George Foreman Grill: $25 and after all these years still 'packs a punch'
The George Foreman Grill, or the Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, as it is also known, was introduced in 1994 and promoted with distinctive and effective infomercials which featured the boxing legend.
Did you know? Over 100 million George Foreman grills have been sold worldwide
The product hasn't changed much over the years, a clamshell design that simultaneously heats the top and bottom surfaces of the food, eliminating the need to flip it. Each heating surface is grooved to reduce contact area, and covered in a non-stick coating. The lower heating surface is angled to allow hot, liquid fat and other fluids to drain through the grooves into a removable drip tray, which shows the amount removed from the food. This arrangement has been marketed as a way to "knock out the fat", suggesting a healthier way to cook.
4 Servings or More - Feed the whole family fast! The 60 square inches of grilling surface lets you make up to four servings of everybody’s favorites all at the same time.
Classic Plate Grill - This is the original George Foreman Grill. The durable grill plates give you lean, mean grilling power for all your favorite foods.
Advanced George Tough Coating - We made the George Tough coating even strong. It’s 3x more durable**, easy to clean, and removes the need for butter and oil.
Fat-Removing Slope - It’s the sure sign of a George Foreman Grill. The sloped grilling surface helps remove up to 42% of fat* from meats for lean, tasty meals.
Drip Tray - The dishwasher-safe drip tray collects excess fat and grease so you don’t have to.
Today, the Foreman Grill comes in many shapes and sizes.
Smokeless Grills, Premium Grills, Indoor/Outdoor Grills, Rapid Grills and grills that serve more than a dozen people.
A basic George Foreman Grill starts at around $25.
Even the basic models offer fast grilling and delicious results for steak, burgers, sandwiches, chicken, veggies, and more. The proprietary sloped surface helps remove fat during cooking, and the George Tough nonstick coating wipes clean after every use. The large cooking surface combines with dual contact heating to speed up grilling and get food on the table in record time. Foreman Grills come in different colors.
Foreman has never confirmed exactly how much he has earned from the endorsement, Salton, Inc. paid him $138 million in 1999 in order to buy out the right to use his name. Previous to that he was being paid about 40 percent of the profits on each grill sold, earning him $4.5 million a month in payouts at its peak, so it is estimated he has made a total of over $200 million from the endorsement, a sum that is substantially more than he earned as a boxer.
You can check out the full roster of George Foreman offerings here, along with recipes, other tips and even get customer service.