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Does anyone own a TEC infrared grill?

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Post Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:18 am

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No offense to Weber, but we have to replace our gas grill every 3 years or so due to all of the salt water where we live on the water in Florida. The TEC grill that we are looking at has a lifetime warranty on EVERYTHING. Does anyone own one or have experience cooking on one? It is an infrared 48" grill.

Post Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:07 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Welcome to the board andyandlinda! :D

For any one interested their site is: http://www.tecinfrared.com/Outdoor/Default.aspx

andyandlinda Weber also make a stainless steel grill. Compare warrantees:
http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/warr ... 290001&t=g
http://www.tecinfrared.com/Outdoor/Comp ... rtAll.aspx

For the lifetime warranty on a TEC you must be speaking about the Sterling G Series which in the price comparision that I did were about:

STERLING G2000 NAT OR LP LIST $3376.00 OUR PRICE $2869.60
STERLING G2000 WITH CABINET NAT OR LP LIST $4499.00 OUR PRICE $3824.15
STERLING G3000 NAT OR LP LIST $4389.00 OUR PRICE $3730.65
STERLING G3000 WITH CABINET NAT OR LP LIST $5599.00.00 OUR PRICE $4759.15
STERLING G4000 NAT OR LP LIST $5399.00 OUR PRICE $4589.15
STERLING G4000 W/ CABINET NAT OR LP LIST PRICE $6699.00 OUR PRICE $5694.15

Way more expensive than the highest priced Weber model!
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Post Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:22 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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I'm a big fan of big warrantees. And eventhough you didin't ask about the Weber I'm going to tell you anyway. They rock. Their warranty and services is bar none. And you can get the biggest baddest grill they offer for far less than the TEC.
That said the only thing I have to offer on the TEC is that I question the infra red cooding. I catch enough greif from some guys here for using gas, I can only imagine what they'd say to this. But here I think I'd tend to agree. Grilling needs to have a flame involved. I swear there was a thread about infra red grills here somewhere. I just can't find it. Maybe someone else remembers where to look.
I'd look elsewhere. If Weber isn't your thing try another high ender like Viking or Vieluxe. But personally I think you're just paying for bulk and the name.
I've cooked on a very expensive Viking and my Weber Summit D and I'd take my D anyday on use and service.
Hope this helps.
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Post Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:33 pm
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a friend of mine's father has one..... and hates it. his comments are that it's great for a steak and horrible for burgers. i'm guessing this is due to the high, even heat generated and is due to searing. to me, this is more for people that want no fuss and more of an outdoor kitchen as opposed to actually barbecuing.

if you have a local dealer, for the price that these are, i recommend asking for a test drive and see for yourself.
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sasha_j raw
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andyandlinda wrote:
No offense to Weber, but we have to replace our gas grill every 3 years or so due to all of the salt water where we live on the water in Florida. The TEC grill that we are looking at has a lifetime warranty on EVERYTHING. Does anyone own one or have experience cooking on one? It is an infrared 48" grill.


I have had a fixed NG Sterling II with post mount and side burner since April. Mounted right to my deck. It sears meat like nobody's business, but you do need to learn how to use it. It was extremely expensive, but to me worth it. It works well in high winds and I make entire meals on it.

This product is NOT a BBQ, it is a grill, big difference. This is not something to slow cook with. I am very happy with mine though.
I grill on a TEC Sterling II

Post Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:11 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Welcome to the forum sasha_j. :D Great to have you aboard!
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Post Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:21 pm
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Glad to be here, thanks. I love BBQ U and collect all the shows on my home sever.

The TEC was a expensive grill no doubt, but I consider it an inexpensive kitchen remodel, especially as it is contstantly used. Only during rainy days does it sit idle.
I grill on a TEC Sterling II

Post Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:35 pm
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If you have that kind of money to spend and want something that you can use gas or chocoal and has the lifetime warranty and will do low and slow or super high heat, get yourself a Kamado ( www.kamado.com ). For the price of a TEC, you could even get a couple of them. Plus, they just look cool.

Scott
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