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George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill

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George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill
 
3.7

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4.0

Works Wonderful If You Are Careful And Don't Overcook!

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from USA

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

I waited and waited to buy one of these indoor grills. Just didn't think an electric grill that cooked from both top and bottom would ever satisfy my taste for grilled foods. But when I couldn't cook outside due to the cold and/or wind, I broke down and bought one.
First impression...."this is great!!!" I used it to cook hamburgers and they were amazingly good The cooking time was only 3-5 minutes (3 for my med rare/5 for my hubby's med well). The burgers were cooked just right and they were still fairly juicy. Since then I have had mixed results with various attempts. I find that if I let the foods cook even just a small amount of time over their "done" time, the result is a dry, rubbery, tasteless grilled meat. I now have a cheat sheet for the things I cook most with the exact number of minutes to cook them.

Performance
This indoor grill performs as promised, it cooks quickly and because the drippings run down out of the cooking field there is less grease on the foods. The heating element must be fully heated before using for best results...don't try to rush it. It really doesn't take very long to get it up to temperature...maybe 5-10 minutes. As mentioned above, don't even overcook for a small amount of time...you will end up with dry, leathery foods.

Durability
The actual grill component is very durable. The grill feels and looks to be heavy-weight. The only problem I have experienced with breakage is the lid for the bun steaming/heating area. It is a lighter weight plastic with plastic hinges that have snapped and broken.

Ease of Cleaning
I have found that to clean this unit with ease, I need to immediately wipe off the griddle area before I leave it sit while we eat. It doesn't have to be totally clean, just have to get the grease and bits of food that will dry onto it as it sits and cools. Other than having to do that ahead, it cleans up quite easy with a damp soapy paper towel or rag.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. Plug it in, let it warm to temperature (watch the light), then place food on griddle and lightly close the lid. Hardest part is watching that foods do not overcook.

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3.0

Sits in the cupboard and doesn't get used

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from New York, NY

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

I received this George Foreman grill as a gift. First, the positives: It is easy to use, it doesn't take up a lot of counter space, it is versatile and an alternative to those that can't do any outdoor grilling.

The negatives: It is kind of on the small size, which means cooking for a family is a challenge. Two burgers at a time is about its limit. The fat dripper tray seems more like an afterthought, half the time the fat ends up dripping down onto the counter as opposed to in the tray. Additionally, I find the overall texture of burgers and meats when grilled in this George Foreman grill to be rubbery. It chars the outside of the meat, while causing the inside to be hard. Toasting sandwiches fared much better.

I used this a handful of times before putting it in the cupboard, never to see the light of day again. I much prefer grilling on the stove top. I personally wouldn't recommend this product.

Performance
Best used for toasting sandwiches.

Durability
Feels and looks somewhat cheap, but overall I am satisfied with the durability of the Foreman grill and never encountered any problems with it.

Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning the George Foreman grill is as simple as taking a damp cloth or sponge and wiping the grill down. This is one of the biggest pros of the Foreman grill.

Ease of Use
Very easy and simple to use. Very straightforward.

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4.0

Efficient tool to cook meats and vegetables in a healthy manner.

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from USA

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

This grill is perfect for indoor use! There is no smoke, and very little steam unless what you are cooking is wet. The grill is very easy to clean. It comes with a scrub sponge and a plastic scraper to guarantee that all charred remains can be easily removed. It helps to pretreat the grill with cooking oil, as is suggested in the instructions; this allows the grill to be cleaned very easily. The best part is the healthiness! The grill is designed with an inclined, sloping surface. The grease from the food runs right off of the grill and into a shallow dish (provided with the grill), instead of pooling around your food and coating your dinner with an unhealthy level of fat and grease. This grill is also versatile in that you can cook meat, veggies, and even fruit! Anything that you would make a normal sized gas or charcoal grill can be made on the George Foreman. It can be operated with the top closed, for grilling on both sides of your food, or with the top open, perfect for roasting vegetables or fruits. The only difficulty is cooking something that is not flat. It is extremely difficult to cook something rounded, like a chicken leg. Overall, a great product!

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5.0

We love this grill.

