Originally Posted by mumu
why would the GF brown the sandwiches but not the meat?
The simplest answer is, they are two different appliances intended for different uses. The "steam" can be caused by placing frozen or cold food in the appliance, improper heating element, or it is malfunctioning.
I cooked a steak on the GF. First, I bring it to room temp. Let the appliance heat up. I drizzle/smear a little worcestershire sauce over the steak. It took a few minutes to cook, & came out perfectly. Best rule of thumb, is to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Hope that helps.