“ Brand: George Foreman / Type: Grill „
George Foreman 10032 Grill
I have had my grill about 5 years ago and I paid about £40, although I am aware that prices have fallen since then.
This was the junior grill, more for 2 people, as we were not sure as to whether we would get any use out of it. It is grey in colour, with a first lift up, give you a bun warning tray, then lift up these together and you come to a double sided grilling plate on black Teflon. This has ridges and is on a angle with the back being higher than the front so the fat drips down,
=Catch the fat=
There is a drip tray included, which you place at the bottom of the grill and any fat that comes from the food will be collected in this plastic tray. It is actually surprising hat how much fat comes out of items, not just burgers, but sausages and pork chops.
There are also two spatulas included in with the grill for removing the food, these are plastic, so that you do not scratch the cooking surface.
=Ease to cook=
This is easy to cook, you just plug in wait for the grill to warm up, and then place your food on, this cuts the cooking time in half as the food is being cooked from the top and the bottom at the same time.
There are full instructions included, and guidelines for cooking meat, but sometimes I found this to be hit and miss, and personal taste.
Just when we thought that everything was going well, the fun and games with the cleaning. The instructions just say wipe clean with kitchen roll after use, and while the machine is warm.
I personally find that I had to unplug then give it a wipe down with a damp soapy cloth, then rinse off with a 2nd cloth, before wiping dry with kitchen roll.
=Would I recommend=
I would say this is a good machine, but a junior of really for 2 people a family, I would suggest going for a larger model. These have held there place in the market place, and are a good machine.
Just knocking one point off for the fuss with the cleaning.
This grill slopes down which allows the fat to run into a little plastic spillage container which you put at the bottom of the grill. The grill heats up quickly, which is good as you have no "waiting around" time. The grill is easy to clean. I simply clean mine with a damp sponge and a little washing up liquid. The grill is really durable and long lasting. I've had mine for two years now and it's still going strong! The grill is a fantastic way to eat healthily as it drains the fat and/ or oil from the food. My mum lost five pounds in her first month of using this. I lost three, which was better than nothing I suppose!
The transparent lid on the top of the grill is actually a bun warmer, but it's really flimsy. I was told that it's flimsy to allow different sized buns (cobs) room to warm without having to toast different sized buns at different times. Just be careful not to break it as it does seem really flimsy and it looks like it would snap off easily too.
A decent grill for the price. It's easy to use (and versatile too as I can cook a wide variety of things on this.) It's also easy to set up and it's not too big to keep in your kitchen at all times. I would recommend this grill to everyone.
This is a very good item and something which has helped me with my first year at university, you can LITERALLY cook almost anything in this, from burgers to baloney. (baloney is delicious) you can literally just shot some food in this then walk away and return a few minutes later flip it over and get on with something else again until its cooked.
its also a really healthy choice that can make you get away with eating burgers and other fatty foods as it drains alot of it out with the simple grease release method, by simply putting a small tray at the end to be able to catch what ever falls out of it and then get rid of that waste easily. The reason i had one of these in my kitchen was down to when i moved in and a flat mate had one, as i move into my own house next year i will be getting one as i feel i could not live without one ever again now!
The top section as far as im aware is to warm up foods, so if you wanted a warm sandwich thats what i used it for. maybe it has another use for this area, but still im sure you would warm other things up on this section, kinda like a hot plate.
Overall a good buy and can create a lot more varied version of eating whatever crap you normally eat in a more healthy way! just dont forgot that grease catcher cause that makes some mess without it.
I like to try and eat as healthy as possible and am a regular gym goer so try to take on board as much Protein from fresh meat as possible so for me a way of cooking meat quickly and healthy sounded good. After seeing the TV campaigns when George Foreman launched his grills in the UK a number of years ago I decided that this was certainly a product I would like to try.
The grill comes in a number of different sizes, I decided to go for the junior Grill for two reasons. Firstly it was only for my girlfriend and me and couldn't really see us using when entertaining and secondly it was the cheapest model on the market at the time so it made sense in case the product was not very good.
I am going back a long time now but I think I paid in the region of £39.99 for the grill which to me seemed reasonable. It is light grey in colour with a handle to open the grill which exposes the grilling plate (black). On the top there is a small plastic compartment for toasting rolls, although I have never used this feature. It comes with two trays which you place underneath the grill to catch the fat which drips down, note it is essential that you use and some meats (steak, burgers, and sausages) do seem to give of a lot of fat. I have been in a situation where I have had to empty the tray mid cook; you don't really want this getting on your surfaces so keep an eye on it. You are also provided with two spatchalers for turning the meat etc.
