There is a common saying that “a dog is a man’s best friend”. However, man’s new best friend undoubtedly has to be the George Foreman Grill.
Everyone knows heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman promoted the product, and therefore receives all the recognition and fame (supposedly Hulk Hogan was originally offered the gig but passed on it).
However I wanted to take a look at the genius behind its invention, creation and overall movement. The device which sold over 100 million units was created by Michael Boehm.
I was pleased to find this interview of Boehm located HERE.
Most important in Boehm’s interview is to notice his thoughts on why the product worked, and what he attributes to the grills fantastic success.
In the interview conducted by Venture2, Boehm states “There are a great number of inventions out there that are very cool and unique, but if they don’t satisfy a consumer need that either already exists or is identified as a result of the invention, they don’t go too far. Conversely, there are many inventions that satisfy a consumer need, but don’t receive the backing necessary to bring them to market.”
Even though “The Michael Boehm Grill” doesn’t sound very marketable, take a moment to appreciate this man next time you’re conveniently grilling steak, burgers or hotlinks.