30% larger, 84 sq. in. cooking surface. Grills 5 plus burgers, chops, and more. Comes with the Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine cookbook. Patented design grill for healthy cooking. Double nonstick coated grilling plates. Indicator light. Includes 2 drip trays and plastic spatula.
George Foreman Family Size Grill
Idiot proof grill Very easy to clean and does what it's supposed to do easily. It's fairly idiot proof - gets hot quickly and cooks food evenly. At a sale price of $25 it was a no-brainer! ...more info
Good concept, poor execution I purchased this inexpensive grill to replace the defunct T-Fal I sent away for warranty repair (for the record it took almost 3 months to get a replacement from T-Fal).
It is a very inexpensive model, and it performs consistently, but the following flaws make it very hard to recommend:
- The plates are not removable and the manual warns against immersing the grill. This makes cleaning a fairly difficult task.
- The drip collection trays are poorly designed, making it easy to spill fat while replacing them.
- Only one operating temperature: tough break if that's too hot or not hot enough for you!
- The non-stick coating is a very poor performer. Marinades containing sugar, in particular, were extremely difficult to clean (that's where removable plates would have come in handy). The T-Fal's is considerably better.
If you are considering this type of grill and can afford to spend a little more, I would recommend you look into a model with detachable plates and if possible adjustable temperature (there is a newer, slightly more expensive George Foreman model with these features). This model, while inexpensive, has too many shortcomings to be recommended unless you are going for the lowest possible price....more info
I like it! I cook fish in this often and it cooks quickly. It does not let off as much smoke as other have indicated, and cleaning does require the use of several paper towels. I am really glad I got this as I don't have to heat up the oven as much....more info
love the george foreman grill1 I love the george foreman grill. I've gotten creative and cooked many many things on this grill!! I don't like to cook that much but I have a family and it is fun and sooooooo easy to clean up afterward. ...more info
Great product for the price I got this grill at a discounted price (for $25) at amazon. For the price, it is a great product. I couldn't be more pleased. We use it all the time to grill chicken, hamburgers and sausage (I listened to another viewer's advice and never grilled fish on it. She was pointing out that fish scent is difficult to clean and the meat that she grilled after grilling fish tasted like the fish)). Since it is not possible to remove the plates and wash them in the dishwasher, I would recommend that you clean it immediately after using it. I never had any problems cleaning it. Highly recommended. ...more info
Great for Everyone George Foreman GR26CB Family Size Plus Grill with Cookbook
I have all positives and no negatives over my George Foreman Grill. Great for my dorm since I don't have much room. I love using it to cook things easily and fast. Fish, Chicken, Steaks, etc, all used by this thing without much experience needed at all. I'm glad I got it so I don't have to eat out as often to get food made the way I want it!...more info
Good Grill I used the grill when I am tired and have no desire to use the Oven or stand in the rain. I used it to grill steak, fish and hamburgers. this is my second unit to purchase. ...more info
Easy to use and clean Takes less than 10 minutes to cook anything from hotdogs to steaks and everything comes out perfectly cooked. You do need to watch over the device, as no timer comes with this model and you need to monitor the food for how you like it cooked, i.e. rare, etc. Very quick and easy to clean....more info
buy with removable plates I owned this and threw it out. It was okay the first few times, then the grease starts building up around the unit and it gets gross. That's why they make the removable plates so it is easier to clean. The grease will start to bake into the cheap plastic sides. Why purchase this when you can get the newer, improved models?...more info
Great product for the price Love it and love the price. Its great for just myself and my husband. Don't have to lite up the big grill....more info
Good little grill for indoor cooking! I like this little grill. It is handy to keep in the closet and pull out for cooking dinner. It cooks meat pretty good, I just wish there was some kind of temperature control, with this grill it is either on or off, that is it. It cooks the outside of meat (especially chicken) a little faster than then it should for the insdie to catch up sometimes the outside will be slightly burnt. My suggestion would be to slice you meats on the thin side. Not the best grill for steaks because of the uneven cooking. It is very handy, though, to have a grill inside. Cord is on the short side. Clean up is easy if you spray BOTH top and bottom with cooking spray and then as soon as cooking is done, place a wet paper towel on the surfaces. Later when it cools and you go to clean it, it will wipe clean.
