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BBBLOOM
Posts: 39
10/12/11 4:58 P

Yes! My boyfriend turned me on to the Foreman Grill, and I stumbled upon a smaller version at Goodwill last week for $6.99. It's perfect for single person meals and it cleans up very quickly and easily with a damp cloth.

So far I have used it to cook up frozen turkey patties and frozen chicken breasts. I was actually impressed that it didn't need any spray or oil.

Edited by: BBBLOOM at: 10/12/2011 (17:03)


JOYFULME01
Posts: 474
10/9/11 9:53 P

I bought a large family size George Foreman grill when they first came out. It was great for healthy cooking, but a mess to clean up. Now I have a smaller version with removable trays . . . all I have to do is wipe them off and put them in the dishwasher. I love it! I've cooked everything from meat to dessert to paninis to french toast on it.



1HOTTIEBODY
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9/20/11 9:12 A

Love my Foreman had it for several years now!!!
My dear friend "just" told me she cooks her pork chops on it, I have never even thought to cook this on the foreman. LOL I will be doing this later in the week.

Its a easy clean, throw it in the dishwasher or soak it in the sink. Doesn't take to much effort to clean! Just never use a sharp utensil to scrape anything off, it has a protective coating that nothing should ever "stick".





CATHYINLA
Posts: 812
9/19/11 1:31 P

I have one but almost never use it. Too much hassle to clean. I have found that a non-stick grill pan works better. Since the George Forman cooks both sides at the same time it is likely faster but I have found it dries out my food. A grill pan allows me to cook on one side at a time and since the food isn't pressed it stays moister, important with low fat food.




RUN_BAKE_BLOG
Posts: 2,283
9/12/11 8:14 A

Absolutely! I have one and use it all the time. I thawed and seasoned a whole package of chicken tenders yesterday and cooked them up on my Foreman...Now I have chicken for the week, for salads, wraps...anything!
I have a fairly small sized one and love it!



TME4ME
Posts: 331
9/11/11 9:19 P

I have had mine for years and consider it one of the best investments I have ever made!



CARISASANDERS
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6/23/11 10:16 A

Guess after this post i should pull mine out i make fish and chicken breast all the time. I loved my grill when i first got it. But i HATE cleaning it.



DFREDRICK5
Posts: 13
6/22/11 1:14 P

we use ours all the time! It is a great alternative to healthy eating.



RECIPE4ME
Posts: 382
6/20/11 8:41 P

I love my George Foreman Grill... use it often



ELLEN0407
Posts: 2,037
6/20/11 5:23 P

yes, i think chicken taste so good on it



SGWAISTMGMT
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6/20/11 4:50 P

Great easy tool to cook up chicken tenderloin or burgers. Spray on oil before cooking and don't use bbq sauce on it! Grill cleans up easy as others have said while its still warm. Position it so the water will drain into the sink and clean away.



AMCCR916
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6/20/11 1:33 P

I love my Foreman grill. We use it for everything. Burgers, Steak, Chicken, Pork, Ham, Fish, Bacon, etc. We have a larger one that has interchangeable plates and we use those a lot to do pancakes and waffles and various things that you wouldn't normally do on a grill.

Pam sells a cooking spray made specifically for grills and high temperatures. We spray that on before we start cooking and it helps with the clean up process. Once we're done cooking I use a papertowel to wipe it down and then I stick the plates in the dishwasher. No big deal.

I would recommend this especially if you live in an apartment.



DESERTFLAME
Posts: 39
6/20/11 8:53 A

My housemate has one and I fell in love with it!!! I live in the UK and when I want a real treat I cut pork and apple sausages in half when they are raw and pop them in. I would think that this could work with turkey sausages which I cannot find here, and possibly quorn sausages which I can get here. Great tips on clean up on this thread! I usually clean with wet sponge when it's still heated up - a warning to be careful as I used a 'nonstick' sponge when I couldn't find the sponge that came with it and it really scratched the grill even though the sponge never scratches our other nonstick pans [an expensive mistake on my part!]. Happy grilling emoticon



CHICKEN-GAL
Posts: 47
6/19/11 11:44 P

I got the lg one last Black Friday @ Target for only $28. Generally I like it but it's a bear to clean unless you do it right away when it's still warm. I think it's better to grill the chicken plain, then add the BBQ sauce a couple of minutes before you want to eat it so it doesn't blacken the meat.



