Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - George Foreman grill

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02-22-2007, 10:39 PM
Do you have one? boobalah has been poopy about getting one. However, since I have started my own eating regimen, I think I would like one. We have grill pans that we use on the stove. The grill I'm looking at has a locking lid so it can act as a broiler, too. Besides, it's small enough that I can take it to work and broil/grill a chicken breast or chicken/broccoli sausage there.

Do you love it? Do you hate it? How hard is cleanup? Would you buy it again?


02-22-2007, 11:39 PM
We have one that is about 5 years does a great job of cooking...however, we hardly ever use it. Angie cooks on the BBQ all the time. The grill we have is hard to clean...not hard really, but time consuming. I hear they have "sponges" that make clean-up easier now though. I say if it isn't easy to BBQ where you live, get one.

02-22-2007, 11:59 PM
We love our foreman grill...use it at least once a friend uses hers more than that... clean up for me hasn't been bad.... after I unplug it, I wet a couple paper towels with some water, fold em in half, put them on the grill and close the lid... while I eat, it sort of steams it, then wipe clean-start with those paper towels, then use another one or so...and then it's done...

02-23-2007, 12:04 AM
the best thing EVERY -- it is so quick and easy.My mother usu. marinates meat on the weekend and then throughout the weekday she just pops it into the grill.

I would get it -- clean up is a snap. Just make sure to clean up when it is still hot - a moist towel/papertowel works just fine.

02-23-2007, 12:06 AM
I love my george foreman. I have had it for 4+ years and I use it a lot. I also use the paper towel trick to clean it. I would buy one again if this one wears out. Besides chicken, I love to grill veggies on mine with some lemon pepper seasoning.

02-23-2007, 12:58 PM
I love my Foreman, but I hate cleaning it even though I have the one where you can remove the grill plates. I cook chicken breasts on it, and never in my life have I had juicier chicken. All I do is put kosher salt and grind pepper on both sides and cook for about 7-8 minutes. It comes out perfect every time.

02-23-2007, 01:08 PM
Ugh. I have one that I wound up getting in a christmas gift exchange that went horribly wrong. I never, ever use it. It's way more of a hassle to pull it out of the cupboard and then clean it afterwards than it is to use a grill pan on the stove or to use the actual grill outside. I really don't see the point of it. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't know why I'm letting the thing take up cupboard space. I'm going to take it to Goodwill.

02-23-2007, 02:30 PM
One thing I just remembered about ours is that it takes up a lot of counter space, that is why it is on a shelf in our garage. We have a small kitchen. It was the biggest one they had at the time for our family of 6, but I think they are even bigger now, which you don't need MARE.

02-23-2007, 03:17 PM
We are on our 3rd one. Our first got too small after having kids so we bought a bigger one. Then we ended up getting one for a christmas present that was slightly better than the one we had so we chose to keep it. We absolutely love ours and use it probably 5 nights of the week. Clean up can be as easy as you want it to be.

I highly recommend getting one and using it. Meat has never been so easy to cook nor tasted so good in our family.

02-23-2007, 03:24 PM
I have "dinner dates with George" all the time! I have a small one which works very well for me, cooking for one. I grill veggies, fish, steak, chicken, etc. and I marinade stuff for it beforehand sometimes, too.

I also do the paper-towel trick, and cleanup is super easy that way.

02-25-2007, 04:35 PM
I love it!!

02-25-2007, 05:13 PM
Mine isn't a George Foreman brand, but it's the same type of thing (Hamilton Beach brand, I think). I'm super lazy about cleaning, so the one I have has removable grill plates that I just put in the dishwasher when I'm done cooking--nothing easier to clean than that!

I like cooking on it rather than in a pan on the stove because the ridges allow the fat to drain off rather than letting my food sit and cook in its own fat in a pan (this is especially true of my turkey burgers).

02-25-2007, 05:27 PM
I'm highly dependent on mine. The paper towel thing is a snap for clean-up each time.

What I like is the fact that the ridges drains off most of the excess fat. Also, I find when I use the Foreman I get a more even grill and it's much easier to time how long to cook than it is with the gas grill. Plug in, wait 2 minutes and it's ready to go! :carrot:

02-25-2007, 06:56 PM
I love mine, use it all the time for chicken, fish, veggies, whatever.

Reba, I love your paper towel cleaning idea. Thanks.

02-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Love it, use it all the time. I do the wet paper towel trick, too. I've been through 2 of them, and got my mom hooked. I definitely recommend the one you can take the plates out of to clean. It's great for grilling veggies, too.