The George Foreman is simple to use, plug in and wait for the light on the top to indicate that you are ready to cook, lift the lid and add your meat to the grill and close behind. It is provided with full instructions, which I did not really use the only bit of any use is the guide time for cooking particular meats and fish. I would not stick to this too rigidly though as I have found some of these times to be out and I generally find the meats needs longer. I would say be your own judge of when the meat is cooked as this will obviously depend on the cut and thickness of the meat.
I have used the grill for all kinds of meat such as Chicken Breasts, Pork Chops, Burgers, Sausages, Steaks, and Lamb etc all of which have cooked perfectly and tasted superb, obviously with no fat left in them. The instructions do say you can do eggs on it, this did not work for me it just slipped off at the grill is on a slant. I do find that it cooks the meat quickly and for me it tastes better than oven or fried meat and is much healthier. A fair bit of steam does come out of the back of the unit when grilling so is defiantly worth moving it away from underneath any overhanging kitchen cupboards when in use.
My only bug bear with the George Foreman would be cleaning after use. It says it should wipe clean easily with Kitchen Roll after use and is easier to wipe if the unit is left on. I do find it a bit of a pain to clean, kitchen roll is not enough and I find myself using the spatchalers to try and scrape off some of what is left behind. On occasions I have needed to use a damp sponge to finish off the job as do not like to put things away un-cleaned properly. The grill does give a nasty burn if you touch it by mistake, I am pretty clumsy (so I have been told) and managed to do this a couple of times, my girlfriend has managed to use it without any injuries though.
On the whole I would recommend this Grill to anybody looking to cook healthy meat quickly and simply. If you have a large family you should opt for a larger grill as I would say the Junior Grill is for 2 to 3 people max if you want to get everything cooked in one hit. My only gripe is the cleaning of the unit which certainly does not detract too much from all its plus points. Well Done George!!
My ex got me one of these almost 8 years ago now when I first went off to uni as a present, I'd never really wanted one but he was very enthusiastic about it and said it would allow me to cook things really quickly and easily while I was away. It was pretty thoughtful of him so I thought I best give it a go.
I was very pleasantly surprised and soon took to regularly cooking chicken breast and burgers in it. If you get the really good quality steak mince burgers this cooks them to perfection as you can cook them medium-rare yummy! As soon as you plug it in a red light comes on at the front and goes off when it has reached the right temperature so it's very easy to use even if you have never seen one before.
It was just the right size for me and how I use it as the grill plate's measure 20cm by 20cm. Just right for a meal for one or two, I would recommend a larger model for big families especially if you want to cook your veggies on it too.
As for cleaning I don't think it is as easy to clean as is claimed, as the best time to clean it is when it's hot but then you can get burnt and you just want to eat your food not clean it as soon as you're finished. The grill comes with two grey plastic spatulas that have grooves cut out of then to match the grooves on the grill. I tend to use these more to help me clean it but they are so bendy that they are not that useful for cleaning or for turning food over as they can't hold any weight or be used with a little force to scrape as they just bend over! I end up using both together to make them a little sturdier.
As of yet I've not been able to master cooking sausages on my George as they burn really easily on the outside and stick really badly to the grill so are difficult to clean off , and if you leave it to go cold it's a nightmare job.
Also included with the grill are two oval shaped grey plastic dishes that collect the fat that drains off what you're cooking, these are essential to use so fat doesn't drip off all over the kitchen side so it's important to always put one in front of the grill before you heat it up so you don't forget. They do fill up very fast and it makes you realize just how fatty some foods are! I think it would be helpful if these dishes were a little deeper and clipped or hooked onto the front of the grill as I always get some fat spilt somewhere if cooking something really fatty. They are a nightmare to clean as they are plastic and I have to pour boiling water on them to get them properly clean.
On the top part of the grill is a bun warmer this is good idea but I tend not to use it as I cook vedge and chicken the most but if you cook a lot of burgers it's a big help. The lid for this is clear plastic. The main reason I don't use this is probably due to the lid one mine breaking. First the little latch at the front of it broke so it would fling open whenever I opened up the main grill then as a result of this the hinge broke!! So not great, I can't really blame George Forman for this as I had had the grill for 5 years before this happened and it happened during a house move. But I would be careful to not cause this as it really is quite annoying; maybe they should make the hinge a bit bigger and use more robust plastic for it and the latch at the front?
