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Hot plug Each time I unplug the grill (one of the older small ones, no on/off switch) I notice that the plug is quite hot. Is this to be expected, or is it a safety concern. All my kitchen sockets are I guess what one would call ungrounded, not 3-pronged or appearing to have replaced (at least the covers) in a long time. I keep forgetting to feel the cord to see if it heats up as well. The longest time I've ever grilled anything is 5 minutes, usually 4 (then there's the original pre-heat time as well). Thanks for your help. I hope it's ok...i'd starve without my little grill.

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  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    My grill's plug gets hot too and I'm wondering the same thing. I haven't used my grill because the hot plug is making me nervous.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.  I actually burned my finger unplugging the device.

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Hello xavatea,

If it's too hot to handle comfortably, I'd contact the manufacturer, especially if it's still under warranty.
I've seen other complaints, including one where the plastic on the plug was actually melting, but have not been able to find any safety recalls, although evidently the manufacturer, Salton, Inc. is having a bad year financially - - you might want to get ahold of them sooner than later.

Go to

http://prc.prodregister.com/prodprotect/applica/

And click on "George Foreman" (lower-right portion of the page), it redirects you to a secure webpage where you can register.

https://secure.prodregister.com/prodprotect/applica/gf.shtml

Part of the page reads:
"Call toll-free or visit our websites for assistance if you need more help.

Parts & Accessories:
Phone: 1-800-738-0245 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET)

Product Warranty:
Service: 1-800-231-9786 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., ET)"


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Jon


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