1,021 of 1,036 people found the following review helpful
I love this grill!!,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: George Foreman GRP90WGR Next Grilleration Electric Nonstick Grill with 5 Removable Plates (Kitchen)I heard a commercial for this about 3 or 4 times one evening, and I finally paid attention after barely listening to it the first few times. Once I saw that it had interchangeable, *dishwasher-safe* plates, I told my husband that I wanted it for Christmas. I popped over here to amazon and ordered it right away. It got here before Christmas, but since it was my gift, I had to leave it alone until afterwards ;-)
A few things attracted me to the grill. Interchangeable plates, dishwasher safe, and the waffle plates. I had been looking for a new wafflemaker, and in fact had looked at the store the night I saw the ad for the G5. The one we've had for 11+ years is too small for our family now, and I wanted something bigger. However, it seemed silly to spend a lot of money on one since I don't make them that often. Imagine how happy I was to see the size of the plates on the commercial!
Let me tell you, I was not disappointed with my first waffle go-round a couple of days ago. It makes 2 waffles that are each just about the size of 2 typical square freezer waffles. That's what I'm talking about! I made up a batch of Bisquick waffle batter, and set to cooking. It was trial and error as far as learning cooking times. I like my waffles softer, my husband likes them crispier. I would say on average they needed to cook 5-7 minutes. I pre-heated the grill as directed, and poured about 1.5 ladles of batter on each side. I didn't get them perfectly full each time, but close enough, you know? We ate them, we liked them! I didn't have any issues with them cooking unevenly; each batch turned out just fine.
Yesterday my husband made grilled cheese using the steak plate and the baking tray (upper & lower). He tells me that he flipped it over so he'd have the same design on each side *insert rolly eyes here*, but otherwise it cooked just fine.
Last night I made chocolate chip cookies using the recipe from the cookbook that came with the grill. So cool! They were virtually impossible to screw up! I did cook them longer than the recipe called for after the first batch; cooking times I think are are things that will have to be judged individually for each recipe. There are guidelines in the cookbook and the instruction manual, but I don't think they're hard and fast. Experiment and see what works best for you :-)
This morning my husband was at it again, this time making scrambled eggs. I didn't get any (he ate them all while I was asleep!) but he says that they cooked the eggs in about 1/3 of the time as our gas stove. He was pretty happy with that.
I was pleased with the 2 drip trays and the better spatulas (also 2) that came with the grill, in addition to the cleaning sponge. I don't know how often I'll use the sponge, since the plates clean so easily by hand (and once again, they are dishwasher-safe!), but it's nice to have. I liked the other Foreman grills, but cleaning them stopped me from using them as often as I might have otherwise. They were just kind of a pain; if you've used them you know what I mean.
Get this grill :-) If you have realistic expectations and are willing to experiment to get just the right cooking times, then I don't think you'll be disappointed. I'm not!
Tracked by 3 customers
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-10 of 17 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Jan 3, 2008 8:11:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 3, 2008 8:12:36 AM PST
Rita J. Williams says:
I like details and this review had loads of them, like how many ladles of waffle batter and the comments about the cooking times. It sounds like a review that would appeal to many cooks and has moved me closer to buying one for myself.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2008 11:03:57 PM PST
I'm glad my review was helpful! Did you end up getting one?
Posted on Mar 12, 2009 10:18:45 AM PDT
J. Frank says:
I was contemplating getting one of the less expensive Foreman grills but your review in particular sold me on this one. I like versatility and you certainly describe that. I also agree with Rita's comment about enjoying the amount of detail you included in your review. Thanks much.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009 7:42:16 PM PDT
J. Warren says:
I was about to upgrade to this grill, but, the big issue I have is there is no timer. I use my GF that has a timer every day ... I can set it to 12 min, throw on a frozen steak, and walk away ... if I get distracted, I know the house won't burn down.
After looking at all the current models on the GF web site, I think I'm going to have to pass on all current models with removable grill plates until they come out with one with removable grill plates AND a timer.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009 1:52:32 PM PDT
Charles Morris says:
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2009 9:14:35 PM PDT
I'm glad you found my review helpful :-) Are you enjoying the grill?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2009 9:18:44 PM PDT
Foreman Grill rep?? That's a good one! Sorry to disappoint Charles, but I am in fact just a Mom (and not even suburban at that) and wife. Also, not afraid to step foot in a kitchen, thanks very much. Finished high school, have a load of wonderful cookbooks that are well-used and have the spattered pages to prove it, I can make a mean roux and kick-butt barley veg soup, among loads of other goodies. but sometimes we need things done faster, and this is one way to do that.
Now go cook something. I find it relaxes me.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2009 9:48:06 PM PDT
Wassa matter, Charles?
It sounds as if you are having a tough time getting dates.
But then, I have a pretty good idea why that might be.
Could it be something to do with your snarky potshots at women you have never even heard of, let alone met?
I have a hunch I'm right about that.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2010 9:53:53 PM PST
T. Ingersoll says:
Thank you for your review. I've been thinking about a George ever since I nearly burned off my eyebrows on the gas grill this summer. I make most of my meals on the stove and in my amazing crock pot, but sometimes I wants something grilled. I don't know if I can drop almost $100.00 on a George, but maybe there will be a great Black Friday sale. Well, I can hope! Sorry to read that mean post up above. Rather uncalled for.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2011 2:46:21 PM PST
I think Charles must be a little bitter, and probably lonesome. With an attitude like that, it's not surprising if he is!
I hope you found a good Black Friday sale :-)