Cooking with Infrared gas barbecues

jillypieJanuary 31, 2006

Today a DCS salesman told us that the Tec infrared grills cook great at high heat, but can't be turned down. He said DCS with its "glass radiants" but still blue flame was the way to go. I have spent months on Kitchen stuff- I am now officially brain dead. So I would love to hear from people who have actually cooked on the various types of outdoor grills. Pretty please!

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Especially for beef, high heat is where its at. Infrared is wonderful for that -- VASTLY superior to gas. It can be turned down slightly, but is not as controllable as gas. Gas is more controllable but doesn't get hot enough to do a serious job.

There are grills that have infrared elements one side for searing and gas on the other for finishing or for chicken and other items that do better with slower cooking. They are expensive. Google "infrared" and you'll quickly see the players.

I have a little Solaire-clone infrared. It cost about $200.00. Element large enough for about two steaks -- no more. Better than charcoal, mesquite, or anything else for the purpose. Really superb searing. Very high heat output. That's why Ruth's Cris and many other steak-houses use infrared.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2006 at 5:39PM
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