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  1. #1
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Indoor grill advice needed

    I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    surfaces which cooks well.

    I had a Hamilton Beach which was several years old that got sizzling
    hot and cooked very well. The food browned adequately to be appetizing
    looking, cooked quickly and overall was a very good cooking
    appliance.

    But it was difficult to clean, as the cooking surfaces were not
    removable.

    About a year ago, I bought a Cuisinart Griddler. It looked like a
    serious cooking appliance. It was Cuisinart, so I figured that's a
    trusted name. I had always wanted one. Brought it home, fired it up.
    (that's a joke). Put a piece of chicken on it when the ready light
    came on: the ready light went off immediately and didn't come back on
    for over 5 minutes. All the juices came out of the chicken, it ended
    up "steaming" in its own juices. Took that one back to the store, and
    got another, figuring it was a lemon. The 2nd one cooked reasonably
    well for several months. Then it wasn't coming back to temp for 5+
    minutes. I understand the thermostat on an electric appliance is going
    to cycle on and off, but it was getting almost cold before it turned
    back on.

    I bought a $100 George Foreman, GR100 is the model number-- last
    week. The thermostat cycles on and off more frequently (the light
    goes off for a minute or less, then comes back on), so that seems ok.
    But the temp just doesn't get hot enough to brown. I've been eating
    pale chicken for a week. Barely any grill marks, too. It's juicy
    but... it's really not all that appetizing to look at. And we eat with
    our eyes.

    I'm ready to pack this thing up and bring it back to the store. I'm
    very disappointed.

    My friend has a small George Foreman Grill without removable plates
    that is several years old and I have cooked on it recently. I've made
    london broil, pork chops and burgers on it in the last couple of
    months and it cooks beautifully, the meat gets brown, nice grill
    markings, without being overcooked. Which is why I opted for the
    George Foreman brand this time.

    Now I'm wondering if maybe the design flaw in these things is the fact
    that the plates come off. Would that affect how hot the thing gets? I
    know it wouldn't impact the thermostat issues.

    Now for the money question: Is there such a thing as an indoor
    contact grill with removable plates that gets hot enough to brown the
    meat (Or at least make appetizing grill marks)?

    I know it's not really "grilling" but when this appliance works
    properly, it can make some decent tasting meals, no matter whether you
    call it "grilled", or something else. I rely on this cooking method
    during the summer b/c I don't have an outdoor grill where I live (not
    permitted). A grill pan on the stove heats up the house more than I
    want to deal with when it's 90 degrees outside (and 88 inside).

    I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

  2. #2
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:46:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    >surfaces which cooks well.


    >I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    >has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?


    Look at resale stores and you'll find a bunch of them because they
    don't work. This came up in another group and it seems some people
    like them but I'd never take someone serious who used one. Heat the
    kitchen up and use a stove top griddle. What's it take, 15 minutes?

    Lou


  3. #3
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    wrote:
    > I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > surfaces which cooks well.
    >
    > I had a Hamilton Beach which was several years old that got sizzling
    > hot and cooked very well. The food browned adequately to be appetizing
    > looking, cooked quickly and overall was a very good cooking
    > appliance.
    >
    > But it was difficult to clean, as the cooking surfaces were not
    > removable.
    >
    > About a year ago, I bought a Cuisinart Griddler. It looked like a
    > serious cooking appliance. It was Cuisinart, so I figured that's a
    > trusted name. I had always wanted one. *Brought it home, fired it up.
    > (that's a joke). Put a piece of chicken on it when the ready light
    > came on: the ready light went off immediately and didn't come back on
    > for over 5 minutes. All the juices came out of the chicken, it ended
    > up "steaming" in its own juices. Took that one back to the store, and
    > got another, figuring it was a lemon. *The 2nd one cooked reasonably
    > well for several months. Then it wasn't coming back to temp for 5+
    > minutes. I understand the thermostat on an electric appliance is going
    > to cycle on and off, but it was getting almost cold before it turned
    > back on.
    >
    > I bought a $100 George Foreman, GR100 is the model number-- last
    > week. *The thermostat cycles on and off *more frequently (the light
    > goes off for a minute or less, then comes back on), so that seems ok.
    > But the temp just doesn't get hot enough to brown. I've been eating
    > pale chicken for a week. Barely any grill marks, too. It's juicy
    > but... it's really not all that appetizing to look at. And we eat with
    > our eyes.
    >
    > I'm ready to pack this thing up and bring it back to the store. I'm
    > very disappointed.
    >
    > My friend has a small George Foreman Grill without removable plates
    > that is several years old and I have cooked on it recently. I've made
    > london broil, pork chops and burgers on it in the last couple of
    > months and it cooks beautifully, the meat gets brown, nice grill
    > markings, without being overcooked. Which is why I opted for the
    > George Foreman brand this time.
    >
    > Now I'm wondering if maybe the design flaw in these things is the fact
    > that the plates come off. Would that affect how hot the thing gets? I
    > know it wouldn't impact the thermostat issues.
    >
    > Now for the money question: *Is there such a thing as an indoor
    > contact grill with removable plates that gets hot enough to brown the
    > meat (Or at least make appetizing grill marks)?
    >
    > I know it's not really "grilling" but when this appliance works
    > properly, it can make some decent tasting meals, no matter whether you
    > call it "grilled", or something else. I rely on this cooking method
    > during the summer b/c I don't have an outdoor grill where I live (not
    > permitted). A grill pan on the stove heats up the house more than I
    > want to deal with when it's 90 degrees outside (and 88 inside).
    >
    > I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?