Excellent Product A must have for grilling in the winter time. Very stylish with the stainless steel, and makes for easy cleaning both inside and out. ...more info
George Continues a Good Product! George Foreman GR26CB Family Size Plus Grill performs as well his previous product that was a hand-me-down from my parents. The old one lacked some of its Teflon from years use by my parents and I continued using it several times daily for 1999 till the Teflon was basically gone. I sprayed it with Pam for about a year but opted for this new one for easier clean-up. Would liked to have tried the removable plates model but reviews have not been that great on their heating and cooking. Am very pleased with the heating and cooking of this model and look forward to many years use!
It definetly serve my purpose I have been using it for close to a month. It work good and all I tried is only making good sandwiches. I recommend this product but there are advanced models available from the same brand if you can afford you can get those ones....more info
george forman family grill a great grill for the price, Not big enough for a large family-I couldn't get 6 medium size burgers on it. difficult to clean-surface always feels greasy...more info
George Foreman Family Grill I like grilling with the George Foreman, it's quick and easy clean-up. Only dis advantage of this model is only 1 temperature grilling. The size is good for 4 large hamburger patties...more info
Forman Grill Gee, just now being asked to review this product I bought about 6 years ago.
Well, it still works - gave it to my daughter. I bought a smaller one with removable grill plates which I like a lot better due to having a very small kitchen/sink - much easier to clean. But this model works great. I'm a vegetarian so don't grill meat - it works great on veggies, polenta, etc....more info
terrible I only tried once. Works fine. But no ease to clean and the layer just came off. Returned it right away....more info
Bacon If you're like me you love eating bacon, but think cooking it's a chore!
I mean, when cooking bacon in a frying pan the grease will spatter and likely get on your hands. Lets face it: it hurts when you're burnt by the ones you love!
Then there's that precooked crap. It's so limp and tasteless, so I know it's not fooling any true bacon connoisseurs. It's like bacon that's been dropped it in the fishtank and scooped out a few days later.
I found an excellent solution in an unexpected place: the George Foreman Grill. This thing is reknown for dejuicing a tasty, fattening piece of meat to the point where it more resembles a crusty, dried-out log, but really does wonders for bacon! I'm using the "family size" that handles 4-6 slices at a time (depending on the brand). I simply wait for it to preheat, toss in the bacon, set it for seven minutes, and BAM it comes out perfect every time! You know -- crispy, but not TOO crispy. And a lot of the extra grease convenienty pours into that little container so you can later use it as a dipping sauce or mix it in with your coffee!
Needless to say, life has never been better!...more info
Good product I bought this as a Christmas present for my daughter to replace the smaller Foreman grill she had used. She has really enjoyed using it. Especially because it comes with cook books as she is new to cooking....more info
So far so good So far this thing has been great. I am paraplegic and wanted something safer than the stove. This is it. I read a lot about various grills and these ones kept coming out on top. It keeps the area that it is operated in clean, which is important and cooks the food fast. Still early days for me but nothing but praise for this product. Also you can't beat the price when you compare it with what's out there....more info
Foreman grill Easy to clean if one wets and soaps a few layers of paper towel and lets it stand a while. My first one was dropped and broke and I was quite happy to buy the same model at its low price. This one seems a little more loose in the hinges. ...more info
Great Indoor Grill I'm very pleased with this item. It comes with two containers to collect grease. Food tastes great. Clean-up is a snap. Someone shared the ideal of placing wet paper towels between the plates after use, while the unit is still warm. I found a wet hand towel works great. I highly recommend this item!...more info
Small, but great This is the smallest grill they make, but it is good for two people. Clean up is relatively easy, and it cooks quickly and evenly....more info
Awsome My Father bought this when they first came out, which was many many years ago. Almoost 8 i think. We have used at least once a week since, and it works like its brand new. Awsome grill, i Discover new things tomake on it every tome i use it. ...more info
Great Grill Love the George Foreman grill collection, but we needed one that was a little bigger so we could easily fit 2 hamburgers. This grill was perfect for that. ...more info
Are you impatient & lazy? This grill's for you. I received my first Foreman grill as a gift years ago & wore it out. As I read through the reviews for all the newer versions I became concerned that they wouldn't get as hot, or would take longer, or I wouldn't have room for them. I finally settled on this one, and think it is terrific. It is big enough for two & fits in my appliance garage--just.
