Cooking Grate In Tray For Infrared Barbecues by Kenmore and Charbroil.

The term Infrared has been changed over the years so barbecue manufacturers are not only referring to the intense, oressurized heat eminating from a ceramic-topped pressurized burner throwing off 1,000 degrees in 60 seconds. Today there are a lot of grill manufacturers copying the TEC designs that use low BTU burners with a somewhat sealed cooking grate that does not allow convection. Convection is hot air that builds up and cooks food in traditional gas broilers but convection also can dry moisture out of barbecued food. The idea behind barbecues that are called infrared because of the cooking grid design is that the grates force the air in the bottom of the firebox so radiant heat cooks the food at the grilling surface.

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85s4838

Two layer cooking grate in tray creates radiant heat and concave grilling surface for infrared barbecues by Kenmore and Charbroil.

$239.


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three section infrared cooking grates
stainless cooking grates

Infrared Cooking Grates.

If we look at the infrared grills with ceramic-topped pressurized burners that are 1,00 and 1,300 degrees in minutes all these models use a concave cooking surface with comparitively thin stainless material. The stainless is kept thin so there is not too much heat conduction that burn food because those burners are pressurized to be extraordinarily hot.

bottom radiant shield and vents in grid

Infrared Grid Designs.

The concave design allows moisture that drips from the food to drip into the grates instead of flaring up on the burners. Instead moisture lands on the hot stainless cancave grids and vaporizes to be absorbed into cooking meat and add flavor.

As we can see in the underside of the two-part grate design there is a flat tray that coveres the top of the barbecue. Usually heat trapped in the bottom of a barbeque will spread-out and damage the ignition module and electrode wires and will ruin the lubrication in the control valves. These grates have tiny holes pressed in the stainless and where the top grate mounts to the bottom tray there are air hole vents created in the design. This allows the stainless to become hot enough to radiate heat, stay hot enough to vaporize moisture dripping onto the grids and allows enough venting so the controls are not ruined as the barbecue grill gets hotter and hotter.

Maintain these cooking grates by removing them from the barbecue periodically and then remove the top section from this flat bottom section. Cleaning the grates is very simple but because greases, marinades, rubs, etc will all land on the lower grate tray the stainless will become very dirty very fast. Fortunately the two sections are both strong stainless steel and are easy to pull apart so the material can be easily and quickly degreased and cleaned.

Check measurements in your barbecue grill model. Some of the Charbroil and Kenmore models with these grilling grates only need 2 of the three sections whereas others need all three sections, six pieces in the barbecue grill.

Item Description Price Illustration
85s4838

Two layer cooking grate in tray creates radiant heat and concave grilling surface for infrared barbecues by Kenmore and Charbroil.

$239.


Free Shipping Continental USA!!
3 sections of infrared cooking grates
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infrared grates separated

This set of cooking grates is three sections of grate for a total width of 18 7/16 inches by 26 5/8 inches. Each of the three sections is a two-part grate so there is a lower tray and a upper grid that fits into that tray.
The Two sections lift apart easily for cleaning. This is important because grease will build up in the bottom while a typical grill brush will keeo the top grates clean but the material will age much faster if we do not egt the grease off the stainless once or twice a year.

deep concave cooking grid channel

Channels created by two grates mounted together create a concave cooking surface that radiates heat and vaporizes drippings..

side view infrared grates
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