K6851 - Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill w/5 Interchangeable Plates
I purchased this item and I really liked the style and accessories but the grill gets way to hot for the counter top. I am kind of afraid to use it because of this.
Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill
When I first received my grill I loved it, now 3 months out the top grill will not even come on, the bottom works fine, but that defeats the purpose of the grill. I've used the grill 5 times.
I'll take the George Forman grill any day of the week compared to this one.
The only thing that bothers me is that the lid latches automatically. The feature seems unnecessary - not really needed to stand the unit up for storage. If you try to open the hot latched grill without protection you can get burned by steam. I'm sure I can find a way to disable the latch. Otherwise most comlaints in the ratings here are for problems typical of all contact grills, electric cooking appliances, and cooking in general. Oil will ignite in a frying pan also if it gets hot enough. Oil on uncooked meat, though not necessary, will not ignite when you place it on the heated grill. And the grill is non-stick - you don't need to spray it. For my grill the heat setting in the waffle recipe is too high. The first ones burned before cooking but they didn't stick! The heat is easily adjusted down and the surfaces are BIG. I've used a contact grill for years and wouldn't be without one now. This one has all of the features I wanted.
Luv my Grill !!!
I got as TSV and have had it Since beginning of August 2007. I have used many times with NO problems. Meat comes out so juicey and well done (not burnt) just the way I like it. I found I needed to adjust the temp. & Time from what the book says. But with any Electronic item you need to make adjustments to suit your personal tastes.
When I attemped the waffles it took some Tweeking to get them just right. 3rd time was the charm and they were delicious & golden brown !
Clean-up is sooo Easy...
did not like
I do not like the grill, the little compartment for the grease runs over very fast and goes all over everything. It doesn't cook evenly and now there is a warning that it could start a fire when oil is put on. Some foods are marinaded in oil. Would never ever buy it again.
I was thrilled to receive this product. When I received it, we began using it right away. It does not close tightly so it does not cook evenly. After using it several times, I found it was definitely not worth the money. My Technique cookware works just as well if not bettter right on the stovetop! Now the plastic around the back is cracked and broken and I am returning the item today. Thanks to QVC for standing behind their reputation and allowing me to return it past the 30 days!
I liked the fact that it would store upright, but it was too hot to pull down (had to use pot holder). Also the controls were on the wrong side when you had to put it down (couldn't control temp good). It did cook a frozen pizza nicely. The plates didn't seem to cook evenly (had to move around the food for it to cook). I sent it back. Sorry Hogan, you need to improve this one.
I rate this a 1. The presentation was fantastic! Couldn't wait to get it. When it finally did arrive, I was very disappointed. Cheaply made and it basically scared me. I did not want to plug it in. It looked like an accident waiting to happen. I have since read the other reviews and see that I am not the only one! I think H.H. has a long way to go to knock off G.F.! Mine also has gone back.
I love this grill!!
I love this grill. We make breakfeast on it daily. I found that if you put waffles on for 11 mins at 425 like the books stated it will be burnt unless you use the recipe that comes with the grill. I think it to rich and to much for my family. I use the waffle recipes that are on the side of the bisquick box. So easy 2 level cups of bisquick, 1 egg, 1 1/3 cup of cold milk, 2 tbs vegtable oil and mix. Make sure to let it set for about 5 mins after you stirred all ingredients. We use a laddle it takes three full laddles placed in the center of the waffle pan . Cook it on 350 make sure its preheated and when a drop of water hits it sizzles. It takes right at 5 mins for our prefect waffles.
I gave the machine a 4 because its so heavy and big. We look forward to using for other items.
When I received this grill by UPS, the UPS Man was concerned with my being able to take the box from him and getting it into the house because of the size and the weight. I was disappointed that the grill is so heavy and awkward. It is impossible for a small and petite person like myself to handle. I became concerned after reading the reviews by the others as to whether or not it would work properly or not but decided to give it a try. Before I could even get it set up, parts of the grill were broken and I could not get it back together. It is on its way back to QVC for a refund. I was very disappointed in this product and will not order again. I will stay with by Foreman G5 because I can manage lifting it and using it. Was a disappointing product to say the least.
Not the best deal
I saw this during it's first airing and thought how great it sounded. To keep this short for you, I had a mess of grease all over my counter top. The grease never even made it to the drip compartment & then when I switched plates to make waffles it only got worse. I closed the top/bottom and that's when I had grease pouring out all over my counter. I also had a lot of smoke because the grease needs to run past the heating element in order to flow to the drip container. Not good to have grease flowing past heating elements. I don't feel it is very safe.
i bought this on the tsv. thought it was a good idea because of the large capacity and interchangeable plates. when i received it, i couldn't wait to make waffles. waffles were made according to the recipe - 11 minutes seems like a long time - i checked them after 7 minutes - undercooked around the edges and burnt above the heating element area. attempted to make waffles again another day and same thing happened. do not think thermostats and lights working properly. I believe it is a one temperature unit with controls for show. unfortunately, i will be returning this product. have bought many cooking items from qvc with great quality, but this one will be the first to be returned. i'll stick to my george foreman with removable plates. thanks.