL

Amazon sells the OptiGrill at a very reasonable price and – from their own experience – is always very accommodating when it comes to problems. That’s why you won’t go wrong with a purchase there. In addition, you might find important hints for your purchase decision in the countless reviews of other users.

If you don’t want to buy the OptiGrill at Amazon, here’s a link to the price comparison portal Idealo, where you’ll find all online merchants selling the OptiGrill – incl. the price list. Sort by selling price: OptiGrill Plus XL (GC722D) in price comparison at Idealo*.

If you are still unsure whether the OptiGrill is the right grill for you, the questions & answers I collected will definitely help you: Tefal OptiGrill Guide

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