"And the Fat just Drips Away"!!!

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    Jan 17, 2009 12:28 PM GMT
    I am so tired of seeing these George Foreman type of commercials for different gadgets and they think because the juice from the meat being cooked drains into a tray or something that the fat is just wisked away!!!

    Are people that stupid??? Maybe I am and I am missing out on this great invention that just drains the fat from food all of the sudden!! I guess thats why our obesity rate in the U.S. is still rising huh?

    Someone explain this to me...am I wrong?
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    Jan 17, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    Well it does lessen the fat I think. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 17, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    Of course SOME fat melts in cooking, but if they think the juice is all fat they are fat heads. But with these type of cookers the meat is not cooked in extra fat... so if you start with lean meat you keep lean meat

    Just think deep fried okra or chicken tenders (nearly puked the other day when they gave me fried chicken in a SALAD at the airport. Stupid people)
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:56 PM GMT
    There is a bigger ignorance to blame. When Atkins was all the rage my grocery store would put "low-carb" stickers on everything that was. Somethings like low-sugar yogurt or soup had it. Ok. But that sticker was on every piece of meat in the store. If you don't know that chicken is low in carbs then you don't know nearly enough to eat sensibly. This, of course, is indicative of the great cloud of stupidity covering the nation.
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    Jan 17, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    I have a big George Foreman. I use it to cook extra lean ground beef, which I eat in at least one meal a day. The other meals are chicken or fish protein.

    Walmart and most stores make a product called "96/4." The 4 means it is only 4% fat. When you cook it on a Foreman, the excess grease does drain off pretty well. With an extra lean beef like that though, most of what's draining off is water.

  • DCEric

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    Jan 17, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    For those running around screaming. People are stupid. That is because they are not concerned with what we are. You only know about, what you care about.

    I think most people miss the boat with understanding the foriegn aid the US gives out. That is because it is something that is important to me, and thus I understand it well.

    /Not perfect.
    //Doesn't expect others to be.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jan 17, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidThere is a bigger ignorance to blame. When Atkins was all the rage my grocery store would put "low-carb" stickers on everything that was. Somethings like low-sugar yogurt or soup had it.


    I saw them at my grocery store on bottles of Tabasco sauce.
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    Jan 17, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    I got us a George Foreman indoor/outdoor grill for Christmas (alternately sold under the Salton name, in a box that says Toastmaster made it -- go figure).

    It's a big round platter 17 inches across (240 sq in), with a round dome lid, like my charcoal Weber grill has, and it sits on its own stand, like regular outdoor grills. It doesn't have the hinged upper grill plate like other Foremans meant for tabletop use, just the bottom plate, but with the same ribbed design and slant that directs liquids to a collection cup underneath.

    It works really well, keeping the smoke outside and freeing up the kitchen, and in fact the first time I tried it I was surprised how quickly it cooked fairly thick steaks. My main concern had been cooking power, since it's only 110v, all we're allowed to use on our condo balcony (no open fires from gas or charcoal, so my Weber's in storage).

    I'd looked at other electric outdoor grills, but they had an exposed heating element at the very bottom of the kettle, and wasn't sure that would create enough heat, plus the drippings would make a real mess to clean. The Foreman has a removable non-stick surface that makes direct contact with the food for faster cooking.

    There's no real secret to Foremans; we have a frying pan with those ridges, the idea being to keep the meat off the pan and not stewing in its own fat & grease. Foreman adds the surface slant and a collection cup, to make sure liquid doesn't pool under the food and make contact.

    Here's ours, bought through Ace Hardware for $84.99 USD.

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