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NOW CLOSED: MNers needed to attend a George Foreman event in Manchester on 16th April - test the GF grill (you can keep it too!)

(103 Posts)
TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Apr-13 10:42:23

Are you looking to find an easy way to make great tasting meals for your family? We have been asked by the team at George Foreman Grills to find 11 Mumsnetters to attend a cookery demo event in Manchester city centre on Tuesday 16th April and try out a grill at home.
The event will involve:

~ Attending a cooking demo of the George Foreman grills (and eating the results of the demo!) - at a penthouse apartment in Manchester City Centre between 10am and 2pm. The demo will be given by George Foreman's own cooking expert
~ A chance to try out George Foreman recipes yourself
~ Travel costs up to the value of £30 each will be paid - with valid receipts. You can also park near the apartment. The exact venue will be revealed to the selected Mumsnetters
~ With regret no children due to safety concerns.

After the demo each Mumsnetter will receive a George Foreman grill to trial (RRP will be between £49.99 - £89.99 depending on product availability) and a George Foreman Apron.

The day is designed to showcase:
~ How easy it is to cook quick and healthy food
~ How versatile a George Forman Grill is - selected Mumsnetters will be shown how to cook a variety of food including fish, vegetables and even desserts!

For this we are looking for Mumsnetters in the Manchester/North West area who have at least one child and who are interested in finding out about new ways to cook healthy family meals.

After the event we will need you to try out the George Foreman grill at home and record video footage of you and your family using it. You'll be given some recipe ideas and tips. Testers will then be required to add their feedback to a thread on Mumsnet.

If you'd like to apply to take part please add your details here.
All those selected will be emailed details.


GeoffVader Tue 02-Apr-13 12:09:56

It's really odd how there are no replies to this thread. :S I have filled in details though smile

weblette Tue 02-Apr-13 13:43:31

I absolutely luff my George and use it all the time. Recipes would be good! Can't make the day alas.

BadBuddha Tue 02-Apr-13 13:48:01

Would LOVE to, but don't have any childcare for my 2 yr old sad

melliebobs Tue 02-Apr-13 13:50:15

I'd've loved to but I work full time sad

Jins Tue 02-Apr-13 13:50:23

Would love to but can't/won't provide video sad

JambalayaCodfishPie Tue 02-Apr-13 13:50:53

Working. sad

I've filled it in but there is an option not to provide a video. I've clicked that and if they don't like it they won't pick me.

I'd be a little gutted though.

Jins Tue 02-Apr-13 14:02:57

Oh I'll fill it in then but expect not to be picked

Filled it in. DS has our foreman grill and has allergies so we can't grill any dairy products on it. I'd like another just for cheesegrin.

I've filled it in :-)

phoebefeb Tue 02-Apr-13 17:16:51

I've filled it in & have my mum on standby to look after my LO smile

AllPurposeNortherner Tue 02-Apr-13 17:52:58

Great to see an event that is just for us northerners!

I've filled mine in, my only question is whether it would be ok to film on my ipad? I have a smartphone, but my ipad has a much better picture and isn't as annoying to use. Plus I have constructed an ipad bracket on my kitchen wall using Ikea products that would be perfect for filming myself when cooking...

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Apr-13 18:04:59

AllPurpose - yes, iPad is fine, thanks!

TheDetective Tue 02-Apr-13 18:05:21

I'd like to do it, but won't eat meat or fish. So, erm. Seems pointless?

VeganCow Tue 02-Apr-13 18:14:57

TheDetective, I also dont eat meat or fish but wonder if they will take us vegans/veggies to test the veg meals?

Pan Tue 02-Apr-13 18:15:44

Signed up, though don't own a smart phone to do the filming thing with. the only person in Christendom sans smart phone

Pan Tue 02-Apr-13 18:28:49

Helen, please ask how soon we know if are to we go? I'd need to know to shift some appts around and best done soon as poss. tar.

FadBook Tue 02-Apr-13 21:09:42

Signed up as my other half wants to trial the grill. I might film him instead of me if we get picked! grin

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 21:45:35

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Hahaha typical TSC type of comment. Just pick it all up and chuck it in your living room. You can put it back after. grin

ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 21:59:33

I filled it in, but admitted I was a bit drunk when doing so.

Will this count against me?

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 22:05:48

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MrsGeologist Tue 02-Apr-13 22:05:55

TSC, don't worry, if I get to go, I'll film at my mum's. Her kitchen is bigger and tidier than mine.

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 22:17:11

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ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 22:34:06

We can all do it at mine. It will be such fun.

I can see it now, <cue empty kitchen, camera pans to cigarette smoke on patio, empty bottles of red rolling across shot>.

