If you're anything like me, you're always on the look out for an appliance that will help to save you time in the kitchen. I love to cook, but like most I want to do it effectively, fast, and good. I saw the George Foreman Grilling Machine on television and wanted to give it a try. When I came across it in the stores that was it, I bought it.
The grilling machine lives up to all it's televised promises. It is easy to operate, relatively easy to clean, and grills meats quickly while cutting the fat. It literally cuts the fat and you are sure of this when you must dump all the nasty fat drippings from the drip tray.
Now I'm not saying that I use this machine for every bit of grilling we do around here. That is not the case because we love to grill outdoors and nothing can compare to the flavor of mesquite grilled meats. However, if you need to put a meal on the table in no time flat and you want it grilled, then George is your man.
I have found that the best feature of this machine is it's fat cutting qualities. Even when I purchase the leanest ground beef the Grilling Machine finds and squeezes out some that the butcher forgot.
My favorite thing to grill on it is boneless, skinless chicken--it gets fat out of that too believe it or not. When I do the chicken just before it's done I open the lid and sprinkle on some shredded Monterey Jack cheese, unplug the unit, and leave the lid open to allow the cheese to melt. It's a delightful entree and is my own version of chicken cordon bleu sans the breading.
Most meats grill to perfection in under 7 minutes, depending on the thickness. You can cris cross the meat to give it that checkerboard grilled look. The grill is large enough to cook 4 hamburger patties. Cleaning is simple as long as you can get over the fat you see in the drip tray.
I see that George has a new unit out with several grill plates that includes a waffle iron. If only that was out when I wanted to buy mine. I am happy with my GR-30 though. Besides, waffles are fattening. To those wanting to purchases one of George's machines, I highly recommend it.