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george forman grill

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gooner#14, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. gooner#14

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    hi thinking of gettin 1 of these are they any good?? what can you do with them?? also if it drains all the fat out, wheres the flavour( as most of the flavour is in the fat)
     
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    Not too bad although because it is a fat drainer, it does generally require you to marinade things to maintain flavour. Given you can get one for the price of a night out, what have you to lose?
     
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    You can grill pretty much anything; you can also use them as sandwich toasters. Food does not lose it's flavour. Excellent (IMO). Just a bit of a pain to clean after use.
     
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    What advantage does it have over a normal griddle pan? It has the look of another 'worktop filler' to me.

    And why would you buy the outdoor one? If you're going to have a barbecue, it's got to be a real, charcoal one.
     
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    I love mine... use it most evenings. Chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna, steak, venison.... I've done the lot and it turns out bootiful...
     
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    yeah, they're a bitch to clean if you don't do it straight after cooking... :eek:

    It does a mean steak in 30 secs though....well worth the cleaning hassle on that basis alone! :smashin:
     
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    They cook from top & bottom at once, so everything cooks faster, and usually turns out better too, in my experience....

    With you on the Outdoor one though.... sounds almost as blasphemous as a Gas barbecue.... :eek:
     
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    I wondered what happened to Jelly. I see that you have developed split personalities and post as both gooner#14 and dubledene now instead. Never mind, your secret's safe with me :D
     
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    Yes, I agree with the cleaning bit. You have to clean before the grill cools down too much, and then it's easy. Wait until after it's cooled, and it's hard.

    That said, it grills meat very quickly and easily. If you get a nice thick piece of steak, whack on some ground peppers, and you have a great meal in minutes. All the fat drains off, but not the flavour.
     
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    I've got a gadget that does that - it's called a "grill" and is to be found in my "oven".


    :D :hiya: :D
     
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    Stick to a normal grill, much better.
    I've found that the GF grill tends to drain the flavour out too, especially (my fave) smoked bacon. Absolutley tasteless after using the GF.

    It's now in the cupboard of seldom usesd 'seemed like a good idea at the time' appliances along with the Breville sandwich maker, foot spa, pedometer etc
     
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    I've put on over a stone since I got mine.... I'm starting to look like George Foreman..!! :rotfl:
     
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    Absolutely, no advantage over a decent non-stick griddle pan other than it cooks both sides.

    I got one used it about ten times and put it away. Gave it to my sister about 6 months later, who then gave it to my mum about 6 months after that etc etc.
     
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    :offtopic: :laugh:
     
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    ditto




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    on topic

    George Forman grills are brilliant, although a griddle would match it as long as you have the cast iron lump to press down on the meat/veg.
     

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