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Grannie Cool

Indoor Grill

I am about to receive a George Foreman Indoor Grill ... model 14525 within the next couple of days. Has anyone got any tips they can pass on as to use etc???
I have already been given his cookery book and look forward to experimenting!!! Anyone's thoughts and ideas would be most welcome.
Cheers GC.

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queen jean

indoor grill

ive only got the small size grill .use it for bacon sausage the odd steak .seems to cook things nice .use it now and again .think you will find it handy to use .

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Grannie Cool

FAO Queen Jean.

Many thanks for your reply. It still hasn't arrived but when it does, I'm looking forward to having a go!!! Might take it to our rented holiday cottage this summer and encourage my other half to use it.
Cheers GC.

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Tompeters

George F grill

Ours was used enthusiastically for a week and has spent the last six years gathering dust and taking up space in the cupboards. Such a fiddle to get out, take up counter space and then clean up after. It's little more than frying pan. Sorry, not what you wanted to hear and probably others get good use from them.

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Liz from Cumbria

George Foreman Grill

I gave ours away. Mind you, it was years ago and it could only be used closed and it seemed to dry everything out. Whether it be steaks, chops, whatever and I hated it and went back to my old cast iron griddle.

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sam from worthing

George Foreman Grill


we deliberated over getting one.

SIL got one.....used a lot a for a month or so, but, become a nusicance to keep clean, and the drip tray what not sometimes over spilled, and then some didnl;t clean it quite good enough, and then it got "scrubbed" and then it got shoved in the back of the top cupboard then after a couple of years it got handed on, then handed on, then charity shopped.

a dry frying pan/griddle pan/oven grill is really all you need.

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JAMES

Indoor Grill.

I totally agree with Liz. It just dried everything out so it was just like a fat bit of card. Gave it away, and the person I gave it to binned it!

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John S.

Indoor grill

Don't blame the grill for drying your food out!, it's a simple case of the food being left on the grill too long and being overcooked!, remember it cooks from both sides so it takes less than half the time to cook something than it would on an open grill.

I have one and would highly recommend the Cuisinart grill/griddler (Mod. "CGR-4C which is different to UK mod." but is the same machine), had it for about five years and it gets used very often, more so in Winter when the weather is too bad to use the bbq or I don't feel like digging it out of a pile of snow, I will admit that I dried a few steaks and chops til I got the hang of how fast they cook things. right now I wouldn't be without it.
The best advice I would offer is to get a combination grill/griddler whereas you can change the plates for different jobs, with just grill plates you are limited to grilling only, with a machine that you can change the plates to griddle as well you can fry eggs, make pancakes, French toast just to name a few wonderful things you can do with it.

It also makes fantastic paninis when using the grill plates.

Cuisinart also sell an extra set of plates for making waffles.

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Grannie Cool

Indoor Grill

Thanks for your intput John S. And everyone else. Experimentation
is obviously the order of the day.
Cheers. GC.

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Thistledo

Indoor Grill

Same for me Sam.

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JAMES

Indoor Grill.

Totally disagree, John, they are just rubbish.

Unless you think a sausage on these things for 30 seconds is me "over cooking it".


Certainly would not give one house room again. Silly fad gadget.

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John S.

Indoor Grill

To each his own James!

Like I said before, if people dry things out when cooking them then it's their own fault for not taking enough care and paying attention to what's happening.

May I remind you of the old adage: "A bad workman that blames his tools".

Personally I would not attempt to cook sausage on a GF grill, not enough contact area between heat source and sausages, from what I have seen of the GF grill I find that the ribs on the grill plates are to high and too far apart, OK for sreaks and burgers but I would opt to cook sausages on the flat griddle plate for more contact area, just like using the frying pan.

 
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