George Foreman Grills

@BELMCstar (1343)
Australia
June 15, 2007 6:17pm CST
My husband bought me a "George Foreman" Healthy eating grill a year or so ago. He thought it would be good because the food does not stick to it, and the grill surfaces would be easy to clean. It was good in theory, but unfortunately it is not as easy to clean as we had hoped. The food does stick to it, and unless you clean it immediately after cooking (and then eat cold food) it is really hard to clean. I bought a special sponge to clean it, but that does not work all that effectively either. I wanted the one where you can slide the grill plates off and put them in the dishwasher, but that came out after he had bought me the one I have. I am thinking about putting this one in the dishwasher anyway, and just wrapping the cord up somehow to protect it from the water. The thing is a bit wrecked anyway, so I dont' see how it could hurt it too much lol.
5 responses
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Yes, my husband hates using the George Foreman for the same reason. It is either have cold food and clean the Foreman immediately after use or wait until after dinner and then it is so very hard to clean! We typically plug it back in and let it get hot...and then unplug it and clean it. A lot of trouble and headache! I too would love to have the new one with removable plates. I"m not sure I'd put it in the dishwasher, if water got into the inside of it, it could ruin it.
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@BELMCstar (1343)
• Australia
15 Jun 07
Thank you. I am glad it is not only me. The problem is that if you get it too hot it can be difficult to clean. I had heard a tip where you put wet paper towelling - the sort used to soak up fat from hot chips, etc. - in the grill with a bit of water. The idea is that the wet paper towelling absorbs some of the grease off the plates. As for ruining the inside, I regularly pour hot water over it to clean it.
@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
16 Jun 07
Hey, great feedback, (scuse the pun). I was thinking of getting one of those but I won't now. I don't have a dish washer either.
@HighReed1 (1127)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I don't have the George Forman grill, but I have a counter-top one. I give it a quick spray with non-stick cooking spray. When it is time for cleaning, I preheat it for a few minutes and then wipe it down. The yuck comes right off. Or I give it a scrub with antibacterial dish soap. I take the grease catcher off and hang the little hole over the sink. A quick rinse with hot water(making sure the cord stays dry) and I'm done.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
20 Jun 07
Hey. 2 years ago, I was shopping in a store, I leave to go home and when get home I get a phone call from that store, saying can you please come back you have just one a "George Foreman Grill" so I do go back with my husband and sure enough we have won this grill... Now we use it for alot of things and I find it very easy to clean, because of the its non stick surface. I simply wipe off with a hot wet cloth, there done, surface not ruined...
@chileman (969)
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Tassie queen, we also have had the same problem especially after cooking roast lamb which is very fatty. We have found if you warm it up again for a while it comes off easier than try to clean it when it is cold.....not sure if I'd risk it in the dishwasher!