Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Grill Review

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Anywhere Portable Infrared Grill

Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Grills are premium priced cookers made with high quality 304 grade stainless steel and feature seamless welds that are both beautiful and durable. These smallish grills are searing machines that can sizzle steaks, burgers and shrimp, but lack the ability to perform at low to moderate temperatures. With only 155 square inches of cooking surface, you'll pay a lot for a little grill, but if searing steak while traveling light is your wish, Solaire will oblige anywhere. Runs off one pound propane cylinders and can be adapted for 20 pound tanks and even natural gas. Other options available for Anywhere Portables are various BBQ stands, rail mount for boats and fishing pole holders.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$389
Primary Function: 
Grill
Tailgater
Fuel: 
Propane Gas
Natural Gas Capable
Primary Capacity: 
155 square inches
Main Burners: 
1
Made in the USA: 
Yes
BTU: 
14,000
Heat Flux: 
90.32
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
Review Method:

Researched it from Afar

We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.

Solaire Grills

Solaire makes luxury freestanding and drop in infrared grills in 27", 30", 36", 42" and 56 " models. They also offer two portables. All models are high quality 304 stainless with seamless welds. Some units come in 314 marine grade stainless as well.

Solaire was an early entrant to the infrared grill market. Many buyers were frustrated with the new and different IR technology that was great at searing steaks, but had limited lower temperature ranges. Some complained IR burners got so hot so fast their foods were easily overcooked and burned. Even now Solaire recommends par-boiling or pressure cooking large meats like brisket and ribs. But they have a better solution called infravection. By replacing one or more IR burners with an optional convection conversion kit, which consists of a traditional U-burner with stainless steel vaporizer plate, customers are able to enjoy two zone cooking with a powerful sear section and conventional zone for indirect heat.

To further educate customers and avoid dissatisfaction and complaints, Solaire instituted a "Try before you buy" program. For about $150, curious consumers receive a table top Accent grill that allows the uninitiated to experience the super searing heat of a Solaire IR burner and observe the quality construction that justifies Solaire's luxury pricing. After two weeks the Accent grill goes back to Solaire and the $150 can be applied to a purchase.

They offer side burners, griddles, warmers, refrigerators and a steamer/fryer to help complete an outdoor kitchen. Available direct and at many independent Hearth and Patio stores. Solaire is owned by Rasmussen Iron Works, makers of high quality artificial gas logs. 

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As AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Max Good is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country.

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