The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is the ultimate versatile and budget-friendly electric grill.

DESIGN + VERSATILITY | A Grill for all Seasons

There’s something about standing outside in the warm months, hearing the birds, family, friends, and kids play while you have the grill fired up and infusing a nice grilled, charred taste to your feast. But what about the colder months? Why do we have to miss out on the tastes of summer and fun because we can’t bring our grills inside when it’s not possible to grill outdoors? Enter the George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill.

It can serve 15+ people at a time, making it perfect for parties…

George Foreman is a household name because of their famous line of indoor “grills”, giving you that grilled taste while staying indoors. Although they do have a nice line of countertop appliances, George Foreman also has a line of indoor/outdoor grills, giving grillers the versatility to grill indoors, but also to bring it outdoors for the grilling “experience”. The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is able to give you that grilling experience, and it kicks some electric grilling butt, too.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill

It can serve 15+ people at a time, making it perfect for parties, tailgating, camping, or winter grilling parties as well. The 240 square inches of grilling gives plenty of space to cook up some serious feasts. The grill grates are also covered with a non-stick coating, making it durable, easy to clean, and removes the need for butter or cooking oils. It also features a removable stand, allowing you to cook outdoors but also on the countertop when needed. It’s built solidly and the price is right, and the technology is simple. Day or night, snow or sunshine, this grill can be used year round.

SAFETY + DURABILITY | Not the Best

Not only are electric grills safer to use, they are much easier than dealing with bags of messy charcoal or tanks of volatile gas. There is no risk of flare-ups because you aren’t cooking over an open flame, and the grill is easy to turn off and cool down once you are finished using it. The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill, however, is a little more lightweight than other electric grills we’ve reviewed, so it is top-heavy when being used on the stand. Make sure you have an even area to set the stand on, and place it out of a windy area as users have reported that it can tip over easier than other grills.

This grill is safe to use indoors and has a built-in grease removal system.

This grill is safe to use indoors and has a built-in grease removal system. You do have to empty the grease pan regularly otherwise you could have a huge mess on your hands. Because the grill grates are all one piece, you don’t have to worry about food dropping on electric heating elements and creating tons of smoke, perfect for use indoors.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review Nonstick grill grates

As far as durability goes, the George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is not made as sturdy as other grills. It is made more “George Foreman” style and less like a traditional grill, but this adds to the simplicity and versatility of this grill as well as helping the budget. It’s not very clear on what the George Forman is exactly made of, but the grilling surface has a non-stick coating that is sure to last a long time and provide an easy clean cooking surface. Otherwise, this grill should be stored indoors while not in use.

PERFORMANCE | Grills Like a Foreman

Ease-of-Use

Grilling really can’t get much easier than this. After assembling the grill (which takes only a few minutes), simply plug it in and allow about 10 minutes to fully preheat the surface while you gather your steaks, kebabs, or whatever’s to be grilled. A great feature is the nonstick coating which makes the grilling surface durable, easy to clean, and removes the need for cooking oils. There’s an adjustable temperature control prove that lets you choose from five heat settings to have the best cooking experience. It’s also apartment-approved. Cook outside on your balcony or bring it indoors to get that grilled taste even in the offseason.

…simply plug it in and allow about 10 minutes to fully preheat…

This grill is also super easy to clean. The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is designed to be a clean grill. The nonstick surface is removable from the grill so you can wash it with your dishes and pop it right back in. The surface has a subtle slope, with channels that draw accumulated fat or other liquids into a tray just below the surface. Just make sure to empty this often to avoid a huge mess on your hands when you’re in the middle of a grilling session or moving your grill.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review Included in the box

The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is also very easy to assemble out of the box and literally takes a couple of minutes. It’s also very easy to pop this grill on the stand and remove it when you want to use it on the countertop.

Best Features

Don’t have enough time to dedicate to a gas or charcoal grill? Want something that’s compact, versatile, and easy to use while still getting that charred grill taste? Electric grills are a great option if you want some of these features. The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is very simple and easy for the beginning griller but can provide a simple grilling experience for any seasoned griller. It can serve up to 15 people at a time, making it perfect for entertaining outside, inside, tailgating, camping, and more. The grill top has 240 square inches of circular grilling surface, pretty standard compared to other electric grills we’ve reviewed.

The grill top has 240 square inches of circular grilling surface…

This grill comes with a removable stand, making it easy to go from outside to countertop in a few seconds. It also takes up a minimal amount of space. If you need to move this grill, it can be easily moved by one person as it weighs around 20 pounds. As long as you have an outlet to plug into, the George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill can be fired up with the turn of a knob. The temperature probe lets you choose from five heat settings – high, medium, low, warm, off – to get the best results on any kind of food. You can cook anything from meat and veggies to grilled cheese and desserts. We’ve also found some of the best lounge chairs to rest while you’re waiting for you food to grill and while entertaining guests.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review adjustable temperature control

The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill heats with 1,600 watts, enough to reach temperatures around 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit. This might not be enough to sear steaks and meats, but it does provide enough heat to get a nice char on any food. The fat or debris from any food you cook will automatically drain thanks to the nonstick surface and fat draining system. Just empty the grease tray after you’re done grilling. Many parts are easily removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

The fat or debris from any food you cook will automatically drain…

One thing that grillers can miss out on with electric grills is the smokey flavor. To get a smoky flavor with your food, put presoaked woodchips on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold over the aluminum foil and make it nice and tight. Poke a few air holes into the foil. Then throw the balled up foil onto your grill as it heats up for ten minutes, then keep the foil there for the rest of the cooking process. This infuses your food with the wonderful flavor of charcoal grills without all the mess and money.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review convertible and versatile

PRICE + LONGEVITY | Budget Friendly

Longevity

As far as durability goes, the George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is not made as sturdy as other grills. It is made more “George Foreman” style and less like a traditional grill, but this adds to the simplicity and versatility of this grill as well as helping the budget.

…the grilling surface has a non-stick coating that is sure to last a long time…

It’s not very clear on what the George Forman is exactly made of, but the grilling surface has a non-stick coating that is sure to last a long time and provide an easy clean cooking surface. The exterior is not made of porcelain-coated metal, so it will likely corrode or deteriorate if left outside. This grill should be stored indoors while not in use.

George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review Converts to tabletop grill

Converts to a tabletop grill and can be used indoors

Price

The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is a budget-friendly electric grill for grilling enthusiasts who love the grilling experience but want the simplicity while keeping more money in your pocket. George Foreman has a nice support page for each product and offers customer service Monday-Friday. They also have a 100% guarantee on their products and offer free returns within 30 days.

PROS

  • Good to use indoor and outdoor
  • Can convert from use on stand to tabletop
  • Lightweight, simple use, and easy cleanup
  • 240 square inches of grilling space serves 15+ people

CONS

  • Keep the drip pan clean and empty it frequently
  • Easily tips over due to the small base

THE BOTTOM LINE | Versatile Budget Grill

The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill is the ultimate versatile and budget-friendly electric grill that we’ve reviewed. It has the ability to be used outside for the best “grilling experience” but also to be used indoors when the weather isn’t perfect. This grill has a nonstick surface and is made to be a clean grill. It has a fat drainage system that keeps the cooking surface clean and reduces fat and gunk build up on the grill top.

The George Foreman Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill isn’t able to be heated high enough to sear meats, but it can still give a nice charred flavor to any food you cook. It has five cooking settings to get the temperature of your food just right and has a control knob to adjust as needed. In the end, the simplicity and budget-friendly features of this grill make it a great choice for anyone looking for ease and to keep more money in their pockets. Also, check out some of the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers perfect for hosting friends and family!