QUESTION: I have a natural gas grill to which I would like to retrofit an infrared burner. I saw a blog about doing this using a Solaire burner and the installer implied he had spoken to someone at Solaire who had offered to help spot weld brackets to help fit the burner. My questions then, is this true? Can you use one of the Solaire burners (i.e. Part IR17A) as a upgrade for an older natural gas grill?
ANSWER: No, this is not true. We do not facilitate the retrofit of our burners to other manufacturers' grills, as there is more to making a good infrared grill than merely placing an IR burner in it. Our Solaire Grills have been designed from the ground up with the many relationships of heat and space that are required to optimize the infrared heat. You can't necessarily do that by replacing a conventional burner with our IR burner.
We recommend using our Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Grill alongside your conventional grill. Sear on the Anywhere, then transfer to the lower heat of your conventional grill to finish it off. This will actually increase your effective grilling area while greatly increasing the taste and succulence of your food.
Learn more about the Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Grill