I like food a lot more than I like to cook. I use the grill mostly for chops & chicken and find it heats up as fast as my old one did and cooks just as quickly. I just set my kitchen pinger and everything turns out fine. My grill doesn't smoke at all. I do brush it with olive oil before I heat it up. I don't understand all the fuss about cleaning. I scrape it with that plastic thing after I remove the food and wash it with a sponge & soap later. It is much easier than dealing with a broiler pan and its attendant smoke & grease.
Family Grill We like the grill just fine. It is all it says it is in the description. The only thing to be aware of is its size. It is a large unit and make sure you will have a place to keep it. Other than that it is great....more info
Good purchase I'm not big on gadgets, but this product has proven itself worth its cost.
The size is ideal for our family and the food cooked on it gives a grill type flavor. We cook burgers, steak, chops, even hot dogs. A real asset to the kitchen....more info
love it I love my George Foreman Grill, I received it for Christmas. I would give it 5 stars, except I wish there were a way to keep the drip trays from moving if you accidentally nudge them. The juices drip onto the counter if you aren't careful....more info
Way better than I thought! I purchased the George Foreman GR26CB Family Size grill the other day as kinda a spurr of the moment thing. It was a great deal so figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out.
First time I cooked on it, I was blown away with the results! I thawed out a frozen chicken breast and just threw it on the grill with basic seasonings. Left it alone for 9 mins, pulled it off and it was incredibly juicy! I was afraid that it would burn or become too tough, but it didnt!
This is a great grill to cook for 1-3 people on. Anymore than that, not sure how you'd fit everything on at once. I love to cook, but hate making a huge mess just for myself. This kinda forces me to cook dinner for myself instead of grabbing something.
I do wish that this model had a temp control. Would be nice to be able to put it on med heat or something. Or see how hot the grill really is. It is also fairly easy to clean after use.
Great bang for the buck! I LOVE this machine! I bought it after previously owning one of the smaller grills. This unit allows me to cook 20 chicken wings at a time! How cool is that?! The only down side to this unit is that the plates are not removable, making clean-up somewhat of a pain. Also, the large size made for difficult storage, since I don't have much countertop space. All in all, I would recommend this unit....more info
Grilling Indoors! Granted you don't get the fresh coal grilled taste, but you do get a whole lot for your money. I can fit around 4 big burgers on this thing, and let it cook without having to touch it for a mere 5 minutes and they're all done. Perfectly cooked. The package contains these really cheaply made pan scrapers that you can pretty much throw out, but the grill itself is solidly made and quite useful. ...more info
SIMPLE TO USE, WORKS GREAT, EASY CLEANUP I'll add my "thumbs up" to everyone elses'. A quick, neat way to grill with minimum cleanup hassle. I was amazed at the amount of grease that drains off (and we are not consuming). This thing is heavy and so really needs a permanent countertop spot, but is handy enough to probably justify it. ...more info
I LOVE THIS THING!!!! My family now can't live without it. It does exactly what it says it will do and more. We've dropped weight simply from using the George Foreman. And everything even tastes better! ...more info
Disappointing I had wanted one of these grills for quite some time and received one as a birthday present recently. Although I think the concept is fantastic, this version of the George Foreman grills is quite lacking. It is simple and easy to use, but I have the below comments for your consideration before you purchase one, which are also the reasons I submit a low score.
