How To Clean George Foreman Grill – Easy Way

George Foreman is a common brand that makes grills. They are pretty well known in the market because of the quality and standard of the grills that they make. If you are thinking of buying a grill from the brand then go for it. However, you need to be careful when you are cleaning the grill because we have seen many people who have ruined their grills by cleaning them the wrong. So here is how you need to clean your grill. Take a look.

How To Clean?

There are a few things that you should avoid when you are trying to clean a George Foreman grill. There is no way that any professional will tell you to submerge the entire grill in your sink of soapy water or a bucket of the same. This can damage the heating element of the grill. You should not scrub too hard either because then you might get the nonstick coating off the grill. 

There are a few different kinds of grills that George Foreman makes. We do not know which particular grill you own but we will try to get the coverage on more or less all the kinds that are available in the market. We are not going by models but a certain type. Take a look.

Basic and Panini Grills with Non-Removable Plates

There are three ways in which you can clean a basic grill. You can choose the one that suits you and your needs the most. They are all efficient and work perfectly. 

When you are done with the grills you need to unplug them and when it is still hot you need a pair of tongs holding a wet paper towel ball. The tongs should be non-metal. Then you need to wipe down the grill surface as much as you can to get rid of the grime and grease from the surface as much as possible. Do not burn yourself on the grill. Next, you need to let the grill cool down so you can go and enjoy the meal that you just cooked.

Once it is cool, you can take a sponge with hot soapy water to clean the inside of the grill. Make sure that you are wiping the edges properly too. Then you need to wipe again with a clean sponge to get rid of any soap in the grill. The outside can be wiped with a wet towel. The drip tray can be washed in the dishwasher if it is safe to do so or you can wash it by hand too. 

The next method for you to do this is to let the grill cool down a bit, not completely. Then place three layers of wet paper at the bottom grill and then close the grill. The steam that is going to form is going to loosen the char and the particles stuck to the grill grates. When the grill has cooled down you can clean the grill with mild soapy water and a sponge. You need to then rinse it with water to get rid of the smoke. 

Another process you can try is to use parchment paper. You can also use aluminum foil if you want. Line the grill with this before you start cooking in the first place. This prevents the grill from accumulating any food particles. Just toss the paper or foil when you are done cooking. Then wipe down the grill once in case of any traces left. This is a very smart way to avoid a lot of time being wasted cleaning a grill. 

Advanced Grills with Removable Plates

These are special grills. They have removable nonstick plates. Removable plates can be cleaned easily by sinking them in soapy water in the sink. Don't worry, it is okay to dip these plates because they do not have any heating element. Let them soak for a while so that the food particles can come off easily. Then give it a sort of scrub with a wet sponge. Make sure that you do not scrub too hard. Rinse and then allow them to dry completely before you put them back on the grill. Then you will need to clean the drip tray easily with the same process.

You can also go ahead with the aluminum foil lining thing if you want to. You can also clean it in the dishwasher if you want. This is depending on the preference of the person. It fits perfectly well at the bottom of the dishwasher. 

Premium Grills with Broiler and Interchangeable Plates

These can be cleaned in a similar way to that of the advanced grills. However, you need to make sure that you are paying attention to the different plates. The waffle plates can be hard to clean. You need to apply a lot of oil or grease when you are cooking to prevent too much food from sticking to the surface. You can also let them soak for a long time to loosen the food particles. You can always line the tray and the pans so that you don't have to face any problems with the cleaning. These grills come in a lot of places so they can be difficult to clean. It might even take more time than the others. 

Indoor/Outdoor Grills

You can clean the grill with warm and soapy water. They federally have ceramic or nonstick surfaces so we don't want to scrub too hard. This might ruin the grill so you should do gentle movements. First, you need to wipe down the surface with a wet paper towel. You can rinse the grates with a hose too after you are done. If you are not a fan of the slow wipe-down. 


That's the end of the article. We do hope that you have found a way to clean your grill. Thank you so much for sticking to the end of the article. We know that cleaning is a very dreaded thing. However, we do need to do it so it is better to get a good way to do so. We have listed the easiest way so that you do not have to work too much after having a good meal. An easy havey to clean any kind of George Foreman grill is all that you needed to know. Have a good day. Take care of yourself.