    The only ones that actually work are 'professional' restaurant model
    panini type grills with two sided plates, grooved and smooth. They
    are not cheap but the do come in some small enough sizes to be used in
    the home kitchen.

    http://www.paninigrillworld.com/

  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    <sitara806[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > wrote:
    > > I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > > surfaces which cooks well.
    > >

    <snip>
    > >
    > > I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > > has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?


    I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    grill?
    <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick/dp/B00176P77C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1279307620&sr=8-1>

    It looked like a keeper to me.
    >
    > The only ones that actually work are 'professional' restaurant model
    > panini type grills with two sided plates, grooved and smooth. They
    > are not cheap but the do come in some small enough sizes to be used in
    > the home kitchen.
    >
    > http://www.paninigrillworld.com/


    Looking at those prices = OUCH! Definitely meant to be written off as
    a business expense. Maybe Cheryl could find one at a second hand/used
    restaurant supply store. Craig's List is a good place to find them,
    at least the home style type. One was posted in Boston on July 16th.
    http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/hsh/1846993992.html


    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  5. #5
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 3:42*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    >
    >
    >
    > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > > wrote:
    > > > I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > > > surfaces which cooks well.

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > > > I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > > > has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    > grill?
    > <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick...>
    >
    > It looked like a keeper to me.
    >
    >
    >
    > > The only ones that actually work are 'professional' restaurant model
    > > panini type grills with two sided plates, grooved and smooth. * They
    > > are not cheap but the do come in some small enough sizes to be used in
    > > the home kitchen.

    >
    > >http://www.paninigrillworld.com/

    >
    > Looking at those prices = OUCH! *Definitely meant to be written off as
    > a business expense. *Maybe Cheryl could find one at a second hand/used
    > restaurant supply store. *Craig's List is a good place to find them,
    > at least the home style type. *One was posted in Boston on July 16th.http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/hsh/1846993992.html
    >
    > --
    >
    > Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.


    Thank you, SF. I will search for Blake's comments about that one. The
    price is certainly right. The reviews on Amazon were mostly 4 and 5
    starts. The comments were pretty positive. It gets HOT, that's my
    main thing.
    Maybe one-sided is the way to go. I would rather sacrifice cooking
    both sides at once, but getting it cooked right, than sacrifice ease
    of cleanup.

  6. #6
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 3:06*pm, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:46:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    >
    > <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > >I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > >surfaces which cooks well.
    > >I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > >has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > Look at resale stores and you'll find a bunch of them because they
    > don't work. *This came up in another group and it seems some people
    > like them but I'd never take someone serious who used one. *Heat the
    > kitchen up and use a stove top griddle. *What's it take, 15 minutes?
    >
    > Lou *


