Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Equipment Guide: George Foreman Grill

If you're a bachelor of any sort, odds are you probably live in an apartment. One major problem with apartments (cooking wise) is that in most areas it is illegal to use a gas or charcoal grill on the premises.

The solution?

This bad boy:

The George Foreman Grill is a life saver to bachelor's everywhere. Since you can't use a real grill, this will help fill the void.

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, even whole steaks can be cooked on one of these grills, inside, and perfectly legally. The inside part is especially handy for the geeky among us, who are known to burst into the flame upon contact with bright sunlight.

Clean up is pretty easy too. Since all the cooking surfaces are non stick, you just use the little plastic doohickey in the box to scrape the surfaces clean, wipe down with whatever kitchen cleanser you have laying around.

The George Foreman has one final advantage, especially important in these uncertain financial times: its cheap. You can get a grill big enough to cook a small steak or a couple burger at once for about $20 bucks.

One warning: The Teflon on the cooking surfaces eventually wear out. I had to replace my grill after about 2 years, but at $20 a pop, that's not terribly taxing.

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