Can I take a George Foreman grill on a plane?

George Foreman grill is the favorite grill of many people. Its outstanding advantages are compactness and convenience. Its design permits you to bring it anywhere. This grill only takes up a small corner in your luggage. So, if you want to cook by yourself during your travels, a George Foreman grill is indispensable.

But you may wonder if you can bring it on the plane or not. Today, Sunset Bar and Grill will help you answer this question. Besides, there is also much useful information about the George Foreman grill.

can I take a george foreman grill on a plane

George Foreman grill is the favorite grill of many people

Can I take a George Foreman grill on a plane?

Yes, it is possible to take a George Foreman grill on a plane. But to do this, there are some rules you must follow.

Generally, a George Foreman grill is not on the list of things you can’t bring on a plane. But each airport has different rules. In some airports, you can bring it in your carry-on. In some others, you must pack it in our checked luggage. Thus, get this information before you prepare your luggage to avoid wasting time.

To take a George Foreman grill on a plane, you should ensure that it is clean. If there is any meat product on the grill, you may be requested to clean it.

Make sure that you don’t bring the grill with any gas or flammable things. These things are not allowed to take on a plane.

Remember to check your luggage in the X-ray baggage scanner. If any customs officer asks you about the grill, explain to him/her. If necessary, take the grill out so that they can check it.

About George Foreman grill

George Foreman grill is a product of Spectrum Brand. Its full name is George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine. With a compact design, it is portable and very convenient.

The former boxing champion George Foreman promoted it in 1994. Since then, it has been one of the best-selling portable grills in the world.

Design of George Foreman grill

The manufacturer designs the George Foreman grill with two parts linking together like a clamp shell. This design permit user to heat both sides of the food at the same time. You don’t need to flip the food. There is a non-stick coating covering both heating surfaces of the grill.

Besides, on each surface, there are many grooves. They can reduce the contact area between food and heating surfaces to prevent the food from being signed.

Under the grill, there is a drip tray to contain the fat or other liquid from the food. This tray is removable, so after cooking you can take it out to clean.

The sizes of the George Foreman grill vary from S to L, equaling to 2 to 9-serving. If you travel alone and want to bring a grill, a 2-serving size is the best choice.

Price and where you can buy a George Foreman grill

The price of this product varies according to its size and design. From 30$, you can have a mini-size grill to bring with you anywhere.

George Foreman grills are available in many electronics marts. You can also buy these grills through their official website or some e-commerce exchanges such as Amazon.

Some other products of the George Foreman brand

Besides fit grills, the George Foreman brand also provides other great products.

Smokeless grills

These grills can reduce up to 80% of smoke releasing during grilling. There are 2 types of smokeless grills: open grate and contact smokeless grill.

Open grate smokeless grill is a grill with a grade above a drip tray. Grease from the food will drain onto the drip tray and be cooled here. So, the heat can’t burn the grease to produce smoke. You can easily remove the grate and the tray to clean.

Open grate smokeless grill is very suitable for family outdoor grilling.

Open grate smokeless grill

Open grate smokeless grill 

Contact smokeless grill has a similar design to the open grate one, but with another heating part as a “lid”. With this grill, you don’t need to flip the food during grilling. Just put the food in, set the proper temperature, and wait for your meal. This is a great kitchen device for indoor cooking.

Indoor/outdoor grills

This type of grill can provide over 15 servings, so it is a good choice for a barbecue with friends. As its name, you can use this grill both indoor or outdoor with a removable stand. The parts of indoor/outdoor grills are also easy to disassemble and wash.

Indoor/outdoor grills

Indoor/outdoor grills

Air fryers

With today’s housewives, air fryers are nothing new. The air fryer is a great cooking invention. It helps you save a lot of time in cooking. Besides, you can cook many dishes only with an air fryer. Air fryers allow you to cook without adding oil or fat as normal frying. Therefore, your food will be healthier.

George Foreman air fryer has an exclusive rotating basket. Thus, you can rest assured that the food will be cooked evenly on all sides. There is no need to stop halfway to flip the food.

George Foreman air fryer

George Foreman air fryer

Some recipes you can try with a George Foreman grill

Here are some easy recipes you can do with a George Foreman grill. The amount of ingredients is for 1 serving.



Part A:

  • Minced beef: 250g
  • Chopped green onion: 10g
  • Chopped red capsicum: 10g
  • Grated carrot: 20g
  • Breadcrumbs: 20g
  • Dry parsley: 1.5g
  • Egg: 1
  • Worcestershire sauce: 5g
  • Pepper: 1.5g

Part B:

  • Spinach or salad: 20g
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese: 2 slices
  • Burger bun: 1

Cooking method:

  • Step 1: Mix all the ingredients in part A in a bowl with your hand. Shape the mixture to the round and flat patty. Cover with food wrap and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes
  • Step 2: Preheat the George Foreman grill at 220 degrees Celsius. Put the meat patty on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Step 3: Slice the burger bun into 2 pieces. Put spinach/salad, tomatoes, cheese slices, grilled meat between 2 pieces of bun. Add the sauce you like and serve hot

Grilled salmon


  • Salmon fillet: 2
  • Paprika: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Chopped fresh basil: 15g
  • Chopped green onions: 5g
  • Lemon juice: 15ml
  • Melted butter: 100g


Cooking method:

  • Step 1: Rub both sides of the salmon fillets with paprika and sugar.
  • Step 2: Preheat the George Foreman grill at 200 degrees Celsius. Put salmon fillets on the grill and grill until they are cooked (about 5 minutes).
  • Step 3: Mix well the butter, lemon juice, basil, and green onions. Sprinkle grilled salmon with the mixture. Serve hot with bread

Grilled chicken with lime and chilli


  • Chicken breast: 1
  • Olive oil: 10ml
  • Chilli powder: 10g
  • Chopped garlic: 5g
  • Ground coriander: 3g
  • Ground cumin: 3g
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime


Cooking method:

  • Step 1: Mix olive oil, cumin, chilli powder, lime juice and zest, chopped garlic, and coriander in a large bowl
  • Step 2: Marinate the chicken breast with the mixture above. Cover it with food wrap and leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.
  • Step 3: Preheat the George Foreman grill at 230 degrees Celsius. Grill the chicken for about 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked. Serve with salad and bread or rice.

Final Words

In conclusion,  you can confidently take a George Foreman grill with you on a plane. Moreover, with the easy recipes with grill, we hope that you will have a nice journey with delicious meals.

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