This budget-friendly grill uses infrared waves to cook food. It’s perfect for searing steaks and fish. The huge cooking space makes this a great options for large BBQ parties.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Efficient cooking with infrared technology
Instead of heating food directly by convection, the burners heat up a perforated sheet of stainless steel that generates infrared heat. Infrared heat is very intense, so it can cook food fast while still leaving it juicy, which is especially noticeable while cooking steaks.
Pro Capable of cooking side dishes effectively
This unit comes with a side cooker that can output up to 13,000 BTUs of heat, which can be used to cook side dishes at the same time the main grill is being used. It can also be used as a griddle.
Pro Large workspace
While this grill isn’t much larger than other infrared grills, it offers a very generous cooking space. Its 525 square inches of cooking area allow you to cook as many as 32 burgers at once.
Pro Can use natural gas
This unit is sold as a propane grill, but it can be converted for natural gas use.
Pro Easy to clean
The emitter vaporizes drippings from the meat instead of burning them, which makes the grill easy to clean.
Con Pre-heats slowly
It takes up to 7 minutes for this grill to reach 500 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a very long heat-up time for an infrared unit.
Con Can't keep steady temperatures
Once heated, the unit struggles to maintain steady temperatures, having a tendency to get hotter over time, so you have to be careful not to burn your food.