The George Foreman 15-Serving Electric Grill is a grill aimed at both indoor and outdoor use. It is an all-electric grill, and hence does not require any sort of combustible fuel like natural gas, propane or charcoal to run. This grill is primarily aimed at apartment owners and users who cannot use a gas-based grill for any reason. Just plug it in, and you’re all set!
George Foreman 15-Serving Electric Grill Review: Notable Features
The George Foreman 15-Serving electric grill is a portable and low profile grill. It can be used both inside and outside of your home, provided there’s a socket to plug in.
Although there is no official measurement on the official website, Amazon lists the grill 11 inches by 20 inches by 20.5 inches and has a cooking surface of 240 square inches. The official George Foreman website claims it is ideal for making up to 15 servings, but we found the estimation may be exaggerated. That said, the grill can accommodate portions fit for a whole family of seven or eight adults.
What we like about this grill is the ridged grill plate, a signature of George Foreman grills. The manufacturer claims this patented design can remove up to 42% of fat from one-quarter pound of 80/20 uncooked ground chuck. Unlike conventional grills where the meat sits in its own grease, the slanted grilling surface of the George Foreman GS240 helps guide droplets of juices and fat from the meat and toward the drip tray below the grill, keeping the food leaner.
Both the grilling surface and drip tray are easily removable and dishwasher-friendly, a much-needed feature after a long day of cooking for everyone. However, some grillers have complained about how the grease does not collect in the drip tray at times and drips down vertically to the floor/countertop. In addition, the grill plate has an in-house non-stick coating – dubbed George Tough – to prevent the food from overstaying its welcome. Durable and easy to wash it may be, the coating is bound to lose its effectiveness in due time.
The gunmetal-colored dome-shaped lid, while eye-catching at first and functional at keeping the food from going cold, prevents the griller from checking how the food cooks without having to physically open the lid. A lack of thermometer further makes it difficult to monitor and regulate the temperature.
The grill comes with a removable stand that can be easily assembled to house the grill for patio or outdoor use, where a flat surface like a table or a BBQ station isn’t available. The base and the pedestal tube on which the grill rests are both plastic, which raises concerns among certain grillers regarding its balance and stability.
For precise cooking, this grill comes with an easy-attach probe that heats the grill. There are five different heat settings to choose from. Since the power cord and the probe heat up tremendously during cooking, we strongly advise waiting until everything is completely cooled off before cleaning.
The operation of the grill is simple: plug the probe into the grill and the power cord to any socket. The temperature control knob ensures constant and unwavering temperature across the cooking surface. While most users appreciate this consistency, others might not share the same feelings when they want to cook on high heat, like searing steaks and such.
The George Foreman 15-Serving electric grill comes with a 30-day free return guarantee, and a 3-year limited warranty thereafter.
The George Foreman 15-Serving electric grill is a versatile grill aimed at precision cooking and clean energy. This grill is an all-time favorite for apartment dwellers and those looking for hassle-free cooking. This compact grill can be easily moved from indoors to outdoors in a jiffy. All in all, the George Foreman 15-Serving electric grill comes in as a fine alternative for instances where gas-fueled or charcoal-fed grills are out of the equation.