Using A George Foreman Grill

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The George Foreman grill is a common kitchen appliance used for low fat cooking. This is a page about using a George Foreman grill.


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September 10, 2014

I have little counter space so everything on it has to be a useful appliance! I regularly make grilled cheese or grilled vegetables on an open George Forman grill or zucchini fritters on it. This weekend, I decided to try to make waffles!

I just used my Bisquick for the batter and poured a small circle onto the upper portion of the heated grill and let it run down the grill a bit. Don't add too much! I did close it and turned the waffles after the top was slightly browned in some areas.

They turned out looking like Bear Paws to me so that's what I now call them! You could name them Pet Paws or Monster Claws around Halloween, which is coming up!

I've included pics of both the Bear Paws and the zucchini fritters (which were incredible too!) Enjoy!

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I really enjoy my little George Foreman grill, but the Teflon is peeling. I use a piece of lightweight tin foil, big enough to fold over the meat and spray it lightly with oil.


Clean-up is a breeze, I just toss the foil afterward.

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December 27, 2004

For those that wrote about the worn Teflon on their GF Grills, when the grill is cold, try pressing aluminum foil sheet on the grill plate(s) then cook as usual on on that. Should make clean up easy. Might be good even if you don't have a problem! By Syd

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I'm looking for a suggestion to keep a George Foreman grill from sliding on the countertop. The old one was heavier and had a gripping bottom (maybe rubber), but the brand new 4 person grill is lightweight and slides anytime you try to use it. An older person this was given to cannot use it and I'm trying to figure out how to keep it in place....silicone mat for example. Any ideas?


Thank you!


July 16, 20201 found this helpful
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Command Products- makes silicone dots that you can add to the bottom of your grill. This will help with the sliding.

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I use the silicone shelf liner for some of my counter appliances and it works for me.
You can buy it at the Dollar Tree or if you want a little better kind you can find it in all colors at most stores or online.
Some of it is expensive (but usually thicker and maybe better quality) just according to what you need.
The Dollar Tree is a good start just to see if it works for you.
Sales; looks like Walmart & Target are the most reasonably priced.

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July 20, 2004

I have been using my Foreman Grill a lot this summer to cook chicken breasts. Anyone have any tips or recipes? I tried to cook with a little marinade on it but it was a little over too burnt once the chicken had cooked through. Anyway, thought I would see if anyone else is using the grill and if they are having success with it.


Monica in CO


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July 6, 20040 found this helpful

If you type into your search menu, "George Foreman Grill Recipes" you find many sites with recipes. Here are a few...

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July 20, 20040 found this helpful

I am using an old Elmer's Rubber Cement Jar with brush attached to lid, that has been WELL CLEANED, to hold oil so I can lightly brush the GF Grill before plugging in to heat.

Seems to be working quite well for me! Quick and easy.

By Syd

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December 28, 20040 found this helpful

When grilling bacon, use a square metal cake pan under the lip of the grill, instead of the small drip pans that come with the grill.


Bacon is very greasy.

By Syd

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By Ileen (Guest Post)
June 14, 20060 found this helpful

I spray the grill with Pam before heating. After using and unplugging, I immediately put a double layer of wet paper towels on it, close lid and when it is cool it is a breeze to clean.

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By Chelsea (Guest Post)
August 11, 20080 found this helpful

I have a family of 3 and I'm trying to cook chicken breasts on the lean mean grilling machine. how long do you cook it for?

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January 5, 20090 found this helpful

A Great group you can join on Yahoo is:

Recipes sent out every day...

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September 28, 20160 found this helpful

I love to cook my bacon in the microwave between a couple of pieces of paper towels. Read the instructions on the back of the bacon package.

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September 9, 2019

Will the GFP84WP waffle plates work on a rpgf3801blx George Foreman grill?


September 9, 20190 found this helpful

They have a toll free number--1-800-947-3745

I would ask them. Often using other parts invalidates the warranty if you have one or can cause a fire.


I never use any non-approved parts and only they can tell you if they are approved or not.

Post back what you learn! Blessings!

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September 9, 20190 found this helpful

The support page on the website is here.

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November 23, 2014

When making toasted sandwiches the top slice of bread sticks to the grilling machine plates. How do I avoid this?

By Carol


December 5, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure it is good and clean, and not sticking to old food. Then before use, spray it with PAM or a product similar to PAM.

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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

The finish may be wearing off. Put oil on a paper towel and wipe it on the plates before you turn it on to use it.

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September 17, 2011

Anyone have any cool craft ideas for something to create using my worn out Teflon George Foreman grill?

By Alice K


September 21, 20110 found this helpful

Trash it.

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January 21, 2018

The George Foreman Grill can cook slider patties quickly and does a great job of removing fat from the meat. This page is about making mini burger sliders on a George Foreman Grill.

Slider burgers

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