Looking for Replacement for George Foreman grill with removable plates
Any ideas? I have an old two burger mini grill with the bun warmer on the outside and I'm tired of wiping it down after. I'm looking for something small with removable, dishwasher safe parts. Costco had a George Forman evolve grill but it looks so big.
I also tire of the cleaning effort. And eventually, the nonstick starts peeling off. I just threw out my third GF grill...and I was going to look for something else that would clean up easier, but I swear, for $18, I decided that it's not worth fussing over. I just bought a new one. I use mine about twice a week, so it's worth it even if it only lasts a year.
Cuisinart Griddler has removable parts and different types of plates. As to cleaning them in the dishwasher, it will shorten the life of pretty much any non-stick material as the cleaning detergent for dishwashers is pretty harsh.
That said, I clean my grates when they're still a bit warm after I've eaten. It's always easy and worth not putting them in the dishwasher.
+1 for the Griddler. Ours was ~$100 at BB&B, before the coupon, and we use it a ton. Grill plates are reversible to flat griddle plates... and we just got the waffle plates too. :)
We hand-wash the plates and drip tray, so I can't speak to the dishwasher-safe-ness of them. I don't think we have ever had to soak the plates, though - they maintain their nonstick coating well.
I have this one http://www.georgeforemancooking.com/p... Not sure if it would be too big for you.
The biggest issue w/ the removeable plate ones is they don't get as hot as the fixed plate ones. So, if you use yours often, especially for cooking meat (I don't) you may want to just stick with the fixed plate one.