Product Type: George Foreman Foreman Grill
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Make Mine a Large Portion !
George Foreman 14532 Entertaining
Member Name: savvysaver
George Foreman 14532 Entertaining
Advantages: Cooks twice as fast as conventional cooking , healthy fat free meals in minutes
Disadvantages: Isn't totally non stick as described .Possibly 10 portions of childs food but not adults
Ever wanted a cooked breakfast but passed because you thought it was too unhealthy ? I know I have ! The George Foreman health grill is a miracle fat buster.I have bought one previously but after five years of use it gave up the ghost and died on me.
This time though I decided to buy a 10 portion entertaining grill ..you know it makes sense when you have a large family, and no one likes to be served last.
Knowing that I wanted to get a replacement I set off on a tour of cyberspace looking for the best deal available, I trawled through numerous websites , there are some fantastic deals to be found if you take the time to look .Amazon were selling this grill for £59.00 which was a £40 saving on the RRP, but I found an even better deal.On the Robert Dyas website they had the grill I wanted for the bargain price of £44.98 a £50.00 saving, the only difference with the grill is that instead of being Black or Silver, like the majority of GF grills it comes in White.
Inside the box you get the grill ,( well packaged with styrofoam) a drip tray for all the nasty fat that escapes during cooking , a forked spatula , for turning the food and cleaning the grill after use and an instruction manual complete with 10 recipes .
The grill has two ridged plates which are hinged so you can cook anything from fish to great steaks on it , the hinges help the food to cook evenly.
The cooking surface is 929 cm square , so not as large as you first expect.The claim is that this is a 10 portion grill (in my opinion they would have to be child portions) Being more realistic you can comfortably cook for five or six at a squeeze.
It is supposed to be non stick , but I don't really agree that it is, as meat often sticks to the inside of the cooking ridges.
On this grill there is no temperature control, which although not a problem would have been nice , all you get is an indicator light to tell you that it has reached its optimum temperature.
~~~~~~~Cooking on this Grill ~~~~~~~
Cooking on this grill is extremely simple , Take for example it's first outing after I had purchased mine. My husband wanted some steaks. I seasoned three steaks with salt and cracked black pepper, they were all of different thicknesses and sizes, I placed them on the heated grill and closed the hinged lid , you can actually smell the meat cooking ,after three minutes all of the steaks were cooked to perfection, and best of all there was no fat on them because of the drip tray which you strategically place under the front of the grill all of the unwanted fat runs down the channels into it.
I have also cooked vegetables from peppers and mushrooms to courgettes and tomatoes , all of which cooked in less than a minute ! An egg fried perfectly in 30 seconds .This grill really does cook twice as fast as conventional cooking ..
~~~~~ Cleaning ~~~~~~~~
Cleaning the grill is another simple affair , although in my opinion it isn't as non stick as claimed , you can still do so with relative ease, using the spatula supplied to scrape off any excess dried food, you then use a sponge to gently wipe both the top and bottom grill plates , George Foreman sell special ridged sponges for this , but a cheap sponge will and does get you just as good results.
I really love my grill because I know that whatever I eat from it is .as excess fat free as it can possibly be , and I can now eat foods which were previously out of my diets reach.
Would I recommend the 10 portion entertaining grill...Definitely !
It only gets 4 stars though because the portion and non stick claims don't live up to expectations.
Summary: A fantastic buy if you want all of the nice foods without the unhealthy fat .