Several years ago, my Grandmother got the same gift for all of her grandkids for Christmas; and honestly, it was one of the most useful gifts that I have ever received. That gift was a small four burger, George Foreman Grill. It has now been something like 7 years, and I am still using it. This is in large part due to the proper care and cleaning that I gave my Foreman Grill. Here are a few things that I have learned over the years about cleaning a Foreman Grill, and how to do it quickly.
- Disconnect electricity. The very first thing that you should always do when cleaning a Foreman Grill is disconnect the electricity. The reason for this is first, that water and electricity do not mix at all. The second is that this will allow the grilling surface to cool down, and make it a little less likely that you will get burned.
- Wipe it down. Once you have disconnected the electricity, and before the grill becomes too cold, quickly wipe down the grilling surface. Use some paper towels when doing this so that you can simply throw them away when you are finished. Wiping down the grilling surface while it is still warm will enable you to get the majority of the grease and grime off with relative ease.
- Let it cool down. After you have initially wiped down the grilling surface, it is time to let it cool down completely. This will enable you to handle the small kitchen appliance without fear of getting burned. Typically all you need to do is wait about 30 to 45 minutes, and then you can begin the rest of your cleaning. This would be the perfect time to eat your meal.
- Scrape it off. Once you have allowed your Foreman Grill to cool off completely, get a soft rubber spatula. Use this spatula to scrape off anything that is particularly difficult to remove, such as burnt on food. Chances are good though, that if you wiped your grill down while it was still warm then you may not even need to do this. Just be sure that you don't press too hard, or you may damage the spatula and the grilling surface.
- Wash it. Get a washcloth damp with warm water, and use a little bit of mild dish soap and wash the Foreman Grill. Avoid submerging the grill itself in any water, as this may potentially damage some of the electronics inside. Keep washing and rinsing with the washcloth until you have removed all of the dirt, grime, and grease from the grilling surface and its housing.
- Let it dry. Finally, after you have finished washing the grill it is time to dry it. Dry off the grilling surface and housing with some paper towels, or a soft cloth. Wipe away as much of the water as you can, and then let your grill finish air drying before you put it away.
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