The George Foreman grill is not a tool I use daily, like my Kitchen Aid stand-up mixer, but I do use it a lot. In fact, I have two George Foreman grills.
I also have a large one that’s big enough for my family. I love them both.
In case you’ve never used a George Foreman grill, they’re very easy to use. I spray both grill plates with Pam, plug the grill in, wait about 5 minutes for it to warm up, put my food on, and in most cases, it’s done in about 6 minutes.
My George Foreman is old and does NOT have removable plates. That makes clean-up a bit of a pain. To make it easier, after I unplug it and it cools off for a few seconds, I wet a cloth rag, put it on the grill and close the cover. After dinner, when I wash the grill, it’s quite a bit easier to clean than if it just sits there without the wet rag.
I use the grill for burgers, chicken, vegetables and sandwiches. I recently got adventurous and used it for fish. When I cook fish in the oven (I use frozen tilapia or salmon), they get little blobs of white. Someone told me I was overcooking them but according to my meat thermometer, I’m not. Anyway, when I cooked the fish on the George Foreman, it only took about 3 minutes, there were no white blobs and it tasted better! So fish will be cooked on the George Foreman from now on.
The grill is especially handy when:
- you don’t have much time (the food cooks faster);
- it’s hot outside and inside and you don’t want to heat up your oven;
- you need your oven for something else that cooks at a different temperature;
- you want that grilled flavor but don’t have time to grill (it’s not the same as cooking outside on a gas grill but it’s closer than cooking in the oven); or
- you want to cook a little healthier (the fat/juices drip off the grill plates and into a tray so the meat isn’t sitting in it while cooking).
So if you’ve never considered a George Foreman grill, it might be something that you would really enjoy and it might even make cooking easier! By the way, it doesn’t have to be a George Foreman. The George Foreman is the only one I’ve used but I would guess that all of the tabletop grills are pretty similar.
Do you have a tabletop grill? Do you use it often? If not, is this something you might enjoy trying?
DISCLAIMER: I did not receive any compensation for this post. I’m writing about this product because I like it and I think my readers would like it, too.