How do we get our meat all hot and juicy ? ... You guessed it. Infra Red Grilling Technology.
I know your thinking ... Is this Electric? No, its a Gas Grill. and What is Infra-red?
Lets get back to basics.
What types of Grilling are there?
1. Conduction - Traditional Grilling, food placed directly above flame (on cooking grate)
2. Convection - AKA Indirect. You would place your meat on the cooking grate with Burner OFF and turn on the burner directly next to it.
3. Infrared - see below
What is Infrared?
Simply put, it is energy similar to visible light, but with a longer wavelength. It is light that we cannot see, but our bodies detect as heat. Those of you that have a long white strip on the back of your grill (the Rotisserie Back Burner) , that burner is utilizing the infra red technology.
Why Buy Infrared?
One of the most important facts about infrared grills is that they generate high temperatures much faster than traditional "blue flame" grills. These grills can reach temperatures well over 1000 degrees in as little as 5-7 minutes. Infrared grilling locks in juices and cooks faster than any other grill, similar to that of a deep fried turkey. In addition, This technology browns and caramelizes the surface of meats.
Its all in the infrared burner
The infrared burner is ceramic tile with thousands of little holes in it. This converts the heat into infrared energy, kind of the way you feel when you are in the sun on a cold day. Thus, heat produced is much higher than a traditional grill.
TEC, Thermal Engineering Concepts, was the innovator and patent holder on this technology until 2000. Now, there are many manufacturers seeing RED![caption id="attachment_300" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Alfresco Sear Zone[/caption]
Alfresco introduced the "SearZone", an infrared burner that is 27,500 BTU heats to over 1,400 degrees in about 4 minutes, caramelizes food locking in juices and flavor, while their U shaped grate catches food drippings, vaporizing into a flavor-enhancing smoke. You can also use this burner to first sear meats then move to the traditional burners to further cooking.[caption id="attachment_298" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lynx Prosear Burner[/caption]
According to Lynx who makes a ProSear Burner, "Unlike many grills with infrared searing burners, which only offer two settings – hi or off – Lynx ProsSear infrared burner is variable, allowing you to sear the baseball-cut filet mignon like the restaurant, then throttle it back to cook delicate seafood like scallops."[caption id="attachment_301" align="aligncenter" width="300"] TEC flare-resistant Burner[/caption]
TEC, has a new Revolutionary New, Flare-Proof, infrared Burner System. The new patented (yes you read that right) grilling system cooks with 100% infrared heat so food retains more of its own natural juices. Well-done meats remain tender and juicy and there is 35% more moisture retention. The innovative radiant glass panels vaporize food drippings, thus creating a smoke that infuses food with that outdoor grilled flavor.
Keep in mind that many new Infrared Grillers will burn their first dish or two. Don’t worry – just double up on the meat for the first few cookouts.
Happy Infra-red Grilling .... BBQ Depot