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 22:35:40

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FadBook Tue 02-Apr-13 22:36:54

I'll come to you ohforxsake grin love red wine!

We're in a new build, so my kitchen is still has newness about it until DP gets in there and spreads his stupid messy cooking habits everywhere smile

ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 22:46:05

Tomorrow night grin

ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 22:46:59

Fad books is NEW though. We should go to hers. I'll bring a pavlova. smile

Tsc, like your kids are mingin'! I've added my details but am another awkward veggie.

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 22:49:42

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FadBook Tue 02-Apr-13 22:55:31

Crisps, Easter eggs and fags - that's a good sentence right there, you're definitely welcome at mine grin

ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 23:00:13

Not that I know of TSC, but we might do soon by the sounds of it. Next MN meet up?


TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 23:05:12

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TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 23:05:39

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ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 23:09:11

Tomorrow. Er, What's next week?

I have a very old Foreman grill BTW. Would love to try a new one. TIA. grin

ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Apr-13 23:10:18

We aren't going to get picked now, are we?

MrsShrek3 Tue 02-Apr-13 23:11:38

would do if it was in the holidays... but it's the day I go back to worksad

benjysmama Tue 02-Apr-13 23:29:56

Have filled it in, would be very interested but I am a veggie so don't know if that will make a difference?

TheSecondComing Tue 02-Apr-13 23:30:41

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Apr-13 10:24:32

Pan - we'll be letting selected MNers know next Tues (9 Apr)

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Apr-13 10:46:47

For those of you who asked about whether vegetarians can attend - you are very welcome to!!

BadMissM Wed 03-Apr-13 15:06:26

Would love to...don't have one (and have always wanted to try one), and it's actually in the NW!!!

notapizzaeater Wed 03-Apr-13 15:53:02

Inmysparetime - one of the new George's has dish washable removable plates so you could share the grill ? (I bought my brother and sis in law it or Xmas)

We have a coeliac son so don't do any gluten stuff on ours but I keep looking at the new one .....

LackaDAISYcal Wed 03-Apr-13 15:54:09

please pick me and the fox so we can finally meet after more than six years of shared MNing grin

chocolateshoes Wed 03-Apr-13 16:08:56

would love to but am working. Could we have another event even further north in the north-west please?!

ohforfoxsake Wed 03-Apr-13 17:53:41

Wouldn't it be FAB to actually meet after all this time Daisy?? grin

LackaDAISYcal Wed 03-Apr-13 18:07:52

no reason why we can't now's only a hill that separates us, though it might as well be an ocean the way these yorkshire/lancashire sorts go on wink

Gobbolinothewitchscat Thu 04-Apr-13 10:42:07

Put my name down too!

TheSecondComing Thu 04-Apr-13 18:16:58

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ohforfoxsake Thu 04-Apr-13 20:49:54

Heh heh heh

MrsShrek3 Fri 05-Apr-13 10:35:22

I wanna come <sniff>

LackaDAISYcal Fri 05-Apr-13 11:00:47

Who are you TSC? Do you have an almost six year old? <narrows eyes right back at ya>

Of course it is possible that foxy has other MN friends than June 06 postnatal grin

Hehe. I thought everyone knew you TSC. You must be slipping!

TheSecondComing Fri 05-Apr-13 14:55:18

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SamraLee Fri 05-Apr-13 19:36:25

Are we allowed to bring spouse along and also husband asks if he has to eat the food? lol.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet, dh and I have been talking and we would be happy to film. Is there any way you could change my response on the survey? I have an iPhone. Thank you.

DIddled Sat 06-Apr-13 00:26:41

Oooohhh I'll have a go smile but will need some beautification and elocution to go on video (42 year old hormonal skin and broad Manchester accentsmile

Paddlinglikefluffyducklings Sat 06-Apr-13 23:48:21

I've got one thanks, never use it though, makes the house stink!

It's a huge one too, anyone fancy buying it? North west, used twice.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Apr-13 09:48:23

SamraLee - sorry - I think numbers are tight so I think it's just one MNer per invite.

TheOneWithTheHair - thanks - I'll amend that for you


TheSecondComing Mon 08-Apr-13 19:38:04

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Has anyone heard yet? I really want this one.

Come on MNHQ! You said Tuesday, we've nearly run out of Tuesday now, please, please pick (more specifically, pick megrin).

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Apr-13 16:11:27

bear with....

Yay. Thank you AnnMumsnet. :-)

TheSecondComing Tue 09-Apr-13 18:08:42

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ohforfoxsake Tue 09-Apr-13 18:50:55

You can come to mine and do the video with me TSC. I'm SURE that will be informative and educational.

