Restaurants have been utilizing infrared cooking for a long time, which is why Napoleon now includes that same technology on their grills in the form of the Sizzle Zone™. Most grill masters have mastered the art of cleaning and caring for their grills, but the new technology in the infrared Sizzle Zone™ requires special care and cleaning.
What is a Sizzle Zone™?
The Sizzle Zone™ burners use infrared technology to grill your food, whether it is meat, vegetables, or fish using direct heat. Gas is forced through the tiny holes and grooves in the infrared brick and ignited to create intense heat for quick searing and grilling. The ceramic brick requires very little gas to reach and maintain a steady heat level, and it can achieve heats upwards of 1800°F in a matter of seconds.
How to Care for Your Sizzle Zone™
As we mentioned, the infrared technology in the Sizzle Zone™ can reach temperatures upwards of 1800°F, which means that food particles left on the grill will burn up almost instantly, but there are some other steps you’ll need to complete to care for your grill, including;
Cranking up the Heat
Once you have finished cooking, turn the heat on your infrared Sizzle Zone™ way up to burn away any left-over residue to ensure it is clean and sterile for the next time you need to use it.
You won’t need to do this often, but you should periodically take apart your sizzle zone and clean it using a Venturi Brush. Using the brush to clean out the burner’s gas supply tube ensures that the gas can flow freely, and it will remove any debris or insect nests that can potentially collect inside.
It’s a good idea to brush away any crumbs or food particles that collect around your Sizzle Zone™ using a small brush. Always wait until the burner has cooled before you brush it to avoid melting your brushing tool.
Cleaning the Trap
Just like any normal barbecue or burner, the infrared Sizzle Zone™ has a trap to collect the grease that drips off of the food you’re grilling. You should check the trap every few times you use your infrared Sizzle Zone™ to ensure it isn’t getting too full. This burner is smaller than the ones inside your grill, and it has a smaller trap, which means it fills up faster.
Are you ready to step into the future of grilling with the infrared Sizzle Zone™?
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