The George Foreman Grill is a household name that everyone is familiar with. But what is it? Why should one use one? What is it for?
The George Foreman Grill is actually a colloquial term. The machine is actually called The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine and is made by the US based company Spectrum Brands. The grill is endorsed by formed boxer George Foreman, who has become as famous for his cooking than he was for his sport, as the product as sold over 100 million units worldwide. Less well known is the fact that the product is also endorsed by Jackie Chan.
The grill is electricity heated. The difference between the George Foreman and the other electric based bbq grills discussed above is that the George Foreman grill heats the food from both sides, the top and the bottom. This has man advantages. Firstly, it cooks the food very fast, as the heat enters the product from two sides. Secondly, it ensures an even cook as the heat enters the product at equal intensity from both sides. Thirdly, it means there is no need to turn your food or cook both sides separately, saving both time and effort. The grill is also non-stick, making it easy to clean. The product is available in many sizes and at a range of prices.
You can cook almost everything on a George Foreman grill. You can cook all your basics, not only all meats but also eggs and toasted sandwiches. There are literally thousands of recipes designed specifically for George Foreman grills and many websites dedicated solely to these recipes. Have a look at the ‘what you can cook on a George Foreman grill’ page on Pintrest to see a huge range of inspirational recipes specifically designed for the grill, from falafels and quesadillas to burgers, hotdogs and pizzas. All these recipes are made easy by the grill, which really can produce amazing results with very little effort. This grill is perfect for cooking quickly for groups of people, and making you look like a really talented cook. And afterwards, you can clean with a cloth or paper towel in a few seconds.
The grill is not at all as expensive as you might think, and the smaller models start at just over £20 from some retailers (see below).