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I was given one of these as a Christmas gift last year, and I can honestly say it was one of the best gifts I received in a long time!
It gets hot within just a few minutes, and there is a dial at the top to change the intensity; however I tend to use the highest setting at all times. Cooking times on products are more often than not just a guideline anyway.
It uses that famous George Foreman technology; there are grooves in the grill element for the fat to drip down into a small plastic tray, which is included in the box (although everyone else I know who has one seems to have lost it. I keep mine either next to the grill, or in my cutlery drawer so I never lose it). It's a much healthier way of cooking meat, especially burgers (I don't need to feel guilty any more!), however I have noticed with some cuts of meat, draining off all the fat is detrimental to the taste. But it is a tradeoff with the health benefits it can bring.
Bacon is one of the best things to cook on here; normally it takes 10-15 minutes in an oven/grill combi type thing, however with this Foreman, 5 minutes is all it takes from opening the fridge to tasting that bacon goodness.
Sausages can be a bit hit and miss with this grill however. You have to keep turning them every few minutes; otherwise you end up with an almost raw sausage apart from the top and bottom. This is why I still stick to the old fashioned way of oven cooking my sausages.
Steaks are a doddle here; I have had so much trouble getting my steaks right in the oven, or frying pan, but it's so easy to cook them here. Just 10 minutes, for quite a thick steak, cooks it to perfection. Same goes for chicken breast fillets, pork chops, lamb chops; the possibilities are endless. I have even grilled a very nice fillet of cod on there, and it came out amazingly.
I suppose that if you really wanted to, you could even make a toasted sandwich on it, although I already had a sandwich toaster prior to getting this.
Downsides? In truth, there aren't any. Yes, it's not the easiest task to clean it. Some of the different models of George Foreman have removable grill plates which are dishwasher safe, but these grills cost more money. In truth, all you need here is one of those steel wool soap pads, which you can get very cheaply at your local supermarket.
So, should you buy one? What I should be asking here is, why haven't you bought one? It's the quickest and best way to cook meat that I've ever come across (save for very expensive restaurant grade ovens and grills) and at £24 it is a true bargain that no kitchen should do without.
The George Foreman grills have got to be one of the best ideas around today,this wonderful idea that came about in 1994 of a fat reducing,mobile grill has generated over 100 million sales worldwide.
This product the 18054 is without question the best I have used and owned to date,it is simple to use and can be used for cooking any kind of meat you can think of, it reduces fat catching your juices in a plastic tray which is positioned to catch the fat flowing out of your food.
This product will cook your food faster as well as being a healthier way for you to prepare your meats.
It really can my cooker broke and I was left with nothing to cook my food with,until my brother borrowed me a George foreman grill and I cooked everything off it for two weeks whilst waiting for my new cooker to arrive and I must say I did not go hungry as the Foreman provided me with away to cook anything that I fancied.
This grill is easy to use as you just plug it in and you are ready to put your meat on and get it cooking,it is also very simple to clean and extremely durable and reliable,it is that good that a lot of the time even after receiving my cooker I still choose to use my Goerge Foreman grill.
We had had an old George Foreman Grill for about 6 years until it broke when Idropped it moving house (the hinge at the back broke rather than the electricals). I have recently purchased the this more up to date 18054 after about 6 months without one and I honestly don't know how I managed!!
I use it at least once a day - it is perfect for cooking food when in a rush - any meat - It is perfect for sausages/bacon which I eat every morning - not a healthy regualr breakfast, but certainly aided by the fact that the point of the george foreman is that it is healthier than regular grilling - the fat drips off!
It is sooo much easier to clean than a regular grill and comes with handy plastic scrapers as well as a plastic dish to catch the fat, which can then easily be wiped into a bin and cleaned ready for another go.
My new george formean grill has a temperature dial which sets it apart from my old one which had just one level - on or off!
Peraonlly I love it for cooking toasties - so simple just put some bread and cheese and whatever other filling you like and you have a perfect snack in literally 5 minutes, without the hassle of preparing and cleaning the appliance like you have with a normal toastie maker/brevel.
I love my George Forman Grill, I have used it every day since I first purchased it and quite often have used it more than once a day. Its great to cook breakfast - bacon, sausages, hash browns etc, and great for other snacks and meals too such as toasties, burgers, meat kebabs, steak etc. You can deffinately taste the difference of your food when cooked on this, meats and things taste a lot less greasier as the grill drains the fat out which runs off the grill and is caught in a small tray. The grill itself heats up really fast, and also cooking time is quite speedy too - I find it much easier and quicker to cook on this than to use the grill in my oven, its a lot healthier too. The only downfall is I wish the wire was longer, I only have a few sockets in my kitchen and I'm limited on where I can place this as it doesn't reach very far. Apart from that though it's a really good little grill and is a nessecity in my house! Also the grill panels themselves are really good, no food seems to stick to them at all and they are easy to clean, the food residue scrubs off easily with warm water and the black paint does not scratch off easily.
Having been a massive George Foreman Fan/Supporter. This product was a must have for me even if It was only promoted by George Foreman not Invented.
When I bought this some time back I wasn't sure If I had made the right choice, but It's very smooth & Easy to use. It's fairly stylish as well If compared to the one that was launched about 16 years ago/ You can cook a lot of stuff In this one, It's not particularly restricted to one thing.
On the top there Is a dial where the temperature can be adjusted. The colour Is silver, It doesn't squash the food so badly that It compresses. Just floats over touching It gently.
You need to allow the machine to heat up before you can cook anything, It only takes a few minutes to heat up. A light Indicates when ready.
