george forman grill

  • Thriller83

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    Jul 25, 2007 3:23 PM GMT
    does anyone own one?? i just acquired one from a friend and haven't used it yet. i heard i was really good for grilling salmon and chicken ... and yes the occasional burger. anyway i got it second hand so it didn't come with an instruction book. i don't see any temperature dial so i'm assuming you just plug it in and let heat up. just how long does it take to cook fish, chicken, steaks, and hamburger on this thing??? does anyone know where i can find some recipes for this machine?

    thanx :-)
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    Jul 25, 2007 3:57 PM GMT
    Yeah, you just plug it in and let it heat up. I throw on a slab of chicken breast when the light first goes off, which I think means it's no longer warming up. The instruction book's fairly worthless, you're not missing much there. It takes about 10 minutes to cook a thick slab of meat thoroughly... and as the unit ages it'll take longer, and longer, and l-oo-nnnn-gggggg-eeeeeeee-rrrrrrrrrrrrr. I need a new one, mine's about a year old now.
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    Jul 25, 2007 3:58 PM GMT
    A most excellent choice of appliance. Love mine, use it every day.

    Salmon fillet 5 mins
    Chicken breast 10 mins

    Basically if you would normally grill something for 10 minutes each side, half it.

    And a tip about cleaning: Let it cool down, get a wet dishcloth, lay it over the grill, close the lid and leave it for 10 mins, then wipe it clean.

    Have fun with it and try everything on it, except eggs.... disastrous!....I was silly to even try!
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    Jul 25, 2007 4:23 PM GMT
    my george forman sometimes overcooks chicken. I usually cut the breast in half and grill for a shorter time, which leaves more water in the chicken, making it taste better. don't ask me why, just does.


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    Jul 25, 2007 5:11 PM GMT
    heh... i made fajita tacos, burgers, hotdogs, chicken brests, etc all from the comfort of my dorm. We werent allowed to have them but I got away with it. when they busted me with it always bribed the R.A. with a taco or something. heh... I haven't used one in a while but I think it a really cool machine. I never actually read the instructions though. (Im sure that was a bad thing.)
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    Jul 26, 2007 3:00 AM GMT
    Your friend just did you a huge favor. Most used kitchen gadget (other than the frig)...... easily.
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    Jul 26, 2007 3:04 AM GMT
    the gfg is wicked cool. use it almost everyday. i cook beef, chicken, fish on it. only recipe i need is to add some mrs. dash. she's got lots of flavors and you can mix them so the combinations are endless. mr. foreman and mrs. dash make a hot, sizzlin' couple.
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    Jul 26, 2007 5:19 AM GMT
    GEORGE FOREMAN IS MY IDOL BECAUSE OF HIS GRILL.

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    Jul 26, 2007 6:38 AM GMT
    When I cook Tofu on the Forman Grill, it turns out so good, even meat eaters enjoy it. Try putting some spinach or a chopped onion on there while your food item cooks. You can easily cook your side dish along with the meal. That thing is amazing--this is why I eat so much tofu. Thanks, George.
  • DenveRyk

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    Jul 26, 2007 12:19 PM GMT
    TOFUSTUD
    A question: How do you prepare the tofu? Plain, or with seasonings? I like tofu and I like my grill--never thought of bringing the two together!!

    Ryk