Monday, April 24, 2006

Well George, you may have redeemed yourself...

We used to have a great indoor grill that we received as a wedding present. It died a year ago or so, and we replaced it with a George Foreman grill. From the first time I used it, I haven't liked it all that much. It's way smaller than my old grill, and the downward angle on it drives me crazy. Everything slides down towards the bottom, threatening to fall right off the grill onto the counter. I spend more time trying to force the food into position than cooking the food. And the drip tray drives me crazy. Yes, it's nice that because it's not attached to the actual grill so it can be cleaned easily. But that is it's downside too. Since it's not attached, it can be knocked out of the way, knocked over, or just forgotten entirely (Hi Scott!).
But then came the day I turned it from a crappy grill to a fantastic panini maker. And lo, the suckage was much less great. See above, our spectacular Garlic Roast Beef with Tomatos and Smoked Cheddar Cheese Panini. Georgie-boy may not end up being donated to the Salvation Army after all.


Pamela said...


Your panini looks yummy. I love my George Foreman grill for everything from grilling chicken or sausages to making toasted cheese sandwiches.

We only have the Junior grill since we had to cart it back from the UK in our hand luggage since they don't sell them here in Switzerland. My only problem is that I wish ours was bigger.

Randi said...

I lent my GF to a friend when I lived in Cali and never got it back. No biggie, because I hated it too. And, the weather here iN SW Ontario is the same. It was warm last week and this week I have the heat on.

Have you ever made a cubano? Roast pork, ham, swiss, mustard and pickles all grilled. Yummy.