If you’ve been waiting for a healthier outdoor grilling option, you’ll be happy to note that the George Foreman grill now comes with an indoor/outdoor option. The grill itself can be placed on a pedestal for outdoor use, which becomes a 2 and ½ feet high grill. This isn’t counting the domed lid that’s included. You can also remove the grill from the pedestal where it becomes a countertop griller.
Pros of the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
- 240 square feet of cooking surface
- Non-stick coating
- Indoor/outdoor stand
- Temperature control
- Landlords love it for apartment dwellers
- Easy clean up
Cons for the Electric Grill
- Lid can make the grill slightly top heavy
- Needs long cord for outdoor use
- Fuel Type: Electric
- Dimensions: 22.2 x 20.5 x 13 inches
- Weight: 21 pounds
- Cooking Surface: 240 square inches
What’s Included in the Box?
When you receive your grill at home, you’ll open the box to see a few items. There’s an instruction booklet that will help with the limited assembly that’s required. It’ll tell you how to remove the pedestal for indoor cooking. There’s a domed grill lid, removable grill plate, grill stand with all the parts, temperature control probe, and grease drip tray.
George Foreman History
The Foreman Grill was first introduced in 1994 by boxing legend George Foreman. It was the first grill that was created with a unique design and started its life during late-night infomercials. The slanted design allows the grease from burgers to drip out of the grill into a cup, so that it’s a healthier alternative to normal frying in a pan. The grill wasn’t a huge success until Foreman lent his name to the grill. It’s still wildly successful as an indoor grilling piece of equipment.
Great for Apartment Balconies
Landlords love this grill for apartment balconies. We’re betting that if they could restrict grills to this option, they would do that for all their apartments. There’s no risk of fire or propane issues with this electric grill. There won’t be any flareups or propane leaks.
Portable Grill for Indoor or Outdoor Use
For those days when it’s too cold or rainy to grill outdoors, you don’t have to waste your day wishing for it to stop raining. Instead, grab that grill, remove the legs and bring it indoors. It’ll fit easily on most counters. While it’s slightly larger than the traditional countertop Foreman grill, it’s still suitable for the kitchen.
This grill can be taken anywhere that you want to enjoy healthy grilled food. Although, it has a plug that needs electricity to run, you can buy an adapter to use with the lighter socket in your vehicle.
Non-Stick Grilling Surface
The surface is part of what makes the Foreman grill a healthy option for cooking. There’s no need for extra butter or oil to keep the food from sticking to the surface of the grill. Whether it’s for grilling peppers, onions, chicken, burgers, or sausages, there’s no need to add anything extra to the grill that will impact your calories or health. It’s a healthy way to grill, but it’s also great for cleaning after you’ve made dinner for the family.
While the surface is important to reduced calories and healthy eating, it’s the slanted grill with the grease channel that is really vital for healthy cooking. All the grease from your burger will run away from the meat. Instead of sitting in fat and grease, your burger has less of those added calories and unhealthy fats surrounding the meat.
Huge Grilling Surface
The non-stick surface is large enough for 15 servings of meat. You can add a few burgers, sausages, corn on the cob and chicken wings to the grill all at the same time. The surface is 240 square inches, which rivals some of the large outdoor grills we’ve seen.
There are five heat settings with the Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill. Once your food is seared on the highest setting, you can turn it down to cook on a lower setting. After the food is cooked, you might want to leave it on the grill to stay warm especially if you’re waiting for more people to show up at the party. This grill is definitely big enough to use for your next party.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can an extension cord be used with this grill?
Yes. It has to be an orange, heavy-duty cord used for appliances. Don’t leave this plugged in when it’s not in use.
Is the grill dishwasher safe?
It’s not made for the dishwasher, but it’s easy to wipe clean with a sponge.
This George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill is like the iconic Foreman grill we all love, but on steroids. It’s fantastic that it can be used outdoors as a grill with the same great surface and grease channel as the original indoor grill.