Best George Foreman Grills of 2017
George Foreman grills are insanely popular electric grills manufactured by Salton Inc. This brand of grills was originally launched in 1994 and endorsed by retired boxing champion George Foreman as an indoor electric grill that helped reduce fat content from meats by enabling the drippings from the meat (a.k.a. fat) to be drained away while the food cooks. As its popularity and reputation grew, the George Foreman brand has expanded to include other models that can be used indoors and outdoors.
George Foreman GRP1060B 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill Review
As the name suggests, this small tabletop grill cooks up to 4 servings at once with its 60 square inches of cooking space. This electric grill has removable grill plates that are dishwasher-safe for easier clean up after each use. The grill plates also have nonstick coating that enables you to cook food without butter or oil as well as protects the plates when you’re cleaning. This feature ensures that the plates are durable enough to withstand constant grilling and cleaning. Another good feature of this grill is that it heats up 35% faster than previous models so you can expect your meals to be ready in about 10 minutes.
While the grill does excel in grilling, there are a few disadvantages that should be taken note of. It has a short power cord which means that you can only place it near an outlet. Another disadvantage is that it lacks an on and off button so you can’t afford to leave it plugged after every use. Lastly, there’s no temperature control so you don’t exactly know how hot the grill is and how long you’ll need to use it to ensure your food is cooked through. Delicate meat like fish and chicken will need to be watched carefully while cooking to ensure that it doesn’t get overcooked.
If you’re looking for deliciously grilled meals that are done quick and easy for a family of two to four, this may well be the one you’re looking for.
George Foreman GRP4 Next Grilleration 5-Burger Grill with Removable Plates – Review
If you’re looking for something that cooks just a bit more than 4 servings, there’s another George Foreman grill that may have what you require. This Next Grilleration 5-burger Grill has 72 square inches of cooking space which can fit 5 servings at a time. Like the previous grill, this one also has a durable nonstick coating that enables greaseless cooking and provides protection to the plates while cooking. Also, this grill has removable plates that are dishwasher-safe.
this grill has the patented sloped surface to ensure the drippings fall down the drip tray instead of staying on the grill. A nice feature that this grill has is the floating hinges. This means that you can cook various foods of varying thickness at the same time and the grill will hold them tight so you can be sure that both sides of your food gets cooked evenly.
Are there any drawbacks? Yes, there are a few. Even with the 1000 watts of power, the grill takes a bit of time to heat up (around 15 minutes or so). And there’s no temperature control, just a light that will tell you that the grill is at the right temperature for cooking. Lastly, there’s no on and off switch so you’ll need to be aware of unplugging the grill after every use.
Overall, this 5-Burger Grill is still a good investment at less than $50. You still get to cook your food really fast (less than 10 minutes) once the grill is hot enough for cooking. If you’re looking for convenience and speed as well as a bit more grilling space than just 4 servings, this just might be what you’re looking for.
George Foreman GRP90WGR Next Grilleration Electric Nonstick Grill with 5 Removable Plates – Review
There are several similarities between the GRP90WGR model and the previous grill we reviewed. This model also has 72 square inches of cooking space for you to enjoy, removable plates that are dishwasher-safe, and non-stick & non-scratch coating. But that’s where the similarities end. And that’s actually a good thing because it’s the differences that make this a better choice if you’re looking for a bit more versatility with your electric grill.
With the GRP90WGR model, you get 5 removable grill plates instead of the usual two and this is where the versatility comes in. You get 2 grill plates, 2 waffle plates, and a griddle or deep dish tray. No need to buy additional accessories because this grill already has them. The plates are easy enough to switch out which makes things even better. So now, you can cook waffles for breakfast, paninis or quesadillas for lunch, a steak for dinner and some cookies for dessert all with one kitchen appliance. Another great feature of this particular grill is the temperature control. It’s a knob that has a 1,2,3 setting which means low, medium, and high. I know it’s not an ideal way to control temperature but it’s better than nothing, right? Also, there’s a red light that shows you when the power is on plus a green light that turns on when the grill is heating up. Once the green light shuts off, you’ll know that the grill has reached your desired temp. The same knob used for controlling temperature is used to shut the grill down so just turn it to OFF to stop the grill from heating up or staying hot.
