Infrared Gas Grill Reviews
Char Broil, Solaire, and TEC are the top infrared gas grill brands, but many other options exist for the savvy
On the portable front, a popular portable infrared grill model is known as an "Ultrasear". It is similar
in many wasy to the Solaire portable model, but at a pricepoint closer to $175. In exchange for giving up
some features, burner control, and build quality, you can get a portable infrared gas grill at a rock-bottom
You may also find a variety of infrared gas grills under a various brand names. These units
typically have both traditional burners plus an infrared burner configuration. This means that
the main grilling surface uses traditional gas burners, but a side burner (or occasionally a rotisserie burner) is
an infrared burner. Most of the models I have seen with this setup use the older ceramic-block style, which
is an effective heat-source but may not be as durable and easy to clean and many of the more modern designs from
the infrared grill market leaders.
These combo units can sometimes be quite a bargain, particularly for buyers who enjoy the superior sear that
only an infrared gas grill can provide, but also want the control and flexibility to cook "low and slow" over
traditional gas burners.
Expect to see more and more grills available with infrared grill burners, both as primary and specialty
configurations. If you are interested in a model that isn't yet reviewed, please contact us so that we can add that information to our site.