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George Forman grill things - are they worth it?

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Dottydot Mon 09-Jul-07 20:30:22

I've heard a couple of people recently singing the praises of the little grill thingy and I think it's just the kind of kitchen thing dp would like (I'm such a romantic when it comes to buying her stuff...). Are they any good or do they sit collecting dust after a few goes?

4jen Mon 09-Jul-07 20:37:55

Used mine once a gift from the MIL, it's only the small one and certainly not big enough to cook for two. It is indeed in the cupboard collecting dust.

Furball Mon 09-Jul-07 20:38:20

I love mine! it's sooo easy to clean - just wipe it over whilst still abit warm with kitchen roll, job done. No spitting of sausages round your grill setting off the smoke alarm.

Furball Mon 09-Jul-07 20:39:04

i cook for 2 adults and a 6 year old on my small one

sparkler Mon 09-Jul-07 20:39:18

Love ours too. Use it loads.

TrinityRhino Mon 09-Jul-07 20:41:15

my dad loves his
he cooks sausages, fishfingers and toasted sandwiches all the time on his.
He loves it

McDreamy Mon 09-Jul-07 20:43:59

Yes love mine use it all the time!

spudmasher Mon 09-Jul-07 20:48:43

Another resounding yes from the Spud household!
What I love about it is the speed. When I get in from work and want to do a proper dinner it is invaluabe.

4jen Mon 09-Jul-07 20:49:26

Should I dust it off then???

CodinaKag Mon 09-Jul-07 20:50:02

i dont blive they are really good

<waits fo poster sh e venerates to say they are>

unknownrebelbang Mon 09-Jul-07 20:51:26

Haven't used mine in ages, but liked it when we used it.

ComeOVeneer Mon 09-Jul-07 20:53:52

I love mine. I have found that it cooks meat/fish/chicken much more quickly and it stays a lot more moist than if it is cooked in an open grill. I tend to use it a couple of times a week.

EscapeFrom Mon 09-Jul-07 20:55:01

I hate the bloody thing - was given one - it burns the outside, leaves in inside raw, and it's a bitch to clean.

Furball Mon 09-Jul-07 20:55:47

Cooks fish lovely as well!

<<snatches cods stirring wooden spoon>>

iota Mon 09-Jul-07 20:58:39

top cleaning tip for cleaning off meat juices, marinades etc - clean it whilst it's hot - reheat it and pour water on it (do this on the draining board) a quick scrub with the washing up brush and it is pristine once again

onlyjoking9329 Mon 09-Jul-07 20:58:41

we use ours daily, it is brill for bacon, used it tonight for salmon was brilliant

Dottydot Mon 09-Jul-07 20:59:19

sounds like it's a love 'em or hate 'em kind of thing.

Next dilemma is should we go for the little one or bigger one - kitchen's small so it would be better to get the little one, but would it fit on the number of sausages my ds's can get through..?

iota Mon 09-Jul-07 21:01:31

we have this one

FireFaerie Mon 09-Jul-07 21:02:35

I love mine!
It doesnt get used ALL the time, but i do grill sausages, bacon, and all other 'fatty things' on it, to get as much 'crap' out of it as possible. I also grill fish and loads of other things in it as its easier than faffing with the frying pan/oven grill/'insert other faffy ways to cook here'
Mushrooms are FAB in it too!!!!
Mine is also in urgent need of a clean

FireFaerie Mon 09-Jul-07 21:10:30

I have a smaller one, i can fit about 8 sausages on it. Does that help?

unknownrebelbang Mon 09-Jul-07 21:16:22

Yes, clean it whilst it's still warm. Should just wipe clean.

GlassSlipper Tue 10-Jul-07 13:49:33

I think they have brought out a new model with removeable plates. I love mine but hate cleaning it...

curiouscat Tue 10-Jul-07 14:07:15

We've got the big one with removable plates. 3dcs plus dh and me. It's not big enought to do a whole meal so I still end up using pots and pans. Gathering dust now. Like the pasta machine, the juicer, the ... (hijack alert)

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