Summary: This is a great grill for quick healthy meals.I purchased this grill to replaced the George Forman grill which I found to be badly designed, it would leak grease and drippings on to my counter with the catch tray in place.
Pros: Clam shell or full grill, Grease trap, Heats fast, Removable plates, Timer
Summary: Though this is a larger grill, it doesn't seem to do as good a job as my small george foreman grill. You have to preheat the plate for at least five minutes. Then you set the timer for how long you want your food to cook. If it doesn't meet your standard first time around, you have to reset the timer, hopefully you won't forget to reset it like I've done some times. And it doesn't leave as nice of grill marks as my george foreman grill.
Summary: We absolutely loved the convenience of this product. But after 4 months, it now takes longer to warm up and doesn't get as hot as it used to, so it takes longer to cook the items - a lot longer. I have emailed Hamilton-Beach for support, but haven't received a response. I would love it if it is easy to fix.
Summary: I liked my George Foreman grill, but needed a bigger one, and was looking for one on sale. I saw this one at Overstock.com and the price was good, and I was impressed with the reviews. I am not disappointed. It is a little heavier than I expected which makes it good and sturdy. It cooks up fast and the removable grids are easy to clean up.
Summary: This is a fabulous product. Easy to use and clean up. It takes minutes to cook a great meal. Steaks, chicken, fish or chops, just minutes! The only challenge is that there is only the corrugated surface, which give good looking lines on your grill. I wish I had purchased something with interchangable grills so I could grill on a flat surface and do more delicate fish, or pancakes and such. This is the only reason I wouldn't recommend this product.
Summary: After wanting but staying away from the "GF grill" because of the shape and non removable grills and also the high end pannini grills I was pleased to find this one. It works great and the drip pan is easy clean and the removable grills are a snap! Most of all the PRICE, you can't beat this for under $40! Don't waste your money of the high end grills or the hard to clean GF and purchase this one.
Summary: I bought this grill for my husband as a birthday gift and was really pleased with it at first but then after only one week of using it we noticed a huge cracked on top that had occurred. I am very upset that it cracked so quickly and am now trying to get in touch with the manufacturer to see if I can get it replaced. It was not cracked upon arrival.
Summary: I have 3 George Foreman grills and they are now all gone, after I bought this Hamilton Beach indoor grill. The greatest feature is the removable grills. You can actually put them in the dishwasher, and cleanup is a breeze. Makes excellent paninis and grilled meats. I would definitely buy this again as a gift! Highly recommended.