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 Foreman 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.
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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How do you release George Forman grill top if button does not release it?
You have to grasp the handles on either side of the top cooking plate in the lid and then pull both handles. If it doesn't work, then I think the top cooking plate is broken and you'll need the replacement parts, call 1-800-738-0245.
Ask help from the George Foreman site
First: be sure your grill is unplugged.
Your button has probably gotten 'dirty' from use and if it has fat/oil making it dirty then it probably will 'freeze' up when the grill is cold.
Are you trying the button on a cold or warm machine?
Be sure the grill is unplugged.
I would try wringing out a dishcloth/washcloth in warm/hot water and lay it over the button - let it rest on the button for several minutes and then try the button. It may take more than one time.
If still having problems, you can try contacting the George Foreman website for assistance:
Speak to a knowledgeable George Foreman Specialist
Please call: 1-800-947-3745
Our support team is available to assist you: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm - Central Time
Here's a PDF manual that should help you:
Mine had that problem. Unplugged of course, I would just pull on the latch itself if button not working. Do to each side to get it off.
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.
If you type into your search menu, "George Foreman Grill Recipes" you find many sites with recipes. Here are a few...
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Will the GFP84WP waffle plates work on a rpgf3801blx George Foreman grill?
When making toasted sandwiches the top slice of bread sticks to the grilling machine plates. How do I avoid this?
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.
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.
Anyone have any cool craft ideas for something to create using my worn out Teflon George Foreman grill?
By Alice K
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.