While most infrared grills work pretty much the same way as regular grills, they do reduce the amount of hot air responsible for drying out the food while reducing flare-ups quite a bit. It definitely isn’t the main purpose to own an infrared grill, but it’s definitely something to look for when purchasing a grill.
Don’t expect grills with infrared technology to be electric-only, however, because most infrared grills operate either gas or propane as well for the most part, with the notion that they blend with the technology in a way that makes grilling more efficient. This being said, let us find out what are the ten best infrared grills on the market at this point in time.
10ZAIGLE ZR-0907 Infrared Ray Indoor Electric Grill
This compact indoor grill from Zaigle uses infrared technology to roast, grill, or fry any type of food without drying it out. It does so not only thanks to its infrared burner but due to its non-stick cooking surface shaped in a way that is bound to keep the moisture from evaporating. At the same time, we should point out that it benefits from very user-friendly controls that won’t require much getting used to.
9Napoleon PTSS215PI Freestyle Portable Infrared Gas Grill
Boasting a 320-square inch cooking surface, this has to be one of the largest infrared grills money can buy. It is also made with commercial stainless steel to ensure longevity and durability, even when used intensely and repeatedly. For instance, it uses a stainless steel tube burner and a sear plate for consistent heat and reduced flare-ups, along with standard portable propane cylinders for good measure.
8Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Propane Gas Grill
This is a portable grill just like the name suggests, one designed to be easy to carry and set up almost anywhere. Despite its portable nature, it still has a 155-square inch grilling surface, which is more than enough for such a grill. At the same time, it has a marine grade stainless steel welded construction, bottom rails that will accommodate a variety of accessory mounts, V-shape stainless steel grilling grids to increase flavor while reducing flare-ups, and a lot more.
7Magma Monterey Infra-Red Gourmet Series Gas Grill
Thanks to its marine grade stainless steel construction, this particular infrared grill has a much better corrosion resistance than most grills out there. It also benefits from an anti-flare screen designed to create intense, yet evenly distributed heat aimed at emulsifying food drippings to give food a smoky flavor. Furthermore, it is a fairly compact grill by nature, with fold-away legs that recommend it for camping or picnics.
6Easy Street Electric Tabletop Grill
This tabletop grill may be a bit smaller than other grills out there, but it still has a 200-square inch cooking space which is quite impressive to say the least. At the same time, it uses a three-position cooking element with three heating positions capable of creating heating zones for traditional grilling, creating a versatile cooking zone for cooking at different temperatures, and converting to a fully vertical position for rotisserie grilling. Overall, it is one of the most versatile infrared grills money can buy.
5Swiss Grill Z650D Zurich Series Stainless Steel Grill
Despite its size, we assure you that this particular grill can very well be used as a backyard grill if needed. As you can imagine, such a large grill comes with extraordinary capabilities like a commercial grade rotisserie, a grizzlier infrared side burner, and infrared rear burner, and an overall heat output of 90,000 BTU. We should also point out that it features a 304, marine grade stainless steel construction for durability and longevity.
4Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Grill2Go Gas Grill
Compact and easy to carry, this is the perfect grill for barbecues, picnics, or outdoor gatherings. It benefits from a cast aluminum firebox and a sturdy lid with dual stainless steel latches, a temp gauge for greater control of its cooking capabilities, a no flare-up TRU-infrared cooking system, and a high-impact frame with legs and carry handles to ensure a good portability. Not only that, but it also boasts a 200-square inch stainless steel grilling grate, which is more than you would expect from a grill this size.
3Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill
In spite of its relatively small size, this particular TRU-Infrared grill from Char-Broil features a 320-square inch cooking area bound to provide the same cooking capabilities of a much larger grill. Thanks to its infrared technology, this grill eliminates hot and cold spots while using a lot less gas than traditional grills, while its electronic ignition is integrated into the gas control knob to allow a much wider range of temperatures.
2Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared 340 2-Burner Gas Grill
Thanks to its TRU-Infrared cooking system, this impressive grill enables you to cook food evenly without having to worry about constant flare-ups. It also has a 340-square inch cooking surface made of stainless steel, along with an extra 125-square inch secondary cooking area with a porcelain-coated warming rack. Thanks to its two stainless steel burners, this grill yields 20,000 BTUs of cooking power, which isn’t going to damage the grill in the long run in any way due to its stainless steel lid, handle, control panel, fascia, and enclosed cart.
1Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill
Char-Broil’s Patio Bistro Electric Grill is one of the best infrared grills on the market right now, not only in terms of cooking capabilities but price as well. We say this because it boasts the type of features you aren’t likely to find on any other grills in this price range. For instance, it has a 320-square inch grilling surface powered by an electric TRU-Infrared cooking system that allows you to cook food evenly without flare-ups, along with porcelain-coated premium cooking grates designed to be rust-resistant and very easy to clean.