1. You cannot adjust the heating temperature on this model. It is one heat only, and more delicate meats and foods burn easily before cooking through.
2. You cannot turn it off manually. Before you can unplug it, you have to wait for the unit to turn itself off when it reaches its top heat temperature. Otherwise, it sparks at the plug if the light is lit, indicating that it is on and heating. Therefore, if you want to turn off the unit to keep the food warm, you cannot. The directions say, "CAUTION: To avoid any sparks at the outlet while disconnecting the plug, make sure the `Power Light' is off (not illuminated) before disconnecting the plug from the outlet." Scary!
3. It is a mess to clean up.
Therefore, when considering these grills, I suggest that you consider a model that you can:
1. Adjust the heat
2. Turn it off manually
3. Remove the grilling plates to wash in the dishwasher
My grill is going back to the store. Thank goodness I have a gift receipt. I hope my review is helpful to you in determining which grill is best for you....more info
Great Grill - we make hamburgers now instead of going out We have had our George Foreman grill for just less than a year and LOVE it. We bought it just after Christmas last year, as my dad got one for Christmas and immediately started telling us how much he loved it. It works great and the food tastes great. We now make hamburgers at home instead of going out to a fast food restaurant. It is nice to see all the grease drain out of the burger. I would definitely recommend everyone have one of these....more info
GEORGE FORMAN GRILL THIS IS THE SECOND GEORGE FORMAN GRILL I PURCHASED. THE FIRST ONE LASTED NEARLY 12 YEARS. I REALLY GOT MY MONIES WORTH OUT OF THAT 1ST UNIT. THIS IS MY SECOND UNIT AND IT IS EVEN BETTER. A LITTLE BIGGER AND I BELIEVE THEY MADE IMPROVEMENTS. THE NON-STICK SURFACE WORKS GREAT. NO NEED TO GREASE WITH ANYTHING. EVERYTHING COOKS REALLY FAST BECAUSE THEY INCREASED THE TEMPERATURE. USE IT FOR CHICKEN, STEAKS, PORK CHOPS, HAMBURGERS AND FRANKFRUTERS. FISH COOKS REAL GREAT TOO !! FOR ONLY $29 I PURCHASED THE LASTED MODEL AND DON'T EVEN HESITATE TO GET THIS LARGE UNIT....more info
A single (who can't cook) guy's best friend Starting off, I couldn't cook to save my life. If it wasn't microwave I wasn't messing with it. George changed all that. Normally don't write reviews but this is worth every penny. SUPER-EASY to use, SUPER-EASY to clean... A miracle of modern invention. Quite honestly could replace duck tape as the greatest thing ever made. I still can't believe how cheap it is. I was eating out every night prior and now I just want to try more and more things. A icon of savings and health. I just can't speak high-enough about this product. Get it. The recipe book is very helpful there are simple, down-to-earth instructions on how to cook practically anything. No more TV Dinners ever!! Tears in my eyes when I thing how revolutionary this product is. So much better then an oven. So non-threatening... EASY, EASY, EASY... and quick. 9 Mins and I have Chicken. Cleaning is like a couple minutes. So simple, so perfect... I may just name my first born George in honor of this biblically amazing product. ...more info
Looks Can Be Deceiving This Grill looks pretty with stainless steel. It is not made in the USA as stated in a search I did with the model number. It is too big for two people and very hard to clean. I would not recommend this grill to anyone. In fact, I am going to give it away. Very expensive for what you get. I have to admit, grilling fish for fish tacos was great, but the cleanup was hard....more info
Good while it lasted.. I bought this grill about 4-5 years ago & it's worked great til now. Just recently I tried to use it & it won't get hot enough to cook food - after 10 minutes of being on, you can place your hand on the grill plates that are barely even warm! Also, the unit developed a 'hot spot' near the centre-front on the bottom of the unit. The spot is dark brown & the 'shell' of the unit cracked in 3 directions, the longest being about 1.5" long! A few months before it not working, the plug (part nearest the prongs) was hot to the touch when I was done cooking my food! I'm not sure how long these grills are supposed to last, but I don't think it should have developed a hot spot!