TheSecondComing Tue 09-Apr-13 19:28:07

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TheSecondComing Tue 09-Apr-13 19:29:11

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ohforfoxsake Tue 09-Apr-13 19:59:55

What's that you say? Going away? You never said. wink

TheSecondComing Tue 09-Apr-13 22:38:04

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LackaDAISYcal Wed 10-Apr-13 11:42:23


Now to find some mug one to look after DS2 for the day...

MrsGeologist Thu 11-Apr-13 08:04:24

I've RSVPed, did someone at HQ get it?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Apr-13 14:08:15

thanks mrsG - rec'd and your name is on the list!

MrsGeologist Fri 12-Apr-13 23:14:39

Thank you flowers

LackaDAISYcal Fri 12-Apr-13 23:24:59

Is anyone else coming from Leeds? I can offer a lift to anyone who needs one.

People are coming all the way from Leeds shock. No wonder I missed out!
<goes off to scrub existing dairy-free grill and hopes for a no-show, B-list invite next week>

Lovely day today. Nice to meet you all. I had a laugh.

ohforfoxsake Tue 16-Apr-13 15:09:28

Wasn't it? Lovely MNers, food and cups of coffee made by someone else. <easily pleased> grin

LackaDAISYcal Tue 16-Apr-13 16:46:17

It certainly beat being squealed at by a stroppy four year old all day grin

Nice to meet everyone, especially the lovely foxy after all these years smile

ilove Tue 16-Apr-13 17:44:48

Really enjoyed today - other than being 19 floors up [shudder]

You stayed away from the windows pretty well though and the mooing lift didn't break down. smile

Hope your dh is ok.

ilove Tue 16-Apr-13 19:19:40

Thank goodness the non-mooing lift arrived (eventually) first!

Not seen him yet, he's due home within the hour. Not entirely unexpected, but, you just hope it won't be you don't you.

Wonder when our grills will arrive...the demo's were fantastic today

LackaDAISYcal Tue 16-Apr-13 23:16:04

Those lifts were weird. I got in the non mooing one to go down....the only person in it. Got to the 10th floor, lift stops, doors opened, no-one there, so I pressed the button and off it went again. When I reached the ground floor, as I stepped out the lift I heard a noise behind me and there was a bloke standing there! All I can think is that it's one of those opens on two sides jobs and he got in at floor 10 or he was a ghost though I'm sure I would have noticed another person confused

LackaDAISYcal Tue 16-Apr-13 23:16:53

I hope things are ok ilove

They were two sided but that is just weird. shockgrin

ilove Wed 17-Apr-13 08:42:06


Just done my expenses claim form thingy to post today. Hope they come back quite quickly

ilove Wed 17-Apr-13 08:42:33

oh did anyone jot down the pancakes recipe? It isn't on the recipe cards...

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Apr-13 10:46:37

He must have got on at floor 10 then. Tiptoeing creepy weird person.

I'm sure Emma said she would get the pancake recipe emailed out to us ilove, but I found this recipe which gives basic quantities and I guess you could omit or change the spices?

ilove Wed 17-Apr-13 15:20:49

Did he mooooooooooooo?

LackaDAISYcal Thu 18-Apr-13 00:04:10

I think I would have crapped myself if he had grin

mummy2eli Mon 22-Apr-13 13:04:56

What has everyone tried on their George so far?
I've done cheese on toast & bacon but both times forgot to video it!
Also, I'm not too sure what I'm supposed to be videoing...

Mine arrived today so I haven't used it yet. I got a phone call yesterday with some pointers. Action shots, cute pics of dcs saying how yum it all is and use the phone horisontally so it can be all edited together.

Also be succinct in your summing up. That's about it I think.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 23-Apr-13 12:12:19

I've done the burgers with cheese in (much smoking out of the kitchen hmm ) and sausage and veg kebabs with honey and mustard glaze. Both went down well, but again forgot to video. I'm hoping to do some videoing this weekend though, as DH will be around to help. Can't figure out how I'll manage it myself!

I'm doing wrap pizzas and sweet potato chips tonight. Might get dd to film if dh not back from work.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 23-Apr-13 16:36:54

Is there going to be a feedback thread as well?

I did a burger at lunchtime; again much smoking of the kitchen and setting off the smoke alarm confused What am I doing wrong? a roomful of them last week was less smoky than my one burger!

I would guess that maybe you are putting too much oil on it, or your extractor fan isn't strong enough. Can you open a window?

ilove Tue 23-Apr-13 17:07:50

I haven't got my George yet...

sad Hope it comes soon ilove.

I take back what I said about oil/ extractors etc. Mine smoked like a bugger too. End result tasted great though.

ilove Tue 23-Apr-13 20:36:57

The lovely Ann is chasing it for me smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Apr-13 14:20:27

feedback thread now live + chance to win one even if you didn't take part wink

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