Grill It: What is Infrared?

Article Posted By: Laura Sullivan

of The Home Depot


A: Infrared is a type of grill that uses radiant heat instead of a direct flame to quickly sear and cook. A piece of metal or ceramic block is heated up until it radiates, hence the name. The advantage is more a uniform sear and the ability to quickly reach a higher-level heat. Proponents say that meat is more juicy on an infrared grill — even claiming these now-trendy grills produce restaurant-quality steaks.

The drawback used to be price, but since the patent on this grill technology ran out, the price point has dropped somewhat.

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