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Initial post: 22 Jun 2014 09:27:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2014 10:03:59 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Filled a plastic jug with cold water and stood it on my George Foreman grill and griddle - well on the griddle part which is flat.

Knocked it over and the water went off the griddle on to the table then to the edge of the table and over the side.

I thought the grill would be ok as the water missed the electric area.

A couple of nights later I had defrosted 5 fat sausages and stuck them in the grill and plugged in - got a load of spitting. The water had run off the table and had gone down the outside of the flex into the plug. The screws of the plug are too tight to unscrew.

I have had the grill for two years and the price for a new one has been reduced to just under £50. so perhaps it is to be unavailable or updated more expensively so I was thinking of getting another the same as mine.

Checked the Amazon price and it has been further reduced to £39.96. They had some (or they were still shown so I ordered one (Prime) but that was two days ago and they are still "preparing for despatch". Under the next day delivery rule I should have got it possibly Friday, generally Saturday - - - but TUESDAY.

In the end I cooked the sausages in my first ever George Foreman grill bought years ago when they first came out. It was made redundant in our house because it would not fit 2 decent sized steaks on it.

My G-- , you should have seen the fat that came out of the "Lincolnshire sausages". I had slit the lengths of the sausages and even with all the fat collected in the little tray they were still too fatty and greasy.

This morning I found a better screwdriver. If I take the plug off and replace it with another my grill might still work.

Luckily I had not bought any breakfast stuff this week - only have a cooked breakfast at weekend and the grill on the gas cooker does not work properly. Either too hot or hardly any heat.

So if you are thinking of buying ONE OF THESE now may be the time to do it.

Edit There is a new one - size of new one is not show and there are no reviews yet (I think the griddle area may be a little wider. BUT IT IS £124-£125. it has a silver lid. Can't find it now ? ? ?

Posted on 22 Jun 2014 09:55:28 BDT
Crazydase says:
Thought this was a kindle discussion forum ?!!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 10:03:24 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Sorry I should have put OTT at the top.

There was someone on here thinking of buying one for her caravan when I bought my first one.

Posted on 22 Jun 2014 10:43:37 BDT
Awww Mrs Daly, of course it is?

But if we only ever relentlessly talk about Kindle all day and nothing else, then all of the nice friendly easygoing chat that helps the regulars feel far more connected to each other, and keeps this Forum ticking over as well, would all very soon ground to a complete halt. Whether you love or hate the often quite daft, and rather rambly bunch of natterers that pop up on here (of which, I too, am also extremely guilty of!) - we are actually keeping this Forum going and the threads open.

There are hundreds of dead Forums on here, with nothing but abandoned threads full of one-off queries and clearly nobody around anymore to bother reading them or to offer answers - because we do tend to pop in to occasionally chat like this on here, when a serious question is sometimes posted, we are also just as willing and far more likely to be around to able to answer as a result ;o>

And you will find that our lovely Kath is literally the font of virtually all gadget knowledge - which makes her a very handy contributor to any Forum lucky enough to have her posting on it. She will always goes that extra mile and often spends hours researching and posting possible solutions whenever someone asks for help or advice - which is a quality of kindness that is often so rarely found, these days ;o>

Now? - go on! your favourite Sausage?! - LOL!...

I like a Cumberland. I went to a specialist Butchers many years ago, when on a day trip to Clitheroe, and bought one of every Sausage to try because they had won national awards...and they were all SO good! I keep saying I'll go back and if only just for the Sausages! If I really want to treat myself, I love the rich full flavoured ones - Wild Boar, or Venison, which are starting to become more available in the Supermarkets now and so also much more affordable as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 10:51:12 BDT
CBRetriever says:
a local market stand here has turkey sausages with herbs or piment (spicy peppers) or mushrooms and they're lovely - nothing like the usually nasty turky sausages in supermarkets. These guys make their own.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 10:57:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2014 10:57:58 BDT
They sound seriously yummy, CB - and I'm guessing that being Turkey they will probably be leaner in fat and so probably a much more healthier Sausage option as well. That is another reason why I like the Venison ones.

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K. A. Newton says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 12:08:47 BDT
One of the very hardest thing that I've had to try to come to terms with my OA is my gradual inability to be able to cook and bake like I used to. I could spent all day so happily in my kitchen, cooking for the family, any neighbours in need, and filling up my freezer - it used to be so pleasurable and satisfying.

I have had to give in to so many short cuts now to make the very most of the time that I now have left with enough energy and strength before the pain becomes too much too bear. One of these main concessions was sadly Onion preparation - it just used to hurt too much and I would often have to do it the day before just to allow my hands to recover. Spontaneity went out of the window.

