When Did the George Foreman Grill Make Its Debut?

When Did the George Foreman Grill Make Its Debut?

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.

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.