I received this as a Christmas present and it was amazing for the longest time. Our food cooked spot on and never stuck to the plates. Now every single time we cook, the food sticks to the point of falling apart, it takes forever to cook the meat through, and it is extremely difficult to clean. Not sure if this occurs for all grill machines over time or it is my machine.
Bought this grill about a year ago and I don’t like to use it because everything sticks to it ( I feel the same way abi and family feels a few reviews down) there is nothing non stick about this grill. I didn’t use it when I first bought it so by the time I did use it and realized it wasn’t as nonstick as it proclaimed to be it was to late to take it back. the top plate was worse than the bottom in the beginning and now even the bottom plate sticks. Cleaning after cooking is even worse. I am also realizing that the food takes longer to cook than on my older George Forman the only reason I switched was because I wanted a bigger one now I wish I had just stuck with the old one. The waffle plates work great and they are actually nonstick. Since I am stuck with it now I decided to try to come to the web site to try to find a different nonstick plates like the waffle ones and seen the reviews and decided I would give warning about this grill. The only reason I gave it a 2 was because the waffle plates work great.
I've been reading the reviews here and I can't say that I've been even close to as unlucky as others appear to have been. I've been using my Evolve for 2 years now and, aside from some minor signs of expected wear, the plates have held up just fine and nothing ever sticks to it so long as I use a non-stick spray (as suggested by the product instructions) prior to every use.
As a long time loyal George Foreman grill user greatly disappointed with this new grill. The non stick surface does not last at all barley over one month and now everything sticks to it. Sure not the quality of their older models that would last a few years. The top grill surface went first and then the bottom followed very soon.
This grill works great have grilled steak, chicken and pork chops they all turned out great. The removable plates make for easy clean up it’s the ideal size.