Getting the most out of your George Foreman grill!

Let’s be honest, if you’re an avid cook, then a George Foreman probably isn’t top of your shopping list right now. Although, if you’re like me and self isolating in these strange times that we’re living in, then maybe it is.

I used to think of a George Foreman grill was more of a novelty item for the kitchen that wouldn’t get used. How wrong was I?

A few years ago I received a George Foreman grill as a Christmas present. Strange you may ask, but whenever anyone would ask what I wanted for Christmas, I’d say get me something for the kitchen. You wouldn’t believe how many gadgets I’ve got into the pantry, but I’ll save that for another blog.

A George Foreman Grill can be used for many things, although bear in mind that the lid is relatively weighty in most, so things like sausages, and buns tend to get squashed. Bacon on the other hand, is very easy to cook.

The thing I love about these grills, is that most of them are sat an angle, so the excess fat drips into a storage tray. A much more healthier way to cook in comparison to traditional frying methods as they’re not cooking in so much fat, and the fat the food contains ends up in the excess tray.

They are great for things like panini’s, wraps, chicken breasts, vegetables or even toasties like the one pictured.

As you can see in the picture below you can even make toasted Burrito’s.

I used some left over beef mince, heated, and then thrown in a wrap with some sauce and cheese, and placed onto the grill. As you’re grilling the wrap from both sides, it helps heat the ingredients in the middle quicker, which is great when you’re adding cheese so it can melt perfectly whilst just about toasting the outside of the wrap. The finish, is a slightly toasted panini style wrap!

I think every kitchen should have a George Foreman as they’re so convenient to have, and the one picture in the link below is less than £30. Bargain right?

They’re pretty easy to clean too as the tray is removable. Just ensure you clean them after most uses – in some cases you can even wipe them down with a bit of kitchen roll.

The drip tray at the bottom just slide out and they are even dishwasher friendly. Disclaimer -I’m not sure if that’s true but I’ve been putting my drip tray in the dishwasher for over 5 years!

You can get a similar one below, from the George Foreman Shop on amazon. Click the image below.

I”ll be putting together a blog in the next few weeks called “10 Quick and Easy Recipes Using Your George Foreman Grill”

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Have you got a George foreman Grill?

What are your favourite recipes to cook? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and please do check out some of the other recipes on the blog, I’ve listed a few here:

Thanks for reading this – We’re a group of friends who have a passion food and have recently entered the world of food blogging. Currently furloughed from our day jobs, we decided to utilise the time we have, staying at home and creating as many recipes as we can to share with you.

What’s unique about’s Ped’s Kitchen is that it initially started with me, Ped. I’ve always had a passion for food and enjoyed the presentation and photography side too, so I’d decided to set up a blog last year. It was difficult maintaining on my own, and it felt like a relatively lonely experience as there was nobody for me to share my ideas with. Fast forward 6 months and we find ourselves in a global pandemic and we can leave our homes.

I spoke with my good friends to join me and share ownership of the blog and they were delighted to, given they share the same passions and values as me.

Tom and Bex who are are married, are my close friends. In fact, I was best man at their wedding so what better people to experience this journey with.

To be continued………..

Ped x

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