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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Grill but.............., 24 Oct. 2012
This review is from: George Foreman 18870 Five Portion Family Grill (Kitchen & Home)
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I have owned a number and variety of the George Foreman grills over the years. I have to say I love the grills and use them a great deal. I change them only when the plates deteriorate and lose their non stick properties. Over the years the grills have gotten better and better. The first one I bought had a bread warmer on top and had non detachable plates and no heat controls. These were good, but they did tend to burn food, if you walked away from it. The next grill had detachable plates and heat controls which was a lot better.....and each grill became better made and designed and so the story comes around to this grill.

This grill is sold as being big enough for 5 people. I have to say it is not that much bigger than the standard grill and would say the heating plate is still only big enough for 4 people.

There is no ability to manually control the heat. The issue here is that it could burn food like the original grill if not watched. I though GF grills would realise this and put manual controls on all their grills by now.

Once again this grill feels regressive by the fact that the plates do not detach for cleaning. Once again I have to ask the manufacturer, why devise great changes such as removable plates for cleaning and yet don't add this feature to a new grill?

Two new features on this grill are in the rear feet, that can be raised or lowered, so that the grill is not always slanted, allowing for better cooking of sandwiches. Also the design of the grill allows you to stand it on its end when its not in use, so reducing storage size.

Overall the product works and is great at grilling food and allowing fat to run off. If you have a previous version, that still works, it is highly unlikely you would want to change grills for this version as it offers very little new in terms of innovation and in some respects it is a retrograde in terms of non detachable plates and no manual heat controls.

This is not a bad product, but why the designers have not made it with detachable plates is beyond me.

Good product but could be better.
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Initial post: 18 Jan 2013 23:54:40 GMT
Hirani says:
Would there be a unit in the cheaper price range that u are aware of that has removable plates

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 17:27:43 GMT
Bazzar says:
Read the reviews of those with removable grills... they all have a few too many 1 star reviews... taking too long to heat and/or not getting hot enough.
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