The 7 Best Quesadilla Makers of 2019

Cooking made easier and cheesier

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: George Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker at Amazon

"Has a nonstick cooking surface that cooks quesadillas quickly."

Best Budget: Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker at Amazon

"This budget-friendly gadget is designed with smaller tortillas in mind."

Runner-Up, Best Budget: BELLA 8-inch Quesadilla Maker at Amazon

"Has a hot-pepper-shaped handle and is designed for 8-inch quesadillas."

Best Multipurpose: George Foreman Electric Indoor Grill at Amazon

"Has multiple uses, and it’s incredibly easy to store and transport."

Runner-Up, Best Multipurpose: Betty Crocker Pizza Maker at Amazon

"Perfect for quesadillas and much more—at a very affordable price."

Best for the Grill: Charcoal Non-Stick Quesadilla Basket at Amazon

"You just place it on the grill and flip when the first side is toasted."

Best Stovetop: Mexican Origins Cast Iron Tortilla Griddle at Amazon

"Cast iron retains heat well and distributes heat evenly for crisp tortillas."

  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: George Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker

    George Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker

     Courtesy of Amazon

    The George Foreman Grill created a whole new cooking method for grilled foods indoors, and this quesadilla spinoff of that grill includes some of the same features of the originals. It has a nonstick cooking surface that wipes clean even if cheese oozes out and burns, and it can be stored vertically so it takes less space. The cord wraps neatly to stay out of the way in storage.

    This makes quesadillas up to 10 inches in diameter and has deep pockets, so you can really stuff the tortillas with your favorite cheeses and additions. In between the six pockets, the machine creates cutting lines for perfectly even wedges.

    The outer edge of the 10-inch circle also presses to seal, so you’ll have fewer cheese blowouts. While you can use this for smaller tortillas, the outer edge won’t seal, so you’ll need to remember not to overfill. Cooking is fast too, it takes just three to four minutes to perfectly crisp tortillas and melt the cheese.

  • 02 of 07

    Best Budget: Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker

    Designed with smaller tortillas in mind, this budget-friendly tortilla maker works well with 6 or 8-inch tortillas, although the 8-inch is better if you’re planning on overstuffing them a bit. No one wants cheese explosions, right? You can also use 10-inch tortillas in this machine, but the tortillas would overhang the edges of the machine.

    This presses indentations to make six even wedges and seals along the outer edge as well, to help keep the cheese contained. It takes about five minutes to finish cooking a single tortilla.

    The nonstick surface wipes clean easily, and a lock keeps the quesadilla snug during cooking and allows you to store it upright to save space. It has a light to indicate power is on and a second light to show that it is preheated and ready to cook.

  • 03 of 07

    Runner-Up, Best Budget: BELLA 8-inch Quesadilla Maker

    This quesadilla maker has a hot-pepper-shaped handle and is designed for 8-inch quesadillas that are perfect for appetizers and snacks. This presses indentations into the quesadillas for easy cutting into wedges. It includes a built-in drip reservoir and the cooking plates are nonstick for easy cleaning.

    It’s simple to use too, just plug it in and go. A power light and ready light let you know when it’s ready to cook, but remember to unplug it when you’re done because there’s no off switch.

    This has pockets for filling quesadillas, but because of the hinge configuration, you should be careful not to overstuff. Recipes from El Paso Chile are included.

  • 04 of 07

    Best Multipurpose: George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill

    If you like the idea of easy quesadillas, but you don’t want an appliance that performs one function, this multipurpose grill has you covered. This indoor grill is capable of grilling sandwiches, burgers, chicken, steak, veggies, and of course quesadillas. The non-stick coating is easy to clean, too.

    The sloped design, a hallmark of George Foreman grills, helps to drain grease. The floating hinge means you can easily cook thicker items without smashing them, and a ready light lets you know when the grill is hot or the food is done.

    While this grill has multiple uses, perhaps the best part is that it's incredibly easy to store and transport. It measures 9.38 x 5.12 x 10.25 inches and weighs under 4 pounds. It provides enough cooking space to cook a meal for two, but it won't take up valuable counter space.

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  • 05 of 07

    Runner-Up, Best Multipurpose: Betty Crocker Pizza Maker

    It says it’s pizza maker, but it’s perfect for quesadillas and much more—at a very affordable price. The lipped base ensures that nothing will drop out of the machine during cooking and the nonstick surfaces are easy to clean.

    This won’t make indentations in the quesadillas, so you’ll be on your own for cutting wedges, but it will provide a crisp exterior while melting the cheese perfectly. The 12-inch diameter will accommodate the largest tortillas or you can make several small quesadillas at once.

    When you’re done with quesadillas, this can be used for making pizza, baking cookies, scrambling eggs, cooking pancakes and more. It has a power indicator light and a ready light. The floating hinge means that you can cook thicker items without smashing them, and the cord wraps for easy storage.

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    Best for the Grill: Charcoal Companion Non-Stick Quesadilla Basket

    If you like the flavor of tortillas that have been kissed by flame, this handy quesadilla basket will have you cooking quesadillas on your grill or even over a campfire. Sure, you could use it on a gas stove burner, too, but cleaning oozing cheese off of your stovetop might not be very much fun.

    The basket design holds the quesadilla snugly, so you just place it on the grill and flip when the first side is toasted. A handy locking mechanism on the side keeps your food in place so it doesn't fall out.

    When you’re not using this for making quesadillas, you could use it for grilling or toasting other flat foods, such as pita bread, sliced vegetables, or for heating unstuffed tortillas for tacos.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Stovetop: Mexican Origins Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Tortilla Griddle

    If you want to go old-school with your quesadilla making, a comal is a stovetop pan that’s traditional for making tortillas—so you can start completely from scratch. Then fill the tortillas and make your quesadillas.

    You don’t have to use this for making tortillas from scratch, of course, but the shape of the pan also makes it ideal for quesadillas. The slightly raised, sloping sides mean that grease won’t drip, but flipping the quesadillas over is easy since you don’t need to angle your spatula around the sides of a typical frying pan.

    The comal is made from pre-seasoned cast iron, so it’s ready to cook with as soon as you get it, but it will get even more nonstick with more seasoning and with more use. The cast iron retains heat well and distributes heat evenly for crisp tortillas.

    When you’re not making tortillas, you can use this for many other cooking purposes—just keep in mind that the sides are very, very low, so you shouldn’t use the pan for items that need a lot of cooking oil or that will release a lot of liquid during cooking. This should be maintained like any other cast iron cookware.