George Foreman indoor grills are small, sandwich-style grills that use slanted plates to drain up to 42 percent of the fat from your food, according to the manufacturer. The grill plates for George Foreman grills are coated with a finish to prevent food from sticking. When this finish starts to wear or flake, replacing the plates is the quickest and safest solution. However, if you can't replace the damaged plates, there are a few other things you can do to keep your grill usable.
Purchase replacement plates for your George Foreman G5, Kitchen Bistro, Evolve, Next Grilleration or 360 Series grill. Contact the George Foreman replacement parts service at 1-800-738-0245 to obtain new grill plates or check the availability of replacement grill plates for older George Foreman grill models.
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Wash your old grill plates, if you are not replacing them, in warm, soapy water, and rinse them under running water to remove the suds. Dry the plates thoroughly with a soft cloth and allow them to air-dry for up to one hour to ensure that there is no remaining moisture. Spray the grill plates with a thick, even layer of non-stick cookware repair spray. Allow the new non-stick coating to dry for the amount of time specified on the product label before use.
Cover the damaged George Foreman grill plates with heavy-duty aluminum foil, which can easily withstand the heat of the grill. Form the foil to the plates prior to heating the grill. Spray the foil generously with edible cooking spray to prevent the food from sticking.
Brush the George Foreman grill plates with cooking oil before each use if the non-stick surface is worn but not chipped or flaking. Keep the grill plates well oiled to prevent further damage and stop food from sticking.