alright, so i've had my Foreman for awhile now and love to use it becaues it cooks fast, period. So my question is to those who use it, how do you guys clean yours? Do you clean it right after you are done cooking?
For me, I use mine like 2-3 times a day and cleaning it seriously becomes a bitch. I can't IMMEDIATELY clean it after i'm done using it because the grill is still hot and would burn w/e im using to clean it with. Sometimes I just don't clean it at all and will just wipe it down before I use it again. And overall lately I'm thinking of just not using it anymore and get a mini grill for a couple reasons
1. Flame grill > electric grill ANYDAY. Honestly, the difference is there believe it or not. A steak on a Foreman is just not as good when cooked over a hot flame
2. I cannot just put the meat on the Foreman. This is the one thing that has bugged me about this thing. If your meat is thicker than inch, good luck not searing the sh*t out of the outside of your meat. I have to always cut of my chicken or thin out my steak or split my sausages if I'm cooking it on there. If I just slapped a breast or two on there, by the time it gets done cooking it THOROUGHLY, the outside will just be straight dark, dry and hard - HORRIBLE
I'd rather take the time for my meat to cook and have it be tender and juicy over a hot flame just like the way it's intended. I bought a BBQ scraper from Walmart yesterday and i tried to use it on the Foreman, straight up scratched the crap out of the plates. Again, just too much hassle for something that should be easy. I'm obviously doing something wrong but if you guys have any suggestions on cleaning it up, I'd apprecite it, otherwise I'm heading to Walmart and picking me up a mini grill.
btw, I usually clean my Foreman by taking it by the sink and rinsing it under hot water, UNFORTUNATELY theres two sides of the plate, top and bottom. and the top, again, is a bitch to rinse. And I also use this thing at least 2-3 times a day which makes this such a hassle, when on a flame grill, all i have to do is scrape the cage and empty the grill.