It doesn't take much space In the kitchen, Minimal space. I tend to make my sandwiches In here nearly every day because It tastes better and doesn't get dirty. You just need some hot water and a sponge to clean It, It really doesn't take long.
It really does look modern and stylish, & The brand name obviously adds to It. We like grilling our food In here, As I prefer my food grilled. If your looking to make small portions of food then this product is okay for you, otherwise it isn't as I think 2-3 people no more.
In the future, we're hoping to get an Improved version of this but for now this does the trick. You can generally get these around £ 30, but If you look for a bargain., you may be able to negotiate a much cheaper price.
GOOD LUCK :-)
Between myself and my family we own four different types of George Foreman grills. This is the one I bought for myself and I am very pleased with it. I have had it for about six months and use it for most meals - it is very easy to use and more simple to clean than an oven grill. I am a particular fan of vegetables cooked on the grill and also regularly use it to cook meat as well, finding the taste nicer and it a healthier option (as you can see the fat dripping away!) This is an attractive little grill and brilliant if cooking for up to three people, dependent on portion size of course - I would recommend a larger one for more than this though. It isn't too expensive and I think it's a great investment as I swear by it in the kitchen, this one also has a handy little temperature control, which not all George Foreman grills have. It does have a short cable so has to sit near a plug socket, which can be annoying at times and it would be nice if the grill plates were detachable for easier cleaning (I think only the more expensive grills currently do this.) The possibility of forgetting to put the drip tray under the grill is a minor concern as well, I would love to see a George Foreman with a way to attach the drip tray on as once in a while I've forgotten and had to clean some fat off the kitchen surface - yuck! Despit this I would definitely recommend the grill.
- George Foreman 18054 -
The George Foreman design is such a great concept, when the first product of its type hit the shelves in 1994 over 100 million units have since been sold internationally!
This is the second foreman grill that we have purchased in our house as the first one came to the end of its life after 3 years of daily use! It wasn't until the previous unit packed up that everyone in our household realised they could not make their favourite snacks as quick and easily as normal not to mention the fat content!
- Why Purchase? -
For anyone who has used or owns a foreman grill will understand how convenient and simple it really is to use and maintain. The unit consists of two hotplates which cooks the food underneath aswell as above which dramatically increases cooking time, it is ideal for quickly making toasties, sausages, bacon etc and even for oven chips which come out crispy and piping hot after just 10minutes!!
The unit heats up very fast and temperature can be controlled by the dial located on the top of the unit, it also reduces temperature quite quickly when disconnected from the mains.
So whether your in a rush to get a balanced breakfast prepared in the morning or just need to get all the dinner hot on the table at once then you will undoubtedly benefit from this new accessory to your kitchen.
The unit is easy to clean when hot and has an anti-stick surface so the hot plates don't become damaged over long periods. In terms of the amount of time saved when using a George Foreman grill its doesn't seem too much of a problem in investing just £30 with delivery from Amazon.
- Overview -
For the cost of £30 the product fits the price tag quite nicely, okay you can't cook for a cafe on it but there if you are living alone in a flat, or even living with just a partner then its the perfect little accessory, on the other-hand if its you and the other half and all the kids then you may consider a larger version to keep everyone happy.
Bought this after using one at my daughters house. Used it on the day of arrivaland every day since for making snacks, toasties, to a full dinner for one. I've evenmade oven chips on it, lovely and in half the time of oven.Ok for two people need larger size for any more. Cable could do with being a bit longer.
My parents own a static caravan in perfect Pendine, and in that caravan she *had* one of these George Foreman grills, now I emphasise the *had* as she no longer has it, it is in fact sat in my kitchen!
When we go on holidays my hubby likes to make a full cooked breakfast every morning rather than just dishing out the cereal but as I am on my never ending diet I always used to thank him for my cooked breakfast with a glare!
We have had numerous George Foreman lean mean grilling machines, having first bought one of the ones with the coloured plastic lids and having others given to us when ours broke.
Anyway, I like cooking with these as you can actually see the fat that would have been in your food otherwise eww!
As my mum had one of these machines in the kitchen of the caravan my cooked breakfasts were quiet healthy, lean grilled bacon, one skinless sausage, mushrooms, beans and a slice of toast. The bacon and sausages go nicely into the George Foreman and I also add the mushrooms in there too, the fat runs down the channels into a grey plastic drip tray that you need to place underneath the machine.
You can cook so much stuff in these machines it really is great.
This one is silver in colour, the lid is a 'floating' lid which means that it suits a lot of different food items not just 'skinny' foods. You can cook a really thick burger and the floating lid means that the grilling plates will still be touching the food and not squashing it in any way.
It has a dial on the top to adjust the temperature.
This is a compact little machine, and I think it is a 3 portion version, I like it because space is quite limited in my kitchen what with the bottle sterilizer and other things and this takes up very little room indeed, if I am being fussy about things I will put it in the cupboard but as it gets used so often I do tend to leave it out. You can easily cook three slices of bacon/ probably a pack of thin sausages / 2 chicken breast fillets / on it. I have used it a lot for making the kids toasted sandwiches as this is much easier to clean than the toastie maker!
It look's modern and nice and in keeps with my black & white kitchen scheme so I am happy with it.
I am debating in getting a larger version (like my mum did!) to make it easier when cooking for all the family but for the time being I am very happy with this.
I can make a meal for myself and my hubby using it and we generally eat at different times to the children anyway so it isn't causing any problems yet!
This can be bought in Argos for about £30 or you can try and get one free off a family member.. as I did lol!
George Foreman 18054 Portion Grill with Temperature Control / Short name: George Foreman 18054