Striving to create the ultimate open air culinary experience requires the ability to incubate new ideas. Succeeding in that quest requires the ability to turn those ideas into reality - to create appliances of unsurpassed power and flexibility. Alfresco has been proud to lead the way in defining what is possible in an outdoor kitchen.
The Sear Zone's special ceramic burner preheats to over 1,400 degrees in about 4 minutes and flash-carmelizes food, locking in juices and flavor, while the unique U-grate catches food drippings, instantly vaporizing them to create flavor-enhancing smoke. The intense, highly directional heat quickly creates beautiful grill marks and is capable of completely cooking almost any food from vegetables to steaks. Or, sear the item for 2-3 minutes per side, then transfer to the standard burner of your Alfresco grill to finish. When you first taste food prepared this way, you'll know why many top restaurants rely on infrared cooking for great flavor.