Depending on when you last experienced a George Foreman grill, it may be time to repay them a visit. This new Evolve grill is nothing short of terrific. Grill, bake, cook, sear…the George Foreman Evolve grill (GRP4800R) does it in no space at all.
George Foreman Evolve
One of the most “commented on’” features of the new 4-in-1 Evolve grill is the new “Sear” function. Turn it on and it heats the grill to 500° for 90 seconds to give your meats that sealed in goodness, just like the restaurants do.
Another favorite feature on this grill is the easy to change adjustable cooking angle. When you’re cooking fatty meats, you want the fats to drip off; but, when you are cooking waffles, eggs, etc., you want the grill flat. One quick quarter turn is all it takes to level out the grill surface or set it back on an angle – no tools required.
The ceramic cooking surfaces all remove easily with just a slight pull on the “cool-to-the-touch” handles and in most cases, can be wiped clean. If time doesn’t permit, toss them in the dishwasher – it’s perfectly safe.
Cooking a big meal or a thick piece of meat? The hinged lid system will accommodate even the thickest cut of meat. And, the front panel of the upper grill has a handy time chart to give approximate cooking times.
Digital timer and temperature settings are all done at the push of a button, and are displayed conveniently atop the unit so you can see how much cooking time remains.
But what about accessories?
The Evolve grill is really a “system” of interchangeable grill plates to perform a host of cooking duties.
GFP84GP Shallow griddle pan
GFP84OP 3-Serving omelet and snack plates
GFP84BP Deep-Dish Bake Pan
GFP84SP 6-Serving Mini-Burger and Slider plate
GFP84WP Waffle Plates
GFP84MP 6-Serving Cupcake and Muffin Pan Insert
Real life with the Evolve Grill
Over the past few days, we’ve been putting the Evolve through the paces, making a raft of different dishes. We enjoyed no fuss, “watch the fat roll off” bacon
Breakfast omelet over shredded potatoes
Easy Oven Cheeseburger Sliders (from Cathy Mitchell’s Dump Dinners cookbook)
Thick pork chops with seared-in juices
Not all Evolves are equal
Depending on where you buy yours, different options may or may not be included:
At Walmart.com the grill includes the waffle plates.
Target.com provides the Bake Pan and the Muffin Pan with theirs.
In any case, all the other grill plates are available as accessories.
Bottom line – you’d love one
The Evolve is ideal for small meals and small kitchens when space is at a premium, and when easy clean-up is a “must-have” item. Check them out online at George Foreman Cooking.
DougBardwell.com awards their Senior Citizen’s Thumbs-Up rating for this item. Easy to set up and easy to use, this item is something that would make an excellent gift for that special senior on your gift list. See other “Recommended for Seniors” products on our special Seniors page.
Disclaimer: George Foreman Cooking provided me with a unit to do this review