Good Product: George Foreman Grill

Do you use a George Foreman Grill? As we cooked up a few chicken breasts for dinner the other night, we realized just how dependent we’ve become on our Grillin’ Machine over the years…

We own an older model grill that was inherited from a family member when they upgraded to a bigger one. The nonstick coating has a scratch here and there and the lid is a bit loose, but it still works beautifully.

We use ours for everything from grilling hamburgers to panini. Even with the nonstick surface, we get a decent sear on the outside of the meat, and we like that we don’t have to use extra oils during cooking. If we need cooked meat for a recipe, it’s a lot easier to cook it on the George Foreman instead of making more chaos on the stovetop.

At the beginning, it took a bit of trial and error to figure out cooking times for everything we wanted to cook. Now we have it down to a science and keep a note on the refrigerator listing the approximate cooking times for our favorites.

We also like that the grill is easily cleaned and doesn’t take up a lot of storage space. We wish we’d had one (or even known about these grills!) when we were in college – a George Foreman grill would have been perfect for dorm living.

Eventually, we’d like to switch to a larger grill so we can cook more at once. But for now our little compact model suits us just fine!

How do you use your George Foreman grill?

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