Your George Foreman Grill makes indoor grilling easy, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite ingredients no matter the season.
Follow our simple tips to keep your grill grease-free and in perfect condition for easy countertop grilling.
How to Clean a George Foreman Electric Grill
George Foreman Grills come in two varieties.
Those with removable grilling plates, and those without.
There are slightly different methods for cleaning depending on which type you have.
Follow the steps below to clean your grill after the first use and any time that it starts to accumulate grease and debris.
Removable Grilling Plate Cleaning
Removable plates like those on the George Foreman 5-Serving Electric Grill are simple to clean with the following steps.
- Unplug your grill and allow it to cool completely before you start. You’ll need to handle the grill plates during cleaning, so don’t skip this step.
- Remove the grilling plates from the top and bottom of your grill. Fill your kitchen sink (or a large plastic basin outdoors) with hot water. Add kitchen detergent and mix the water until there are plenty of soap suds.
- Use a non-abrasive sponge in the soapy water to clean all of the surfaces. If you need to scrub any areas, use a nylon brush that is safe for non-stick surfaces. Never use harsh abrasive sponges, brushes, or detergent cleaners on your grilling plates.
- Remove the plates from the water and drain your sink or plastic container. Finish by rinsing off the plates with clean water and dry them outside in a warm area, or on your kitchen dish rack. You can use a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to remove excess water first.
Once your grilling plates are completely dry, put them back on the grill and store it as normal.
You’ve completed the cleaning steps.
Follow the steps again after every cooking session.
Non-Removable Grilling Plate Cleaning
Non-removable plates like those used on the George Foreman Classic Plate Grill are a little harder to clean because you won’t be able to submerge and wash them in water.
However, with our simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your grill clean and free of excess grease and debris.
- When you’ve finished cooking, unplug your grill and leave it in the open position. Allow ten to fifteen minutes for it to cool down to a warm temperature.
- Take paper towels or a clean non-abrasive kitchen cloth and dampen with clean water. Wipe all of the surfaces down with the cloth or paper towels. Replace the towels or clean the cloth when grease and debris build-up.
- Wipe all of the surfaces including the grilling plates. Grease can accumulate under the grill or on the lid.
- Use a plastic or silicone spatula to dislodge any debris stuck to the body or cooking surface.
- If necessary, add a pea-sized amount of dishwashing detergent to your paper towels or cloth for a first wipe down, and then follow the steps with damp paper towels to remove any leftover detergent.
After these steps, leave the grill open until it’s completely dry, and then store it as normal.
Cleaning the Outside of Your George Foreman Electric Grill
Grease can accumulate on the lid, sides, and underneath your George Foreman Grill.
You can easily clean the outside with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Pat down the entire grill after you’re done and allow it to air dry for 30 minutes before storing it.
Never use harsh chemical cleaners on your grill.
These could damage the finish or accumulate on cooking surfaces and contaminate your food.
Make Your Grill Last Longer With Regular Cleaning
When you keep your George Foreman Grill clean, your food will taste better and the entire appliance will last longer.
Clean after every meal or any time that grease and debris becomes a problem.