I recently acquired a George Foreman Grill. I’d been considering it for quite a while and talking to Matt about it. Matt was strongly anti-Foreman. Not because of the grill, but because he has little good opinion of the man.

I don’t know much about the man except that all of his sons are named George – which, admittedly, smacks of gross egotism – and what I found out in When We Were Kings. So I have not much of any opinion of the man.

I really wanted one, though. Wilbur, my former roommate, had one and loved it. I thought Wilbur tended to overcook things, but that wasn’t really the fault of the appliance.

After much debate and some mild ridicule from my beloved, I got my “lean, mean, fat-reducing machine,” and I LOVE it. It cooks everything in about ½ the time it takes on a stove and is more controllable than my poorly-calibrated oven for small things. Also, every piece of food I’ve put on it (and I’ve done all kinds of things so far – meat, fish, veggies, grilled cheese sandwiches) comes out gloriously juicy and evenly cooked.

I have a slow-cooker. It’s just okay. I’d like to see the craze that has followed the crock pot in recent years move to the Foreman Grill. I’d pay good money for a recipe book that told me how to bake the perfect cake on the grill. Maybe I’ve just found my newest project: developing that recipe book and testing the recipes.

Okay. That’s what I have to do. I know now. There will be follow-up posts.


Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

I've been debating if i should buy one recently, your post has really made me want to buy one now!

Dorothy said...

I recommend it. I've convinced almost everyone I know to get one.