[CnD] Opti Grill

Ward Dudley whdudley at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 12:45:00 CEST 2016


They do make a 8 serving one.  These are great grills.


On 8/15/2016 10:20 AM, Bill via Cookinginthedark wrote:
> Hi Kimsan
> I don't know about the George Foreman grill.  I have the Opti Grill.  
> I my opinion it is best suited for two people.  I can cook 4 burgers 
> and usually 3 chops at a time.  You could cook say, 4 burgers then 
> another 4 and so on and do the same for other meats, but that would 
> involve much extra time. Hope this helps.
> Bill
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Kimsan via Cookinginthedark
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 1:35 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Kimsan
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Opti Grill
>
> I'm assuming this is personal preference but since I'm coming to the 
> party late, what is the difference between this opti grill vs the 
> George formen.
> I cook for me and my 3 children so I'm going through this thread to 
> see if I should even purchase one or a George formen. If the George 
> formen cannot cook amounts to feed 4 people, will the opti grill do?  
> I suppose that depends on how much my kids eat ey?
> Just for an example, could the opti grill or George formen do 8 
> burgers, if not what's the most I can cook at a time. Other things I 
> make can the George formen or opti grill do 5 porkchops? Just a couple 
> of examples.
> I'm just looking to see 1. What's the difference between these two 
> products, why would one purchase one over the other. 2. Can I feed a 
> family by cooking using one of these two items.
> Sorry my email was all over the place. I would appreciate any feedback 
> before I spend all of my money smile.
>
> Kimsan Song
> kimsansong at outlook.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Regina Marie via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 10:19 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; 'Charles Rivard' <wee1sman at fidnet.com>
> Cc: Regina Marie <reginamariemusic at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Opti Grill
>
> It is spacious but it is true cannot grill bone in. Also I used mine a 
> lot because I have a big family and it died right after the warranty 
> expired. It was not worth the money for me to buy a new one. Also, I 
> like the way the George Foreman grill has sides to help place food. 
> The optigrill does not. Overall I would say it isn't worth the price I 
> paid for it, but I have numerous ways to time food and have been 
> cooking long enough that I am good at judging when things are done 
> anyway. It might work for someone who only cooked for 2 and didn't 
> have kids and teenagers using it.
>
> For a family like ours, we prefer the George Foreman.
>
> *smile*
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Rivard via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 9:50 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Charles Rivard
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Opti Grill
>
> I am wondering how much cooking space there is on one of these 
> grills.  The square inches tells nothing because it might be square or 
> long and narrow, yet have the same square inches of space.  The grill 
> that I have will very easily hold two grilled cheese sandwiches on 
> normal loaves of white bread side by side. If I place them right, I 
> can grill a dozen hot-dogs at once.
> There are 8 hot-dogs to a pound in this example, and are perfectly 
> sized for a hot-dog bun.
>
> I have heard that foods containing bones cannot be grilled on one of 
> these machines, but would also like to know if this is true or not 
> from someone who owns a grill and who has gone through the user's guide.
>
>
>
>
> If you think you're finished, you! really! are! finished!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ward Dudley via Cookinginthedark
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 11:32 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Ward Dudley
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Opti Grill
>
> Sharon,
>
> Just wash the plates then either rub a light coating of oil or spray 
> PAM onto them before using.  There are ten buttons in the handle.  
> Power, Defrost, Burger, Chicken, Sandwich, Sausage/Hot dogs, 
> Pork/Steak, Fish, Manual Temp., Okay.  Press power, defrost if the 
> item is frozen, whatever you are cooking then Okay.  It will play a 
> musical tone when it is done preheating.  Place your food on the 
> grill.  It will play the tunes again when it is rare again on medium 
> and again when well done.
> If you have more items just press the selection again and Okay.
>
>
> Ward
>
>
> On 6/17/2016 10:59 AM, Sharon Howerton via Cookinginthedark wrote:
>> Based on everyone's suggestions and a good price on Amazon, I ordered
>> one which should be delivered next week. If anyone has any practical
>> getting started tips or foods I should try first, I'd appreciate them
>> and if you want to send to me directly, my email is
>>
>> shrnhow at gmail.com
>>
>> I am really looking forward to this and thanks to all for your
>> suggestions and advice plus thanks to all who just listened/read!
>>
>> Sharon
>>
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