Thursday, June 9, 2011

George Foreman Knock Out the Fat Review

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The new George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration™ Removable Plate Grill is all about “knocking out the fat”. Grilling is a wonderful part of summer. (And believe me, even though the calendar doesn’t say it’s summer yet, the 95 degree temperature today did!) You can have burgers and steaks with a lot less fat using this grill. They say, “New results of independent testing show that the George Foreman Grill removes up to 42% of fat from quarter-pound burgers made with 80/20 ground chuck beef, translating to a reduction of approximately 89 calories per burger!

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So, we put the George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration Grill to the test. I bought 80/20 beef burgers from my local grocery store. These were large, so I was only able to put 2 on the grilling surface. (That worked fine for us, because I can share with my son anyway.) The grill is very easy to use. First plug it in and let it heat for a few minutes. It has an indicator light that lets you know when it’s heating and goes off when it’s ready. Once the grill is ready, you simply place the burgers on the grilling surface and close the lid. 

GEDC2229 There is no need to put any oil or anything on the grill surface. In fact they say to definitely not use cooking spray, because it’s bad for the grilling plate. So the burgers just cook themselves for about 4-6 minutes. Right away I could see all the fat dripping off into the drip pan. For only 2 burgers there sure was a lot of it. I prefer my burgers well done, so after 6 minutes I took it off. It was perfectly cooked and ready to eat.

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I was amazed at how much fat the grill took away. This is a much healthier burger. I can feel good about giving my family burgers and other foods without all the fat. My husband would rather have a juicy burger with the fat in it, but I know that this is a healthier option. The burgers did dry out a bit with all the fat gone, but with the right toppings you can still get the great flavors and enjoy the burger as usual. I can't wait to try this with more things like tuna steak (have one waiting in the freezer), chicken, sausage, and more.

Here are a few of the great features this grill offers: 







  • 72 square inch grilling surface lets you cook for 4



  • 2 dishwasher-safe removable grill plates for easy clean up



  • Temperature indicator light indicates plates are at grilling temperature



  • Integrated handle is ergonomic & compact



  • George Tough™ Triple non-stick coating is durable & eliminates need for oil



  • Patented sloped grill design knocks out the fat



  • 1 ½" floating hinge works to accommodate thick cuts of meat



  • Embedded heat elements provide consistent heat & rapid recovery time



  • Dishwasher-safe removable plates with cool-touch handles for easy clean up



  • 2 Plates included: 2 ribbed grill plates



  • 2 drip trays catch run off liquids for no-mess clean up



  • 2 spatulas are customized for grill


  • I do not have a dishwasher, so I was not able to try out the easy clean feature. But they are very easy to hand wash. I even let the leftovers sit on it overnight. The plates are easy to take off. Then I just used some warm soapy water and a soft sponge. All the grease and food washed right off with no problems.

    You can learn more about the George Foreman GRP4B Next Grilleration™ Removable Plate Grill on their website. And if you’re interested in learning more about the claims to reduce 42% of the fat in burgers, be sure to read and watch the video on this site. You can also order your own grill on the sites listed above.

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    Right now you can get in on the Lean Mean Burger Challenge recipe contest on the George Foreman Cooking Facebook page with the Meal Makeover Moms. You submit your best original burger recipe that has been prepared on any George Foreman Grill. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and five finalists will receive $100 gift certificates to GeorgeForemanCooking.com!  Visit http://www.facebook.com/GeorgeForemanHealthyCooking to access the contest and all of the information necessary to enter. This contest will close for entries on June 6, 2011.

    *Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.*

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