I glanced through the Delia Smith book last year on her favourite 'cheats' in recipes - Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking and discovered her recommendation for Eazy Fried Onions (in a tin!)...and they have turned out to be an incredibly useful, versatile, and best of all absolutely delicious shortcut to keep in the kitchen cupboard. I try to bulk-buy when the price drops - they are usually 70p, but I often pick them up for 40-50p. When there is no one around to lend a helping hand, they have proved to be such a godsend - as almost all of my favourite meals start with Onions as an ingredient and nobody yet has sussed that they might ever possibly be from a tin either ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 12:26:04 BDT
CBRetriever says:
don't you have bags of diced onions in the freezer section in your grocery stores? I've seen them in both the US and France. Also diced peppers

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 12:59:01 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Lincolnshire sausages have such things as sage in them. I have Lincolnshire sausages for Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range and they don't produce very much fat when cooked.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:00:24 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Yes - you can get frozen sliced onions - rather than diced ones :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:04:01 BDT
Damaskcat says:
suzy -you can cook onions in the oven and they turn out very similar to fried onions and it saves having to stand over the frying pan. That's another Delia tip - you just chop them up, put them in a baking tin with butter or oil and shove them in the oven with whatever else you're cooking for 20mins to 30 mins - depending on the temperature. If you're not bothered about calories add some brown sugar as well as they come out deliciously cameral-y

Just love Delia's how to cheat book - so many good ideas in there.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:05:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2014 13:13:18 BDT
We do, but I didn't find the ones that I tried very nice? Although I would be prepared to give them another go. The problem is my freezer is always so full of other stuff as well - mainly Fruit and Veg out of the garden - and I would still have to cook them. I tend to prefer fresh then if I can get someone to cut them up for me. It is just on a bad day that I will use the tinned ones as they are already ready-cooked in a delicious 'gravy' so they are already to just bung in a dish or to even use (warmed through obviously) straight from the can as well. It saves me on standing over them and stirring too, you see.

I took a couple of cans over to a harassed neighbour who was getting very stressed at having to host an impromptu BBQ for her husband who had suddenly brought some work colleagues home without any warning(!) and she thought they were fantastic too. It saved her a lot of time and effort to just warm them through and then serve them up with the Sausages and Burgers as though she had done them from scratch ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:11:22 BDT
Oooh? - now why didn't I think of that?!! - DOH! ;o>

I'll certainly give it a go, thank you Damaskcat...x

Although if I am in the kitchen too long, I do keep having to go and sit down and I end up so distracted by so many other things that I have started completely forgetting about the oven these days?!! I really must think about maybe getting one of those noisy timers to remind me that I am still supposed to be in the middle of cooking! - LOL! ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:16:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2014 13:33:00 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I have a very noisy timer built into the oven which I find very useful :-) I also have a kitchen which is partly a dining room so I tend to sit at the dining table when I'm cooking and have to wait for something to finish.

I'm all for cooking as much as I possibly can in the oven at once - it saves effort and electricity. Most vegetables can be put in the oven I find. I cook sausages in the oven too - I think they taste better than grilled or fried.

Posted on 22 Jun 2014 13:32:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2014 14:03:13 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Those tinned cooked onions are very good thrown into to bought tinned soup to such as oxtail. Incase anyone hasn't had them they are soft pieces of wet onion in watery onion juice. Just add to a soup to enrich it.

If you get a can - actually its made of cardboard - full of curry mix you add water to - called chip shop curry and of course the same is also made of cheese powder add water and you have cheese sauce throw in some cooked onions and some thickener you have quick cheese and onion on toast with no cheese in the house

The cooked onions can go in with minced beef for making shepherds pie.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:33:41 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I think I must try those tinned cooked onions. I haven't looked at that Delia book for quite some time.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:36:38 BDT
Yep! I also can't be bothered with all of the faff that comes with using the oven grill too.

I always keep the pan lined with foil and I noticed the other day that it was actually dusty from not being used in well over a year?! - and so I had to wash it out and replace the foil. But I'll probably still not use it anyway ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2014 13:44:01 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I think I've used the grill twice in three years!!

Posted on 24 Jun 2014 01:57:00 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Got the back off the plug on the grill so I could either dry it inside or replace it.

Discovered that the two little screws holding cable tightly in place were actually too tight had had cracked the plug - the crack too fine to see until I took the back off. I had to loosen the two tiny screws so I could dry under the cable which is how I found the inside of the plug plastic around these screws had shattered inside. Now of course I HAVE TO put a new plug on. I would never have known about the too tight screws if I hadn't had to take the back off the plug. Good job I know how to replace a plug.

Zon have handed over my new grill/griddle to Yodel and it has arrived in Middleton so I should get it tomorrow.

Posted on 24 Jun 2014 10:12:39 BDT
E R says:
Think your talk of delicious food can make me jealous do you? Well a new Toby has just opened within easy walking distance of our house, so there!

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As my Nanna would say..."Go on? - fill yer boots, me boy!"


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