According to an NPD report, outdoor-loving Americans spent more than $4.9 billion on all kinds of grills between 2020 and 2021, with BBQ accessories making up a sizable chunk of these expenses.
So, if you’re the kind of person who likes to stay bang-on-trend, it’s time to add some enhancements to your already-trendy infrared grill.
Keep reading to find out more about the must-have grill accessories you need to take your summer barbecues to the next level.
Mastering the Art of Infrared Grilling
According to this TEC infrared grill review, these grills can hold steady temperatures from 200ºF to 900ºF. So, the trick to successful cooking with these grills is remembering that they work slightly differently from regular gas grills.
A TEC infrared grill works best when it’s heated to the correct temperature for your dish, so make sure you fire it up for a few minutes with the hood closed before you get started.
An optimum, evenly dispersed temperature means your food will cook faster too, so keep checking until you’re familiar with the cooking times of the most common meats.
These versatile grills also enable you to cook a lot more than a regular grill does. That means you can get creative experimenting with a range of specialized as well as everyday meals, especially when you have the right TEC grill accessories.
Every griller knows the frustration of trying to cook small items like shellfish on a grate. The TEC grill tray helps make it effortless to include smaller foods in your menu.
This thinly slotted tray fits over your regular grate and is perfect for keeping smaller items in the line of fire instead of crumpled at the bottom of the grill.
With this attachment, you can enjoy all your favorites like chopped vegetables, asparagus, and shellfish every time you light up your TEC grill.
Infrared Smoker and Roaster
Made of premium 304 stainless steel, the smoker and roaster include a few essentials to ensure your slow-cooked meats come out tender and delicious every time.
These include a drip tray, roasting rack, and a chip corral for adding a delectable smokey flavor to your meal. The radiant drip tray slots in beneath the meat rack to collect the drippings and slow the cooking process.
Now, you can make classic roast chicken and smoked brisket just like the pros do.
Commercial Style Flat Top Griddle
Do you long to replicate the grilling techniques of your favorite burger joint? The heavy-duty, 12-gauge stainless steel griddle transforms your grill grates into a smooth surface for classic diner cooking.
These handy TEC grill accessories fit perfectly on the grates of the TEC grill. With this accessory, you can whip up pancakes, eggs, burgers, and many other fried foods, just like they do at your perfect neighborhood eatery.
The best part is that the built-in grease trough makes cleaning up ever so easy.
Fryer Plus Steamer
This is one of the top-selling REC TEC grill accessories, for grate top cooking. The 14-gauge rectangular compartment is perfectly sized to fit over one grill burner and keep the oil temperature consistent.
For extra convenience, you can buy a fryer basket that goes with this attachment and lets you cook even more of your favorites like onion rings or
If you prefer food from the other end of the calorie scale, the steamer basket is ideal for cooking crisp, healthy, low-fat vegetables, fish, or seafood.
Do you regularly host parties where you end up cooking in relays? The warming rack helps keep everything ready to eat, so you can serve food that’s perfectly cooked and still warm when you call everyone to the table.
You can adjust the warming rack, so it’s either 3.5″ or 6″ above the main cooking area, and it will keep your food warm without overcooking it.
The best part about a TEC infrared grill is that when you’re done cooking, you can simply close the hood and run the grill on high for 15 minutes, and it practically cleans itself.
For those stubborn spots, the grate rake helps scrape the cooking surface as clean as can be. It’s custom-designed to suit the contours of your TEC grill, so you know the grate is spotlessly clean afterward.
Specialized Grill Accessories
If you’re looking for excuses to use your grill as often as you can, this TEC grill gear is the answer. These accessories help you prepare everyday meals using your infrared grill.
Meatloaf is the king of comfort food and with the TEC meatloaf pan, it’s a convenient meal, too.
The bottomless pan rests on a slotted spatula that lets the melted fat drain away, creating a smoky vapor inside the grill, and leaving your meatloaf tender and grease-free.
You can maneuver the pan using a detachable handle, which you simply remove during cooking and re-attach when it’s time to dine.
Pizza Oven Rack
The pizza oven rack raises the cooking area further from the heat to allow better circulation and promote an evenly cooked pizza crust.
The perforated rack prevents the pizza dough from sagging between the slots of your grate. This means the infrared heat can work its magic evenly across the crust for a classic crisp finish.
It’s bound to be one of the most popular grilling accessories you ever buy.
Make the Most of Your Summer
Get ready for summer by adding to your collection of TEC grill accessories to ensure you never run out of outdoor dining ideas this season.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or throwing together a family meal, you’re bound to find many exciting ways to use these versatile attachments.
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