Hamilton 31612-MX Electric Indoor Raclette Table Grill Introduction

Hamilton 31612-MX Electric Indoor Raclette Table Grill


  • DIMENSIONS:5″D x 16.5″W x 7.12″H
  • WEIGHT:95 pounds
  • WATTAGE: 1300 watts
  • MATERIAL: Non-Stick
  • MODEL: 31612-MX


A traditional Swiss dish known as Raclette allows each participant to “cook it their way” while having a casual conversation. It is transportable and has a top nonstick grill/griddle surface measuring 200 square inches and eight heat-resistant warming trays for cheese, sauces, and condiments below.

With its adjustable heat controls, the nonstick grill/griddle is ideal for searing meats, seafood, and vegetables at a much higher temperature. Each participant can choose their favorite grilled meals from the grill and then dip them in the warm melted cheeses and sauces that are on the 8 separate warming trays. Alternately, each participant can use their warming tray to combine their preferred grilled items, cheeses, and condiments to make a special bespoke dish.


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions.
  2. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they are closely supervised and instructed concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  5. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord assembly, plug, or the base in water or other liquid.
  6. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  7. To disconnect, turn control to “MIN” and remove plug from wall outlet.
  8. Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.
  9. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged supply cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Supply cord replacement and repairs must be conducted by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. Call the provided customer service number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment.
  10. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces, including the stove.
  11. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  12. Always use the appliance on a dry level surface.
  13. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
  14. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  15. Use extreme caution when removing trays or disposing of hot grease.
  16. Always unplug grill and then remove cord before attempting to move the grill.
  17. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  18. Do not use outdoors.
  19. Do not operate the appliance by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.


Other Consumer Safety Information

This appliance is intended for household use only.

WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard: This appliance is provided with a polarized plug (one wide blade) to reduce the risk of electric shock. The plug fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, have an electrician replace the outlet.

The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in or tripping over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary, an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of the appliance. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over.

To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not use another high-wattage appliance on the same circuit with this appliance.

Parts and Features

Before First Use: Wash the nonstick grill grid and personal cooking trays in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

What Is Raclette?

Raclette (pronounced rah-kleht) is a centuries-old Swiss meal, named after the cheese that’s used to make it.

With a raclette meal, there’s no running back and forth to the kitchen—everything that’s needed for the meal is put on the table in advance, within easy reach, much like sitting around a fire together. Another benefit of raclette is that everyone can “make it their way” in their own dish with any combination of ingredients.

How to Grill

WARNING Burn Hazard. Exterior becomes hot and escaping steam may cause burns. Use an oven mitt when cooking.

  1. Place base on countertop.
  2. Place nonstick grill grid on top of grill grid supports. Make sure the nonstick grill grid is seated correctly.
  3. Plug into outlet. The power light will turn on.
  4. Set temperature control dial to highest setting. Preheat about
  5. 10 minutes before grilling. Once heated, turn temperature to desired setting.
  6. Add food to heated grill grid. Follow recipe directions for grilling. Place cooked food on personal cooking trays to keep warm.
  7. When finished cooking, turn temperature dial to MIN. Unplug grill and cool completely.

NOTE: To melt cheese, lower the temperature setting and melt the cheese slowly. When the cheese is melted too quickly, the oil will separate from the cheese.

Care and Cleaning

WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard.

Disconnect power before cleaning. Do not immerse cord, plug, or base in water or any liquid.

  1. Unplug grill and cool completely.
  2. Wash grill grid and personal cooking trays in dishwasher or in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
  3. Wipe base with a soft, damp cloth.

NOTE: Never immerse base in water or dishwasher.

