George Foreman GFS0172SB Smokeless Indoor Grill Review

George Foreman GFS0172SB is indoor grill with 172 square inch cooking surface. It’s advertised as a smokeless grill but is it really?

Cooking with George Foreman GFS0172SB Smokeless Indoor Grill

George Foreman GFS0172SB cooks fairly well. It would be nice if it could get hotter but it’s mostly ok as it’s. Temperature distribution seems to be even. According to manufacturer it heats up to 410°F (210°C) on highest heat setting. The grill size works well to cook for 2-3 people at a time.

George Foreman GFS0172SB is advertised as smokeless grill and has open grate cooking technology which seems to work as the grill is virtually smokeless indeed. There is very little to no smoke at all.

It’s a little bit large in size so some consumers might find it taking up more counterspace than they would like.


George Foreman GFS0172SB is equipped with heat setting dial through which you adjust temperature. Weirdly enough there are no specific temperature markings, just “Low”, “Medium” and “High”.

There’s also indicator light that will inform you whether the grill has achieved desired temperature.

Clean up

Grill plate and drip tray are removable and dishwasher safe which makes them easy and convenient to clean. Grill plate has PFOA-free Advanced George Tough Nonstick Coating so it’s also easy to clean by hand.

Possible issues

Some consumers complained that their George Foreman GFS0172SB smokeless indoor grill doesn’t get hot enough to cook properly. Sounds like they received defective units which can happen with any appliance however since there are multiple reports about such issue we can conclude it happens from time to time with some units.


George Foreman GFS0172SB is overall a pretty nice indoor grill. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, it stays true to the smokeless claims and the price is good for the size. You can make some criticisms too! It would be nice if it could get even hotter but all-in-all it’s pretty nice indoor grill.

George Foreman GFS0172SB Smokeless Indoor Grill Specifications:

  • Cooking surface area: 172 square inches
  • Max. Temperature: 410°F (210°C)
  • Cord length: 1.2 meters
  • Weight: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg

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