Learn How To Use A George Foreman Grill
The George Foreman Grill instructions will guide users who may not own a George Foreman Grill but would like to know how it works and how to use it. The information shared will cover any type of George Foreman grill model.
Some models have grill plates that are not removable while others do have this feature. These instructions will cover both types.
Unboxing The Grill
The grill comes in a nice box that protects it during shipping either to the store or to your home or apartment. Carefully open the box and remove the contents.
Remove all packaging material, any stickers, and the plastic band around the power plug. Remove and save all literature and manuals for future reference.
Remove the grill and any accessories that may have come with the grill. Look for the drip tray and spatula as most models come with these items. Some models have the grill plates that are packed separately, and look for those.
Place all items aside to ensure you received all the accessories mentioned in the box. If not, contact the place of purchase to notify them of the shortfall and what will be done to rectify the situation. In some cases, you may have to return the grill for a replacement.
Go to www.prodprotect.com/georgeforeman to register the warranty. Save the receipt or proof of purchase for future warranty claims as you will need them.
Getting Familiar With The Grill
I cannot stress the importance of this. You need to know just what your grill can and cannot do and the only way to do this is to get familiar with it.
- Once all of the materials have been removed, you need to get familiar with the grill by reading the instructions that came with the grill. Each model will have some different features and you will want to become familiar with them so you can use them when grilling specific foods.
- The cord length of the grill is short and you need to know where you can use the grill with an outlet that will be within reach of the cord. It is not recommended that you use an extension cord when using the grill for cooking as it can be a hazard for younger children.
- If your model grill has removable grill plates, get familiar on how to attach and remove them. For grill models that don’t have removable plates you can skip this step.
- The drip tray that comes with the unit is placed in front of the grill every time you are using the grill. Its function is to capture any of the fat and grease that will be rolling off the meat as it is being cooked.
- The spatula that comes with the grill is used for cleaning the grill after you are done cooking foods. It fits nicely between the groves to remove any excess grease and food particles that may sticking on the plates.
Grill Safety Tips
- Do not touch hot surfaces. Always use the handles or knobs.
- Do not immerse grill in water.
- To prevent electrical shock, do not immerse the cord in water.
- Never operate the appliance with a damaged cord.
- Unplug from the outlet when the grill is not in use and before cleaning.
- Do not use outdoors. This is strictly an indoor contact grill.
- Do not use this appliance for other than intended use.
- Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the grill as it is not a toy.
- This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
- Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
- Carefully remove cooked foods from the grill as they will be hot.
- Never use metal utensils on the grill plates as they can damage the non-stick coating.
How To Use The Grill
The steps below will show you how to use the grill wen you are ready to use the grill for cooking foods.
- Plug the cord into the electrical outlet. If your model has a power button, press it to turn on the grill. Other models, the grill will be on when you see the orange light being lit on top of the lid. Close the lid.
- When the cord is plugged in, the unit will now be in its preheating mode. Depending upon the model grill you own, for most grills, the green light will be on telling you the grill is ready. Other models the flashing temperature light will stop telling you the grill is ready.
- While the grill is preheating, place the drip tray in front of the grill.
- The preheating times will vary depending upon the grill model you own. Most grill models this process will take about 5 minutes. For Evolve grill owners, this can take up to 5-7 minutes depending on what setting is used.
- When the Green ready light is on you now are ready to grill foods.
- Each grill will have different amount of grilling space for cooking food. Do not overload the grill. Place the food on the grill and close the lid. Some models have a timer and just set the timer for the time needed to cook the specific food. For the models that do not have a timer, you will have to watch the clock or set a cooking timer for the time needed to cook the food. Refer to the cooking times chart in the manual for the proper cooking time.
- You do not have to turn the food over during cooking as the grill has both the top and bottom plates that is cooking the food at the same time.
- When the food is finished cooking, carefully remove the food from the grill as it will be hot. You may have to use a meat thermometer to ensure the food is properly cooked to your doneness.
- After all foods have been cooked, turn off the grill by pressing the on/off power button that have this feature, or remove the plug from the outlet.
Grilling Food Cooking Times
In the owner’s manual you will find suggested grilling cooking time charts for various types of foods. Usually meats and some vegetables. The times listed in the food chart is suggested. We highly recommend that you check the doneness of the foods a couple of minutes before the time stated on the chart.
