After plugging in the George Foreman grill and allowing it to preheat for three to five minutes, carefully open the grill lid, place the food on the bottom grilling plate and close it to begin cooking. When the food is properly cooked, remove the food and unplug the grill.
Use the drip tray that comes with each George Foreman grill to catch messy grease or fat run-off. Because the George Foreman grill is a heat-conducting appliance, it should be handled with care and used with a pot holder or another heat-buffering kitchen tool. Lights on the George Foreman grill will come on when the grill is on, as well as when cooking food. When the food is finished cooking, remove it from the George Foreman grill with the provided plastic spatula or other plastic tool. The George Foreman grill has a non-stick surface that can be scratched or damaged with the use of metal kitchen tools, so it is imperative to use plastic kitchenware and utensils.
After all food has been cooked and the grill is unplugged, wait several minutes for it to cool and then wipe clean with a damp cloth. After the hot grease or fat has cooled, the drip tray can also be cleaned.