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When did the George Foreman grill make its debut?

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The George Foreman grill was introduced to the market in 1994. George Foreman was approached by Salton to be the spokesperson of a new electric grill product. He agreed, and the product was officially launched in 1994 with his image and tag line.

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As of 2015, the George Foreman grill has sold over 100 million units since it was introduced. In 1997, Salton paid George Foreman $137 million for the continued use of his name on the product. While the product was innovative, George's personality and charisma marketed the grill and made the brand a success. The marketing focused on his career as a boxer, using the phrase "knock out the fat." The company has develop several iterations of the grill, launching the "Next Grilleration" in 2006.

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