Is there anything to dislike about this grill? Not much. While the plates are fairly easy to clean, you’ll need to be sure that you do clean them thoroughly and carefully so as not to damage the non-stick coating. The top grill plate, however, may be a tad more difficult because it has a crosshatched design. Another thing to take note of is possible hot spots on the grill that may cause your waffles to come out unevenly cooked. The only remedy is to watch your waffles closely as they cook or at least until you get the hang of it.
The verdict? Definitely worth the price. As always, cooking with a George Foreman grill is quick and easy. With the versatility of the interchangeable grill plates and the addition of the temperature control, you really get more than what you pay for.
George Foreman GRP99 Next Generation Grill with Nonstick Removable Plates – Review
This countertop grill is one of the best from the George Foreman brand. This grill has several features that are trademarks of the Foreman line such as the non-stick, dishwasher-safe removable plates that we all love. It also has the patented sloped design that allows the fat and oil to drip away from the food, into the drip tray. And, it has the clamshell design to ensure that both sides of the meat cook evenly and keeps splatter from making a mess on your counter. Lastly, it has a floating hinge so you can easily fit in thick pieces of meat.
But what makes it stand out from the others? Several things, actually. The GRP99 has 108 square inches of cooking space so you can fit around three large steaks or six small burgers at a time. Another great feature is the digital timer with an easy-to-use touch control so you have more control with your grilling. As an added bonus, you also get real temperature control that lets you program exactly how much heat you need to grill your food.
Overall, this is a great addition to your kitchen. You get enough cooking space to feed a family of 3-4, no mess cooking, and easy clean up afterwards. The best part? You get more control in cooking with the timer and temperature settings. Definitely a lot of bang for your buck.
George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Grill Review
The GGR50B is an acknowledged bestseller in the best George Foreman grills line. And that’s not without cause. While a lot of the Foreman grills are contact grills, this one is more old school using convection type grilling. The grill has a high domed lid and adjustable steam vent just like traditional charcoal grills. This is actually perfect for “bulky” types of food that just don’t fit well with contact grills such as pork roasts, whole corn, and large bone-in chicken breasts. And unlike the other grills, this one was specifically designed to be used both inside and outside. You can either place it on your counter for some indoor grilling (perfect for cold weather) or prop it on the pedestal stand for some outdoor cooking (summer grilling at its finest).
What we love:
- It has 240 square inches of cooking space so you can easily grill four large steaks at a time.
- Easy clean up because the grill plate is removable and has non-stick coating.
- The patented sloped design along with a center channel allows the grease and oil to drip down into a grease pan.
- Heats up quickly (a few minutes tops)
- Cooks very fast
- Very easy to assemble
- Adjustable temperature control
What we don’t like:
- the temperature control only has heat settings from 1-5 rather than actual temperature degrees
- grease pan needs to be cleaned out after every use because the drippings can spill on your floor and potentially create stains if overloaded.
- The base is a bit flimsy and the entire grill is lighter than traditional grills so you might have a problem grilling outside during very windy days
- If you have uneven floors, the grease may not drip properly into the pan and potentially stain your floor. At the very least, you will have more things to clean up after you cook rather than just your grill plate and pan.
- Short power cord
- requires you to have an outlet outdoors if you want to grill outside
- requires ample counter space if you want to grill indoors.
If you live in an apartment complex or condo that doesn’t allow for open flame grilling, this is a great alternative for you. It has the necessary parts to enable you to enjoy traditionally grilled meals fast and easy. The clean up afterwards is no big deal either. While there are some aspects about this grill that I might wish to change, it’s still a very good one for its price.