We received a George Foreman Grill as a wedding gift in December of 2005, and we are still using it to this day. By using it, I don’t mean using it like I use my dusty blender that is stored in the back of the lower cabinet that I break out every two years, or that margarita pitcher and glasses that have been used once or twice in the last 10 years (note to self; make some margaritas!) We use the George Foreman Grill at least once a week, even more often in the winter.
I love, love, love my George Foreman Grill! It heats up in 10 minutes, it’s easy to clean, and the majority of the fat drains off of the meat into the dishwasher safe tray. I use it to cook chicken, sausage, pork and beef or turkey burgers. I don’t use it to cook steak, because I don’t want my steak too dry, so I like to allow the juices to redistribute, rather than drain off. But for other types of meat, it’s the best tool in the kitchen. It’s convenient especially in the winter when we can’t use the outdoor grill.
The grill plates are removable and easy to clean and because they are non-stick, there is no need for using any oil or butter.
We have four people our my family, but it’s also a great tool for those living alone. We bought one for my mother-in-law who lives alone as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and she cooks on it all the time. It’s perfect for cooking for one or for a crowd. I can cook 3 chicken breasts at a time, 8 sausages, or 3 small burgers. I always find that in the advertising they claim you can fit a lot more on the grill than is realistic. The nice thing is that this grill heats up quickly between uses, so I just store everything in tin foil to keep warm until I’ve finished cooking all of the ingredients for a meal.
There there are a million kitchen gadgets out there and I’ll admit that I like and use a lot of them, but even if you’re not into gadgets, this grill is totally worth the investment. I think that once you use it, you will be hooked!
I’m off to grill some chicken for weekend salads. Thanks for stopping by!