35% Infrared / 65% Hot Air
Infrared grills sold by other companies use TEC's old ceramic infrared burners that cook with 35% infrared energy and 65% hot air. Hot air dries out food as it cooks, which causes it to become tough and even shrink. It also causes food drippings to ignite, creating flare-ups that char food. These grills do not heat the cooking grates evenly, and although they cook hot and fast, they cannot turn down to the lower temperatures needed to cook delicate foods or to smoke or barbeque low and slow.