Our family is a huge fan of grilled food. We love to order grilled dishes when we eat out or to grill meat and vegetables together with our friends when we have a house party. I was really excited to have been selected by Family Review Network and George Foreman Healthy Cooking to review a George Foreman Evolve Grill for free. In fact, my husband was more excited, since he's the primary grill chef in our house. He started planning on the big meal even before our new grill arrived.
As the newest addition to the George Foreman family, the Evolve™ Grill boasts a modern, sleek design and impressive versatility. The one we received for review comes with a 4-plate starter set, including 2 grill plates, 1 deep-dish bake pan and 1 mini-burger insert. The collection can be expanded with 7 additional plates good for cupcakes, muffins, waffles, omelets, panini, and more.
We used the Evolve Grill on three separate occasions and it's proven to be a reliable time- and space-saver. My first impression was that it's lightweight, compact, and portable. We don't have a big kitchen nor a big counter. The size of the grill fits our needs perfectly. When hubby started to cook with the grill, I was deeply impressed with its unique and user-friendly features. The digital time and temperature control makes it really easy to grill to the desired degree and to create or modify a recipe. The angle of the cooking surface can be adjusted so that excess fat and grease may drain along the patented slope into the drip tray located below the grill plate. This unique design is expected to facilitate healthier and oil-free grilling.
Since I'm the one who does the cleanup, I love in particular the nonstick cooking surface and the removable plates, which help me save time and trouble of cleaning the grill after use. In fact, the plates could be easily cleaned with a wet towel, depending on what you grill.
My husband experimented with his favorite grilled salmon recipe on the Evolve Grill. It took only 5 minutes to have a large chunk of salmon fillet done. The fish remained juicy and tender, and tasted similar to what could have come off a luxury grill. We also tried shrimp and a variety of vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, green pepper, red pepper and onion), all of which turned out great on the grill. Honestly, we didn't go with the suggested oil-free option, but we only applied a thin coating of canola oil and it seemed sufficient. The only regret is that we didn't receive the muffin pan for review. It would have been more fun cooking with the grill.
The Evolve Grill is available for purchase on the George Foreman website at $129.99. It qualifies for free ground shipping. You may choose the plate combo that best fit your cooking preferences.
Thanks again to Family Review Network and George Foreman Healthy Cooking for this awesome review opportunity!
Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman Healthy Cooking who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.