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5.0 out of 5 stars EASY TO CLEAN, EASY TO USE, 25 Aug. 2009
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This review is from: George Foreman 14685 Four Portion Family Removable Plates Grill - Black (Kitchen & Home)
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I've never owned a George Foreman Grill before or indeed any grill except that in my oven! So nothing to compare it with.

It is large and you'll need some space on your kitchen worktop if you want to keep it out on display - and preferably near a plug socket as the lead is not that long. Despite the size, in comparison with our toaster, it isn't much longer than that and looks very neat design-wise. Small niggle is that I'd prefer a white one as most of our kitchen appliances are white.

To open, you just lift up the handle (no fiddly catches or clasps) but make sure to wear oven gloves if it's turned on as it gets hot.

The grill plates (1 top, 1 bottom) are incredibly easy to take off and put on. Just pull the side "wing" sections towards you and the whole grill plate comes off in one swift action.

This evening we had some home-made burgers which I used on the grill. To operate, just plug in and the light on the front comes on. Place the drip tray under the front to catch the fat from the food. After several minutes, the light goes out. Now is the time to spray on some cooking oil (I recommend spray as it means you don't need to touch the hot grill - or rub on some oil before you turn it on!) and put your food on. In this case, I used my wooden tongs to put the burgers on the bottom grill plate (you can fit 3 good sized burgers on in one go) and used the oven gloves to pull the top down. The top will then automatically position itself over the food. Very clever.

It took all of 5 minutes to cook all 3 burgers to perfection. This would normally take me a good 10 mins under my oven grill and also messing about, turning the burgers over. You don't need to turn the burgers with this grill as it cooks evenly both sides.

Once I'd finished cooking, I turned it off at the mains and let it cool down. The grill plates remove very easily for washing. A quick soak in hot, soapy water and a rub with a washing-up brush and the grill plates were as good as new. Couldn't believe how easy they are to clean. And also not so big that they're awkward to wash up by hand as an oven grill is.

Seriously impressed and I know this will get lots of use as we love homemade kebabs and burgers. But I also can't wait to try out fish too. There is a small instruction book with recipes to try which is also useful.

A wonderful product which I wish we'd had years ago.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2012 10:53:18 GMT
Thanks for the review. Can you tell me does this grill stand upright? The one I have presently, that is about worn out and the non stick plates now stick (used it for several years though), it stands uprght on the hinges of the plates, that way I can just stand it upwring on the work top with its back to the tiled wall - it is easier for me as I don't have much cupboard space or worktop space either, so keeping it on the worktop in the grilling position isn't practical for me.
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