When people were looking for a healthier way to cook, George Foreman revolutionized the market with his electric grills. with aesthetic designs and the functionality to cook all kinds of meals and snacks, this is a small appliance you will want to leave out on your counter top. They’re quality build and relatively inexpensive for what you’re getting, it something a kitchen shouldn’t be without.
The Evolve Grill is one of the newest in the George Foreman grill line up. The faux stainless steel finish is contemporary enough to fit in with most modern kitchens. The front panel is where you power the appliance on/off, set your temperature and your timer.
It has a variety of plates that are removable (an enhanced feature to the Foreman grills as when they first came out the plates didn’t come out), allowing you to choose the ones that fit your cooking needs best.
The Evolve Grill is a decent size, with 72 square inches of grilling space. I’ve used the grill plates for garlic bread, minute steaks and chicken breasts. It can hold enough to grill average sized servings for four.
The hinge on the grill is amazing. The chicken breasts I grilled were really thick, the cover easily adjusted to accommodate them, and gave us perfectly grilled chicken in about 15 minutes.
Since the Evolve functions not only as a grill but also as a baking appliance, you need change the tilt on it when grilling. A simple lever on the side allows you to angle the grill, so that when grilling the grease channels away from your food into the drip tray that you situate at the end of the grill.
I made a batch of brownies in the deep dish baking pan. To give you an idea of the size, it fit a recipe that called for one cup of flour and one cup of sugar. The instructions that came with the grill said to bake brownies for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. We found them a little dry, so you may have to experiment some when you first use the Evolve for baking.
The grill plates are all non-stick, although you may want to season them (especially the baking pan), prior to using them with a small amount of oil.
To clean, you can remove the plates and place them in your dishwasher. I’ve actually only cleaned them by hand. The cross hatch grill plate is a bit of a pain to clean, but I’ve been using my Grills & More! cleaner and sponges, and it makes it easier to clean up. If you have a George Foreman grill I really encourage you to get Grills & More! to keep your grill plates clean.
So far I’m extremely happy with my Evolve. It lets me make fast, healthy and tasty meals and snacks for my family. I love the removable plates and am looking forward to getting additional ones to make it even more functional.
The only thing I was disappointed with was the cord is really short. The manual states that this is so you don’t trip or become entangled in it, but it really limits where you can use it because it’s so short.
The Evolve I received came with 1 cross hatch plate, 1 grill plate, a slider plate for making mini burgers (I haven’t used that yet, because when we want burgers here, we want big ones!), and a deep dish baking pan, it also includes a drip tray, a spatula to remove your food without scratching the plates, and a tool for removing the slider pan from the grill. Other combinations are available as well, and the additional plates (omelet, waffle, muffin, Panini) are sold separately. The Evolve with the configuration I received can be purchased at George Foreman Healthy Cooking for $129.99.
“This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman Healthy Cooking who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review”
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