Also clean up was a somewhat of a pain, the surface & grill plates clean easily with a paper towel or sponge when the unit is still warm, but the small gaps between the grill plates & the 'shell' of the unit are difficult to get to.
Overall I like the grill & now that mine is ready for the trash I will look into getting another, but probably not this model....more info
How did I live so long without it? All the media hype and ads made me avoid this product until I had a chance to use one. My son has a small one in his home and I tried it out on burgers and chicken. I was impressed.
I wanted one.....I just needed a bigger model.
These grills heat top and bottom so they cook fast and evenly. Their quick heat and efficient design sear the meat, sealing in the juices, while channeling the excess fat away. The hinge of the lid is a special design that allows the distance between the upper and lower cooking surfaces to expand: thin or thick cuts of meat cook evenly. The cooking surface is slanted toward the front and there are raised lips on the sides of the top and bottom to channel the draining fat into one of two handy catch basins provided with the grill. The non stick coating on the cooking surface is so slick there are little fins in front to keep the meat from sliding off the grill. This slick coating makes cleaning up a two paper towel affair.
There is no adjustable heat control.....just a little light that turns off and on to show the grill is maintaining temperature. Simplicity itself! You will get to know when your meal is done after just a few uses.
Entertaining on a budget? This family sized model can cook four or five 1/3lb. beef patties at once. Hungry for a good steak...slap a 5 pound top Sirloin or New york on your grill. Six to eight pork loin chops or eight chicken thighs will be done to perfection in 1/3 the time it takes to BBQ. A truly family sized meal.
Your burgers, pork chops, steaks and chicken are juicy and perfectly done. For those of you who love chorizo and eggs for breakfast, this grill cooks chorizo without the mess of mopping up the fat or draining it away into a bowl. Automatic! Perfect!
My only complaint is that the provided catch bowls are not deep enough for more than 4 burgers: so they have to be drained periodically for a big meal. Their shallow design makes it a job for a very steady hand. CAREFUL!
A MUST have for any modern kitchen. If you have a very small cooking area or no stove top, then this is the perfect choice for you. I am going to buy more to give as gifts to my friends and family.
Family Size? Love the convenience and ease of the George Foreman Family Size grill but was surprised by the size of the cook surface. Fits two burgers but does that feed a family....more info
Quick & Easy I have owned this George Foreman grill for a few months now and have used it quite a bit. It's small enough to grill for one and big enough to grill for four. I have followed a few of the recipes included and the meals are very tasty. I only use HALF the black pepper suggested in his recipes because he really likes his black pepper much more than I.