The cooking times and temperatures in the chart are meant to be used as a guideline only. Cooking time will depend upon the food thickness and cut being used. Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness by inserting the thermometer into the thickest portion of the meat. For reasons of personal preference, you may choose to cook food to a higher temperature.
Since the food is being cooked from both the top and bottom plates at the same time, the food will take less time than when cooking the same food in the oven or on the stove.
Care and Cleaning
As with any appliance, you will need to perform some cleaning to ensure it operates as intended. Below are some helpful tips you can use to properly care and clean your grill.
Regardless of the grill model you own, it will require some care and cleaning.
Check it out below:
- To avoid an accidental burns, allow the grill to cool before cleaning.
- The drip tray needs to be emptied and can be cleaned using warm soapy water. Or, you can place it in the top rack of the dishwasher. This method can be used for all grill models.
- Wipe the outside of the grill using a warm wet sponge. Dry using a soft cloth. This should be done with all grill models.
- For owners with non-removable grill plates clean the plates using warm, soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towels. For owners with removable plates, just place them in the sink or bottom rack of the dishwasher to be cleaned. Be sure to remove as much grease and grime before cleaning.
- Never use steel wool, scouring pads, or abrasive cleaners on any part of the grill. This applies to all grill models. Doing so, will ruin and damage the non-stick coating surface.
- Do not immerse the grill body with the heating elements in water or liquid. This applies to all grill models.
- Any servicing requiring disassembly other than the above cleaning must be performed by a qualified service personnel. If you try to do this yourself, you will void the warranty.
- Contact support at 1-800-947-3745.
Here are some additional cleaning tips for all grill models:
- Place heavy-duty non-stick aluminum foil on the grill plates. Be sure the foil is large enough to cover both the bottom and top plates. Spray oil on the foil, or use a paper towel to brush oil on the plates, and place the food on the foil and close the lid. The only cleanup is the foil when the food is done cooking by disposing it and cleaning the outside of the appliance as mentioned above.
- You can also use parchment paper to cover both the top and bottom plates. Just throw away the parchment paper when done.
- To help in preventing foods from sticking and making cleaning the plates easier, you can wipe on some olive oil on both plates with a paper towel before preheating the unit.
- After the food is done cooking and you have turned off the grill, place some wet paper towels on the grill and close the lid. Do this while the grill is still warm. This will remove any tuff grease and sticky food particles and make cleanup easier after you are done eating your meal.
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All George Foreman Grills comes with a warranty. The warranty will vary from 1-year to 3-years depending upon the model purchased. If you should have a warranty claim, continue reading below.
- Support: For support or any questions regarding your appliance, call 1-800-947-3745. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail product back to manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult our Product Protection Center at prodprotect.com/georgeforeman.
- What Does The Warranty Cover? Your warranty covers any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, the liability of Spectrum Brands Inc. will not exceed the purchase price of product.
- How Long Is The Warranty Period? Your warranty extends from the date of original purchase with proof of purchase to the end of the warranty. Either 1-year or 3 years.
- What support does my warranty provide? Your warranty provides you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.
- What does my warranty not cover? Damage from commercial use • Damage from misuse, abuse or neglect • Products that have been modified in any way • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase • Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.)
- Are there additional warranty exclusions? This warranty shall not be valid where it is contrary to U.S. and other applicable laws, or where the warranty would be prohibited under any economic sanctions, export control laws, embargos, or other restrictive trade measures enforced by the United States or other applicable jurisdictions. This includes, without limitation, any warranty claims implicating parties from, or otherwise located in, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the disputed Crimea region.
- How does state law affect my warranty? This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
This is helpful information if you want to know how to use your George Foreman Grill. These grills are well-known world-wide as more than 100 million have been sold. It is a great way to grill foods without having to go outside to do it. The weather is always sunny anytime you want to use the grill indoors.
We shared good information on the various topics like unboxing, how to use the grill, cleaning and cooking.
It is important that you retain the original receipt or proof of purchase so you can use it for a warranty claim. It is best if you should experience any issues with the grill to contact them at 1-800-947-3745 during normal working hours.
With the above information you should have no problems in operating your George Foreman Grill.
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