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Best George Foreman grills for low fat family cooking

Lose the fat but keep the flavour with our pick of the best George Foreman grills for quick and easy family meals. From smokeless grills to compact units, we round up the best of the bunch. 

By Kelly Rose Bradford | Last updated Jan 28, 2022

Best George Foreman grill

Who doesn't love a slab of squeaky, griddled-to-perfection halloumi or a healthy salmon fillet, grilled to just the right level of flakey tenderness? Not to mention irresistibly gooey cheese toasties, and deliciously sweet breakfast pancakes. It’s precisely these kinds of dishes that a dedicated grill or griddle device can make light - and tasty - work of.

George Foreman grills have been helping us create lean and healthy dishes for over 20 years. But there are now so many iterations of the original device, it can be hard to know which will suit your family best. We've rounded up the finest fat-busting gadgets to suit all kitchens and budgets. 

Here are the best George Foreman grills to buy this year. 

1. Best overall George Foreman grill: George Foreman Medium Fit Grill

George Foreman Medium Fit grill

Price: £32 | Buy now from Amazon

"I use mine as a grill and for toasties. It's amazing how much fat comes out of stuff" - recommended by Mumsnet user, gamerchick

With its speedy heat function (from switch on to food on plate within six minutes), wipe-clean plates and slimline design, this versatile grill is good for busy households. It's a handy size for whipping up family meals but it's not too big that it'll dominate your kitchen worktop. It's not overly complicated to use either so it's perfect for teens and novice cooks to use. We rate this particular model as our favourite overall grill for its size, speed and price. 

Key specs

  • Size: 27.5 x 33.3 x 7.7 cm
  • Plates: Fixed
  • Washable parts: Wipe clean

2. Best budget George Foreman grill: Small Health Fit Grill 25800

George Foreman Small Health Fit grill

Price: £23 | Buy now from Argos

"I use mine to grill wraps. I put chicken, chilli sauce, onions, peppers, and cheese, then wrap up and put in grill, hmm cheese melts and is nicely toasted" - recommended by Mumsnet user, lisad123

With its compact size and small footprint, this is a brilliant grill to pack your kids off to uni with, or to take to a caravan or when self catering. It's also fab for smaller kitchens, or if you have a vegan in the family that wants their own grill just for plant foods. The plates are fixed, but they're non-stick and easy to clean, and it has a sloped drip tray to drain away fats and oils. 

Key specs

  • Size: 7.5 x 19.2 x 26.8cm
  • Plates: Fixed
  • Washable parts: Wipe clean

3. Best George Foreman grill for BBQs: 25850 Smokeless Electric Grill

George Foreman BBQ grill

Price: £69 | Buy now from Amazon

Brilliant for BBQ-ing, as well as quickly grilling up those weekend brunches or Friday night burgers. This grill eliminates up to 80% of smoke, and has different heat controls (minimum, medium, high) to cook your meat just how you like it. This feature also makes it super controllable when cooking plant-based burgers and sausages, or grilling halloumi or vegetables that a gentle heat distribution. Bonus points for featuring parts that can be thrown in the dishwasher, too.  

Key specs

  • Size: ‎49.7 x 33.5 x 7.8 cm
  • Plates: Removable cooking plate and drip tray
  • Washable parts: Dishwasher-safe cooking plate and drip tray

4. Best George Foreman grill with removable plates: George Foreman Medium Removable Plates Grill 24330

George Foreman removable plates grill

Price: £59 | Buy now from Amazon

This is a great size for day-to-day use and it comes with removable plates, which is a huge bonus when you are using the grill regularly. The plates can be bunged in the dishwasher (hurrah!). It has a large surface area which is triple non-stick coated, and there is a floating hinge so you can adjust the height according to the size of your meat or vegetables.  

Key specs

  • Size: 10.6 x 37.7 x 31.5 cm
  • Removable plates: Two removable grill plates
  • Washable parts: Dishwasher-safe grill plates

5. Best George Foreman for families: Extra Large Removable Plates Grill

George Foreman Extra Large

Price: £90 | Buy now from Argos

"It’s a great time saver, things cook really quickly, but don’t leave them on too long or the meat can dry out" - recommended by Mumsnet user, CindersNeedsHelp

With extra large removable plates that can cook up to eight portions, this is the perfect George Foreman for bigger families. There's an adjustable footplate for flat or angled cooking, and a drip tray to catch all the fats and liquids from your food. You can also adjust the lid hinge to fit in bigger items, too. 

Key specs

  • Size: 12 x 44 x 38cm
  • Plates: Removable dishwasher-safe grill plates
  • Washable parts: Dishwasher-safe grill plates

6. Most versatile George Foreman grill: Variable Temperature Griddle

George Foreman variable grill

Price: £52 | Buy now from Amazon

"Ours lives in our caravan where we do actually use it on holiday to keep down gas usage. I use to use it for loads of stuff. Mine has a flat surface too so you could even make things like pancakes or eggs" - recommended by Mumsnet user, roundtable 

The all-singing, all-dancing 10-portion grill and griddle from George Foreman is the ultimate grilling solution for busy homes and frequent entertainers. You can cook four portions on the grill and six portions on the griddle at the same time, and both have independent temperature controls. It’s a bit of a beast, but it can be stored vertically to save space in your kitchen. 

Key specs

  • Size: 13.3 x 57.4 x 31.7cm
  • Plates: Fixed
  • Washable parts: Damp cloth

7. Most stylish George Foreman grill: George Foreman Medium Red Steel Grill 25040

George Foreman red steel grill

Price: £34 | Buy now from Amazon

Give your kitchen a splash of colour with this bright little number from George Foreman. It’s basically a family-sized medium grill with an external glow up. But it turns a dull bit of kitchen equipment into a statement piece that'll good on your worktop. It comes in a grey and bronze finish too if red isn’t your thing. 

Key specs

  • Size: 33 x 32.4 x 10.7 cm
  • Plates: Fixed
  • Washable parts: Wipe clean

Is a George Foreman grill worth it?

If you grill a lot of meat or fish, regularly make toasties, or cook hearty breakfasts with bacon and hash browns, then a George Foreman grill will really simplify your cooking routine. In most cases you can just bung all the ingredients in the griddle, close the lid and let it do its thing! You don’t need to use any extra fat either, so it’s a much healthier way of cooking. 

Can you cook anything on a George Foreman grill?

You really can grill almost anything on your George Foreman, including sweet treats like pancakes. It might be trial and error with some things, but there are loads of ideas online and whole websites devoted to recipes for the grills. 

What’s the best way to clean a George Foreman grill?

Some models have removable plates that you can put in the dishwasher, or just wash them up by hand in the sink. The non-removable plates should be wiped down with a damp sponge or kitchen roll while they are still warm. As long as you don’t let the plates cool down with food stuck on, they're super easy to keep clean.

What’s the best George Foreman grill to buy? 

All the grills have huge selling points: the fact you don't need to use any extra fats or oils when cooking and that they cook food so quickly make all them great pieces of kit. Picking the right machine for you comes down to the size of your household, kitchen and budget. We like the 10-portion Variable Temperature Entertaining Griddle because it offers side-by-side griddling and grilling at different temperatures and it can handle a lot of food at once. If you have the space for it, it will revolutionise your family meals.

How we chose our recommendations

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from a real parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which George Foreman grills Mumsnet users had bought. We checked out the types they recommended for being efficient, easy to clean, economic to run, and well-priced. We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which George Foreman grills had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customer reviews said about them.

Having collated all that information, we picked the top George Foreman grills we thought would make the best buys.

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