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#3328000 - 08/19/13 02:03 PM New Grill
Daddybucktn
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Hey with Labor Day approaching I am thinking of buying a new grill (hopefully on sale). Have any of you bought one of the infra-red grills? I have talked to two people and one said they loved it and the other said I could have his if I would come and get it. He claims there is too much maintenance.

If you have bought one of the grills... I would love to hear your comments.

Thanks...

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#3328052 - 08/19/13 02:38 PM Re: New Grill [Re: Daddybucktn]
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I don't have one, but I wouldn't say that precludes me from offering an opinion......

I think these things are one step above a Foreman Grill. Once you lose the open flame, I think it loses something in both flavor and authenticity. It just seems like cheating. But more practically, here are some downfalls I see:

1) Lost efficiency when the meat drips onto the heating surface and cakes to it
2) You're limited by a cord and where you can plug in your outdoor meat iron
3) Unknown product reliability


Benefits:
1) Quick cooking time
2)
3)
4) I just don't see how the benefits outweigh currently available (and probably less expensive) options.
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#3328056 - 08/19/13 02:42 PM Re: New Grill [Re: TAFKAP]
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#3328115 - 08/19/13 03:15 PM Re: New Grill [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP

Benefits:
1) Quick cooking time
2)
3)
4) I just don't see how the benefits outweigh currently available (and probably less expensive) options.


I am not even sure #1 is a benefit...unless its raining, or scorching hot...or otherwise unpleasant outside. I enjoy grilling.
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#3328196 - 08/19/13 04:32 PM Re: New Grill [Re: BamaProud]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: BamaProud
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP

Benefits:
1) Quick cooking time
2)
3)
4) I just don't see how the benefits outweigh currently available (and probably less expensive) options.


I am not even sure #1 is a benefit...unless its raining, or scorching hot...or otherwise unpleasant outside. I enjoy grilling.


Yep.....I bet you'd be hard pressed to find someone on TNDeer that would sanction the use of non-fuel-burning grills.
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#3328215 - 08/19/13 04:54 PM Re: New Grill [Re: TAFKAP]
Daddybucktn
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I actually have both, plus the smoker, turkey fryer...etc. However, some nights I just dont have the time to get the charcoal going and its better than the stove top.

The one I am looking at is the Chargrill "Professional" series that actually has a side cast iron gridle. I am not sure how often I would use it, but I never use the side "eye" burner.

Thanks.

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#3328217 - 08/19/13 04:56 PM Re: New Grill [Re: TAFKAP]
Daddybucktn
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I actually have both, plus the smoker, turkey fryer...etc. However, some nights I just dont have the time to get the charcoal going and its better than the stove top.

The one I am looking at is the Chargrill "Professional" series that actually has a side cast iron gridle. I am not sure how often I would use it, but I never use the side "eye" burner.

You can actually remove the stainless "infra-red" plates and use it as a regular gas grill.

"Still on the fence" Thanks.

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#3329716 - 08/20/13 07:53 PM Re: New Grill [Re: Daddybucktn]
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If I were going gas, honestly I would just buy a Holland.
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#3330354 - 08/21/13 10:13 AM Re: New Grill [Re: chunkandwind]
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In 15 min I can have my Primo at 600degres ...I'm cooking pulled chicken (smoked) At the store today. I took my High end gas grill to deer camp once I got one of these at home....
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#3331427 - 08/22/13 07:43 AM Re: New Grill [Re: TrailWatcher]
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I have a gas grill and wanted a charcoal grill also. I bought that Kingsford grill at WalMart for $100 and its great!!! Hold heat suprisingly well. Love it!!!!
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#3339692 - 08/28/13 05:08 PM Re: New Grill [Re: G8rntn]
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#3339920 - 08/28/13 08:33 PM Re: New Grill [Re: Bow Hunter]
Daddybucktn
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Well... I bought it. INFRARED!

However, I am not sure that I am going to like it. I cristened it with Beef Tenderloin this past weekend and the texture was great, it was juicy inside with a nice outside crust! However, although my grill was showing 650 degrees... I had to cook the steaks about an extra five minutes than normal to get the same medium rare. Will try it again this weekend. Just dont know.

BTW - Lowes has their Charbroil Commercial Series Grills on sale through Monday.

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