GOOSIEMOON
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6/19/11 10:24 P

I love mine. I just clean it up quickly after I use it.
A damp dishcloth on the warm (not hot) grill plates works for me.



JEANNINEW1
Posts: 396
6/19/11 7:50 A

I love mine too. It is great in the winter time when you don't want to be outside cooking and I love how it is easy to clean. Veggie are great on the grill.

Edited by: JEANNINEW1 at: 6/21/2011 (15:09)


NYMPHIS
Posts: 20
6/17/11 2:10 A

I love my grill. It does indeed cook yummy food in minutes and gets rid of the fat. :)



PRMADDI
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6/16/11 9:14 P

YES! We have the big one (picked up at a thrift store for 15 bucks) and it practically lives on our kitchen counter. My nine year old boy concocts different quesadillas for after school snacks (my favorite is the whole wheat tortilla with green apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon!)and even the 15 year old can now grill burgers for dinner. I use it to grill meats for use in salads and sandwiches all week long. I use non-stick spray for veggies and they turn out crisp and delish! (Try grilled romaine!) I also have found that if I don't spray prior to cooking seasoned chicken, the seasoning won't burn. Good luck! for your purchase I would suggest the small grill.



SUECHRIS50
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6/7/11 5:20 P

UH yeah!! they are so great!!



EMADEE
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6/7/11 12:23 P

I received the small sized grill as a wedding present a few years ago...it's just big enough to hold two small chicken breasts. I used it a lot for a while, but then found that I preferred baking my chicken in the oven. It takes longer but I prefer the taste. Maybe I wasn't doing it right, but it was usually came out pretty chewy on the outside and the marinades/seasonings always burned. They make a fast meal though, and as long as you clean them ASAP the cleanup isn't bad.



DUSTYPRAIRIE
Posts: 8,103
6/7/11 9:17 A

I have 2 little ones. I think because both dh and I got them at yard sales or an auction. They are fantastic. I make "sinless eggplant" parmesean by grilling the eggplant on the GF. It saves so many calories.

Summer fruits are great grilled on it, too. Where we live there is extreme fire danger so we can't cook outside. What a blessing to have the GF!



KISSFAN1
Posts: 6,253
6/3/11 10:25 A

I had one years and years ago, but it was so hard to clean. I know they have removeable plates now, so I may consider getting one if I can find room for it.



BNELEPHANT
Posts: 372
6/3/11 10:21 A

I'm so glad I saw this because I used mine last night for chicken. I wanted to grill outside, however with issues with my grill I ended up inside. For the people that love it, how do you season the chicken and not have it burn? Every time I put anything on my chicken it turns black. I've watched it and in order to cook it to the right temp I end up burning the chicken. So my theory is of course you'll lose weight because who wants to eat black chicken? It's only the outside so I end up peeling it in a way. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

For burgers: just fine! They grill perfect each and every time. It's so odd that I cannot get the chicken to come out decent.
Thanks!



SHORTNSHAPELY
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5/25/11 2:40 P

I love mine so much. It is really easy to clean. I dont know what i would do without it



SUZFORD88
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5/20/11 6:59 P

Yes! Love my sandwich-sized one!



DAWNINOHIO
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5/20/11 11:35 A

I love my George Foreman grill for chicken breast and steak. I've also made salmon, hot dogs and hamburgers on it. The only veggie that I've grilled is asparagus. It was amazing.



JERZYGRL70
Posts: 129
5/17/11 2:08 P

I love mine ... have the big one and use it all the time ... especilly for chicken, hot dogs and bacon. Our first on broke and I was lost without it. Had to immediately go and buy a new one. We live in an apartment so grills are a no no. We did have one in our old apartment but when I split from my husband last year ... he got the grill because my new apartment is a no no ... i so miss a real grill .. but George does the job as well.



HELZIE
Posts: 509
5/17/11 1:14 P

Absolutely! It's gross to see what comes out, but it's worse to think of eating it! They are so handy.
But just so you know, if you drop them on the floor...they don't bounce.
I miss mine....!



