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Last year our gas grill died.  It is difficult for me to get the gas for the grill and my husband cannot go for it because of his MS.  My son who lives an hour away and cuts our grass and sh
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Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/17/2011 10:59 PM EDT
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Last year our gas grill died.  It is difficult for me to get the gas for the grill and my husband cannot go for it because of his MS.  My son who lives an hour away and cuts our grass and shovels our snow said he would be happy to go get the gas for the grill.  My husband wants to get an outdoor electric grill.  Does anyone have an outdoor electric grill?  If so, how do you like it?  What kind do you have?  Any other advice would be welcome.  thank you!!!

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/17/2011 11:42 PM EDT
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I had one a few years ago and it only lasted about 2 years and that was after ordering new burners. I finally had it removed. Outdoors, I only use charcoal or wood in my grill now and the taste is so much better. I do not use lighter fluid but use the fire starter blocks made of sawdust/lint/parafin. No nasty taste in the food.

For indoor grilling, I use my cast iron grill pan or my George Foreman. Love that thing. Especially for cooking bacon. No spatters to clean up and the grease is caught in the grease pans for me to strain and freeze for seasoning.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/18/2011 4:46 PM EDT
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We never had an outdoor electric grill.  We had a charcoal grill and now a gas grill.  You might want to consider getting an indoor grill like the George Foreman grill.   It is almost like cooking outdoors.  I have one and use it in the winter.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/18/2011 7:00 PM EDT
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I did not know that the Foreman grill cooked like that!!  I'm gonna buy one.
And I didn't know there was such a thing as  fire starter blocks .    I've wanted an out door grill (for my deck)
for two years but I've been too afraid of started fluid.  Now I have to buy a grill too.
hmmmmmmmmmm ...... I'll have to check prices at WalMart before I make such dramatic purchases all at once.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/18/2011 8:13 PM EDT
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Those propane tanks are very heavy.  I never really liked using them to cook with.  I think the George Foreman grill is a better choice.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/18/2011 10:45 PM EDT
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I do have a George Foreman which I use in the winter, too.  We wanted something to use outdoors.  thank you for all the info.  If anyone else has any info, I would appreciate receiving it.  thanks again.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/18/2011 11:23 PM EDT
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Best thing about electric is the rotisserie and usually has a bread warmer shelf. A "GOOD" cover is near $25 and make sure you only use a "heavy" extension cord. It works as good as any of the grills once you get used to it. I consider them a little harder to keep clean but the extras make it worth it.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/20/2011 11:25 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Electric Outdoor Grill:
Best thing about electric is the rotisserie and usually has a bread warmer shelf. A "GOOD" cover is near $25 and make sure you only use a "heavy" extension cord. It works as good as any of the grills once you get used to it. I consider them a little harder to keep clean but the extras make it worth it.
Posted by JOHN H


John: Thank you for the info.  The one my husband was looking at on line comes with a rotisserie and a cover.  I like the idea of the rotisserie.

Some time ago you had mentioned that you had an electric grill with a rotisserie in your kitchen and you liked it very much.  What brand is the one you have in your kitchen?

Do you have an electric grill outside, too?  What brand is that?

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/21/2011 11:56 AM EDT
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Hi Marie I have an indoor electric grill.It is a Farberware open hearth grill and it also has a rotisserie.You could use it outdoors also on a table.I don't know the original price,I know it is around $100.I was fortunate to find 3 of them at garage sales and goodwill,all in excellent condition. I paid $ 10 apiece for them.I have one and I put the others away for my sons.These are wonderful, they can be used with or without the rotisserie.It is large enough to do three good sized steaks.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/21/2011 10:23 PM EDT
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Tonight I took a big leap ---  I bought a little George Foreman grill - the GR25W one.  At Walmart it was $24.00 - a great deal less than I thought it would be.  And I bought two very nice, very expensive rib eye steaks which will be dinner tomorrow night ..... well, ONE of them will be dinner ... the second one will be a great leftover.
Wish me luck!!

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/21/2011 11:15 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Electric Outdoor Grill:
Tonight I took a big leap ---  I bought a little George Foreman grill - the GR25W one.  At Walmart it was $24.00 - a great deal less than I thought it would be.  And I bought two very nice, very expensive rib eye steaks which will be dinner tomorrow night ..... well, ONE of them will be dinner ... the second one will be a great leftover. Wish me luck!!
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy, try the following site for instructions on how to cook a perfect steak on a George Foreman grill.

http://www.ehow.com/video_2344003_cooking-steak-george-foreman-grill.html

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/22/2011 7:02 AM EDT
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Thank you Wa-Ha K .... I need that!!  This evening will be a big step for me.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/22/2011 11:55 PM EDT
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Nancy, you will probably love your little grill. It makes great grilled cheese sandwiches, cooks no-splatter bacon and drains the grease into the catcher to use later if you wish, good for Philly Steak Melts, cooking sliced potatos if you cut them about 1/4" thick, squash, carrots, etc. Just marinate or season them and put them on the grill and close the lid. Better than frying them and I like to add a dash of liquid smoke to my marinade. Lots of good uses.

For easy clean up, take a couple of paper towels, fold them to make one thick one and wet them down and with the grease catchers in place, put the towels on the hot, just unplugged grill and shut the lid. Makes it soooo EZ to clean. When my small one quit, I chose the larger G5.

http://www.georgeforemancooking.com/p-13-g5-grill.aspx

There are recipes at the above site too.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/23/2011 7:48 AM EDT
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Wa-Ha K --- thanks for the web site.  I'm sure going to try it for bacon.  I cook lots of that stuff for my broccoli salad - never mind breakfast or a BLT - lol.
Last night I was not thrilled with the taste of the steak .... It wasn't a bad taste - it just didn't taste like I thought it would.  I have no idea if that was because of the grill or the steak.  
I'm going to keep trying.
One problem I did not think about .... WHERE on earth do I store that thing????  I live in a little condo with almost no storage.  I put several  storage cabinets in the garage and they are stuffed.  LOL -- I have to quit hoarding!!

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/23/2011 9:04 AM EDT
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Ilike to grill out doors and it saves on the electrice bill

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posted at 4/23/2011 11:41 AM EDT
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We have a gas grill, DH is the griller in the family. I do have a small Foreman that i cook chicken breast on for me when DH is not in the mood for chicken.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/23/2011 11:35 PM EDT
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Nancy, you probably are missing the mesquite, oak or other wood/charcoal taste on the steak. You can buy McCormicks seasonings with those flavors to help marinate the meat and season it.

It does take a bit of getting used to but, is a very healthy way to cook. If your bacon is too long, cut it in half.

For a great blt, heat a flour tortilla, add the mayo, a whole romain lettuce leaf, your tomatos and bacon on top of the lettuce and roll up. You don't have to worry about everything sliding off of the bread as you eat it.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/24/2011 7:32 AM EDT
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Wa-Ha L -- I can't find directions on how to cook bacon on the grill.  Any suggestions?
I have no idea if I should go ahead and put it on the grill BEFORE heating it or wait.

I had to cook two pounds (!!) for the broccoli salad I'm taking to church dinner today.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/24/2011 8:56 AM EDT
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We don't grill can't be bothered with only 2 of us.

Re: Electric Outdoor Grill

posted at 4/24/2011 9:53 AM EDT
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I have the largest george forman they make as well as a large gas grill and we use the gas grill more than the other...prefer the gas one in the summer so I dont have to heat up the house with the over to cook anything..when hubby and i are home alone the george forman comes in handy
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