Foreman Grill vs Toaster Oven - which one should i get?
So here's the problem: I live in a residence with no kitchen and I'm totally sick of the cafe food. And since I can't afford to go out often, I want to purchase either a foreman grill or a toaster oven to use to cook in my room. I'll be cooking meat (steaks, chicken legs/wings, salmon, etc) 6 out of the 7 days of the week but, so the better option [I assume] would be the foreman grill. But I also enjoy baking, and various other non-grill cooking, which I would about once or twice a week, so the toaster oven would fit here nicely.
So what do you guys think I should do? Does meat taste just as good in the toaster oven as it does on the foreman or should I just stick with the foreman and forget about my intrinsic cooking...
I don't have a GF, but I love, love, love my toaster oven. I have one at home and one at the office and over the years I've learned to make most anything in it.
i have both, and use my toaster oven on a daily basis while my foreman grill hasn't come out of the cupboard in over a year. i totally agree with janet, you can make almost anything in them.
if you're really need a grill option, get a cast iron grill pan, they take up less room and will get you as good of a grill effect as the foreman IMHO!
i, on the other hand could not live w/out my GF. i use it quite a lot, mostly for grilling vegetables and chicken breasts. I wouldn't do a steak on it although I do pork chops. Not sure how fish would fare either. But it's very useful and perfect for one person when i don't feel like getting a bunch of dishes dirty, it's quick and easy.
My vote is for the toaster oven. we've done steak, salmon, sausages, appetizers etc in our Krups toaster oven. It also makes a mean tuna melt :)
(you might want to post this query on the Cookware baord as well)
I have a foreman grill, which was mainly used by one family member who would eat boneless, skinless chicken ERERY night cooked on the grill. When my toaster oven went, I bought a inexpensive convection oven. It ia a Hamilton Beach, and even came with a rotisserie. I bought it at Kohls, on sale and paid about $80.00. It has two racks, a convection setting, and I love it. I have roasted meats and vegetables, baked bread and pastries, broiled burgers and fish . It has a setting for baking, convection and broiling. I have had it for more than two years now. Much better than a toaster oven- the temp. setting goes up to either 450 or 500 degrees. Size is great- fites two 12 inch pizza's.
One thing not mentioned is the need for a hood/ fan. I wouldn't use my foreman without one. I cover my stove in newspaper and then cook with the foreman on top- roll up easy to clean and a nice fan exhaust. I love my foreman, but am afraid it hasn't come out of my cupboard in close to a year. I have a foreman roaster that I love- but that really needs a exhaust!
A toaster oven would probably serve you better.