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from USA

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

The Foreman Grill that we have is an older unit. But, we tried to replace it with a similar one and had no luck duplicating the quality. It heats evenly, quickly, and browns nicely. The only issue we have is with the cleaning process. It is difficult to do a thorough job cleaning it. I typically clean it immediately after I am done cooking. That way it seems to come off easier and quicker. It is usually hot at the time, but it works. You just have to make sure that you unplug the grill. We have tried most vegetables that can be browned and it works well. I often add the vegetables after my meat is almost done. This works well for a complete meal. Each meal I cook is usually done within 10 minutes.We eat healthy and a low fat diet. The Foreman Grill is perfect for accomplishing a very healthy meal. I don't like cooking on the stove. Often I can get away with not using any pans, just my Foreman grill to prepare a meal, less dishes to wash. Great product. We recommend it all of the time.

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3.0

George Foreman Inside Grill

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from USA

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This grill does an okay job of cooking burgers if you like them on the medium side inside. Sadly this grill tends to overcook on the outside and the inside doesn't get cooked enough. I tried to cook chicken twice and both times the inside was still almost raw but the outside was over cooked and rubbery. Burgers do turn out okay but again, you have to NOT like them more than medium done inside. The grease trap/catcher moves around and often the grease ends up on the counter if you're not careful. It is also very painful to clean. Very time consuming if you want it properly cleaned and not leaving miscellaneous food particles behind.

Performance
Only good for burgers medium cooked.

Durability
Seemed to be a sturdy product.

Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning this is a nightmare and the biggest reason it now sits in my cupboard.

Ease of Use
It is easy to use but NOT easy to clean.

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2.0

hard to clean, cooks uneven George

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from USA

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

When I first got my grill I was so excited because living in an apartment, one of the things I missed the most was my barbequed food! The first thing I cooked was a hamberger, that cooked fairly well, even and quick. It made me want to explore what else I could cook. The next week I made lamb chops and had a very different experience. I found that the bone in the meat made a big problem because the top couldn't close correctly, in this case the part closer to the top (folding side) cooked first while the other half cooked much slower. As time went on the grill became more uneven in cooking, even boneless items were cooking uneven and I would have to rotate them during cooking to ensure everything cooked through. My other issue with the grill is that I am celiac and anything I cook with must be able to be cleaned thoroughly. Since the plate can not be removed from the unit I found it near impossible to truely clean. I had to eventually throw my unit out because of cross contamination after my diagnosis.

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5.0

George Foreman Grill is a must

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from Auburn, ME

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I have the smaller version that was one of the first to come out and I've been grilling ever since. I love this little machine. It's perfect for two people without all the fuss of hauling the gas grill out to use outdoors. We can just whip up a couple burgers in no time!

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4.0

My George Foreman Grill is Great!

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from Medford, WI

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

I have had my George Foreman Grill for a long time and I do love it. Unfortunately, I all too often forget to use it. It does an excellent job of frying hamburgers and keeping the grease away. I have more trouble with chicken and pork though as I have over cooked them leaving them dry and tough. I think there is a learning curve in using this grill. It isn't the easiest to clean either though the manufacturer does provide a grill scraper. It seems to be durable. . Highlighting the features that I like: It is a nice size that allows for four good sized hamburgers to cook together and the grease tray is large enough to accomodate all of the drippings. It cooks the meat quite fast. It is not large and bulky which allows for easy storage which might be the reason that I don’t use it often enough. It tucks away on a shelf all to easily. It allows me to make healthier meals for my family which is so important. And it is an attractive appliance. On the downside, it isn’t the easiest to clean even with the grill scraper. But all in all, I do like my George Foreman and would recommend it to friends and family. It makes for a great wedding gift or house warming gift.

Performance
It heats properly and does not burn the meat.

Durability
I haven't had it long enough to comment but it appears to be well built

Ease of Cleaning
The grills are a little bit of a challenge but it is teflon coated.

Ease of Use
Put in the the patties and close the lid. Easy Peasy..

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3.0

Easy, but drains meat of flavor

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from USA

Comments about George Foreman GR30CB Indoor Grill:

I enjoy this product because it is very easy to use, pop the chicken in and let it sit there until it's cooked, great concept. I have had trouble creating flavor with this appliance though. Even if I marinade the meat for HOURS in advance I feel like instead of the grill getting rid of the fat, it only gets rid of the flavor, I'm also never impressed with the amount of juices or fat that comes off of it. For a quick fix that you dont have to watch the entire time, it's not bad, but anything mroe than quick chicken sandwiches or lunches, I wouldn't really recommend it. Ive also had trouble keeping chicken from getting too cooked on the outside, and not done yet on the inside, when I cut the mean to thinner cuts I dont have trouble, but anything with any thickness always cooks uneven.

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