Advantages Healthy way of cooking
Disadvantages On the fragile side
After studying my diet and realising that I was eating too many fatty foods and with a slowly increasing waistline, partly due to a shoulder injury that kept me from playing sport, I knew I had to take some action. I wanted to be able to cook food in a short space of time and in a way that was healthier. After reading a number of articles it seemed to me that grilling food was probably the best betI came across the Baby George Grill while shopping in my local Robert Dyas store, with £10 off it seemed a bargain and with an extra 10% student discount I felt that it was impossible for me not to buy it (it actually cost only £18 a massive £11.99 off the usual retail price). I’d looked at a number of different grilling machines in a few stores but the price of this one was the primary reason I bought it. I also knew of George Foreman as a boxer and celebrity and had seen the adverts for the grilling machine on TV on a number of occasions. This is the first time I have consciously bought an item under the strong influence of an advert. Looking back on my purchase now, it seems that the high impact advertising of this product associated grilling in my mind with George Foreman. Iam sure there are other grilling machines which are just as good but they are less intensively advertised.
First impressions of the item were good. When compared to the other grilling machines it stood out as it looked stylish and funky. The item was metallic silver in colour with a translucent plastic bun warmer lid, on which there is a copy of George Foreman’s signature.
----Style & Design----
The item generally looks and feels robust and well built, apart from the bun warmer lid, which is made out of a very thin and brittle plastic and feels flimsy and very susceptible to damage. Even so the George Foreman grilling machines where, when I bought this one over a year and a half ago, and still are the only ones that incorporate a bun warmer. The grilling machine is also very heavy for its size, presumably the majority of this weight is the metal used to make the grills.The two non-stickgrill plates have a patented grooved design and are a joined by a moveable hinge at the rear of the Baby George, which means that you can cook food of varying thicknesses. In order for the fat and grease to run away from the food the grill plates are sloped down at an angle and the groves carry the liquid away. The fat and grease collects in a small grey plastic dish, which you need to position just under the lip of the bottom grill plate.
On the top of the Baby George is the bun warmer, this is really just a non stick metal plate enclosed by a clip shut translucent plastic lid. On the few occasions its been used I’ve found it to be effective. Though the catch on the lid is rather fiddly to use and I have had problems closing it.----Ease of Use----
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