How to best use a searing burner?

How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:35 pm

I have a new grill this year with a searing burner. Do you sear first & then cook steaks normally or what? (do uyou nbeed to cover the searing burner to protect it at all??)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:43 pm

I find it's best used to kill yellow jackets who build nests in there due to unuse. :D

I have two on my grill and can't for the life of me figure out what they are supposed to do. The side burner is too small to do much with and the back burner burns half the food and leaves the other half raw.
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:42 pm

jpete wrote:I find it's best used to kill yellow jackets who build nests in there due to unuse. :D

I have two on my grill and can't for the life of me figure out what they are supposed to do. The side burner is too small to do much with and the back burner burns half the food and leaves the other half raw.



I think you're supposed to sear the steak first & then move it to a normal burner but I hate to dirty it since it's new!! :oops: :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:29 pm

Devil,

I always sear the steaks first. I find that by using the regular burner and having it on high as in the preheat mode, I get a nice sear on the first side. I'll let it up on high a little then flip them on to a previously unused part of the grill to sear the other side. I then turn it down to medium to finish the cooking.

Searing is supposedly to seal in the juices to keep the steak moist and tender. Same thing with burgers. Never squash the burger with the spatula. You lose all that good juice.


I prefer mine made medium rare. I like my meat pink on the inside. :nana: :nana:



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Rick
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:46 pm

Steaks are best cooked fast on a hot fire. Cooking meat on the grill with low heat for a longer period of time will leave you with a piece of shoe leather. The hotter the better.
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:40 pm

If a good veterinarian can't have it up and walking in 10 minutes, it's too done for me. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:00 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Steaks are best cooked fast on a hot fire. Cooking meat on the grill with low heat for a longer period of time will leave you with a piece of shoe leather. The hotter the better.
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jpete wrote:If a good veterinarian can't have it up and walking in 10 minutes, it's too done for me. :D


Now I concur with both of those!!

sear first,,usually the sear portion has somewhat wider grate, and the grilling grate is a narrow more pointed one so as to gather more temp at the bottom and direct it up to the meat. at least thats what i read with the gazillion dollar grill owners manual. .... and yes i read the manual and instructions from front to back first!!!!

then do it my way anyway!! we just had our first NY strip cookout tonite Ymmmmmmm!! :D
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: wnyjim On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:35 am

Searing a steak is the best and only way to cook a steak. If done right you retain the juice inside and just the right char on the outside and the taste is out of this world.
IMHO Weber makes the best of grills and I recentlly went the extra dollar and bought one.
Per the instruction manual.
Preheat the grill on High for 5 minutes.
Put the steaks on.
Close the lid and keep it closed till its time to turn them.
TIme your steaks. I like mine cooked through so about 8 minutes per side and its done.
Higher temps result in faster cooking times so go by your grill.
My thermometer reads about 500deg F when I put the meat on.
Do not touch the steaks until its time to turn them.
The meat will stick for a short time then release as they are seared.
Once you know your grill you will have perfect steaks everytime.
Cheap grills flare up and will not sear like a well made grill.
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:56 am

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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: wnyjim On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:04 pm

Thats a nice looking grill Devil. What brand is it?
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:01 pm

wnyjim wrote:Thats a nice looking grill Devil. What brand is it?



It's a Members Mark (Sams Club)
I put in a natural gas conversion kit so I don't have to worry about changing propane tanks...Great for long rotisserie burns!)
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:47 pm

Does anyone use charcoal besides me?
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:51 pm

Real charcoal!
Chunk Charcoal.
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:57 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:Does anyone use charcoal besides me?


No ....& most of us don't use hand crank starters for cars or telephones :P anymore either!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: How to best use a searing burner?

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:30 pm

Devil505 wrote:
SuperBeetle wrote:Does anyone use charcoal besides me?


No ....& most of us don't use hand crank starters for cars or telephones :P anymore either!!


Well then let's see. I use real lump charcoal because I prefer the taste and it gets very hot and sears meat very well. I prefer a hand-fired coal stove as well so maybe you should have a stoker stove instead of a hand-fired since you like newer more expensive technology than I do, Dick.
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