With top and bottom grills measuring 8 by 18, this family-size version of the celebrated George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine grills four burgers or chicken breasts, two big steaks, lots of taco or burrito fillings, or vegetables and seafood. The appliance's appeal lies in its simplicity and countertop convenience--not to mention its fat-fighting ability. By grilling from top and bottom simultaneously, the 820-watt grill cuts cooking time to minutes. It also sears in grill marks, which not only look appetizing but also contribute caramelized flavor. The bottom grill's deep channels collect fat, and the grill is sloped so fat runs off into a dishwasher-safe plastic tray (two are included) stationed under the unit's front. A floating hinge allows the top grill to rise and remain level, ensuring thick food cooks evenly.
Because the grill is nonstick, cleanup is a snap: all it needs is a quick scrape with a plastic spatula (included) and a wipe with a paper towel or a sponge. Overall, the grill measures 8-1/2 inches wide, 6 inches high, and 10 inches deep, weighs 5.8 pounds, and is clad in hard, gleaming, white plastic for a sleek appearance. The instruction booklet includes recipes. --Fred Brack
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