    Gee Curt, that was a helpful comment. (Not). Thanks

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > wrote:
    >> I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    >> surfaces which cooks well.
    >>
    >> I had a Hamilton Beach which was several years old that got sizzling
    >> hot and cooked very well. The food browned adequately to be appetizing
    >> looking, cooked quickly and overall was a very good cooking
    >> appliance.
    >>
    >> But it was difficult to clean, as the cooking surfaces were not
    >> removable.
    >>
    >> About a year ago, I bought a Cuisinart Griddler. It looked like a
    >> serious cooking appliance. It was Cuisinart, so I figured that's a
    >> trusted name. I had always wanted one. *Brought it home, fired it up.
    >> (that's a joke). Put a piece of chicken on it when the ready light
    >> came on: the ready light went off immediately and didn't come back on
    >> for over 5 minutes. All the juices came out of the chicken, it ended
    >> up "steaming" in its own juices. Took that one back to the store, and
    >> got another, figuring it was a lemon. *The 2nd one cooked reasonably
    >> well for several months. Then it wasn't coming back to temp for 5+
    >> minutes. I understand the thermostat on an electric appliance is going
    >> to cycle on and off, but it was getting almost cold before it turned
    >> back on.
    >>
    >> I bought a $100 George Foreman, GR100 is the model number-- last
    >> week. *The thermostat cycles on and off *more frequently (the light
    >> goes off for a minute or less, then comes back on), so that seems ok.
    >> But the temp just doesn't get hot enough to brown. I've been eating
    >> pale chicken for a week. Barely any grill marks, too. It's juicy
    >> but... it's really not all that appetizing to look at. And we eat with
    >> our eyes.
    >>
    >> I'm ready to pack this thing up and bring it back to the store. I'm
    >> very disappointed.
    >>
    >> My friend has a small George Foreman Grill without removable plates
    >> that is several years old and I have cooked on it recently. I've made
    >> london broil, pork chops and burgers on it in the last couple of
    >> months and it cooks beautifully, the meat gets brown, nice grill
    >> markings, without being overcooked. Which is why I opted for the
    >> George Foreman brand this time.
    >>
    >> Now I'm wondering if maybe the design flaw in these things is the fact
    >> that the plates come off. Would that affect how hot the thing gets? I
    >> know it wouldn't impact the thermostat issues.
    >>
    >> Now for the money question: *Is there such a thing as an indoor
    >> contact grill with removable plates that gets hot enough to brown the
    >> meat (Or at least make appetizing grill marks)?
    >>
    >> I know it's not really "grilling" but when this appliance works
    >> properly, it can make some decent tasting meals, no matter whether you
    >> call it "grilled", or something else. I rely on this cooking method
    >> during the summer b/c I don't have an outdoor grill where I live (not
    >> permitted). A grill pan on the stove heats up the house more than I
    >> want to deal with when it's 90 degrees outside (and 88 inside).
    >>
    >> I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    >> has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > The only ones that actually work are 'professional' restaurant model
    > panini type grills with two sided plates, grooved and smooth. They
    > are not cheap but the do come in some small enough sizes to be used in
    > the home kitchen.
    >
    > cc



    Indoor grilling... http://i28.tinypic.com/2cr7lmx.jpg

    Outdoor grilling... http://home.comcast.net/~yoy/HPIM0562.MPG

    Andy


  8. #8
    Daniel W. Rouse Jr. Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    [snip...]

    > I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?


    Look for Hamilton Beach model 25285 or better. I have the model 25285 grill,
    and I'll be objective about its positive and negative points.

    Positives:
    * Both grilling surfaces are removable (also revealing the heating coils for
    each of the grill halves) once the grill has cooled off
    * The grill can be propped open flat for grilling on both sections (though I
    don't use that feature very much due to lots of heat loss when open like
    that)
    * The removable grease drip tray fits in a slot, so it's fixed into place
    while grilling (just check now and then to make sure the grease doesn't
    overflow the drip tray)
    * It's a fast grill. For example, frozen hamburger patties are cooked well
    done from completely frozen just setting the dial to 15 minutes and closing
    the grill, without any pre-heating.
    * It's got non-stick surfaces, though I still use non-stick grilling spray
    anyway.

    Negatives:
    * The dial timer has a maximum of 15 minutes, so for anything more than 15
    minutes, the timer will have to be rotated to the amount of additional time
    needed up to a maximum of 15 more minutes.
    * The plastic prop for when the grill is used flat open does not seem very
    strong, but it still holds as long as too much downward force isn't applied
    to that grill half.
    * The ink for the timer dial time indicators can start to wipe off if
    anything more than a soft cleaning cloth or soft sponge is used in the front
    of the grill, definitely don't use any type of scouring pad, if it claims to
    be non-scratch. (I just used permanent marker to re-write the times for what
    wiped off, it worked just as well, having made the mistake of using a
    non-scratch scouring pad.)




