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George Foreman 360 Grill Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe grill plates
  • Grills, fries and bakes
  • Floating hinge allows for thick steaks
  • Tilt function helps drain fat from food
  • Heat control allows for low-heat cooking
  • Two-year warranty

Cons

  • Grill plates can detach while cooking
  • Steaks may cook too quickly
  • Lid compresses baked goods
  • Doesn't seem to get as hot as earlier models
  • Expensive
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The George Foreman 360 Grill's plates are indeed easy to clean, according to reviews, but some users say they had a hard time getting the plates attached. Some reviewers, including Roger Hibbert at Wired.com, say the hot plates popped off during cooking, which is dangerous.

However, Hibbert notes that the George Foreman 360 Grill works perfectly, at least when cooking panini as he does. Other reviews say the 360 grill does a great job with quesadillas, burgers, pork chops, fish, vegetables and eggs. One blogger even gets good results baking desserts in the deep-dish plate, although another blogger finds the 360 compresses his deep-dish pizza too much.

According to reviews, the George Foreman 360 Grill works quickly because it cooks on both sides at the same time. However, that design can also make steaks cook too much, writes Erik Sherman on his blog Flash in the Pan: "If you like rare or medium-rare meat, then this can get tricky. The grill will cook far faster than you're used to because both sides are getting heat simultaneously. Because of the speed, you won't get the same degree of grilling char marks on the surfaces, and if you look for those, a steak or burger will have already sailed into well-done territory."

Reviews say the George Foreman 360 Grill has a sliding heat-adjustment switch that lowers heat enough to cook delicate foods like eggs. However, some users say the 360 doesn't seem to get as hot as other George Foreman grills, even when it's on high. Some users find the switch itself flimsy or inaccurate.

Wired.com provides an extensive review of the George Foreman 360 Grill. A review on Erik Sherman's Flash in the Pan blog is shorter, but still informative. User reviews for the 360 at Amazon.com are generally positive, but several flaws are reported: dislodging grill plates and a gluey residue from the top sticker. The Blackberry Rambles blogger lists several ambitious foods she has cooked successfully in her 360 Grill. DailySpark.com recommends the 360 Grill as part of its healthy-cook gift guide.

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