The George Foreman Grills have several features that cooks enjoy, such as the dual contact cooking and quick draining of fats. To get the most out of the product, the correct grilling times must be used and it should be properly maintained.
The Grill George Foreman is very popular among cooks. Available in different types, they are best known for dual-contact cooking, which reduces grilling time. The ridges remove the fats, which translates to healthier food. Here are some tips to get the most out of it.
Cooking Times on the Grill
Study the features of the grill first. Always keep in mind that both sides are cooked at the same time. So compared to other grills, cooking will finish at half the time. You need to remember this so you don't overcook the food. If you want boneless teaks, sear them for 6 to 8 minutes for medium. For medium rare, sear for five minutes.
Burgers in the 1/4 lb range will take 6 minutes to cook. If you want boneless chicken breasts, cook for six minutes. This is for those that are three quarters of an inch thick. Do not use in-bone chicken on the grill because they will not cook right. For fish steaks and fillets, grill for 3 1/2 minutes for every half an inch thickness.
If you are learning how to grill boneless pork and lamb chops, sear for 8 minutes for every inch thickness.
You can use the grill to simulate the aroma of grilling outdoors. Just put a couple of drops of liquid smoke at the lower part of the grill. Put the food on and close the lid. Grill burgers, fish, chops or steaks at a 45 degree clockwise angle halfway through grilling. This will produce X marks. You can also prepare tomatoes, bell pepper slices and other vegetables. The choice of garnishing and spices is all up to you.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The grill is comprised of a non-stick surface. This makes cleaning easy. If the model you have has detachable parts, they are even easier to clean. Take them off, rinse and dry. The cooking surfaces of most entry level grills have the cooking surfaces attached. You should not drench the unit in water.
First you take out the food. Put four paper towels between the griddles. Close the grill and let the towels soak in the grease. Discard the towels after several minutes. Get a sponge and dip it in soapy water. Clean the grill.
Remember there are several models of these grills. They have different features, so study each one carefully. Always study each model before using it.