George Foreman Grill Vs Shaq Grill

Comparing Shaq Grills With George Foreman Grills


Shaq Foreman Grills
Shaq Foreman Grills Side by Side



This article will compare the George Foreman Evolve Grill verses the Shaq Grill and Press. We will see which one is best and compare the product features. Both grills operate indoors and are contact grills. The Shaq grill is more expensive than the George Foreman Evolve Grill. This will be a comprehensive review of the Evolve Grill model GRP4842P with the Shaq model GMC01.

These models were selected because they are closely similar with the same features.

We will mention the specs for each grill and then provide the comparisons between the two.

Specifications and Features

Shaq Grill GMC01
Shaq Grill GMC01

Shaq GMC01 Grill:

  • Released: February 10, 2021
  • Price: $140 – $150
  • Color/Material: Silver/Stainless Steel
  • Weight:8 lbs.
  • Grilling Surface Area: N/A
  • 3-in-1 Capabilities: Yes
  • Non-Stick Coating Type: N/A
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Dimensions:2 x 14.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Wattage: 1300
  • Variable Timer/Temperature: Yes
  • Assembly Required: No
  • Grill Plates: 2, Removable & Dishwasher Safe
  • Digital Control Panel: Yes, Power Button, Time/Temperature Selections, Top Heating Element On/Off, LCD Display, Time/Temperature Selections, & On/Off Fan Button
  • 60-Day Money Back Guarantee: Date of Purchase, and Receipt
  • Warranty: 1-Year, from date of purchase

George Foreman Evolve GRP4842P Grill:

George Foreman Evolve Grill GRP4842P
George Foreman Evolve Grill GRP4842P
  • Released: September 19, 2014
  • Price: $115 – $125
  • Color/Material: Platinum/Plastic
  • Weight:5 lbs.
  • Grilling Surface Area: 84 Sq. Inches
  • 3-in-1 Capabilities: Yes
  • Non-Stick Coating Type: Ceramic & George Tough
  • Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 13.5 Inches
  • Wattage: 1440
  • Variable Timer/Temperature: Yes
  • Assembly Required: No
  • Grill Plates: 2 Removable & Dishwasher Safe + 2 Waffle Plates
  • Digital Control Panel: Yes, Up/Down Button, Sear Button, Temp/Timer Selector, Power Button, Time/Temp Display
  • Temperature Range: 300 to 500 Degrees
  • Warranty: 3-Years, from date of purchase


Differences Between The Two Grills

Feature                         GMC01                          GRP4842P
Max Temp                       450                                    425
Min Temp                       140                                     300
Timer                               25 Min Max                     20 Min Max
Sear Feature                   No                                     Yes, 500 degrees
Watts                               1300                                  1440
Shut-Off                          Automatically                 Manually
Food Thickness             2-Inches Max                  Adjusts to any size
Adjustable Angle          No, Level Only                Slope or Level
Adjustable Hinge          No                                     Yes
Preheated Signal          No                                      Yes, Beep
Dishwasher Safe           Yes, Plates Only             Yes, Plates & Drip Tray
Drip Tray                       2                                        1
Warranty                       1-Year                               3-Years
Non-Stick Coating       Teflon                              Ceramic
Smokeless                     Yes                                     No
Cooks Waffles              No                                      Yes
PFOA-Free                   N/A                                    Yes
PTFE-Free                    N/A                                    Yes

Overall Comparisons of the Two Grills

  • Drip Tray Cleaning: When it comes to cleaning the grills drip tray after cooking the advantage goes to the George Foreman Grill hands down. It only has 1 drip tray to clean where the Shaq Grill has 2. The second one is tricky as you have to lift it out to clean it. As you lift if out it’s easy to spill some grease on the bottom of the grill to make a bigger cleanup mess. Plus, you have to wait until the grill is cooled down before you can lift out the tray or even try to clean it with paper towels. The grease could get hard and not be as easy to clean. Advantage: George Foreman
  • Cleaning Grill Plates: No advantage here to either grill. They both have removable plates that are dishwasher safe to clean. Advantage: Tie
  • Preheating Grills: The advantage goes to the George Foreman Grill. Plug it in and set the temperature. A beep sound goes off when the grill is preheated. The Shaq Grill you must plug it in and set the timer. If the timer reaches zero before it’s preheated, it shuts off the grill. No sound to warn you when the grill is preheated. When it is preheated, you may have to reset the timer for the proper time to cook the food as the timer continues to count down. Advantage: George Foreman
  • Grilling Bone in Meats: The George Foreman Grill wins with ease. It will allow you to grill with the bones in. The Shaq grill requires you to partially cook these foods before grilling. The reason is it may not cook these foods properly as they could get overbrowned on the outside before the center is done. Advantage: George Foreman
  • Fan: The Shaq Grill wins this one. It has a fan button to turn on to remove the excess smoke during cooking. George Foreman does not have a fan and will allow the steam or smoke to come out during cooking. Advantage: Shaq
  • Turn Off Top Grill Plate: The Shaq Grill wins this one. It has a button that turns off the top grill plate. The George Foreman does not this feature as both plates are used for grilling food. Advantage: Shaq
  • Cook Waffles: The George Foreman Grill wins this hands down. The grill comes with 2 waffle plates to make waffles by just removing the regular grill plates and attaching the waffle plates. The Shaq Grill does not have this option. If you want to have waffles, you need to purchase a waffle iron separately. Advantage: George Foreman
  • Warranty: The George Foreman Grill wins this one easily. The Shaq grill offers 1-year warranty and the George Foreman Grill offers a 3-year warranty, both from the date of purchase. Advantage: George Foreman

Based on the above comparisons, the George Foreman Grill wins.


The bottom line here is which grill is best. They both are good grills. Depending upon the features you want the Shaq Grill may be best. As to cost, the George Foreman Grill is the winner.

They both have lots of features that are the same. They do have some differences. You will have to decide on which of the feature differences you want in your grill.

To me, the George Foreman Evolve Grill wins based on the waffle plates that come with the purchase, preheated beeping sound, and 1 drip tray to clean.

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