Hosting a Raclette Party

Typical Ingredients

  • Cheese The classic recipe for raclette consists of melted raclette cheese spread on boiled new potatoes or bread, then served with pickled vegetables (e.g., gherkins). However, many other delicious cheeses can also be used: Cheddar, camembert, emmenthaler, feta, fontina, gouda, and roquefort.
  • Vegetables Raw vegetables do well on the raclette grill, as long as they are cut into small pieces. For faster cooking, whole vegetables can be blanched until al dente, rinsed with cold water, and then cut into piec-es before grilling.
  • Fruit Any type of fruit may be used. Fruits that taste best with cheese are slightly tart fruits such as apples, pears, plums, apricots, figs, mangos, and papaya.
    Preparation and Planning Tips
  • Timing When it’s planned and prepared in advance, a raclette meal lets the host participate in the meal and relax. Cheese and vegetables can be presliced, and meat can be marinated, precooked, and cut up.
  • Marinating Tips Chicken or beef can be marinated overnight; however, fish should not be marinated for more than a half hour. Never use marinade as a finishing sauce on food. Always marinate food in plastic bags or nonmetal bowls made of ceramic or glass.
  • Meat Meat such as chicken, pork, or beef should be precooked or cut into very small pieces before grilling so it cooks faster. Consider marinating meat beforehand—it tenderizes meat and adds flavor.
  • Fish Because it cooks quickly, fish and seafood are ideal for raclette grilling. Fattier types of fish such as mackerel, salmon, catfish, or fillets with the skin on tend to be better for grilling.
  • Potatoes The traditional vegetable for raclette is new potatoes (preboiled in their skins). After boiling, wrap the potatoes in a damp cloth and place them in a bowl.
  • Seasonings Remember to place salt, a pepper grinder, and other flavorings such as paprika or sauces on the table, because grilled foods should be seasoned after cooking, not before.
  • Meat Safety Tips Meat should be thawed in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. Also, meat can be sliced, marinated, and put into serving bowls in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to grill.



  • 4 graham-cracker sheets
  • 16 mini marshmallows
  • 4 ounces (113 g) milk chocolate

Directions:  Break graham cracker sheets in half. Place one half graham cracker sheet in a personal cooking tray and top with four mini marshmal-lows. Insert personal cooking tray in personal cooking tray slot. Cook until marshmallow is brown. Remove from grill. Top with 1 ounce

(28 g) milk chocolate and another half of a graham cracker sheet.

Makes 4 servings

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 5 tablespoons (40 g) Cajun seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon (5 g) fresh grated ginger root
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 g) dill weeds
  • 1 pound (454 g) peeled and deveined shrimp

Directions: Combine all ingredients except for shrimp; then add shrimp. Marinate 1 to 4 hours. Drain marinade and discard. Place shrimp on grill and cook 2 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer or until done.

Makes 4 servings

  • Grilled Cheese
  • Ingredients: 8 French baguette slices, 1/3-inch (0.8-cm) thick

4 Swiss cheese slices

Directions: Place two slices French baguette in a personal cooking tray. Top with one slice Swiss cheese. Insert personal cooking tray in personal cooking tray slot. Cook until cheese browns. Remove from grill.

Makes 4 servings

Limited Warranty

This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty for this product and is in lieu of any other warranty or condition.

This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of original purchase in Canada and one (1) year from the date of original purchase in the U.S. During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of this product or any component found to be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible for all costs associated with returning the product to us and our returning a product or component under this warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer available, we will replace with a similar one of equal or greater value.

This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from normal use, use not in conformity with the printed directions, or damage to the product resulting from accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim. This warranty is void if the product is used for other than single-family household use or subjected to any voltage and waveform other than as specified on the rating label (e.g., 120 V ~ 60 Hz).

We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty or condition is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live. Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance to the store. Please call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S. or 1.800.267.2826 in Canada or visit hamiltonbeach.com in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca in Canada. For faster service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on your appliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the top reversible?


Is it suitable for European electric power?


Is this something I can cook hot dogs on and keep topping warm underneath?

Yes, you can.

Is there an oil drain for grill part?

No, there is no oil drain.

Does it come with a lid?

No, it doesn’t come with a lid.

Are there replacement cheese melting trays?


Are the Cheese melting trays non-stick metal or plastic?

Non-stick metal.

Is this smokeless?


Does it have a carrying case?


Is it 220V?

No, it is 120V.

Can you make French fries?

No, as French fries require to be deep fried in oil.

Can Hamilton Beach grill go in dishwasher?

For simple cleanup, the extra-large drip tray, removable cover, and removable grilling plate all go in the dishwasher. With this Hamilton Beach indoor barbecue, you can cook your favorite foods all year round, regardless of the weather.

How do you cook burgers on a Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill?

On the grill, place the patties. Grill each side for 7 to 10 minutes, flipping once. All ground meat should be cooked to at least medium doneness, which is 160 degrees, or until the center of the patty is no longer pink, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Is the Hamilton Beach grill good?

The Hamilton Beach 25361 Indoor Grill still provides excellent value for money if you are specifically seeking for a superb grill rather than something with wider cooking skills. This is because it is well-suited to searing thanks to its high heat capabilities.



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