I DO have one suggestion for eating your meal while it's still hot. Unplug the grill after you're done grilling. Wet a couple of paper towels and sandwich them between the top and bottom grills. This keeps the cooked residue from hardening while you eat your meal. The heat and wet paper towels keeps the grill moist and so much easier to clean after you've finished eating....more info
nice size grill Easy and fast way to cook some bugers or grill some weiners. Now I can man size burgers 2 or more at a time. This is my second Joe Frazier grill....more info
works great I would recomend this to anyone who has to get a meal for teanagers in a hurry. You can get hambergers or any other kind of meat done fast because it cooks from the top & the bottom at the same time. My son uses it almost every day. This is my second one because I had a small one & I needed a larger one. Just be sure you clean it after every use because if you don't things will stick. My son would not clean it until he wanted to use it so now we have to spray it every time....more info
Love it! I really like the grill. It's a good size for cooking for my family. It's easy to use, and is quick because it cooks both sides at once, no flipping. I like that it drains excess fat as it cooks. I was worried that chicken would turn out dry when I saw so much juice draining, but it was very juicey and tender. It cleans up easily too. Very happy with it!...more info
great grill for low price nice grill for casual indoor grilling . cooks fast and easy . easy to clean ....more info
Perfectly does its job I'm very happy to have bought this product! It perfectly does its job for grilling, and we also use it to bake a toast. If only it has a switch to turn on/off, it would have made it a perfect one....more info
Healthy and Easy To Use I think the George Foreman grill is awesome! I started the year off wanted to change my diet and lifestyle. This grill has really been a great help with keeping me on track. I like that I can cook without oil and still get great tasting food. I also like that the clean up is minimal. There is so much that goes into maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This grill is a perfect compliment for anybody who wants to eat better. Between this and my new dance videos, I believe I'm going to meet my weight goals for this year! I highly recommend this grill....more info
Debbie I loved my first George Forman. I was great for making two hamburgers, a grilled cheese sandwich, porkchops ect.It heats up fast an cooks quick. You could have dinner on the table in no time. So I thought having the family size would be great. It takes longer to great up and a lot longer for cooking. I don't think it's as good as the smaller ones....more info
Foreman GR26CB is Fabulous We purchased this product after two failures with a cheaper Foreman grill. This grill heats nicely from both sides. It reaches temperature quickly, so there's little waiting. Meats and vegetables cook perfectly on this grill. They even look like you did them on the patio grill. Fat runs out the front into a catch basin for easy clean up and better health. The handy cleaning pad that comes with the grill works well too, although we still have to use a cloth as well. Get one!...more info
as advertised Georges family Grill is great, cookbooks are educational, helpfull, and informative, was deliverd as promised. a delight to have it in our kitchen, very easy to clean.......am now able to cook food for the whole family at one time....more info
Great food...terrible clean up It is very easy to use and cooks fast...I like that it does not splatter grease on my stove BUT the clean up is not real easy. Myabe easier if I did not use the marinades on chicken but that is how my family likes to eat. Nice for my boys to be able to cook use before or after practices BUT they never clean this up right after using which makes it even harder to clean.
Has anybody used the cleaning sponges? If yes, do they work?
For the price and convenience it is worth the cleanup aggravation.
It's OK... I use it occasionally, but frakly, if you try to cook a steak that has a bone in it, it reaaly doesn't work that well. and after a few months, the unit i got, did not cook evenly from top to bottom. Not that big of a deal, but you *do8 end up flippin the chicken more for
consisten cooking. ...more info
"BUY MY GRILL" Nice product. I'm sure it's been reviewed a lot. All I can say is when George Foreman says "BUY MY GRILL" he means it....more info
Great All-In-One Grill! This is a terrific grill, I've just finished cooking: bacon, hash-browns and fried eggs on this grill and it clean's up with just a soapy sponge!...more info
I threw mine out I got rid of mine cause its such a pain to clean. Surprised to see people like it despite of this, I guess different strokes. Meat came out nice though, so not all bad....more info
My 3rd grill This is the 3rd identical grill I have purchased in less than 2 years. I really like the way that it cooks everything from meats and fish to all types of vegetables. The large cooking area is very useful and a major consideration. The only downside is that it doesn't last as long as I believe it should before the heating element or thermnostat stops working and I need to replace the grill. ...more info
For those who don't like to cook... I don't like to cook. I don't even like to do outside barbeques! But The George Foreman Grill is kind of cramping my style - I'm having fun using it. It's easy to use, grills fast, cleans easily and quickly, and gives meats a really great taste. My wife gets home late from work and then cooks dinner for us (I know, I'm heartless - but, like I said, I hate cooking) so I've cooked some meats in minutes when she gets home. All that's left is to do some salad or veggies and our healthy meal is done being made in 15 minutes.
Hey, this is a real good thing for heartless husbands like me who refuse to cook dinner to buy. Do your wife a nice favor - get one! - and she'll find out that you aren't really so heartless when she finds dinner is ready and she didn't make it....more info