About George Foreman Grills
Famously marketed as the Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, the George Foreman Grill has been exceptionally popular worldwide thanks to its simple, functional design and celebrity endorsement.
The appliance, an indoor electric grill, was invented by Robert Johnson and Michael Boehm. George Foreman was chosen as the spokesperson because of his reputation for consuming two hamburgers, cooked in a tilted skillet to drain off the fat, before every match.
The grill is now available in a range of shapes and sizes for individual or multiple servings, however the basic design remains the same. Each grill features two non-stick grooved heating surfaces, one above and one below the food in order to heat it quickly, evenly and efficiently. The lower surface is at an angle to drain off fat and other fluids into a removable and washable drip tray, which has the added benefit of providing a clear visual indication of how much fat content has been removed from the food.
George Foreman grills start out with the compact range and a choice of either 2 or 3-portion models. Family grills cater for between four and five people, while the entertaining models can feed up to ten. Among the high-end models is the 10 Portion Grill & Griddle, which features a four-portion grill side-by-side with a six-portion griddle.
With all grills, there is the option of variable temperatures, enabling grilling, toasting, or melting, and newer models also have removable plates for easy cleaning. A floating hinge is another key feature, and allows the clamshell design to close around foods of varying thickness, from thin burgers or steaks to well-stuffed paninis.
A standard choice of colours between black and silver allows buyers to match the grills to their own kitchen décor.