George Foreman is a name that is synonymous with the manufacture of grilling products. They’re contenders with other big names like Weber, Cuisinart, and Char-Broil, to mention a few.
The George Foreman brand is known for its high-quality electric grills – most of which are electrically powered – and to that effect, we’ve put together a review of their finest grills. So, if you’re a fan of George Foreman grills, this no-stone-unturned article is for you.
#1. Our Favorite George Foreman Grill – George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
Back when we reviewed half a dozen small grills, one of the grills that stood out was this George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill. It offers quite a large cooking space, enough electric power for grilling and, of course, it can be used for grilling indoors.
Did we even mention that there is a removable stand, a temperature control knob with accompanying temperature indicator light, nonstick coating as well as five heat settings to choose from? Well, we just did – this is arguably the best budget electric grill you can find on the market.
What Do You Look Out For In George Foreman Grills?
Before buying a George Foreman grill, you need to ask yourself a plethora of questions and answer them accordingly.
What do you need the George Foreman grill for?
Most of the grills from the brand are small, compact-sized, and are electrically powered. If you’re grilling food for a large number of individuals, you may need a larger grill and one which is more powerful. In fact, some situations would warrant the use of an electric smoker or a multi-burner gas grill.
This is why it is very important to ask the question above and give yourself a convincing answer. If you are using the grill for small grilling activities for yourself at home, then, by all means, grab any of their grills. Otherwise, get something larger.
The cooking space of your grill is a very important factor you shouldn’t overlook. This stems primarily from the fact that it is the cooking space that determines the number of items you can cook at once.
Imagine grilling chicken thighs for 30 individuals and the grill can only contain four at a go. You’d have to grill about 7 times and precious time will be wasted before you get the desired results. Most times, the purpose of buying the grill will greatly help you in choosing a befitting cooking space for your needs.
Grilling Indoor or Outdoor?
There is a wide selection of George Foreman grills available on the market that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Choose the one that fits your usage purposes and have fun grilling! If you’re selecting an outdoor model, ensure there’s a power outlet close to the place where you want to grill with it.
Portability is one of the reasons why we have compact-sized grills. Fortunately for us, most of the grills from the brand are lightweight and have small dimensions enough to get small meals done in a jiffy. There are also other grills from other brands that are less heavy than George Foreman grills, but when it comes to the build quality and features, the difference is always clear.
Energy Efficiency and Fat-Reducing
For an electrically-powered appliance, energy efficiency is very important to ensure that your energy bills don’t soar through the roof.
All the George Foreman grills we’ve come across are all designed to be energy efficient to save energy.
On the other hand, the issue of reducing fat arises from the ability of most George Foreman grills to drain out the fat in food items without unnecessarily causing the food to smoke.
Easy To Clean
With their nonstick interior, George Foreman grills are arguably the easiest to clean when you’re done cooking the food. A clean towel dabbed in warm water will work wonders on the grill, totally taking the stains off it and leaving it sparkling.
Most of the George Foreman grills available on the market have removable grates that make it easy to clean the grill when you are done. In fact, considering their design, a handful of them are dishwasher safe compared to other grilling grates from other brands.
Adjustable hanging hinges, easy to remove drip trays, temperature controls with light indicators and also integrated thermometers are a handful of the features you’ll find on many grills from the George Foreman Brand for a ridiculously low price.
George Foreman Grills Reviewed
Here’s what we think after examining five grills from the brand.
#1. Best Outdoor/Indoor George Foreman Grill – George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
Cooking Space: 240 sq. inches
Features: temperature indicator and controls, nonstick interior, ample cooking space for 15 servings, removable stand, adjustable air vents, domed lid, drip tray, sloped design.
First on our list – in no particular order – is the GGR50B Outdoor Grill. It is one of the half a dozen indoor/outdoor grills from the George Foreman brand to become a best seller. Packing a ton of features, is it worth it?
In all honesty, the GGR50B is worth every penny you spend on it. It’s moderately priced and it shares quite some similarities with the George Foreman PRO Indoor/Outdoor Grill. As expected, both grills have a cooking space of about 240 sq. inches – more than enough space to make 15 servings.
The GGR50B grill has the George Foreman nonstick coating that makes the grill easy to clean. It also features indicator lights as well as great temperature controls. There are also five heat levels as well as air vents on the domed lid to increase airflow.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an integrated temperature gauge although this is nothing an infrared thermometer cannot handle.
