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Mar 11, 2006
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When we got married 3 1/2 years ago, we got multiples of some gifts. Twenty seven dishtowels and FOUR Hamilton Beach Indoor Grills.
Recommend this product?
The dishtowels we kept, the grills we exchanged, but for one.
Lots of people grill year-round. I have an aunt who will be out on her patio in Michigan in her parka grilling in the winter. We are not those people.
My husband and I both had George Foreman grills, and were very happy with them. We've also been very happy with the Hamilton Beach grill as well.
From the Hamilton Beach web site:
125 Sq. Inch Grill
Dishwasher safe grill and base
Grate drains grease away from food
Family size (125 sq. in.) nonstick grilling surface
Approved for indoor/outdoor use
Power on light
Dimensions: 20.00 x 6.04 x 13.27 (0.93 cu. ft.)
Note item #2: Dishwasher safe. VERY important to me, because, well, I'm lazy, and I put pretty much anything in the dishwasher.
Use of the grill
Simple simple simple. It comes out of the box in three pieces...the grill, the base, and the power cord. Putting these parts together is pretty self explanatory.
Find a stable place near a power outlet to plug in the grill, then preheat it. For our grilling, we use it on high most often. It browns steaks and chicken breasts nicely, something the George Foreman didn't always do. The grill surface has a solid area that I sometimes grill onions or peppers on.
Clean up is easy....we more often put the grill in the dishwasher and wash the base in the sink because we have a small dishwasher, and the base takes up too much space.
Storage is an issue, as with everything in our 1920s era kitchen. We finally found a long legged shelf that hovers over the pans, and the grill sits nicely atop that in the cupboard.
The only down side is that using this grill CAN smoke up your kitchen. We've set off the smoke alarm more than once, and usually have to pop open a window to clear things out.
We've never used it outside, but it IS an indoor/outdoor grill.
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