George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor Outdoor Electric Grill Review

When looking for the best patio electric grill, one of the common brands that we think of is George Foreman. With several years of experience in making grills, it has always produced reliable and easy to use grills. So does this George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, also match the efficiency and sturdiness of other brands like the Waring CountertopStainless Steel Electric Griddle?

Let’s find out in the review

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Features and Specifications

Large grilling surface area

Although it can’t match the 320 grilling surface area provided by the Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, it offers the 200 sq inches of grilling space.  The rectangular-shaped cooking surface boasts the nonstick ceramic cooking technology.  Such a grilling isn’t small since it can make 12 servings of food that is enough to feed a large group of visitors.

Convenient heating element

A large grilling surface alone isn’t enough without a powerful heating element. That’s why this George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, uses the 1440 watts heating element to provide sufficient heat for the 200 sq inch cooking area. The unit accepts the 120v power input

Patented fat removing slope

One of the distinguishing features of all George Foreman grills is their fat removing slope. During cooking such an inclined shape enables the excess fats to drip away from the fatty meat thereby making it healthier to eat than before. But although it drains away excess fats and oils, it doesn’t interfere with the natural taste of the meat.

Easy-to-remove stand

Imagine you were grilling and all over sudden it begins to rain wit fierce thunderstorms! When you have the George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill you won’t stress out. It has the easy-to-remove stand. When you slide out the stand, the grill takes the countertop cooking design. That allows you to cook in your kitchen countertop easily.

On the other hand, when you erect the unit on its stand it raises the cooking surface to the convenient height thus giving you easy time grilling in the patio.

The Good

Like all George Foreman grills, this model also promises to improve your cooking experience with the following benefits;

Adjustable temperature

Matching a type of food to its correct cooking temperature is a prerequisite to preparing a tasty meal. Luckily when using this grill you don’t have to worry over that. It is equipped with the temperature dial probe that lets you select five different heat settings just like in the George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill GFO240S. The temperature control probe is clearly labeled one to five thus reflecting the increasing heat requirement. That provides for easy and precise matching of heat settings to a particular food.

George tuff nonstick coating

A nonstick coating helps in the easy removal of food from the grill or griddle after cooking. However, some grills have a low quality nonstick layer that easily peels off after a few rounds of cooking. That’s why this grill offers you the George tuff nonstick coating. That guarantees you a longer life, simple cleaning exercise and reduced smearing of oil on the grills before cooking.

Domed lid

This grill features the domed lid design. In addition to the shape, the lid also closes tightly over the grilling surface. By so doing it locks in the heat thus minimizing losses and at the same time has the internal feature to reflect the heat generated back to the food. Therefore this George foreman grill offers you the enhanced heat management.

Drip tray

For easy grease and fats management, this grill’s design incorporates a drip tray. So as the slope structure forces the fats to drip away, they are directed to the dishwasher safe drip tray. Hence it ensures that the excess fats are trapped in one area thus easy to dispose of.

Easy to grip handle

Even when the grill is hot you might need to lift off the lid and view the food cooking process. To make that simple this grill is fitted with the easy to grip handle. Since it protrudes above the lid, it keeps your fingers at a safe distance and also makes it easy to lift off the lid. Furthermore, the handle also features the cool to touch technology.

Beautiful appearance

In addition to the superb performance, this grill also presents a sleek appearance. The smooth outer surface appearance attracts any eye. Moreover, the contrast, created by the red lid to the black grilling surface attracts even more view. When you incorporate it in your kitchen or patio, it won’t pass the constant view of the visitors.

Long electric cord

As the high power electric equipment, this grill employs the sturdy 6 feet long electric power cord. That gives you enough clearance from the wall socket thus protecting it also.

Doesn’t the George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill look appealing to you? It’s only a click of the button away;


The Bad

No internal grill thermometer

Unlike the Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill which has the lid-mounted temperature gauge, this George Foreman grill lacks an inbuilt grill thermometer. That calls for buying, for instance, meat probe thermometer.

No side tables

Even though it looks polished and raised at sufficient cooking height it lacks side shelves when compared to the Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill. Thus you will have to look for extra food preparation space.

Who Is It For?

If you need the medium-sized grill, that you can use in an apartment, without raising the eyebrows of a landlord, then this George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill qualifies.  It allows you to host the classic backyard barbecue party.


Talk of the tuff nonstick coating, removable stand, variable temperature control, and a large grilling surface; this George Foreman GFO201RX Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill has it all. To prepare for the next classic barbecue you can’t miss it. Click the button below and order your grill today