Saturday, May 21, 2011
George Foreman Grill Cleaning Tip!
We were fortunate enough to receive a George Foreman grill as a wedding gift, almost 8 years ago. It has been a great little thing, and we have used it a lot. Even when we were vegan it was great for veggie burgers! The only thing I have always hated about it was cleaning it. It involved scraping off all the dried on bits, and then scrubbing it down. It generally took about 20 mins and was a huge pain in the butt. So much so, that it would often sit on the counter for days before I would get around to cleaning it.
Fast forward to this past Mother's Day. Dave was graciously cleaning the kitchen and doing the dishes for me. It came time to do the George Foreman grill, and as any good nerd would, Dave ran to the computer to try and find an easier way to clean the thing. He found a site that gave him a "cleaning hack" for the grill, and voila! My life is now all the more worth living.
So, this is how it goes. Once you are finished using the grill, unplug it, and immediately get 3 or 4 squares of paper towel, layered on top of each other. Wet them, ring them out, and unfold them back out so they are back into their square shape. Then simply set them on the grill and close it. Enjoy your food while the grill cools.
Then simply open the grill (don't wait too long, an hour or so is fine), and use the paper towels to easily wipe off the grime. It does a surprisingly amazing job, with basically no effort! You don't need soap, and it's very gentle on the grill itself. Awesome! Yay for nerdy husbands!