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Old 08-31-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Best Personal Grill to make Steak/Hamburgers on?

I need a small grill that will work in the kitchen to make decent steak/hamburgers. Most importantly is the steak. I was thinking of the Foreman grill and I heard some good things about it, but I'm open to other ideas.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:45 PM   #2
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Default Best Personal Grill to make Steak/Hamburgers on?

well if you want something for inside the house then yeah the Foreman grill is great.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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Ditto on the foreman. I did steaks on it one time before I got my grill, and they came out really well. Haven't used any other kind of indoor grill type thing, so I don't know how anything else would compare, but I do know the Foreman does a heck of a job.

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Old 08-31-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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Forget that. Build an indoor patio with a TurboGrill. Honestly, I can't say I like using the Foreman. Then again, I'm really an outdoor grilling kind of guy.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Nothing beats a Foreman.

Are there even any lookalikes?
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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Default Best Personal Grill to make Steak/Hamburgers on?

You got another vote for the Foreman Grill. The medium one works so well, I went out and bought the Foreman BBQ Grill (indoor/outdoor), it works like a charm.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:55 PM   #7
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Default Best Personal Grill to make Steak/Hamburgers on?

Which model should I go for? The standard one lacks any temp. settings which concerns me. Should I go for the more advanced one that has a temp. setting? It's $33 for the advanced one vs. $15 for the standard. However, I'm only assuming the advanced one has a temp. setting. I'm not even sure.

Also, is the surface area great enough to cook a medium-large sized steak properly? The standard is 6 by 7 inches while the advanced one is 7 by 9 inches.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:57 PM   #8
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do not get the standard size, it isn't big enough to cook anything on.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:59 PM   #9
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So I should get the 7 by 9 inches then?
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:01 PM   #10
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Formans are good for burgers and chicken breasts. For steaks get a mini webber!!
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:03 PM   #11
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Formans are good for burgers and chicken breasts. For steaks get a mini webber!!
actually i think the mini-webber (smokey joe) is far better then the Forman for anything.

BUT when you can't grill outdoors the Forman does make a great burger.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:03 PM   #12
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weberQ is awsome but it's not for indoor use. if your limited to indoor only then get a nice forman.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:04 PM   #13
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stupid url thing...well go to http://www.esalton.com/ and search for the george foreman open hearth grill, part number GR72
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Foreman is OK. But can't match a Weber. If you really want to grill, charcoal is the only way to go. The Foreman "grill" is really just a creative way to fry.

It does a better job than pan-frying, but it's nothing all that special.

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Old 08-31-2004, 07:19 PM   #15
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stupid url thing...well go to <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.esalton.com/">http://www.esalton.com/</a>">http://www.esalton.com/</a> and search for the george foreman open hearth grill, part number GR72
That's a big grill . I don't think I would take advantage of all that space. Is it better than the standard grill, though?
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:22 PM   #16
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Foreman is OK. But can't match a Weber. If you really want to grill, charcoal is the only way to go. The Foreman "grill" is really just a creative way to fry.

It does a better job than pan-frying, but it's nothing all that special.

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here's a first rate one">http://www.ewins.com/ventureii...?item_code=LOD%20L8SK3</a>
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:51 PM   #18
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I need a small grill that will work in the kitchen
charcoal? do you use charcoal in the kitchen alot?
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:55 PM   #19
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ugghh... Maybe I used the wrong foreman grill.
I've used a foreman grill once for burgers and NEVER again!
It tastes like it was boiled in water!
Foreman grills just heats it up, it doesn't add char.

I'd say best indoor grill is an oven that can broil.
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ugghh... Maybe I used the wrong foreman grill.
I've used a foreman grill once for burgers and NEVER again!
It tastes like it was boiled in water!
Foreman grills just heats it up, it doesn't add char.

I'd say best indoor grill is an oven that can broil.
Oh it adds all the char you want,chicken breasts come out awesome on it.Just gotta make sure you clean it right away or that char is a bitch to get off.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:12 PM   #22
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I used one without a temperature control all summer and it wasn't a big deal, although it might have been nice to experiment with it. As long as you don't cook anything too thick on there it'll be fine.
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