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Grilling
Sat 5-Feb-11
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typhoo
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My cooker has a useless grill, takes about 30 mins to do cheese on toast, very few elements and you have to place whatever directly underneath. So was wondering if anyone knows of a worktop type of grill that I could buy. Looked on internet and can find loads of George Foreman type grills but don't know if they would be any good for what I want. More for browning tops of macaroni, dauph potatoes, tortillas, kebabs, naan breads etc. Any ideas, not looking for all singing/dancing, just a grill

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Something like this Fiona?

I'll try that again!

Sat 5-Feb-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Something like this Fiona?


 

I have never been impressed with oven/grills like that. My parents (in Los Angeles) had them, and they took ages to make toast and you often had to put toast back to finish off or other times it would burn. The top (grilling) element seemed a long way from the food being grilled/toasted. Maybe it was just me but I would want some evidence that it was reasonably quick and energy efficient before getting one.

Fiona, if it is just for browning, what about a cook's blow torch? big_laugh big_laugh
(see here, and I am sure other places have them too)

Sun 6-Feb-11
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TA, Thank you v much, that looks exactly what I'm looking for, well done you lovely personok

 

Devon Garden, they are such a waste of time aren't they.  Rather than a blow torch (I see where you are coming from) I would rather a proper grill.  There are so many recipes I think Hmm sounds good will try, then it tells you to put it under the grill/BBQ (hmm fine in summer!!) , then I loose interest and don't bother. 

Thu 10-Feb-11
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I don't know if this will help or if you can read the whole report, but Cooks Illustrated has looked at toaster ovens which is what this type of grill is called in the US. Link here to their results--it sounds as if a lot of them are as bad as your grill is!

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