So far it may sound like I don't like my grill that much but I really do. It strangely gave me a big love of asparagus! I went through a vegan faze at uni and started eating loads of vedge and if you drizzle asparagus with a little oil and lay it across the grill it cooks it so amazingly. With the little chard lines down the sides, it cooks it very fast and with a lovely bite. But many vegetables work really well now I never do roasted vedge in the oven I just chop up some peppers, red onion, garlic and courgette and throw it on the gorge with a little olive oil and some herbs or even a few olives and it cooks them very hot and tasty in no time. This was my vegan staple mixed with spaghetti and hummus and I still make this a lot now.
My grill has lasted me a good 8 years so far and its cheap to run as you just plug it in and it cooks food very quickly so i would recomend it.
Thanks for reading :)
I'd heard good things about George Foreman grills and when I moved out into my first home I decided I wanted to get one. I didn't realise there were so many models on the market and I stumbled on the 10032 Family Grill with Bun Warmer on Amazon, where I paid a reasonable price of £21.49. A quick look on Amazon shows this is currently selling for £39.74 so I clearly got a good bargain!
George Foreman grills are a huge success, and they are a healthy alternative to normal grilling. You can use it to grill meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and sandwiches, any fat in the food goes down the grooves in the grilling machine, down to the front where there is a drip tray to collect all that dripping fat. This particular George Foreman isn't a particularly large grill, and the 'Family Grill' in the title is rather misleading. As there are only 2 of us I have found this to be just a good enough size, but I certainly wouldn't call this a family grill as you can just about fit 4 beef burgers onto it, but cooking anything else in just a big a quantity would be impossible. This grill comes with a bun warmer on the top, which is basically a compartment on the top of the grill with a lid, you can put some buns in and they warm up slightly due to the heat coming from the grill. I've only used this feature once, when I first bought the grill to test it out, and it made the buns warm but also quite crispy, and I've never felt the need to use it since.
The drip tray is actually just a small gray plastic tray which you need to remember to place infront of the grill when you are using it. It's light so easy enough to throw away any of the fat that comes off your food.
The grill comes with an instruction booklet and I do recommend giving it a read. It explains how to operate the grill (though this is simple enough) but also lists all sorts of food and approximate cooking times for each. It also explains that if you put food into the grill and it's too thick to allow the lid to close properly, then it isn't suitable for cooking in the machine.
The grill is so simple to use, you simply need to wipe the cooking plates with a piece of kitchen towel containing a small amount of cooking oil or butter (though don't use low fat spread as this will burn and possibly damage the non-stick surfaces!) then close the lid and switch the power on at the wall. The machine doesn't have its own power button, nor does it even have any temperature settings. You simply wait for the red light to go out, and you know the grill is hot and ready to be used.
I have cooked a lot of things in this grill, from burgers and sausages, to pork chops and sandwiches, and I'm always pleased with the results with one exception, every time I cook sausages on it the fat doesn't seem to drain off instead it burns and sticks to the sausages, which isn't nice. I wasn't using low fat sausages or low fat spreads at the time, and I've tried to cook sausages a few times since but I always get the same result! I can't explain it as all other foods cook fine, I'm not sure if it's me doing something wrong or not. One reason I love using the George Foreman grill is because it's incredibly quick at cooking, and this is down to it using 2 grill plates at the same time, meaning you don't have to keep turning you food over. There's also something very satisfying about watching the drip tray fill up with all the fat, knowing it's being drained away from your food and making it healthier. I never notice any impact on the taste of my food either!
Cleaning the George Foreman is done with a warm, soapy sponge, and due to it not being very large it doesn't take long to clean. It's also small enough to be stored away in a cupboard, though it's not an ugly little appliance so wouldn't look bad sitting out on a worktop in your kitchen.
I love my George Foreman grill, it's the first one I've ever owned and it's quickly become an essential kitchen appliance for me as I use it for all my grilling needs. Even if you aren't too fussed about it being healthier, then I would recommend it for the faster cooking times, no more turning things over to allow an even grill, and your food will be cooked much more quickly! I bought my George Foreman grill on Amazon, but they are available all over, and there are a lot of different models out there so I would take time to consider the size you need. I would say this particular grill is suitable for couples or single person households; it really isn't large enough for a 'family' as the name suggests.
This was the first George Foreman grill I brought. I got mine ages ago when they were first out and there wasn't anywhere near as much choice as there is now. I now have the grill and griddle, but as an introduction to the range, this little machine is very impressive.
The machine basically has a top and bottom grill plate. The clear part at the top is a bread and bun warmer so it is ideal for making brugers or hot dogs and carrie the heat from the grill underneath.
The grill plates are coated in non-stick and are set at an angle so that any fat coming from foods drains away and down into the fat collection tray, which you will find in the box when you buy it.
