The Bottom Line
- Cooks fast
- Versatile - you can grill anything from burgers to broccoli
- Easy to clean and comes with its own cleaning tools
- No need to deal with charcoal, propane or connecting to a gas line
- Knocks out the fat - sometimes to the point of drying out certain foods
- No variable heat settings
- 60-inch indoor electric contact grill
- Sloped non-stick cooking surface drains fat away from food
- Evenly heats over the whole cooking surface
- Dishwasher-safe drip tray and spatula included, as well as special sponge for easy clean-up
Guide Review - George Foreman Grill Review - 60 Inch Contact Grill
I chose to review this particular grill, because I think it is the ideal size for a family, and it is just as useful for a teen cook or new graduate as it is for busy parents.
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Does the George Foreman Live Up to Its Promises?The original premise of the George Foreman grill was to be able to "knock out the fat" of foods like burgers and be able to grill indoors at a low cost. On all of those counts, the George Foreman 60-inch grill delivers.
Like all of the George Foreman contact grills, this one has a sloped grate, which allows the fat to drain off into a drip tray (included). In most cases, this is a good thing.
In some cases, however, not so much. If you're using lean ground beef and grilling burgers, you won't get good results with the George Foreman. That's because it violates one of the basic rules of making juicy burgers - it presses the meat down. To combat this problem, you can use the grill without closing it and flip the burgers halfway through cooking. Using beef with a higher fat content would help too (remember, most of the fat drains off). Finally, try drizzling a little olive oil on the burgers and/or the grill.
See also: Tips for Grilling Burgers
What I Love About This George Foreman Grill
I love how versatile this grill is.
I can make everything from chicken to salmon to broccoli to paninis on this grill. A panini press alone would cost more than twice the cost of this grill. And I swear you won't find a better tool for making grilled cheese.
I love the price of this grill.
Is there any other kitchen tool this versatile that you can get for around $30 (or less)? And if money is really tight, you can always buy a used one on eBay. They tend to last very long.
I love how easy it is to store.
I can tuck it into a kitchen cabinet when I'm not using it. But if I'm using it often, I can leave it on the counter. Either way, it won't take up tons of space.
I love the way it heats.
This grill heats up fast, cooks evenly and cools down quickly. Bonus: Grill marks are included, and I don't have to mess with charcoal or propane to get them.
I love how easy it is to clean.
No scrubbing grill grates. Just wipe it down with the sponge that's included.
What I Don't Like About This George Foreman GrillIt doesn't have variable heat settings. There are times when I'd like to be able to sear foods, then turn the heat down to finish cooking.
This grill also really lives up to its promise of knocking out the fat. This can cause food to dry out if you aren't careful. There are ways around this, the most obvious one being brush the grill and/or food with oil, or spray with cooking spray. This works perfectly well, keeping foods like chicken breasts and fish juicy while still eliminating excess fat during the cooking process.