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  • 10-09-2011 12:56am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭

    Foreman. Yes I said it.

    Calm down brothers and wimmins - there is a rational explanation for having one of these.

    First let me reassure you that no steak should ever even glimpse the mere existence of this object. If a steak was in eyeshot of it it would have to be destroyed. This is not an object for frying meat - I'd rather cut off my own meat!

    But the charter does not take into account the basic ham and cheese sandwich or its bastard cousin the BLT. Consider grilling one of these - the fat from the bacon spills out, the cheese melts over the side. In a conventional grill these delicious juices are wasted in the bottom of the grill tray. In a "healthy" grill the essential elements are collected by the bread and soaked back up into the sandwich. No bacon fat or melted cheese wasted.

    It's the next best thing to deep fat frying your sandwich.

    I await your judgement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,212 ✭✭✭✭Tom Dunne

    I would be very dubious of the intentions of a brother who buys a George Forman Grill purely for making toasted sandwiches.

    It would be quite possible, in a moment of inebriation weakness to slip in a few sausages, or for the lady of the house to cook your steak on it ("Sure he'll never know the difference"). It's a slippery slope.

    If you want to do toasted sandwich, buy a toasted sandwich maker.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,005 ✭✭✭✭Toto Wolfcastle

    There was a George Foreman in this house. It's taken 2 and a half years of procrastination, but it was finally removed from the house 2 weeks ago.

    I haven't asked what it was used for in the past. I prefer to believe that it was an ironic purchase.

    We now have more room for beer.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion

    My woman wouldn't do that to me. Main because I wouldn't let her cook a steak in the first place. She's of the opinion that a steak should be cremated until it's merely a memory of its former bloody glory :eek:

    I had never even considered the possibility of sausages on it - drunk or otherwise. Now that you've put that idea in my head it has to go just in case.

    I have no idea where it came from - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,899 ✭✭✭✭BBDBB

    Turned out nice again! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,379 ✭✭✭✭rubadub

    Tom Dunne wrote: »
    If you want to do toasted sandwich, buy a toasted sandwich maker.
    I have both in my house, I would never use a toasted sandwich maker again, have lost too many teeth to them, and just don't like what they do -make rockhard edges and a middle line that often tears the bread or limits how much you can put on.

    The foreman grills are really just a different version of panini or toasted sandwich makers. I was cooking eggs in toasted sandwich makers back in the 80s.

    These grills waste nothing, nobody says you have to throw out the fat, you can pour it back over the cooked food. I would never cook steak on them, they don't get hot enough.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭Blitzkrieger

    rubadub wrote: »
    limits how much you can put on.

    Just an excuse (as if we needed one) to make more sandwiches.