ROGERSBABE1
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5/2/11 1:43 P

I bought a small one for about $12.00. I loved it. I mainly use if for chicken breasts and turkey burgers. I clean it right away.



KELLY_NZ
Posts: 1,569
5/2/11 3:03 A

Oooh I really really want one of these!!! emoticon



DJLAYNE
Posts: 73
5/1/11 11:50 P

Yes! Last year my DH was cooking a lot as I was disabled in both hands (better now) so he bought one of these. It cooks fast! It drains fat well and is relatively easy to clean compared to some other indoor grills. However, its non-stick coating has already come off in a couple of small spots which fortunately aren't in the cooking areas yet.



SNOOPY1960
Posts: 1,676
5/1/11 5:29 P

Love it !
I use it all year long.
Sometimes I will cook a whole pound of chicken tenders with no seasoning and use them all week for chicken salad, chicken quesadillas, chicken sandwiches etc etc

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 5/1/2011 (17:31)


NEWDAD07
Posts: 132
5/1/11 4:09 P

My wife and I have had a couple since we got married 10 years ago. We started with a small one and upgraded to a larger one later. Everything cooks faster on it (cooking from both sides at once), and clean-up is as easy as a scrape with the included tool and a wipe with paper towels (or a run through the dishwasher for the models with removable plates).



MOM2ACAT
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4/28/11 4:57 P

I have a small one with a bun warmer, it's just the right size for me since I just cook for myself. I love mine!

For easy clean up, after I unplug it, I wet a few layers of paper towels and put them inside. By the time I am done eating, any food stuck on is softened up and I can easily wipe it clean.



MFLYNN8
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4/28/11 6:29 A

I have one of the big ones from 11 years ago. we have moved several times the thing lasts forever and clean up is a breeze!



SARA72121
Posts: 843
4/28/11 1:24 A

I love my foreman grill. I use it all the time. I got one of the really big ones on sale for like $29 on black Friday last year.

I don't find the clean up to be much of a hassle. I have a spray bottle with water in it. As soon as I unplug it I spray the grill and keep spraying it every few minutes till it cools down enough to wipe off.

If I'm being lazy about it and forget to clean it Dobie brand sponges take all of the hard bits off with ease.

Edited by: SARA72121 at: 4/28/2011 (01:24)


LONDONSFOG
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4/27/11 6:20 P

I love my foreman grill. I bought the mini one - it'll fit two small chicken breasts on it. I've grilled chicken, burgers, pork chops and veggies. I can't have a BBQ in my apartment so this is the next best thing. Yes, the smaller ones where the grill plates are attached are a bit more difficult to clean simply but like a previous poster said, if you do it right away they clean up in a snap! NOTE: let the grill COOL first :)



THISYEARSMODEL
Posts: 3,292
4/26/11 3:21 P

I prefer my cast iron grill pan, because I control the heat, it can even go camping or on the BBQ, and it's easier to clean. Knowing my mom has 80 year old iron skillets in perfect condition, I also know it will last at least that long.

Lodge makes a good one for $29.

Edited by: THISYEARSMODEL at: 4/28/2011 (17:21)


RRJAMISON
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4/26/11 2:47 P

I have had one. If youclean it immediately after using it, that works best. I would recommend using one. It is easy to use, fast and helpful (especially cooking for 1). I don't know any recipes for using one, but you pretty much can use it like a regular grill. Hopefully this information will help.



HEALTHYJ29
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4/26/11 10:01 A

I don't have one but my mom bought the cheap one and she said it is so hard to clean. So if you get one you may want one that you can remove the grill part.



HELTERXSKELTERX
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4/26/11 12:53 A

This is my first post on SparkPeople, I hope I'm doing it right, I'm sorry if I'm not!

I've been wanting to grill veggies recently but live in an apartment and can't really grill. I've never had a grill before and was wondering if the George Foreman grills were any good/would fit my needs?

I'd just be grilling veggies and maybe chicken breasts for one person; I'm not really into cooking so the easier the better.

Do you all use this grill? Would you recommend it to others?

(Also, recipes for them would be great if you recommend it!)



 
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