One of our wedding gifts was a George Foreman Grill. We’ve used it often through the years. We like that the grill plates require very little added fat, and the grill cooks almost everything quickly. The only downside is that there are foods that just don’t work with its grill plates.
We recently had the opportunity to try out the brand new George Foreman Evolve Grill, and we thought it was a fantastic improvement over our older model. The Evolve allows us to grill foods we never thought possible, like the French Toast we had for breakfast on Labor Day.
The biggest difference between our older grill and the new Evolve Grill is that the plates are removable and interchangeable. Our review model came with the original grill plates, a deep dish grill pan, and the new slider pan for miniature burgers. The original plates are great for chicken breasts, burgers, pork chops, and plain old hot dogs.
I can’t wait to try the panini plates, the omelet plates, and the waffle plates. I can see us keeping our George Foreman Evolve Grill out on the counter, next to our microwave, for the foreseeable future. The new plates make it that versatile.
The plates are also my only criticism of the grill. I am really eager to try the ones I mentioned, but I can’t find them. They’re not on Amazon or in the George Foreman online store. I’ll be happier when they are more widely available.
Another big difference we noticed is that the hinge on the new Evolve Grill is expandable. In other words, really thick foods (as Joe likes his pork chops) don’t prop the lid open. Rather, the hinge expands and still allows the plates to come in contact with food.
A few things we liked about our old grill that are included with the new model are the fabulous nonstick coating, a digital thermometer/timer, an angled surface that drains fat away from the food, and dishwasher-safe removable cooking plates.
Do you have a George Foreman Grill?
What do you use it to cook?
The Family Review Network and George Foreman Healthy Cooking provided me with a product sample in exchange for my honest review.
Happily submitted to Things I Love Thursday
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