we just got ours from my bridal shower this past weekend an i know you can cook chicken real quick but what else
i hope you got the kind with the removeable grill plates!!
dad has one he told me as soon as we are done using it stick a wet paper towel in it an unplug it an it helps the cleaning process
that's what i used to do, and needless to say, i finally tossed it...too tired of cleaning! we hardly used it....we use our regular outdoor grill almost daily though! or just a grill pan on the stove top....
i hate the clean up :(
i know, right? back then, i thought, man, this would be great if you could remove the plates....now they make several models with removeable plates....boo!
oh well! i'm not one for having a whole bunch of different appliances to cook, just good quality cookware/bakeware/knives/utensils/etc.....
you can do everything with a grill pan or actual grill that you can with the GF grill....
sorry nicole....didn't mean to hijack! :)
we use a panini press...started out with just paninis but i also cook burgers, etc on it. one trick i learned to keep the grills clean is to wrap the food in parchment paper. still gets crispy but no mess. works best with paninis but also works with burger patties!
M...is yours an actual appliance, or a panini pan with weighted press/lid? we have the pan type, but we use it as a grill pan....i need a bigger one....i just hate having to store and haul out (and clean) another appliance! :)
and great tip on the parchment paper!!
It's an actual appliance...it's by Breville. I have a huge cast iron grill pan that goes over two burners too...but it's a pain in the a@@ to clean!! We keep the panini press on top of the fridge...not super attractive but it doesn't take up cabinet/counter space that way.
fantastic tip on parchment! i shall try!
So..about the George Foreman grill w/removable plates - I have one..the G5. That thing is the BIGGEST PAIN THE A$$ to clean..even WITH the removable plates. The regular grill plate has now changed so that it has these weird grooves in it -which makes cleaning it a nightmare. I actually miss the simple plain George Foreman grill we used to have!
As for what you can cook - I used to grill veggies on it too...peppers, zucchini, mushrooms...I also used it to make pork chops before....
We have a Cuisinart Griddler, which is like the Breville panini press, and I LOVE it. It has removable flat and grill plates and it folds out into a flat grill or griddle. WAY easier to clean than the George we used to have!
I like the parchment paper trick too, and I'll also sometimes fold aluminum foil around a wrap sandwich or fajita and press it between the flat plates for a yummy toasted wrap :)
well i used the foreman tonight ladies an did the paper towel trick an then finished up while it was still a tad hot an it cleaned up easy peizy , hoping it stays that way i did use cooking spray
I'm suprised a paper towel worked! I would think it would get all soggy and fall apart. Parchment paper is what you put down on baking sheets when you make cookies, etc. It lets things still get crispy...
Ahahaha...now I get it! I was thinking "how the heck would you cook with paper towels??" Ha!
made chicken in it tonight it was a tad tough but not to bad to clean up