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George Foreman grill is a pain in the %*$# to clean!


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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Drew Bethel

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Posted March 13 2002 - 05:31 PM

I have the smallest "grill"...and while I love grilling my chicken breasts the cleanup afterwards sucks! Posted Image
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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Pamela

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Posted March 13 2002 - 06:01 PM

I agree it's a pain. I find it easiest to immediately wipe it down with a wet paper towel after cooking on it. Then, when I do the dishes, I wipe it down with a soapy dish cloth.

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Tim Kilbride

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Posted March 13 2002 - 06:27 PM

I purchased the T-Fal version of the G Foreman grille...my folks have the original with the same complaint. The TFal version has removable grilling surfaces...after you use them, drop them in the dishwasher, no problem... I got it at a local Sam's Warehouse...if memory serves me correctly it was a few bucks cheaper than the comparable GForeman unit... Thanks TK-

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Benny G

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Posted March 13 2002 - 07:16 PM

Solution = don't clean it very often - always works for me!! Posted Image

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Posted March 13 2002 - 08:14 PM

That's odd. I have the smaller grill and it cleans up pretty easily.

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Adil M

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Posted March 13 2002 - 08:27 PM

Yes, big pain in the AS.. neck.

#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted March 13 2002 - 08:45 PM

I don't find it too bad. Make sure to clean it while it is hot! Wipe down with a wet paper towel-- usually two passes over the whole thing with a wet towel while it is still hot- and it's clean as a whistle. -V
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#8 of 25 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 13 2002 - 09:24 PM

Nah. I don't have a problem either. I find mine easy to clean.



Cleaning while warm is a good tip. Also, I used a soft bristle plastic brush. Doesn't scratch the non-stick surface and helps clean it right up! The cool brush I have (Its amazing what things we'll share among friends, eh?Posted Image ) actually contains dish soap in the handle and dispenses it while you use it. Very cool and works well--especially on the Foreman grill.

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#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted March 14 2002 - 04:57 AM

Well, yeah, I hear that cleaning George Forman is no sunday drive either....



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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Bac Bradley

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Posted March 14 2002 - 06:32 AM

Cleans easily for me...greatest thing ever
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#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted March 14 2002 - 07:42 AM

I do this: 1. unplug it. 2. put it on the edge of the sink. 3. soap it up with a sponge. 4. turn on the faucet and rinse of the lower portion, holding up the backend to let the water run off into the sink and keeping the electrical parts away from water. 5. keep cleaning both top and bottom with the sponge, rinsing it out until no more soap is left on the grill. It's still a pain this way, but a bit easier.

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Posted March 14 2002 - 07:54 AM

If it cools down completely before you get around to washing it, plug it back in again for a while. You should be able to clean it by scraping with the plastic spatula/comb thingee and wiping it with a damp soapy cloth. Regards,
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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Adil M

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Posted March 14 2002 - 09:59 AM

Haven't you noticed that the grease gets inside the grill and all around the handles. It's almost never a simple wipe w/ a wetcloth.

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Posted March 14 2002 - 10:23 AM

I've always found it easy.



1. Wipe the excess grunge off with a dry paper towel.

2. Wipe again with moist paper towel.

3. Wipe to dry with a dry paper towel.



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#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Bill Slack

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Posted March 14 2002 - 10:46 AM

I do it exactally the same way as Rain.



I don't worry about getting the thing totally spotless. It's just grease, afterall.



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#16 of 25 OFFLINE   Drew Bethel

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Posted March 14 2002 - 03:25 PM

Rain, I like your method. And Jesus, where did you get 3000+ posts from??? I remember when you were a "newbie" around here! Posted Image
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Posted March 15 2002 - 11:10 AM

Is the George Forman Grill any better than an outdoor gas/charcoal grill? I understand the convienence factor involved, but I had always thought that the flavor from grilling comes from the fat dripping off the meat and vaporizing on the hot coals. How does the flavor of a steak cooked on a GF grill compare to one cooked on a gas/charcoal grill? Or is that not a consideration for GF buyers? How much does it cost? -ikiru
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Posted March 15 2002 - 12:04 PM

Believe it or not, my building management won't allow my to do open barbequeing in my apartment (windows open, naturally), or up on the roof. The electric grill is more a thing of necessity than convenience for me. It doesn't taste the same as cooking over charcoal. Not even close. But closer than a frying pan or oven broiler.
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Posted March 15 2002 - 12:48 PM

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where did you get 3000+ posts from??? I remember when you were a "newbie" around here!

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3405 (9.49 posts per day).



That'll do it. Most people, even Mods, are under 5 per day. The only person I know posting more is Patrick, and he's usually averaging around 10 per day.



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#20 of 25 OFFLINE   michael deakin

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Posted March 16 2002 - 09:48 AM

Hi guys.

Does anyone have any trouble with the top of the grill machine,Where you warm the buns.The clip which holds it down broke on mine whithin one week. mikePosted Image




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