Summary: Thanks George. The George Foreman Grill is a welcome addition to my kitchen. I can cook a healthy meal in about the same time as using the microwave to warm-up a meal. I am extremely satisfied with the changeable grill plates and the ease of cleaning.
Summary: Amazon seems to have a bad shipment of these grills. The first one I ordered arrived with one plate that had all four corners chipped off and another plate with non-stick coating flaking off. It also had the Styrofoam packaging between the plates partially melted. I returned it for a second grill. The second grill had a broken tilt-lock mechanism and the grill would rock from flat to tilt mode every time I closed the top down.
Summary: I, too, expected that this grill would be the same quality as other George Foreman products that I've used. Sadly, the plates fit poorly, heat unevenly, and have lost their "nonstick" coating in less than three months. It's just plain awful.
Summary: After several months of light use, nonstick coating came off the removable plates. We took great care cleaning the plates, strictly adhering to the guides described in the product manual, but this happened anyway. Here is the worst part: even though our purchase was still under warranty, Salton was not willing to send us any replacement plates.
Summary: This is a great grill... Temperature Control: It does not have a digital temperature read-out, but I do not trust them anyway. If you want to know the temperature of your cooking surfaces, get a good non-contact IR thermometer like Mini Temp Non-contact Thermometer Gun With Laser Sighting. Measuring with a non-contact thermometer lets you see Hot and Cold spots.
Summary: I owned a George Foreman Grill previous to this one. The only thing I didn't like about it was the grill plates weren't removable. I was very excited to replace it with this one so I could more easily wash the grill. I have NOT been happy. The top grill plate started sticking to food shortly after I started using it. Now when I grill anything, I open the grill and the food either sticks to the top grill or comes tumbling down and out of the grill.
Summary: I purchased this grill for $129.99 in June 2006. Within a few months, the non-stick finish on the Steak Plate & Grilling Plate began turning dull & the food began to stick. I was sent replacement plates & the new ones have held up well. However, now the red paint on the back half of the top of the grill is turning black & peeling off. This grill has received only light use & I expected it to last much longer than a year and a half (especially for the price).
Summary: I am a big George Foreman grill fan; I've used them for years. I currently have two Foreman grills, one of the small 1-burger models and one of the larger family-sized models. I love them both, aside from how big of a pain they are to clean. I've had them for years and use them multiple times a week to grill sandwiches, burgers, chicken, and all kinds of yummy things.
Summary: Save your money on this one. I ordered this model to replace a GPR99 (the jumbo model w/digital). When the unit arrived I was very disapointed with the build quality. It didn't come close to my former model. It was very light weight and cheesy looking. Not sure why they exagerated the long handle; surely that will break. The unit also had a dent in the lid and the surface appeared greasy.(used?)The grill surface is not big enough for two steaks at a time.