  9. #9
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 7:46*pm, "Daniel W. Rouse Jr."
    <dwrous...@nethere.comNOSPAM> wrote:
    > "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > [snip...]
    >
    > > I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > > has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > Look for Hamilton Beach model 25285 or better. I have the model 25285 grill,
    > and I'll be objective about its positive and negative points.
    >
    > Positives:
    > * Both grilling surfaces are removable (also revealing the heating coils for
    > each of the grill halves) once the grill has cooled off
    > * The grill can be propped open flat for grilling on both sections (though I
    > don't use that feature very much due to lots of heat loss when open like
    > that)
    > * The removable grease drip tray fits in a slot, so it's fixed into place
    > while grilling (just check now and then to make sure the grease doesn't
    > overflow the drip tray)
    > * It's a fast grill. For example, frozen hamburger patties are cooked well
    > done from completely frozen just setting the dial to 15 minutes and closing
    > the grill, without any pre-heating.
    > * It's got non-stick surfaces, though I still use non-stick grilling spray
    > anyway.
    >
    > Negatives:
    > * The dial timer has a maximum of 15 minutes, so for anything more than 15
    > minutes, the timer will have to be rotated to the amount of additional time
    > needed up to a maximum of 15 more minutes.
    > * The plastic prop for when the grill is used flat open does not seem very
    > strong, but it still holds as long as too much downward force isn't applied
    > to that grill half.
    > * The ink for the timer dial time indicators can start to wipe off if
    > anything more than a soft cleaning cloth or soft sponge is used in the front
    > of the grill, definitely don't use any type of scouring pad, if it claimsto
    > be non-scratch. (I just used permanent marker to re-write the times for what
    > wiped off, it worked just as well, having made the mistake of using a
    > non-scratch scouring pad.)


    thank you for this advice. I loved my previous Hamilton Beach grill
    but the plates did not come off for cleaning.
    Does it give a decent browning effect on chicken or steak? I'm
    certainly not expecting anything resembling grilling over an open
    flame; but pale tan chicken breasts are not doing it for me!

  10. #10
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    RE: Subject

    A cast iron grill skillet.

    Low cost, cleans up with a brass brush.

    Will smoke so have a good exhaust fan over stove.

    Lew



  11. #11
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:46:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >A grill pan on the stove heats up the house more than I
    >want to deal with when it's 90 degrees outside (and 88 inside).


    Suggested alternative solution: cast iron grill pan with induction
    hob.

    -- Larry

  12. #12
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 11:34*pm, "Lew Hodgett" <sails.m...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > RE: Subject
    >
    > A cast iron grill skillet.
    >
    > Low cost, cleans up with a brass brush.
    >
    > Will smoke so have a good exhaust fan over stove.
    >
    > Lew


    Thank you but that's not what I asked. I don't have an exhaust fan in
    my kitchen which is why I am seeking something else.

  13. #13
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 19, 9:38*am, pltrg...@xhost.org wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:46:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    >
    > <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > >A grill pan on the stove heats up the house more than I
    > >want to deal with when it's 90 degrees outside (and 88 inside).

    >
    > Suggested alternative solution: cast iron grill pan with induction
    > hob.
    >
    > -- Larry


    dont' know what a hob is. My stove is electric. I'm renting so that's
    not going to change any time soon. And I already stated that I didn't
    want to go the grill pan on the stove route. Thank you for giving me a
    suggestion I already knew about and had dismissed though.

  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:42:58 -0700, sf wrote:

    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>> I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    >>> surfaces which cooks well.
    >>>

    > <snip>
    >>>
    >>> I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    >>> has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    > grill?
    > <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick/dp/B00176P77C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1279307620&sr=8-1>
    >
    > It looked like a keeper to me.


    but that's a one-sided grill, not like the double sided, george forman-type
    that i think sheryl is referring to. i have no experience with that type
    of item.

    your pal,
    blake

  15. #15
    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    > Thank you but that's not what I asked. I don't have an exhaust fan
    > in
    > my kitchen which is why I am seeking something else.


