Monday, January 25, 2010
of a single person out there who doesn't! Okay, for
one second set aside the taste and just go on the
other benefits alone.
1. It is healthier
3. Less mess. Even more so when you pair what you
are grilling with a salad or fresh veggies!
4. you don't have to heat up the house with an oven.
5. Tastes better! I don't know about you but something
about grilling food just makes it YUM!
6. It is fun! I love to cook on a grill. I always feel like
I am taking a vacation from the kitchen and it never
feels like work.
7. The word "Grill" brings out the domestic "ManDiva"
in our Boyfriends and Husbands and they often take care
of it all for us!
Since I first moved into my own home I have had a grill
and used it often. It was my first big purchase after a
Microwave and shortly after that I bought a portable then
and indoor grill for it is just so addicting. I mean really now,
there are recipe books upon recipe books filled with
items for the grill and there has to be a reason why, it
just rocks! If you don't believe me, try this little experiment:
next time your kids ask whats for dinner tell them something
you have to cook on the stove or in the oven. It doesn't matter
if you tell them you are making Cocoa van with Creme Brulee
for dessert, all you will get is a, "oh." The next time tell them
you are grilling and the first thing you get is, "Grilling, Grilling
what!!!?" Even if its only a hamburger they will skip as they
walk away. Go ahead, give it a whirl. Just only try it once or
twice though unless you have a great mop for cleaning up all
the drool gets old after a while.
One of my other favorite things is Kitchen Gadgets! I can't pass
one up. I have got to get them all! It doesn't matter if it is a Peanut
Masher and promises me the best peanut butter in only 42
easy steps, I have got to have it. No joke, my son is the same
way! Those dang Infomercials get me every time and I can not
walk past a "As seen on TV" store without getting woozy.
Now who do you think of when you think of Grilling, Kitchen
Gadgets and Commercials? There is only one man!
George has been with us forever and we might as well fess
up and realize he has been here forever for a reason. He
Rocks! George Foreman Grills are the most notable "As
Seen On TV" product ever and he started the whole movement.
His products are so awesome he doesn't even have to put them
on TV anymore for he is a household name. I got my first Foreman
grill about 10 years ago now and we used that thing to death.
Literally. We had it about 4 years and used it at least 3/4 times
a week to it finally committed suicide from overuse. One of
the super neat things is my son learned to cook on our first
one for he was just to young to use an outdoor grill for I was
afraid of flair ups. He loved the grill so much and it dawned on
me since I use my Foreman grill so much why don't I teach him
on that for then he will totally have the hang of it come the
time he is old enough to use a charcoal or gas in the summer.
He was devastated when it broke and nagged me like a little
old lady to I ran out and replaced it. To this day when I pull
out something that can be grilled before I even say what
I am making with it he has already got the Foreman grill
out. I don't even get a say so, it is going on the grill.
When I got the chance to review the George Foreman 360
Grill you would have thought he was a teenage girl at a Jonas
Brother concert. I thought he was going to faint. Now I have
had a chance to review some pretty awesome stuff and the
only other time I have seen him close to this excited was when
we did the Meyers Meat Review and he pulled out a Fillet out
of the box. Now if that and this would have came on the same
day there is not a doubt in my mind I would be having to pull
out the smelling salt. The kid went nuts! Now the grill came on
a Friday and he goes to his Fathers on Friday after School so
he was gone when it actually came. I called to let him know
and had to swear under penalty of death not to open the box
to he got home. I also received a shopping list via him
for items he needed for grilling, I repeat "Needed!" for I was
under the distinct impression he might need life support had
I not bought them for him. I did not tell him it was the 360 and
not an regular George Foreman grill for I was afraid he would
start walking and his Dad lives quiet a ways.
I set the box on the table and bought his needed items
and let it sit to he came home. Apparently I, the woman who
has fed him for 16 years and well I might add, the woman
who went to 4 years of Culinary School and ran multi-
million dollar location restaurants was not qualified to
touch what he was already calling his grill. When he came
home I just pointed to the table for it was the first thing
he asked about, not even a Hi Mom, just a where is
my Grill and yes, I got a high pitched girly scream when he
saw this was not just another George Foreman Grill, he was
hoping for the Precision Grill for we have the Champ and the
Value already ( I told you we were fans) and never dreamed
it would be the 360. When he saw it was, Oh my! Then I was
yelled at. Since I didn't tell him it was the 360 he did not get
to add items for an Omelet, Pizza and Quesadilla to his
shopping list. Shame on me.
That is also another great thing about any Foreman grill,
anyone can use them for it is imposable to make something
taste bad when you use it! We had Steak Ala Andy and a
Potato and Beans and it was really really good. Being the
diet queen I am it has to be low fat as well and I can tell you
the fact it drains off the fat as you cook makes it perfect
for those on a high protein diet for you are left with the good
stuff. I don't know about you guys though, but I have a theory
that the fat makes a steak taste better and that is also a big
perk to this grill. Unlike trimming the fat away were it is
never involved in the cooking process at all, the George
Foreman melts and drains it away so you get the flavor with
out the bad parts it offers. The 360 also offers, like other
Foreman grills, cooking on both sides at the same time
so you are sealing in the juices and not loosing the
flavor there either. The George Foreman 360 Grill is
the Ultimate Grill and though I put on a brave front for
the boy I was just as excited to try it as the kid was.
It offers all the quality we have come to love from Foreman
grills and the perks such as:
George Tough nonstick coating
Signature Foreman heating elements
Preheat indicator light
Dishwasher-safe drip tray
Patented sloped design but with a plus on the 360, you can
go flat too with an Adjustable tilt angle
360 takes these and perfects them and adds even more
perks such as:
106 square inch grilling surface
5 round dishwasher-safe removable grill pates
Metal extended loop handle
Temperature control slide
Plus and extra Drip tray and Spatula. The fact it can be used
for more then a grill makes it a perfect addition for any
kitchen. It is a griddle, a Pizza maker and you can make
home maid Quesadillas. One thing that appealed to the
practical side of me was space. I have a quesadilla maker
and a griddle and I could save a lot of space not having to
store those plus the pizza option. WOW, totally impressed!
I can't think of a more versatile item I have in my kitchen.
Add in the fact George Foreman Grills are perfect for eating
healthy and you end up with nutritious, great-tasting food and
you just can't go wrong with one of these in your Kitchen.
Looks like I am going to need another one for Andrew starts
his Senior Year of High School next year and if he goes off to
College I am sure this will go with him and I can not think of
a better must have item for a college dorm so I can't even
Fault him. George, you did it again!
George may look tuff and makes a heck of a tuff,
durable grill but he is really a softy at heart and they are
going to give one of my readers a chance to win a George
Foreman 360 too! All you have to do to enter is head over
to the site and take a look around then come back here
and post what grill you think would rock in your kitchen
and what you would cook first! The contest will start tonight
and run to midnight on March 14th.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
George Foreman Grills
George Foreman Cooking!
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.
2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.
3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.
Hey there, while you are here don't forget to enter
my Bebe Soleil and Pepper and Tanky Contests!
Look for the George Foreman 360 Grills on my
Valentines Day Gift Guide!