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What are the pros and cons of infrared grills?

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One pro of an infrared grill is its energy efficiency, and a con is that it doesn't cook at lower temperatures. Other pros of an infrared grill include a standardized heating surface, high temperature options, quick heating times and food that tastes better than when cooked on other grills.

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What are the pros and cons of infrared grills?
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Food tastes better on an infrared grill because the food cooks faster and retains fluid content. This method of cooking also helps to retain moisture.

In addition to the lack of a low-temperature option, infrared grills are also less portable, and there are some health risks that may occur when using these grills. Because these grills do not have a low temperature option, cooking vegetables and fish is not recommended, as these items cook at lower temperatures. One health risk of using this type of grill also relates to the high temperatures. When food burns, which may happen when cooking on this grill because of its high temperatures, the carcinogen content of the food rises.

Another consideration when shopping for infrared grills is that they are less portable than traditional grills. They are bulky and difficult to move, so they are not the best option for parties or for outdoor occasions where the grill must move.

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