Grilling is all about controlling heat. Whether you're searing, roasting, or smoking, managing the heat of your grill is key to getting great results. If you're a serious grill master who loves steakhouse-style steaks and wants to achieve professional quality results, then an infrared grill or side burner might be the right choice for you.

We're going to break down the benefits of infrared grills and accessories as well as highlight some of the top infrared products in our collection, to make your shopping experience easier. If you're ready to crank up the heat in your outdoor kitchen, read on to find out more.

Here are the key benefits of Infrared Grilling:

Infrared Grills Create Restaurant Quality Sear Marks

As every grilling enthusiast knows, great grill marks are not just for looks, but through the Maillard Reaction, produce complex flavors that's key to a restaurant-quality steak. High-end traditional gas grills, like those on our site, can provide reliable searing, but an infrared grill can reach considerably higher temperatures, providing even greater color and flavor.

A grill like the TEC Patio 1 FR Infrared (shown in the video below) is engineered to provide the kind of heat output you'd normally only find in a professional kitchen, making it easy to grill up perfectly seared meat. It also features a wide array of optional accessories, including a smoker/roaster, pizza rack, and griddle, making it an excellent all-in-one center for outdoor cooking.

Infrared Grills Cook More Quickly & Efficiently

Infrared burners are designed using a ceramic material to aid with the gas burner to heat up quicker than a traditional tube-style gas burner, getting your grill up to cook-ready temperatures in no time. On top of that, the greater overall heat output allows for faster cooking times, leaving less room to dry your food out. When cooking things like steaks and chops, this can make a big difference in overall quality, reducing moisture loss for a juicy bite every time.

All of our infrared grills harness the powerful heat of the unique burner design to create flavor, maintain juiciness, and save you time. Many a backyard barbecue has ground to a halt because the burgers and brats couldn't come off the grill fast enough to satisfy hungry guests, and these grills are the answer to that problem.

Infrared Grills Are More Fuel Efficient

The radiant heating provided by an infrared burner is considerably more efficient than that of an open grill flame, using less fuel to achieve the same results. This is because the flame isn't exposed to the air, reducing overall heat loss, especially when the grill lid is open.

A case in point is the Saber brand of infrared grills, which feature the patented Saber Cooking System, which consumes 30 percent less fuel than a traditional gas grill. Cut down on your fuel costs with an infrared grill.

Infrared Side Burners Provide Serious Versatility

If you're building or upgrading an outdoor kitchen or grill island with a traditional gas burner grill, you can still reap the benefits of infrared grilling. Our selection of infrared side burners is sure to have something that's right for you.

A prime example is this Stainless Steel Built-In 700 Series Infrared Burner by Napoleon. The infrared SIZZLE ZONE offers the kind of high-heat searing that infrared cooking is known for, and the signature WAVE cooking grids mean you'll get serious grill marks every time, making it an excellent accessory for any outdoor kitchen.

Why You Should Buy an Infrared Grill

If you're looking for:

  • Professional-quality sear marks
  • Quicker cook times
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Flexibility

then an infrared grill or side burner might be right for you. Shop our full selection of infrared units or get in touch with our team of expert product specialists who would be happy to field any questions you have.

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