How to Troubleshoot a George Foreman Grill

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Tip

Follow the procedure for returning your George Foreman grill if it doesn't work after one year. If the damage was not your fault, you can get a replacement by contacting the customer service department or by returning it to the store where you purchased it.

Warning

Never clean the grill plates by putting them in the dishwasher, and don't use abrasive scouring pads. These methods can cause the coated part of the grill to wear down.

How to Troubleshoot a George Foreman Grill. The George Foreman grill makes a great gift for the kitchen. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor grill models available depending on your preference. If you have any problems with your George Foreman grill, follow these troubleshooting steps.

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Step 1

Check your power outlet if your grill does not heat upon adjusting the temperature settings, and the "On/Off" power light isn't shown. Make sure that the electrical cord fits properly into the outlet, and that the outlet can withstand up to 120 volts of power. Plug in the grill and turn it on again. Try separating your grill from other appliances in your home so that your electrical circuit does not get overloaded.

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Step 2

Prevent constant buildup on your grill by cleaning the plates with a soft scrubbing pad, but wait until the grill cools completely before cleaning. Rinse the grease drip tray of the grill with warm, soapy water. Dry the grill completely with a soft cloth.

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Step 3

Eliminate garlic, onion or other strong odors from the grill's surface by cleaning it with a baking soda and water mixture. Let the cleaning solution sit for about five minutes before wiping it with a wet cloth.

Step 4

Adjust your cooking temperature if the meat is constantly undercooked or overcooked. Turn the heat up or down as needed for even cooking. Grill tender, boneless cuts of meat for best results. Follow the recommended cooking chart that comes with your George Foreman grill.

Step 5

Replace your grill plates if they become damaged by improper cleaning, or if the grease buildup is out of control. Order your replacements by going to the grill manufacturer's website.

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