The George Foreman Grill Comes To The Rescue!
Do you like the thought of being able to grill chicken, steak, fish and vegetables and a lot more? In addition, how would you like to eat meat that you purchased containing a high fat content, because of the extra cost of 95% lean, you don’t have to eat the fat because it drains off while the meat is grilling? If you don’t have a George Foreman Grill, you can’t experience this as you need an outdoor grill. How about an indoor grill that does not use charcoal. If this interests you, than the George Foreman Grill is for you. Of course you won’t have the charcoal flavor, but you will have perfectly grilled meat every time if you abide by the cooking times for the type of meat you are grilling.
This article will explain how it works and improves one’s health, how many uses it has, how easy it is to clean and how much it costs.
Not All Grills Are Created Equal
The George Foreman Grill is constructed with a slope design so that the fat drips off from the meat into the drip tray as it is cooking. Consequently, you don’t eat the fat that is being released as the meat is grilling. This is excellent in keeping your cholesterol levels under control. So, if you are on a low fat diet, this grill is for you.
On other indoor grills, the fat will remain while the food is cooking. Which means the fat will not drain out during cooking. So, you will be eating extra fat which is not good for low fat diets.
Besides knocking out the fat during cooking, the foods being grilled will taste even better. Because of its design, it cooks foods from the top and bottom at the same time which reduces the cooking time.
How Does The George Foreman Grill Work?
The grilling portion of the George Foreman Grill is sloped at a 15 degree incline so while the meat is cooking the fat flows down the built-in tracks towards the drip tray at the end of the grill.
On the less expensive grills, they do not come with temperature controls while on the more expensive models this feature is provided.
The instructions for using this grill are below:
- If you don’t have a temperature control model, just plug the cord into an electrical outlet and the Red light will come on. If you have a temperature control model, plug the cord into the outlet, select the temperature and the Red light will come on.
- Let the grill preheat for 5 minutes.
- Place the drip tray under the front of the grill.
- When the Green light comes on it means the grill is ready for food.
- Open the lid to add the food to be grilled. Be careful as the unit is hot.
- Close the lid.
- Cook the food for the time stated in the manual. For models with a temperature control, wait for the unit to signal the food is done.
- When done, remove the food carefully as it is hot.
- Remove the cord from the outlet.
- The models with a power button, press the power button to turn off the grill and pull the cord from the outlet.
The grilling guide in the manual provides how much time is required for grilling certain cuts of meat. If your cut is thicker, allow additional time to grill. If your cut is less, allow less time for grilling.
As you get accustomed to using your grill you will be able to know how long it takes for grilling your steak rare, medium or well done.
What is a nice feature of the George Foreman Grill is it cooks the food from the top and bottom at the same time. Which means less time for cooking than cooking on the stove, oven or cooking outdoors. When you take the meat off the grill you will notice some grill marks. How does the food taste? Take it from me, I own a George Foreman Grill and the food tastes great! Try it for yourself and see.
What Are Some Uses of The Grill?
With the George Foreman Grill you can grill fish, steak, pork chops, kabobs, chicken, lamb, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, sausage, bacon, salmon, sliced vegetables, fruit and potatoes. Cheese melts evenly if placed on hamburger meat. You can also place sliced tomatoes, onions and spices on the meat while it is grilling for additional flavor. As you can see, the foods you can cook on the George Foreman Grill are endless.
I do fillet mignon on my grill and it comes out very succulent. I would not be without a George Foreman Grill in my home. After you try yours, you will be saying the same thing.
How Easy Is It To Clean?
After cooking on your outside grill, cleaning it can become a chore. Not so with the George Foreman Grill. After you have finished cooking the food to your satisfaction, you unplug the electric cord. The grilling plates need a few minutes to cool before you can clean them. After a few minutes, you can use the safe plastic spatula to remove excess crumbs and grime from the grill. Then just use a paper towel to clean the grill plates with warm soapy water. Take another paper towel to dry off the moisture from both the top and bottom grills and its ready to go for the next meal.
Cleaning is easy because the grills are covered with a nonstick coating. This method is for grills without removable plates. Don’t forget to take the fat that dripped into the holding tray during cooking and dispose of it in an appropriate disposal container and wash the drip tray with soap and water.
For grills with removable plates, use the spatula to remove any excess food and grease from the plates. Remove both plates from the grill after they have cooled. You can hand clean them as mentioned above or place them in the dishwasher in the bottom rack for cleaning.
How Much Do The Grills Cost?
They are very reasonable and there is a model that will fit everyone’s budget. You can purchase grills costing under $20 or over $100. You will need to determine how much food you will be grilling at a time.
The size of your family will also play a role in the model you choose. The more expensive grills have larger cooking areas so you can grill more food at one time. Some models come with temperature controls, cooking timers and removable plates. These are some important features to consider before deciding on which model to buy.
Regardless of which model you choose, it will be a good buy and you will like the taste of meat without all the fat. Your doctor will be glad too!
Enjoy your grilling!