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How to wash George Foreman grill

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by haribobo, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Aunt and I had a little, erm, disagreement this morning about washing the George Foreman grill. Would you say its ok to carefully wash in the sink as long as you keep the plug out? Or must the whole thing stay totally dry?
  2. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    I've always used a dish rag and hot soapy water so that it's washed out well, but I don't put it under water. Then when you turn it on, just let it heat up good to kill off anything else.
  3. Nora_Charles

    Nora_Charles New Member

    I unplug mine, let it cool somewhat, then put wet paper towel on the grill surface and close the lid. That loosens all the "junk", and I use the paper towel to wipe down both sides. That gets the majority of the dirt off, and then I just wipe it down with a slightly soapy cloth, and then use a clean wet paper towel to rinse off the soap.
  4. Stefanie

    Stefanie Well-Known Member

    Same here. I sometimes even use a Clorox wipe to make sure it's thoroughly cleaned. Mine's an older version, so I wonder if the newer ones have removable plates.
  5. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    I thought this was the beginning to some riddle or joke! :slinkaway
    immoimeme and (deleted member) like this.
  6. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    I have a new model and it does have removable plates - about time! :)

    My old one conked out when the top half no longer heated. That was a pain to clean as did not have removable plates. Big difference.
  7. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

    As a rule, I never bring an appliance with an attached cord within accident distance of the sink. For my GF, I just wipe it down per the instruction manual. Every once in a while, I give it a deep clean with a damp scrubber that's been soaked in a bit of dish liquid.
  8. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    I think a major reason why the GF stopped being so popular was because it was such a pain in the *ss to clean. I could never get the grimes off around the edges of the machine and finally just threw it out.

    You'd be better off spending $$$ on a panini maker to grill your food. (1) The plates come off the machine for much easier cleaning, and (2) the grill top is hinged so that it will lay flat while grilling your food, giving it an even cook. This is something that is impossible to do with the GF grill.
  9. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    I have a GF cleaning sponge, I found mine in Bed and Bath stores. I put the grill into the sink with the cord lying outside of the sink, soaking the grill with soap and water, then scrub with the soft brush that fits the grill itself (not the entire grill, just the grill interior plates).
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  10. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

    I alway heated mine then unplugged, took a paper towel to wipe off the gunk. Then I took a hot,wet soapy cloth to thoroughly wipe down the entire thing (inside and outside,) then took another hot, wet cloth to wipe down again. (rinse)

    It is a pain and am glad to hear that the newer models are easier.