George Foreman grills have come a long way since they become a household staple in the 90s.
Now they resemble mini indoor grills more than just a basic sandwich press and offer a range of functionality for cooking all kinds of meals indoors with no hassle and very little grill skill required.
It is convenient and easy to throw on a dog or two.
It can be tough to sort through all the different models to suss out which option will serve your needs best. We’ve put together a list of our favorites and break down what each one has to offer so you can easily identify your perfect Foreman before buying.
The Final Sear: The George Foreman 9-Serving Basic Plate Electric Grill and Panini Press is my favorite camping grill. Packing 9 servings, this thing is a beast. That is a lot of perfectly seared dogs.
This list is a compilation of our favorites with a complete spec breakdown to help narrow the field so you can find the best George Foreman grills.
One of the largest Foreman models, this 9-serving electric grill and panini press snags the top spot for overall versatility due to size and ease of use.
As the name suggests, you can grill up 9 servings in one go on the 144 square inch non-stick grilling surface. That’s pretty generous for an indoor mini grill and should be able to handle the cooking needs of most immediate families.
In addition to being a bigger George, you’ll also find some must-have features for this style grill press including Foreman’s patented sloped design to drain grease and fat away from the meat, their signature heating elements designed to produce an even and consistent cook, a pre-heat indicator light so you know when your grill is ready to rock and roll and a detached, dishwasher-safe drip tray to catch all the run off.
The dual-contact heating from the press style operation makes cooking fast and consistent and is one of the many things users love about Foreman grills. The hinge on this model is also “floating” which allows it to customize the fit to the thickness of whatever you’re cooking.
The styling of this grill is also pretty great, it’s super slim, sleek and futuristic looking so its going to be an appliance you’re proud to leave out on your countertop.
The pricing is also really reasonable so it fits in most family budgets and is a great alternative to a full size grill if you just don’t have the space but want to be able to grill up some hot dogs or chicken breasts.
As a counterpoint to the 9 serving, this smaller 4-serving model is a great fit if you’re looking for a grill to serve a family of one or two.
The size of this grill is surprisingly compact at 12’’x12” – it’s a perfect fit if you have limited counter space and need a little workhorse that doesn’t dominate your counter.
It’s also a no hassle option with removable grilling plates that are also dishwasher safe so when you’re done cooking you can pop them out and load them right into the dishwasher for cleaning. The drip tray is similarly easy to maintain, it can be dumped out after use and then added tot he dishwasher with the plates.
This model is also upgraded with a newer heating element than gets up to temp 35% faster. The pre-heat indicator light is also helpful in letting you monitor when the grill is ready to cook.
Like the 9-serving, this model also includes the signatures sloped Foreman design to drain fat away from your food and makes for a much healthier meal.
You probably thought all Foreman grills were tabletop press style.
Surprise! In recent years the company has tailored their line-up to suit demand and released this great outdoor mini grill for die-hards that wanted something a little bigger and more substantial.
This 15-serving grill can be used indoors or outdoors and is totally electric. Yes, that means you just plug it in, no charcoal and no propane needed.
It’s as roomy as many standard outdoor grills at 240 square inches of cooking space in a circular design. The grilling plate also uses the patented Foreman non-stick coating which is super easy to maintain and doesn’t require constant brushing and cleaning. The built-in temperature probe has 5 settings so you can customize the heat to suit whatever you’re grilling.
The set-up is also customizable so you can use the tall, pedestal stand when you’re grilling outdoors or opt to remove it if you prefer to cook on your indoor countertop.
This is the ideal Foreman for anyone who needs the flexibility of a large cooking surface and wants the option of a more traditional outdoor grill set-up but without the added hassle and expense of charcoal or propane.
This is a more mid-sized Foreman and has all of our favorite features you’ll find on the 9-serving model.
The size on this grill is meant to handle 5 servings with a total of 72 inches of grilling space. It doesn’t have variable temperature control but it does have an indicator light to let you know when it’s ready to grill.
The plates on this model are also removable and easy to clean, like the other Foremans, you can just pop them in your dishwasher after each use. The premium ceramic coating unique to this model is the reason for improved non-stick success and is highly effective in keeping your food intact and from sticking to the grill plates. It’s also 5 times more durable and stain-resistant.
