George Foreman Indoor & Outdoor Grill Temperature Settings Guide


When the name George Foreman crops up, the first thing that comes to mind is the World Champion boxer and his “Rumble in the Jungle” fight with Muhammad Ali.

But dud you know he launched a line of meat grills?

Introduced in 1994, the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine or the George Foreman Grill has sold over a million units worldwide since its inception.

Concept created by Michael Boehm of Batavia, Illinois, the George Foreman grill was designed to cook on both sides at a time, and greatly reduce the fat content of burgers and other meats by draining away the fat into a separate reservoir.

But one of the big questions among George Foreman grill users is what are the best indoor and outdoor temperatures for a George Foreman grill.

Well, the answer depends on several factors, most notably the George Foreman grill model, and of course the type of food you’re grilling!


Types of George Foreman Grills

Once primarily used by apartment dwellers, and fitness enthusiasts, George Foreman grills have today become a kitchen appliance as common as the good ol’ microwave.

This means that the brand offers a massive portfolio of products, divided into five categories of grills geared towards bachelors and large families, and indoor and outdoor environments.

1. Smokeless Grills

George Foreman offers three smokeless grill models to choose from, all designed to reduce smoke by up to a whopping 85 percent.

Adding to this, George Foreman smokeless grills cool grease before it can burn, and drain the grease into the dishwasher-safe drip tray for easy disposal.

2. Premium Grills

George Foreman premium grills are just that—a lineup of top-notch grilling appliances that has two models to offer.

George Foreman premium grills are equipped with the revolutionary removable plate system, which can be used for traditional grilling or swapped with a griddle plate to create succulent breakfast fare.

Premium George Foreman grills can reach an impressive 500° F searing temperature for restaurant-quality results.

3. Advanced Grills

George Foreman advanced grills allow you to cook food up to 30 percent faster, and are easy to clean, thanks to the dishwasher safe parts.

Plus, they feature the Advanced George Tough non-stick coating that’s 3x more durable.

Furthermore, George Foreman advanced grills preheat 30 percent faster, and feature an adjustable grilling angle.

4. Basic Grills

Contrary to what the name may suggest, George Foreman basic grills aren’t really “basic” per se, but rings in with a rich set of features starting with their compact and lightweight footprints that take up 34 percent less space, and non-stick coating that’s easy to clean.

There are nine different George Foreman models to choose from including 2-serving, 5-serving, and 9-serving models.

5. Indoor Outdoor

Looking to grill indoors and outdoors? Look no further than the indoor/outdoor range of grills by George Foreman.

These grill models can cook up over 15 servings of delicious meats, veggies, and a whole lot more, and come with a removable grill stand to convert the grill into a tabletop model.

They feature a domed lid, adjustable temperature control, and are apartment-approved, making them safe for indoor grilling.


Does George Foreman Grill have Temperature Control?

Most George Foreman grills don’t have temperature control, but other models offer digital controls for fast, precise cooking.


What Temperature Does a George Foreman Grill Cook At?

The temperatures of George Foreman grills can go as high as 400°F, 425°F, or 500° F depending on the model, and preheat quickly in roughly three to five minutes.

It is highly important to preheat the grill before cooking, as it allows you to reach your desired final cooked food temperature quickly.


George Foreman Grill Temperature Setting for Beef & Meat

Food/Dish

Cooking Time Variable Temperature Digital Temperature Internal Food Temperature Thickness

Turkey Burger

4 minutes to 6 minutes Med-High 375 °F 165 °F

¾ inch thick

Hot dogs & Sausages

3 minutes to 4 minutes Med-High 375 °F 140 °F

Burgers (Ground Beef Patties)

6 minutes to 8 minutes Med-High 375 °F 160 °F

Approximately 1/2 inch thick

Hamburger Patties

4 minutes to 5 minutes

High 400 °F 160 °F ¾ inch thick
Lamb Chops 4 minutes to 6 minutes Med-High 375 °F 145 °F

¾ inch thick

Lean / Boneless Steak 7 minutes to 8 minutes Med-High 375 °F 145 °F for Medium Rare ¾ inch thick

George Foreman Grill Temperature Setting for Pork Preparations

Food/Dish

Cooking Time

Variable Temperature Digital Temperature Internal Food Temperature

Thickness

Pork Chops

4 minutes to 6 minutes Med-High 375 °F 165 °F

¾ inch thick

Pork Cutlet

4 minutes to 5 minutes Med-High 375 °F 140 °F

¾ inch thick

Pork Tenderloin

8 minutes Med-High 375 °F 145 °F

From 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick

Ham Steak

4 to 5 minutes with pre-cook

OR

7-9 minutes without pre-cook

Med-High 375 °F 145 °F

From 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Precook the ham steak before grilling times

