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How to Replace Foreman Nonstick Teflon

Updated July 20, 2017

The George Foreman brand of small electric grills has become very popular because these appliances make grilling indoors easy. There's no longer a need to go outside and fire up the backyard barbecue to achieve the benefits of grilling. However, over time the Teflon coating on the grills' cooking surfaces may become chipped and scratched. No worries. Your George Foreman grill can be repaired using the same Teflon spray that's used to resurface Teflon pans.

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  1. Wash the Teflon surfaces of the damaged grill using warm water and mild dish soap. Make sure all food particles stuck to the grill plates are removed.

  2. Let the grill dry for two to three hours. It is essential that there be no moisture on the grill when replacing its Teflon coating.

  3. Spray the grill's Teflon surface with non-stick pan-repair spray, following the instructions and warnings that come with the spray. The spray can be found at most kitchen supply stores. Coat the surface evenly with the spray.

  4. Let the grill dry for 30 minutes.

  5. Plug in the grill and let it run for 45 minutes. The heat from the grill will seal in the new spray coating. Ventilate your kitchen well to disperse harmful fumes.

  6. Let the grill cool. Wash it before using it to grill food.

  7. Warning

    Avoid using metal utensils on Teflon surfaces. Metal can scratch the non-stick coating.

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Non-stick pan-repair spray

About the Author

Ashlee Green is a writer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her articles and interviews have appeared in "YES! Magazine," "Lalitamba Literary Journal" and "The Hamakua Times." She has a Bachelor of Arts in creative nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh.

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