George Foreman Grill

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The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known as the George Foreman Grill, is a portable electrically heated grill manufactured by Spectrum Brands.wikipedia
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Spectrum Brands

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The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known as the George Foreman Grill, is a portable electrically heated grill manufactured by Spectrum Brands.
The company manufactures and markets home appliances under the Remington, Black & Decker, George Foreman, and Russell Hobbs brand names, lawn and garden care products under the Spectracide and Garden Safe brand names, and insect repellents under the Cutter and Repel brand names.

George Foreman

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It is promoted by former boxing champion George Foreman.
Outside boxing, he is a successful entrepreneur and known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill, which has sold more than 100 million units worldwide.

Grilling

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The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known as the George Foreman Grill, is a portable electrically heated grill manufactured by Spectrum Brands.
Grilling may also be performed using stove-top "grill pans" which have raised metal ridges for the food to sit on, or using an indoor electric grill.

Russell Hobbs, Inc.

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Although Foreman has never confirmed exactly how much he has earned from the endorsement, Salton, Inc. paid him $138 million in 1999 in order to buy out the right to use his name.
Russell Hobbs, Inc. (formerly Salton, Inc.) (not to be confused with the British company of the same name) was a US-based company based in Florida which manufactured home appliances, most notably the George Foreman grill and Russell Hobbs appliances.

The Injury

In the episode, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) accidentally burns his foot on his George Foreman Grill, but insists on coming to work anyway.

Clamshell design

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The product has a clamshell design that simultaneously heats the top and bottom surfaces of the food, eliminating the need to flip it.
Other appliances like pocket watches, waffle irons, sandwich toasters, krumkake irons, and the George Foreman Grill have long utilised a clamshell design.

Boxing

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It is promoted by former boxing champion George Foreman.

Batavia, Illinois

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The concept for the grill was created by Michael Boehm of Batavia, Illinois.

Floating hinge

Michael Boehm designed the product with a floating hinge and slanted grilling surface to accommodate foods of different thicknesses and drain fat away from the food.

Fajita

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The fajita grill had been promoted at industry trade shows in the early 1990s, but received little interest.

Mount Prospect, Illinois

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One tray was for grease of fajita meat, and the second tray was to hold a taco shell, as was shown in the demonstration to Westfield in the original presentation at the Salton office in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Infomercial

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The Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, as it became known, was introduced in 1994 and promoted with distinctive infomercials which featured Foreman.

Tagline

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Such was the popularity of these infomercials that Foreman's tagline, "It's so good I put my name on it!", is now part of popular culture.

Popular culture

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Such was the popularity of these infomercials that Foreman's tagline, "It's so good I put my name on it!", is now part of popular culture.

Jackie Chan

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In Asia, the grill is endorsed and promoted by both George Foreman and Jackie Chan.

Non-stick surface

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Each heating surface is grooved to reduce contact area, and covered in a non-stick coating.

Polytetrafluoroethylene

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The Evolve grill features interchangeable PTFE-free ceramic plates.

Celebrity branding

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The success of the George Foreman Grill spawned a variety of similar celebrity-endorsed products, such as the Evander Holyfield Real Deal Grill, for which Holyfield starred in a 2007 infomercial, and the Carl Lewis Health Grill.

Evander Holyfield

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The success of the George Foreman Grill spawned a variety of similar celebrity-endorsed products, such as the Evander Holyfield Real Deal Grill, for which Holyfield starred in a 2007 infomercial, and the Carl Lewis Health Grill.

Carl Lewis

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The success of the George Foreman Grill spawned a variety of similar celebrity-endorsed products, such as the Evander Holyfield Real Deal Grill, for which Holyfield starred in a 2007 infomercial, and the Carl Lewis Health Grill.