Broilmaster R3 Infrared Propane Gas Grill Review
Infrared grills have been referred to as the microwave the outdoor kitchen. They have credited with saving the modern barbeque industry. They have amazing searing power, faster cooking, and offer incredible temperatures. Infrared grills and burners are increasingly becoming the norm. Most gas grills have either completely changed to infrared or consist of infrared searing burners. They are more expensive than conventional gas grills, but they offer fascinating grilling experience. The Broilmaster R3 Infrared Propane Gas Grill is one such infrared grill.
This grill features two 40,000-BTU burners with each taking up half of the grill. On the right is a big ceramic sear burner which is perfect for searing meat fast. Once the steak gets the perfect grill marks, it is taken to the left side to finish cooking. On the left side is a blue frame burner that produces much less heat compared to the burner on the right. The burner on the left is convenient for cooking delicate food.
It has V-channel cooking grids that capture over 60 per cent of food dripping. The food dripping is held beneath the food where it is converted into steam – adding moisture and flavour to the food. This infrared grill is constructed from heavy-duty cast aluminum. The cook box is very solid and durable. It has a thick cast aluminum grill head that ensures uniform distribution of heat, retains heat for long periods and transmits more heat to whatever is being grilled. It also features locking caster wheels and a pedestal stand.
The cooking surface is 695 square units, which is large enough to grill food enough for a whole family or a group of people. It also features one of the largest warming racks. The distance between the burner and the cooking grates makes it difficult for food to burn. This makes the grill convenient, especially for those people who are new to infrared barbeque. It has an in-built temperature gauge that assists to know whether you have the right of amount of heat for your cooking. It has an electronic ignition for instant lighting. The electronic ignition can last for years. Additionally, it has a multi-position lead stop for controlling smoke and heat.
Cast Iron Grids
Total Cooking Space
805 Square Inches
Primary Cooking Space
555 Square Inches
Black & Stainless Steel
Pros and Cons
This grill is made of durable stainless steel. It features a heavy-duty stainless exterior, locking caster wheels and a pedestal stand which makes it stand out among other infrared grills. Its 40,000 BTUs cooking power is higher than in most infrared grills, and provides excellent grilling experience. The grill is easy to clean. The V-channel cooking grids hold over 60% of the food dripping and thus the floor is not messed up.
Heat is evenly distributed, grilling your food to perfection. Also, with an in-built heat indicator and multi-position lead stop, it is easy to control the heat and smoke to ensure the food does not burn. The grill does not come with a stand which has to be bought separately making the grill a bit expensive.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Broilmaster R3 Infrared Propane Gas Grill offers a superb grilling experience. It is among the top-rated grills thanks to its solid design, even heating and a high cooking power.