    Sheryl, I have an older model George Foreman with fixed plates. When
    I finish grilling I soak paper towels until they're dripping wet, put
    them on the hot grill and close the lid. By the time the meal is
    over, all the crud is softened and easy to remove. I tell you this in
    case you still have your old model - that will save you the cost of a
    new one.


  16. #16
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 19, 2:24*pm, "Dora" <limey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Catmandy (Sheryl) wrote:
    > > Thank you but that's not what I asked. I don't have an exhaust fan
    > > in
    > > my kitchen which is why I am seeking something else.

    >
    > Sheryl, I have an older model George Foreman with fixed plates. *When
    > I finish grilling I soak paper towels until they're dripping wet, put
    > them on the hot grill and close the lid. *By the time the meal is
    > over, all the crud is softened and easy to remove. *I tell you this in
    > case you still have your old model - that will save you the cost of a
    > new one.


    Many thanks, Dora! I know that trick well! :-) I may have to go back
    to my old Hamilton Beach until I find one with easier to clean plates
    that works sufficiently. Thankfully, the GF I bought that I'm
    dissatisfied with was purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond. They have a
    very liberal return policy and will take it back if I am dissatisfied
    with it within 30 days of purchase. Though they did not have another
    model grill that I will want to purchase as replacement. I am sure
    I'll find other goodies to purchase with the store credit if it comes
    to that. It's not like I can't find anything to buy in a store that
    specializes in cookware, bed-ware and various assorted home stuff.

  17. #17
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 19, 1:27*pm, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:42:58 -0700, sf wrote:
    > > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>> I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > >>> surfaces which cooks well.

    >
    > > <snip>

    >
    > >>> I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > >>> has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > > I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    > > grill?
    > > <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick....>

    >
    > > It looked like a keeper to me.

    >
    > but that's a one-sided grill, not like the double sided, george forman-type
    > that i think sheryl is referring to. *i have no experience with that type
    > of item.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    THat's ok, Blake. It's an option I'm willing to look into. I'm
    looking for an appliance that "grills" meats and veggies quickly with
    minimum heating of the kitchen, gets hot enough so the foods become an
    appetizing degree of brownness (understanding full well, it's not
    gonna get crusty like over an open fire), and is easy to clean.

    If I have to settle for 3 out of four, the only one of those features
    I'm willing to give in on is speed. I'm talking 10 min vs. 5. Not 20
    min vs. 5 of course. For what I'll use it for (Chicken breast, steak/
    london broil, an occasional pork chop or tenderloin, and stuff like
    zucchini, eggplant slices or asparagus) nothing should take more than
    5 or 10 minutes on a properly working contact grill. 10-15 minutes on
    a one-sided grill, one flip about half-way thru, with ease of cleanup
    and nice grill marks is not a bad compromise and certainly one I'm
    willing to make.

    I'm actually seriously considering the grill you recommended. The
    price is right and it might be fun to be able to pretend it's a real
    grill!
    Thank you very much for the recommendation.

  18. #18
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed/ look what I saw today!!

    On Jul 19, 3:24*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    wrote:
    > On Jul 19, 1:27*pm, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:42:58 -0700, sf wrote:
    > > > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > > > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > >> On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > > >> wrote:
    > > >>> I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > > >>> surfaces which cooks well.

    >
    > > > <snip>

    >
    > > >>> I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > > >>> has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > > > I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    > > > grill?
    > > > <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick...>

    >
    > > > It looked like a keeper to me.

    >
    > > but that's a one-sided grill, not like the double sided, george forman-type
    > > that i think sheryl is referring to. *i have no experience with that type
    > > of item.

    >
    > > your pal,
    > > blake- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > THat's ok, Blake. It's an option I'm willing to look into. *I'm
    > looking for an appliance that "grills" meats and veggies quickly with
    > minimum heating of the kitchen, gets hot enough so the foods become an
    > appetizing degree of brownness (understanding full well, it's not
    > gonna get crusty like over an open fire), and is easy to clean.
    >
    > If I have to settle for 3 out of four, the only one of those features
    > I'm willing to give in on is speed. I'm talking 10 min vs. 5. Not 20
    > min vs. 5 of course. For what I'll use it for (Chicken breast, steak/
    > london broil, an occasional pork chop or tenderloin, and stuff like
    > zucchini, eggplant slices or asparagus) nothing should take more than
    > 5 or 10 minutes on a properly working contact grill. 10-15 minutes on
    > a one-sided grill, one flip about half-way thru, with ease of cleanup
    > and nice grill marks is not a bad compromise and certainly one I'm
    > willing to make.
    >
    > I'm actually seriously considering the grill you recommended. The
    > price is right and it might be fun to be able to pretend it's a real
    > grill!
    > Thank you very much for the recommendation.