Cooking Space: 36 sq. inches
Features: compact-sized, non-stick surface, sloped design, even heat distribution, dishwasher safe drip tray, energy-efficient, affordable, etc.
If you’re a college student or you know one who’s in love with grilled food, this compact-sized grill is definitely worth recommending for them. First, it’s darn affordable – it will only cost you money for a cup of coffee for one week.
Given its ridiculously low price, it’s quite surprising to find out that this little grill here packs quite a punch. As earlier stated, the design is compact, lightweight, and, naturally lightweight. It has a novel design that involves a sloped cooking tray.
This sloped cooking grate drains the fat from the food into a removable drip tray that is dishwasher safe. In addition, the non-stick interior of the grill makes cleaning the grill after cooking a less arduous task.
The George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill is also designed to be used for making Panini. It’s pretty easy to use although controls are lacking pretty much on it. There’s no integrated temperature indicator and no varying heat levels.
In all, the grill is a basic energy-efficient grill for basic low budget grilling. It’s great for people living in campers and RVs.
Cooking Space: 240 sq. inches
Features: removable stand, adjustable temperature control, integrated temperature gauge, provides up to 15 servings, non-stick ceramic coating, dishwasher safe drip tray, sloped cooking area for easy fat draining, etc.
The GFO3320M Electric Grill is yet another grill from the George Foreman brand. It’s a combination of tabletop, standalone, and portability – 3 factors that set the Foreman grills apart. At a glance, you’ll probably think the grill is the same as the George Foreman PRO Indoor/Outdoor Grill we reviewed at the end of this article.
Both grills share the same design and have almost the same dimensions. The GFO3320M Electric Grill has a sloped cooking space of about 240 sq. inches. This is quite large and the sloped nature of the cooking grate help with the draining of fat from food.
The grill is made from non-stick ceramic coating material. There is a dishwasher safe drip tray inside to help with collecting grease and fat. The grill also features an integrated temperature gauge which eliminates the need for the use of an external thermometer.
With respect to the build quality, we think it’s top-notch and strong.
Cooking Space: 72 sq. inches
Features: lightweight, makes 4 servings, dishwasher-safe parts, removable plates, and drip tray, sloped design, temperature indicator light, non-stick coating, etc.
If the George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill doesn’t suit your needs, this particular model would. It’s meant to cook 4 servings at a go and has almost twice the cooking space.
The design of the GRP1060B Indoor Grill with the only exception being the dimensions. This compact-sized grill is lightweight and pretty affordable without costing anything extra. It has the trademark George Foreman non-stick coating.
In addition, the grill has a sloped cooking area and a removable drip tray which is dishwasher safe. All the fat is collected into this tray. With respect to energy efficiency, the GRP1060B Indoor Grill is energy efficient and even preheats 35% faster, thanks to the heating elements.
There is a temperature indicator light on the grill but the absence of an integrated thermometer overshadows it. You’d have to use an external thermometer to check your food. If you’re not a fan of the black color of this grill, you can also choose the platinum-colored model which almost costs twice as much as the black but is definitely a sight to behold.
Cooking Space: 240 sq. inches
Features: Removable grill stand, large cooking space, nonstick coating, temperature indicator light with adjustable temperature control, can serve 15 people at a go, vents for improved airflow.
As we earlier mentioned at the beginning of this article, the George Foreman PRO Indoor/Outdoor Grill is one of our favorite grills from the brand. Designed to be used as both a tabletop and standalone grill, it’s pretty to behold and packs a good deal of punch.
The grill offers about 240 sq. inches of cooking space, a tad larger than most of the camping grills we reviewed a while ago. With this ample cooking space, you can prepare food for up to 15 persons at once although this depends on the size of your meat.
We love the design, compact nature and top-notch quality of the grill. It features a nonstick coating that makes food not to stick to the grill and helps with easy cleaning after use. There’s also a domed grill with adjustable air vents and an integrated thermometer.
The George Foreman PRO Indoor/Outdoor Grill also features adjustable temperature controls and an integrated temperature gauge. With it, there’s no need for a separate infrared thermometer. Power-wise, it is energy efficient and won’t increase your energy bill beyond normal.
A large number of people still think that George Foreman the Boxer owns the grill. Well, we’ll not demystify the myth today, but here’s one takeaway – the quality, compact size, ease of use, features, and affordable prices of George Foreman grills will always make them bestsellers anytime, any day!