The design is also sloped, as with all Foremans, to drain away grease into the removable and easy-to-clean trip tray.
It also has an adjustable, floating hinge that expands up to 1’’ to accommodate larger sandwiches or even a steak.
The smallest Foreman on our list, this little 2-serving model is perfect for single person use and makes an ideal companion for dorm or solo apartment living.
This is the original foreman grill with the traditional, integrated plate style. The grill plates on this model aren’t removable like most of the others so you won’t be able to pop them in your dishwasher after use.
The non-stick coating on the 2-serving is also the same as the 9-serving, so it’s just as well-made and durable and will keep your food light and grease free, draining the drippings away from whatever you’re cooking.
This is Foreman’s most basic model and for the incredibly reasonable price tag, you’re getting a ton of value.
This is one of George Foreman’s more specialized grill models that is designed to serve a whole range of needs. It’s super multi-functional and can cook anything from your favorite burger to a ton of muffins.
You can literally cook a lasagna in this bad boy.
This Foreman is considered a 4-in-1 style grill and it’s capabilities extend to grilling, panini pressing, baking and muffin cooking specifically. This means it comes equipped with ceramic grill plates, a muffin pan and a baking dish.
Unlike other models, you can also customize the slope of this grill – use the traditional slope for grilling meat to drain fat and grease away from your meal, or keep it level for baking a quiche or cooking up some muffins.
Another feature unique to this model is that you can customize the temp using the digital control panel based on what you’re cooking, with a range of 325 to 450 degrees and a special 500 degree searing burst for finishing off steaks.
Like many of the other models on this list, the plates are easily removable to clean in the dishwasher and interchanging the different plate/pan configurations is simple and straightforward.
This is another small, compact model from Foreman that is designed to cook a serving of 4 and offers all the same features of the slightly larger 5-serving models.
It has the easy to clean and durable tough-coating on the grill plates that are removable so you can toss them in your dishwasher after use. The indicator light lets you know when the grill has heated up to the ideal temp and the removable drip tray is easy to use and similarly easy to clean in the dishwasher.
It also includes the improved heating element which means it heats up to temp about 35% faster.
The floating hinge is a nice addition, so you can perfectly cook thicker sandwiches or meat with nice, even grilling and sear marks on both sides.
Another more versatile grill model, similar to the Multi-Plate, the Grill and Broil comes with a range of additional customization options so you can use it as an indoor grill, panini press, broiler and waffle maker.
It’s one of the larger size models in the Foreman line-up with 75 square inches of cooking space. The broiling feature is unique to this model and allows you to achieve perfect caramelization and melts by removing the top grill plate and jacking up the temperature using the lid-mounted knob.
This model also comes with the upgraded ceramic grill plates for a more perfect sear and added durability. Both grill plates are removable, so you can clean them in the dishwasher when you’re done cooking.
The variable temperature controls allow you to customize the heat settings up to 450 degrees to precision cook your favorite meals.
I especially love the waffle maker function on this model which allows you to eliminate another unnecessary appliance from your countertop and free up some much-needed space.
A favorite size for Foremans, this is another great 5-serving option for a slightly larger or hungrier family!
It offers 72 inches of grilling space, the classic removable grilling plates for easy clean-up in the dishwasher, the tough non-stick coating that makes butter and oil unnecessary, and a basic temperature indicator light so you know when you’re approved for take-off.
Like all Foreman grills, it also has the classic slope to drain away fat and a separate grease tray to collect drippings.
This is a newer addition to the line-up and also includes some upgrade features that the more basic options don’t have.
As the name indicates, this is a 5-serving grill, which seems to be a sweet spot for the average family size. It offers 80 square inches of cooking space and the much-loved removable grill plates for a seamless and simple clean up in the dishwasher.
Like some of the other upgraded models, it also has the extra tough, non-stick coating that is 3 times more durable and free of any harmful chemicals and well as the 30% faster pre-heat so you can get down to business right away.
Unique to this grill is the temperature control so you can adjust heat levels to customize your cook. None of the other non-combo models offer this and the sliding gauge makes adjusting the heat level really simple and straight forward.
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