Bacon

7 minutes to 8 minutes Med-High 375 °F Cook till crisp


George Foreman Grill Temperature Setting for Chicken Preparations

Food/Dish

Cooking Time Variable Temperature Digital Temperature Internal Food Temperature Thickness
Chicken Breast 9 minutes to 11 minutes Med-High 375 °F 165 °F

¾ inch thick


George Foreman Grill Temperature Setting for Fish Preparations

Food/Dish

Cooking Time Variable Temperature Digital Temperature Internal Food Temperature

Thickness

Fish Fillets

2 minutes to 3 minutes Med-Low 350 °F 145 °F

Approximately 1/2 inch thick

Fish Steaks

2 minutes to 3 minutes Med-Low 350 °F 145 °F

From 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick

(swordfish, tuna & salmon)

Red fish

6 minutes to 7 minutes Med-Low 350 °F 145 °F
White fish 5 minutes to 7 minutes Med-Low 350 °F 145 °F

Shrimp

3 to 4 minutes Med-High 375 °F

145 °F


George Foreman Grill Temperature Setting for Vegetable Preparations

Food/Dish

Cooking Time Variable Temperature Digital Temperature Internal Food Temperature

Thickness

New Potatoes

Precook the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes, then grill it for 5 to 6 minutes until browned. Med-High 375 °F

Till fork tender

Zucchini / Summer Squash

3 to 4 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till fork tender

slice 1/2 to 1 inch thick.

Leeks

2 to 3 minutes Med-High 375 °F

Till warmed through

Onion

6 to 7 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till softened

½ inch thick rings

Mushrooms

3 to 4 minutes Med-High 350 °F Till warmed through

slice 1/2 inch thick

Asparagus

4 to 6 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till fork tender

Tomatoes

1 to 2 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till softened Chop into 1 inch thick slices.
Eggplant 4 to 5 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till warmed through

Slice 1/2 to 1 inch thick.

Bell Peppers

6 to 7 minutes Med-High 375 °F Till fork tender

Preheat your Foreman Grill.


List of George Foreman Indoor Grills

1. Rapid Grill Series 5-Serving Removable Plate Electric Indoor Grill

The George Foreman Rapid indoor grill is in a league of its own, most notably due to its 30 percent faster heat up time.

Further, it can be used to cook all types of food items including chicken, fish, meats vegetables, and is fitted with dishwasher safe removable plates.

The Rapid George Foreman indoor grill features embedded heating elements, adjustable temperature control, temperature indicator light, and is backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

2. Evolve Grill

The George Foreman Evolve grill lets you take your cooking to a whole new level, thanks to its curable ceramic grill plates that can be swapped with the include waffle plates for making a breakfast your whole family will love.

It features digital time and temperature settings that can be adjusted from 300-degrees F to 425-degrees F, and also offers a searing option.

The Evolve is a highly versatile indoor grill that is fitted with a floating hinge, and comes with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

3. Contact Smokeless – Digital Smart Select Indoor Grill

The George Forman Contact Smokeless grill cooks food up to 3x faster, and reduces smoke by up to 85 percent.

It features a sloped grilling surface to remove up to 50 percent fat, and is equipped with dishwasher safe plates with Advance George Tough non-stick coating.

The Contact Smokeless George Foreman grill cools grease before it can burn, and is backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.


List of George Foreman Indoor Grills

George Foreman offers five outdoor grill models to choose from that can be used for indoor grilling too.

The 15-serving outdoor grill can cook up to 15 servings at one time, and features a non-stick coating for superior durability.

It comes with adjustable temperature control, and a removable grill stand for tabletop grilling.

The George Foreman 15-serving outdoor grill requires non gas or messy charcoal, but offers clean cooking via an electrical outlet.


How Long Do You Preheat a George Foreman Grill?

George Foreman grills heat up quickly, so you only need to preheat the grill for approximately five minutes.

Make sure you close the lid when preheating the grill. George Foreman grills have two indicator lights—red to let you know that the grill is plugged in, and green to let you know that the grill is preheated, and ready to cook.


How Do You Know When Food is Ready on George Foreman Grill?

You can use the time mentioned in the chart above to determine when your food is cooked, as cook times vary.

A sure-shot way of gauging whether your food is cooked is by using a meat thermometer.


How Long Does it Take to Cook a Frozen Hamburger Patty on a George Foreman Grill?

It takes approximately 13 to 25 to cook a normal size hamburger. Cooking a frozen hamburger will take a bit longer than fresh meat, so you can defrost the hamburger first before putting it on your George Foreman grill.

Brendan

I have been a hardcore meat lover throughout my life and have been cooking my own meat since my mom shared with me her secret brisket recipe. I have used all sorts of meat and meat processing equipment you can imagine.

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