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Healthy cooking grills

(9 Posts)
PollyDolly Wed 27-Jan-21 15:11:53

I'm considering buying a George Foreman - other brands are available I know - and wanted some advice. I would prefer one with removeable plates and adjustable heat control. After looking online I'm totally bamboozelled by the massive choice!

Do any GNetters have one and what's your opinion on them please?

tanith Wed 27-Jan-21 15:28:26

I have a very basic George Foreman I use it a lot for chops, sausages, steak etc, i find it easy to clean usually a wipe down the nonstick plates with kitchen roll. I don’t know anything about the more complicated ones though sorry.

Redhead56 Wed 27-Jan-21 16:07:19

Small George Forman and Large George Forman brilliant and easy to clean.

PollyDolly Wed 27-Jan-21 16:19:19


Small George Forman and Large George Forman brilliant and easy to clean.

Do either have adjustable heat control please?

tanith Wed 27-Jan-21 16:35:48

Mine doesn’t have it but I’ve not really needed it to be honest.

cornishpatsy Wed 27-Jan-21 16:41:20

Defiantly the one with removable plates. The cleaning of the one without used to put me off using it.

Doodledog Wed 27-Jan-21 16:46:02

I have two - one for our caravan and the other for the house, and they get used a lot. The home one has adjustable control, and it is a boon. Things like sausages can't be properly cooked on high, as the outsides would burn before the inside was cooked. When I bought the other one, there didn't seem to be any with adjustable controls in the small size, but I wish I had hung out for one.

I did once have one with removable plates, and didn't like them - they rusted in the dishwasher, and were difficult to clean in the sink. I just wipe mine down with kitchen roll when warm, and keep wiping until the paper stays clean.

Franbern Wed 03-Feb-21 19:24:14

Yep, along with others - a small George Foreman. When I moved into my flat I decided to do away with a large oven and purchased a good combi microwave . Found in this all worked well except grill. So bought this little George Foreman for sausages, chops, burgers, etc.. Works brilliantly and quickly as both sides are done at the same time. No need to have different heats. I put the food items in, close it, and within a few minutes can take them out. I then wipe down top and bottom with re-usable bamboo kitchen towel (the type that goes into the washing machine), and it is kept pristine clean very easily. Would do a toasted sandwich, but does not do cheese on toast.

welbeck Wed 03-Feb-21 19:32:41

Lidl had one a few weeks ago.
you might still find one there in larger branches.