    Look what is on sale...good price!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Electri...0690_as_txt_2/


  19. #19
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed

    On Jul 18, 1:06*pm, Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:46:18 -0700 (PDT), "Catmandy (Sheryl)"
    >
    > <catma...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > >I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > >surfaces which cooks well.
    > >I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent job and
    > >has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > Look at resale stores and you'll find a bunch of them because they
    > don't work. *This came up in another group and it seems some people
    > like them but I'd never take someone serious who used one. *Heat the
    > kitchen up and use a stove top griddle. *What's it take, 15 minutes?
    >
    > Lou *


    ==
    Unlike myself, one of my sisters is a good cook. She tried a George
    Foreman grill and took it back to the store the next day. She said
    that not only was it a piece of crap but that it was really good at
    spattering and leaking grease all over her kitchen when she checked to
    see how it was cooking.
    She also said in effect "why does one need another damned appliance
    to clean when you use the stove anyway to cook the veggies?"
    Also the exhaust fan above the stove certainly won't remove the smoke
    from using the portable grill so who needs more airborne guck to
    settle over everything.
    ==




  20. #20
    Catmandy (Sheryl) Guest

    Default Re: Indoor grill advice needed/ look what I saw today!!

    On Jul 20, 10:16*am, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 19, 3:24*pm, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jul 19, 1:27*pm, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:42:58 -0700, sf wrote:
    > > > > On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:12:00 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags
    > > > > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > >> On Jul 18, 8:46*am, "Catmandy (Sheryl)" <catma...@optonline.net>
    > > > >> wrote:
    > > > >>> I am looking for an indoor contact grill with removable cooking
    > > > >>> surfaces which cooks well.

    >
    > > > > <snip>

    >
    > > > >>> I am seriously looking for an indoor grill that does a decent joband
    > > > >>> has removable plates. Does anyone have one they can recommend?

    >
    > > > > I don't have the thread archived, but didn't Blake post this indoor
    > > > > grill?
    > > > > <http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HPS-SG2-Barbeque-120-Square-Inch-Nonstick...>

    >
    > > > > It looked like a keeper to me.

    >
    > > > but that's a one-sided grill, not like the double sided, george forman-type
    > > > that i think sheryl is referring to. *i have no experience with that type
    > > > of item.

    >
    > > > your pal,
    > > > blake- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > THat's ok, Blake. It's an option I'm willing to look into. *I'm
    > > looking for an appliance that "grills" meats and veggies quickly with
    > > minimum heating of the kitchen, gets hot enough so the foods become an
    > > appetizing degree of brownness (understanding full well, it's not
    > > gonna get crusty like over an open fire), and is easy to clean.

    >
    > > If I have to settle for 3 out of four, the only one of those features
    > > I'm willing to give in on is speed. I'm talking 10 min vs. 5. Not 20
    > > min vs. 5 of course. For what I'll use it for (Chicken breast, steak/
    > > london broil, an occasional pork chop or tenderloin, and stuff like
    > > zucchini, eggplant slices or asparagus) nothing should take more than
    > > 5 or 10 minutes on a properly working contact grill. 10-15 minutes on
    > > a one-sided grill, one flip about half-way thru, with ease of cleanup
    > > and nice grill marks is not a bad compromise and certainly one I'm
    > > willing to make.

    >
    > > I'm actually seriously considering the grill you recommended. The
    > > price is right and it might be fun to be able to pretend it's a real
    > > grill!
    > > Thank you very much for the recommendation.

    >
    > Look what is on sale...good price!!
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Electri...p/B002...-Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Thanks, Mags. Unfortunately, Waring and Cuisinart are sister companies
    and that one looks exactly like the Cuisinart that didn't work well.
    I saw that one and it comes in Red, too, which I fell in love with...
    until I realized they were the same company. SIGH. Thank you for
    thinking of me, though!

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