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I have always wanted a grilling machine. When I got my own flat I put aside money to get one but it took me ages to find the right one! They were the wrong colour, or they were too small or something however me and my flatmate were in TJ Hughes and I couldn't believe it when I spotted this one! It was white (which is what I wanted due to all my appliances being white) and it was large! It is a George Foreman but also Sanjeev Kapoor (a chef) has put his name to it making it a tandoori grill as well as being lean and mean lol.
The grill came in a mainly white box with a photograph of both Sanjeev and George Foreman on it. I am clearly told what it is etc on the box and inside the grill came really well packaged and with a plug already on it so it was ready to get into use from the get go. There was an instruction leaflet in there too along with two white drip trays and a plastic scraper and thats it!
Well in my case the grill is white and like a large sandwich toaster in it's appearance really. To the top of the grill there is a see-through plastic lid and that opens and closes with ease and again I'm told what it is and who it is by on there in white writing and all that section of the grill is for is for warming breads up such as nans and puris etc.
Underneath that the grill itself is black with large rivets and of course none stick. All you do is add your vegetables, fish and/or meat to the grill and cook for the desired time of course putting a drip tray under the small spout which is situated at the bottom of the grill plate so the juices can run from foods so your not eating it.
Times to cook food of course depends on the size of the food and what it is. I find chicken to cook in about 8-10 minutes but basically I just watch to see when food looks cooked but if I have any concerns I refer back to the instruction book.
This is a brilliant grill...apart from one small niggle. The top lid (that covers the bread/bun warmer) isn't very secure and it does come off too easily...not good when cooking and you have heat around. However I do like the fact that this is a none stick grill and I need no oil at all and that the grill plates are slightly wobbly meaning I can have almost any sized and shaped food in it I want to cook.
I can see the fat/water coming out of the food though I do have to watch the drip tray doesn't get too full or it goes everywhere and I don't appreciate the fact the grill plates don't remove cos it really is a pain to clean, but saying that it is do-able.
All round however I like the look and the function of this grill. It has a handy light switch to the front of it which as soon as you turn it on the light goes red and then off when heated and ready to use and away I go and that only takes a couple of minutes to happen. It's a nice size grill though don't be fooled it tandooris your food somehow cos it doesn't and I guess this is only a tandoori grill for one reason and one reason alone! It has a bread warmer!
A great buy however and all round I use it rather alot and like the fact that it's healthy and gives a nice grilled appearance to foods!
I purchased this only a couple of weeks ago in TJ Hughes for £15.00 whilst it was on offer but be prepared to pay anything up to about £25.00 in shops such as this usually but do check out Amazon to as this is currently on sale for £16.95!