Burner Buying Guide

When it comes to outdoor grilling, choosing the right burner can make all the difference in the world. Let’s dive into the exciting world of grilling with a comparison of some of the most popular burner types.

Stainless Steel Tube Burners

Traditional Tube Grill Burners

These trusty workhorses rely on an open flame, typically powered by propane or natural gas, to work their magic. With their even heat distribution, they’re your go-to for a wide range of grilling tasks, from searing to slow cooking. Temperature control is at your fingertips, thanks to gas flow and flame distance adjustments. And when it’s time to clean up, no specialized components mean easy maintenance.

SearMagic Grid Scraper

Infrared Grill Burners

If you’re craving that perfect sear and intense heat, infrared burners are your ticket to grilling excellence. They employ ceramic or metal plates, grids, or screens that reach scorching temperatures, ensuring a beautiful crust on steaks and meats while locking in those precious juices. Precision temperature control is their forte, often offering multiple heat settings. Keep in mind, though, that maintaining infrared burners can be a tad more involved due to their specialized components.

MHP Hybrid Burner System

Hybrid Grill Burners

The best of both worlds! Hybrid grills combine traditional tube or cast stainless steel oval burners with an infrared burner in one package. You can sear your steaks to perfection using the infrared burner and then switch seamlessly to traditional burners for those slow-cooked masterpieces or simply keep your food warm. Temperature control options are aplenty, and while maintenance might be a bit more hands-on with both burner types present, it’s entirely manageable with proper care.
Stainless-steel drop-in warming rack

H-Style Stainless Steel Burner

The straightforward H-shape of this burner may appear simple, but don’t be fooled—it is all about getting the job done with maximum fuel efficiency. This burner type is known for distributing heat effectively while conserving gas consumption, making it a preferred choice for those who value sustainability. Whether you’re searing the perfect steak, grilling up a medley of vegetables, or slow-roasting a mouthwatering chicken, the H-style stainless steel grill burner guarantees an even spread of heat across your grilling surface, allowing you to grill every dish to perfection.

In addition, it is crafted from high-quality stainless steel making this burner built to last—ensuring durability and longevity even in the face of high grilling temperatures.

Cast Stainless Steel Oval Burner

Prepare to be amazed by the cast stainless steel oval burner—a culinary powerhouse designed for grilling enthusiasts who crave precision and versatility. Shaped like an elongated oval, this burner offers a generous cooking surface that’s perfect for grilling a variety of foods simultaneously. Say goodbye to frustrating hot spots and hello to consistent results—this burner provides uniform heat distribution, ensuring your dishes are grilled to perfection every time. Its versatility shines through in its capacity to handle various grilling techniques, from direct grilling to indirect grilling and searing. And let’s not forget its modern aesthetic appeal—it adds a touch of elegance to your grill, making it as stylish as it is functional. If you’re grilling large cuts of meat or whole poultry, this is your go-to choice for culinary excellence.

It Steams!

Convection Style Grilling

The heat diffusion properties of the Phoenix Grill’s design create a convection-style grilling environment. This means that hot air circulates around the food, promoting even grilling and reducing the need for constant flipping or turning.

The grill’s burner system features a stainless steel dual burner and a full-width drip pan. The individually controlled dual burner provides accurate temperature control while the full-width drip pan diffuses heat evenly across the grilling surface creating more of an indirect grilling method—preventing flare-ups by catching drippings, and protecting the burner. With this burner system you can easily grill, roast, bake, smoke, giving you more versatility and allowing you to explore a wide range of grilling possibilities.

So, how do you choose? It all boils down to your grilling style and preferences. If you’re a searing enthusiast, infrared burners will ignite your passion. Traditional burners are versatile for various culinary adventures. If you crave the best of both worlds and want to elevate your grilling game, a hybrid grill is your answer.

Whichever burner type you choose, get ready for an exciting journey into the world of outdoor grilling, where delicious possibilities await. Happy grilling!

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