If you are a fan of burgers and sausages and want to be a bit healthier, then this is a great way to do it. You can still eat all the foods you like, but without adding any fat to them. You can also cook healthier foods such as chicken, salmon and even some vegetarian foods and still not add any fat.
This grill will cook around 4 quater pounder burgers or about 10 sausages depending on size. I find its the perfect size for a family of 4 and you can cook all your meat at the same time.
The only problem I had with this grill (and my newer one) is that the non-stick coating does seem to wear off over time and use. This doesn't mean that the grill is only good for the bin, but it does make it slightly more difficult to clean up afterwards.
Overall I am very impressed. It is much better than using a large oven as you dont have the food sitting in its own fat and the kitchen doesn't get as hot. It is very effecient and a great little addition to any kitchen.
This is a replacement for my old lean mean grilling machine and is a much improved version. If the food isn;t placed into the machine until the light goes off the food doesn't stick as much and makes it so much easier to clean. It cooks chicken and steaks extremely well and does reduce the fat content of foods and so makes it healthier for you.
The main use the George gets though is for bacon! Teenage boys are willing and happy to cook bacon in it whereas they wouldn't be as keen to use the grill or frying pan and so toasted sandwiches are made on a regular basis as well.
The machine has a few uses and is well used and this model looks attractive enough to stay out on the work surface hence its frequent use for bacon.
The slanted grill enables the fat to run off into the drip tray provided, I feel it would be useful if two drip trays had been provided but that aside a very useful addition to the kitchen.
If there is one thing I adore more than food and TV, it is this wonderful little machine which cooks my food for me, and perfectly each time. You just plug it in and wait for the light to go off - which signals that its ready for use.
The grill is actually slanted downwards, and has a fat tray underneath. This results in foods which are much less fatty than they would have otherwise been. Although, I do have to say, it's unappetising to see the fat drip into the tray, although you can feel good knowing that that fat would have been included in that food if you'd have cooked it another way.
The plates are also removable, which makes them slightly easier to clean - it's still a tough job scrubbing it all off. The fat tray is also nasty to clean out, but at least you're not eating it.
The best thing about the George Foreman grill, however, is that not only is food easily to cook, it's cooked really well too. My bacon can be done perfectly, and I can feel less guilty about eating such a normally fatty thing.
This George Foreman family grill with bun warmer is absolutely one of the best small appliances I have ever bought. It is easy to use, easy to clean and cooks the food in half the time of a conventional grill as it has double plates for extra fast grilling, and as all the fat runs down away from the food into a drip tray is a much healthier way to grill.
George Foreman grills come in all different shapes and sizes; this particular model has a 413cm squared cooking area with non stick easy clean grill plates. There is a temperature ready indicator light so you know exactly when to put in your food. It is shipped with a drip tray for catching the fat that is channelled through an outlet in the bottom of the machine and a pronged spatula for cleaning there is also a booklet to tell you long to cook the different types of meat. There is a bun warming area with a separate lid so that you can warm up your burger buns, simply lift the lid and pop them in a few minutes before your meat is ready.
Just about any meat that you would usually grill can be cooked quickly on the George Foreman, including chicken breasts, steaks, sausages, chops, bacon, I have cooked them all! For best results I brush a small amount of olive oil onto the plates close the lid and plug in, (make sure that you have slotted the dip tray into place underneath the George first) wait for the indicator light to go out this tells you that the George is at the correct temperature to accept the food, this takes less than 5 minutes. Place the meat onto the grill plates and close the lid and simply let it cook. Cooking times vary depending on sizes and types of meats but there is a booklet indicating various weights and meats and how long they should be cooked for. My husband likes his steak fairly rare and this takes 4 minutes, mine however are left in for 7 as any sight of blood in anything that is on my plate and I am off Yuk!
These grills are ideal if you have a BBQ planned and just as your guests arrive it pours with rain (in England never!) everything can be put into the George and cooked in minutes. We did this last year but this particular model is rather on the small side for doing an entire BBQ and I had to keep things warm in the oven until everything was cooked so I am considering buying a bigger model for this year.
Cleaning the George is so easy, much easier than trying to get grease off the elements of a conventional grill, but it is best cleaned straightaway and takes me less than 3 minutes. Using the pronged plastic spatula provided scrape the grill and the contents will go into the drip tray, then wipe clean with some kitchen roll. If there is any stubborn spots that don't come off use a sponge with a little detergent and warm water and dry. The outer casing can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge as well. The drip tray is not attached but free standing, so just remove for cleaning; I just throw mine into the dish washer.
It is a while since I bought mine so I cannot remember exactly how much I paid for it but it is currently retailing at £21.49 on Amazon, well worth the money I think.
Short name: George Foreman 10032