The powerful 1500-watt heating element can heat the spacious grill and griddle to sizzling for frying bacon or searing meats, or it can be turned down to a low keep-warm setting. The variable temperature knob--marked for minimum, medium, and maximum temperatures--easily adjusts to any temperature at or between those settings. The grill surface is tilted very slightly down toward the front; the removable drip tray fits under the front grill edge to catch any excess fat that drains away during cooking. An accompanying heat-resistant spatula is safe for use with the nonstick surfaces; use only soft utensils such as nylon or wood. Safety features include a stay-cool grill lid handle and nonskid rubber feet.
The accompanying spatula, cleaning tool, and removable drip tray are dishwasher safe. Let grill and griddle cool completely before cleaning. To preserve the nonstick coating, do not use steel wool or other scouring pads on grill and griddle, and avoid abrasive cleansers. Use soft-bristled cleaning brushes to help clean between the grill ribs; the enclosed cleaning tool is also designed to fit between the ribs for loosening food buildup. The G2 grill and griddle is not immersible. The George Forman G2 grill and griddle measures 27 by 16 by 6 inches, with a 100-square-inch nonstick grill surface and a 115-square-inch griddle surface. Salton offers a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. --Garland Withers